Thanks for the tips. I did tune it to E and it has less buzz. Where do you get gut strings from?
I have just ordered a new taller, more Minstrel bridge from Jeff Menzies. I am a little intimidated by the gut strings. Are they very susceptible to weather/humidity? What is the average lifespan of a single set? How much is the difference in tone of gut vs nylon/Nylagut?
Is there a Nylgut string set that has a solid (not wound) bass string as opposed to the wound?
This would be for a 26" scale gourd banjo tuned to the keys of E-F. I want nylon rather than gut strings (had some major humidity problems years ago).
I figured I'd be getting the Aquila Classical (not Aquila minstrel) set that is labeled as being intended for G tuning. But I'd like to avoid wound bass string if possible. I'm not sure what kind of bass string comes in the Aquila Classical Banjo set. Can someone tell me that info?
Any other specific recommendations for this 26" vsl gourd banjo for E-F tuning?
Thanks for any insights!