You can't go wrong on these strings!!! I have a Deering Goodtime Banjo. I do clawhammer/frailing and two finger thumb lead style. This Deering Banjo has no truss rod. All I use are D'Addario on my banjo. Special note: J60+ strings are what I used to use. I have not been able to get them. The size of this new J60 set is light and the J60+ are called Light plus. Every player has a special set and size they like. This new set is a tad heavier. I would not go heavier than this current new set. These strings have a nice bright sound!!!!!! What a difference a new set makes. Great price too. Don't buy one set, buy a couple to have on hand. Thank you to Vito Genna who is always great. John Avila, Tucson, AZ.