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Submitted by Omeboy (see all reviews from this person) on 5/5/2017

Where Purchased: Janet Davis

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A few months ago, I bought a Bart Veerman Dark Star bridge from Janet Davis.  What a great bridge!  Got to be the best bridge I've ever owned.  I'm using it on an Ome right now that is unique in that it has the spun brass ring usually found in the Ome jazz style banjos. I like this banjo in that it's response readily allows me to switch from standard Scruggs style Bluegrass playing to plectrum style playing:  I've played that style since I was a kid.  My Ome sounded great by itself, but the Dark Star has given it yet another dimension.  The bass notes really ring and the highs are sweet.  This exceptional bridge is clearly a great addition to any banjo. No doubt I'll be buying a second Dark Star for another banjo very soon. (May 2017)

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by cottontop (see all reviews from this person) on 10/31/2015

Where Purchased: Stringbean45 (Don)

Overall Comments

I just tried a new Douglas Fir Spillway Dam 5/8 std. spacing bridge from Stringbean45 on my Recording King K-80. I am blown away by the improvement in sound. Just by looking at this bridge, I thought it would add a more dull woody sound, but not so. The banjo is bright, very "bluegrassy" and loud; much louder than before. I just can't praise this bridge enough, and at a great price, what is not to like. Don is a great guy and a great craftsman.

Overall Rating: 10

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