How To String A Banjo
Re-stringing your Banjo is an essential part of routine maintenence. In this VideoJug tutorial Patrick Achtelik will guide you through the process of putting a new string on your Banjo.
Alright, now I'm going to try and show you how to put a new string on a Banjo. What I've done here is I'm missing a B string off my Banjo and I'm going to put on a new one. Banjo strings are made of metal and they're very similar to guitar strings really.
The only difference is that you don't have a ball end, but a loop end. Go to the back of the tailpiece here where the Banjo strings are held in place, and there's a little hole for the string to come through. So feed that through here and make sure it's going in the right hole and the right way around.
The tricky part is mainly to get the loop end around this little thing sticking out the back here. This sometimes can be a bit fiddly, but it usually works out okay. Here we go, make sure it on the pole properly so it doesn't slide out when you tune your Banjo.
I try to make sure when I put a string on any fretted instrument that I have abit of pressure on the string mainly by holding it here at the nut, which will then allow me to tune it quicker because I already have abit of pressure, abit of tension on the string as I'm tuning it up. Then by using the methods I showed you earlier, tune up the string. In this case the B string to the fourth string of the G string.
Not quite there.not quite there.that's it! Now she should be strung and ready to go.