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That's a beautiful banjo. Good find!
I personally like the Remo Fiberskyn head with Nylgut strings. Steel is too sharp for Classic banjo. You're looking for a more mellow sound.
By the way, what is the scale length on the Luscomb?
Gut, Nylgut or Nylon. Regardless of scale length. End of discussion. ;-)
Elderly Instruments carries two of my favorite brands, Aquila (nylgut) and Chris Sands (nylon). I prefer nylgut but it certainly won't hurt to try nylon on it. I would recommend avoiding the LaBella sets (either gut or nylon), they're really soft and floppy. The LaBella guts I bought lasted only a couple weeks.
Tim Twiss said:
Thanks for the tips. Perhaps somebody could restate the obvious for me...steel or gut for Classic Banjo, in particular one of the scale length of the Luscomb I am holding?