How To Change Your Banjo Strings

October 11, 2013 by David Bandrowski
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ed thompson

ed thompson said:

thank you the photography was great . this was a big help ed

Glenn

Glenn said:

Thanks for the video. I seem to have more problems than I should doing something this simple, so this really helped. I finally got a set changed without breaking at least one string. Thanks again.

Dave

Dave said:

Thanks for showing me the proper way to install new strings. I really like the tip of looping the excess wire back into the tuner hole on the 5 string.

Bruce Pritchard

Bruce Pritchard said:

Thanks for a great vid on changing strings. You might want to add a word of caution to banjo players, however….

Pat Enright (a Nashville musician) was setting up a mandolin when a string snapped and put his eye out for good….since I learned that, I have always worn glasses when changing strings…

David disley

David disley said:

Very good video you made it look easy to change strings

Jon

Jon said:

This was the best presentation I have ever seen on how to change strings. Thank you and Happy 2014!!

Dave

Dave said:

@Bruce Pritchard, thanks for sharing about Pat Enright and the need for safety glasses. I am always a little leery when changing strings and wearing safety glasses would have saved Pat’s eye.

Thanks to Chad and Deering for this very informative video, especially with regards to intonation. Usually, players have no idea why they sound out of tune up the neck nor how to perform such an easy task that makes such a huge difference in the overall sound of the instrument!

Lee

Lee said:

thanks for posting this video on changing strings. i will use this method to show my students. Thank-you again.

George holly sr

George holly sr said:

Thank you for video on changing strings! I have been playing banjo for 40 years and finally learned abetter way! Thanks!!!?

Ed Kohorst

Ed Kohorst said:

Thanks for a very informative lesson…I have to get one of those winders…well done!

Brian

Brian said:

Thank you for the informantion as I have clocked up 260 on my orginal banjo as a new player and thought strings lasted until the broke. May explain why D7 sounds horrable and my playing sounds worse so has saved me from throwing the towel in regards to continue to learn.

Brian

Brian said:

Thank you for the information as I have clocked up 260 hours on my orginal banjo strings as a new player and thought strings lasted until they broke. May explain why D7 sounds horrable and my playing sounds worse so has saved me from throwing the towel in regards to continue to learn.

Chuck

Chuck said:

WOW! . . . . So much to learn and so easy when you do it right.
Thanks Muchly . . . I really appreciate it very much.

Chuck

Chuck said:

WOW! . . . . So much to learn and so easy when you do it right.
Thanks Muchly . . . I really appreciate it very much.

Wayne Wright

Wayne Wright said:

Please tell us what string winder fits on the Goodtime Special with the thicker, fancier tuning knobs.

joezeke

joezeke said:

Excellent presentation, not only about changing strings, but covering intonation as well!! Good point about wearing safety glasses, too.

joezeke

joezeke said:

Wanted to add, too: (Perhaps this was in a post that I missed) about reading these tuners. I run into beginner players who don’t know how to read them, or don’t know they have a “sweet spot”, a place on the peg head where they pick up the string vibrations best. Even a fraction of an inch one way or the other and you can get erroneous readings, or even no reading at all. Sometimes you have to experiment!
Tx again for all the great info and fine instruments.

tom johnston

tom johnston said:

WHEN YOU START TO WIND THE STRING IS IT ALWAYS RIGHTY TIGHTY AND LEFTY LUCY OR DOES IT CHANGE FOR WHICH SIDE OF THE PEG HEAD YOUR ON. THANKS TOM

Travis

Travis said:

I just changed my strings for the first time by following this video. Thank you! My banjo sounds so much better. My original set of strings had way to many hours on them.

Brad

Brad said:

Great video very easy to follow, THANKS!!

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