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Bridges  Half-moon Banjo Part/Accessory Reviews

Submitted by Richard Dress (see all reviews from this person) on 3/21/2008

Where Purchased: Randy Stockwell

Overall Comments

I've used the Stockwell Moon Bridge for decades with great success both on my archtop and on my flat-top to cure intonation problems. They are the best compensated bridge on the market. But a weird thing happened: I recently tried Black Diamond strings and had to go back to a straight bridge on both my banjos. Can anyone explain that?

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by LParker (see all reviews from this person) on 3/14/2008

Where Purchased: Janet Davis Music Company

Overall Comments

I was thinking of buying a new banjo because of the tunning problems. Then I tried a moon bridge by RandyStockwell. I have only had it a week and this new bridge has brought brought it back into tune again. Wow. I am a new convert. I would reccomend this bridge to anyone with tunning problems

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by frailin (see all reviews from this person) on 1/21/2008

Where Purchased: Zepp Music

Overall Comments

Dunno WHY these bridges work as they do, but I've tried them on ALL my open-back banjos (3 Chuck Lee tubaphones, a Vega Whyte Laydie, a Lo Gordon custom). In every case, the sound improved! The bridges produce a fuller, more robust tone that is rich in both treble and bass. In several cases, the bridges brought out more bass.

Next I started sampling with bridge weights (medium and heavy). It proved a way to "fine adjust" the amount of sound that was transfered from the strings to the banjo head.

I've played many, many bridges. The half-moons have consistently made my fine sounding banjos sound even better.

Thank you, Donald (Zepp) for introducing them to me!

Craig (frailin)

Overall Rating: 10

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