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Moon bridge

Posted by vernob on Friday, January 25, 2008

I've gone to a moon bridge. The photo shows the Snuffy Smith bridge. So far, I like it. The tone is good and there is the intonation aid from the shape.

3 comments on “Moon bridge”

Kitt Says:
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 @6:52:45 AM

That's interesting. I've been thinking about that myself. Both the Snuffy, or some other quality type bridge, and the moon shape. My banjo has too much echo in my opinion. I think the Snuffy or what have you, might tone that down. I also think tuning might be more true if I used the Moon bridge. I guess I'll just have to get one to see. Does the Snuffy help with mellowing the sound on your banjo?

vernob Says:
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 @3:46:56 AM

Well, I had a Grover no-tip bridge on there before I bought the Snuffy. It was mellow before. The Snuffy seems to be louder with the same attack. It might have been less mellow, don't know. It was a very open, big sound. Harder material? I tried the Snuffy on another of my banjos and Iiked it there too. So, I decided to buy another bridge and see what that did. The Moon bridge had a similar tone to the Snuffy but the shape made intonation up the neck more accurate. Of course, I rarely play up the neck so it didn't matter a whole lot. It's a good bridge anyway.

Cottonmouth Says:
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @9:41:58 AM

I have two open-back 5-string banjos, both have heavy Moon bridges. One banjo has an old skin head, the other an Elite fiberskyn head. I really like the sound of both banjos; different but very pleasant.

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