New here, moving forward on the BHO. I've been considering trying my hand at minstrel style after a few years of Clawhammer. Living in Australia resources are pretty scarce for minstrel anything so Im glad I found this site. The banjo I have set aside from my others for minstrel playing is a fretted 1890's ish Lyon and Healy( my only other banjo is a cheap monterey 5 string with a resonator). The L&H is about 3/4 the size of a normal 5 string with a calfskin head and 50 odd brackets and I'm thinking of putting Nylgut strings on it. I've never put Nylgut on anything. My question is this>
A: what knot should I use for the String to tailpiece and the peg?
B. Would I be better stringing up the full size cheapo with the resonator for a deeper tone?
Any help would help!
P.S sorry for the long winded question but I thought I should explain a little background.