If you are experiencing problems with breaking strings then this article may help isolate some issues.
”Strings do break from age or because of a flaw in the string but most string breakages are caused by a problem with the instrument…”
J61, D'Addario’s most popular 5-string banjo set, provides the ideal balance of playing tension and bright, projecting tone. Loopend construction for universal fit.
D'Addario banjo strings are trusted by legends like Ralph Stanley, Rob McCoury, Ron Block, Alison Brown, and more, for their authentic tone and reliable performance. They are made from the highest quality plain steel, stainless steel, nickel plated steel and phosphor bronze and available in a wide variety of gauges.
D'Addario’s most popular 5-string banjo gauge, ideal for all playing styles
Loopend construction for universal fit
Nickelplated steel for bright tone, smooth feel and long life
Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance
String Gauges: Plain Steel .010, .012, .016, Nickel Wound .023, Plain Steel .010