Posted by peter somerville on Saturday, June 19, 2010
fellow member 'roll player' gave me some tips about bridges. he recommends recutting the string slots about 2mm, moving the bridge up towards the arm rest a little. Hope that's clear. i've tried on a couple of banjos and i think it works. it seemed to make the banjo sound generally better, a little louder and clearer. i wonder why the makers don't put the slots in that place to begin with.
i recently bought an 'archie' bart veerman bridge and put it on my deering maple blossom archtop. wow! it sounds great. louder, brighter, more poppy, more like that Ralph sound that i love.
Saturday, June 19, 2010 @7:32:30 PM
I wish I could change bridges like that. My 60 year old banjo only sounds right with this 'mystery wood' bridge, buzzes and tweaks and whistles with any other!
Happy pickin, peter
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