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Bridges  Zebra Katalox bridge Banjo Part/Accessory Reviews

Submitted by Crusty (see all reviews from this person) on 7/12/2014

Where Purchased: David Cunningham

Overall Comments

I needed a bridge to take the resonance rattles (not buzzes) out of my vintage Vega Tubaphone with a Rogers hide head on it and the Zebra/Katalox bridge that David sent fit that bill perfectly.  My banjo notes very clear with a nice amount of ringing now and to me is now the ideal clawhammer banjo.  The bridge is perfectly made and stays put on the head, plus I'm finding that I don't need to retune very often and that's a minor miracle with a hide head.  It's a big improvement over the well regarded brand name maple bridge that I had on it before. Not only did the volume not suffer from the change but my impression is that it increased 5% or so.

Overall Rating: 8

Submitted by Davidprat (see all reviews from this person) on 10/30/2013

Where Purchased: David Cunningham

Overall Comments

I got a 5/8 standard spacing Katalox / Zebra Bridge.

At a first look David Cunningham' bridges looks amazing, the wood is really beautiful and well made.

I fit the bridge to one of my banjos that was fitted with a maple /ebony Bridge.

The sound was improved , the notes are more clear and the banjo is a bit louder than with the Maple/ebony.

David is really nice to deal with and really helpful.

Overall Rating: 9

Submitted by banjerpicker1 (see all reviews from this person) on 10/20/2013

Where Purchased: from David Cunningham

Overall Comments

Great bridge. Period. Brought out the best sound in all of my banjos. Clear, great bass, clear highs and loud. I got a 5/8ths in 2.2 gram and 2.1 gram. Get one and try for yourself. It won't disappoint you.

Overall Rating: 10

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