TIL Queen guitarist Brian May uses banjo strings on his electric guitars. Banjo strings are much lighter (thinner) and can bend much easier, making that signature Queen sound.

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  1. He no longer uses banjo strings as you can buy electric guitar strings which have the same gauge. When he started out That’s when he the used banjo strings.. But no longer. If you do a Google search you’ll find you can source Ernie ball (brand) electric guitar strings that run from 0.08 (the gauge the banjo strings were).

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