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Bridges  Purcell Ambrosia Maple Bridge Banjo Part/Accessory Reviews

Submitted by Beardpicker (see all reviews from this person) on 9/13/2016

Where Purchased: Tim Purcell (direct)

Overall Comments

Recently purchased several bridges from Tim Purcell directly at the recommendation of a friend and first class, veteran claw hammer banjo player/forum member. If you are an open back player that uses genuine hide heads this may be the bridge you need to get! Bought this bridge in 5/8" height w/ Crowe spacing for my Pisgah 12" Cherry Dobson mounted w/ J. Balch 4 Star select goatskin head.  This bridge with my setup produces amazing tones, still "old time" plunk but with incredible, full rich clarity over the entire fretboard. Fourth sting is clean, crisp and deep voiced, and the overall sound has to be experienced! Sustain is perfect with controlled overtones, and when tuned to Gm or Double C you won't want to put your instrument away! Hope your wife or girlfriend likes to hear you play! Got this bridge in 2.1 grams, but will order some slightly heavier ones soon for what I believe will produce even thicker richer tones perfect for solo work or recording. To top it off Tim was easily reached via e-mail, responded quickly, shipped promptly, and is just a great guy to deal with. I would encourage anyone who hasn't tried his bridges to contact him, give him your setup info, pick his brain and give his bridges a try. You will not be disappointed!

Overall Rating: 10

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