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Bridges  Moon Bridges medium weight Banjo Part/Accessory Reviews

Submitted by Crusty (see all reviews from this person) on 1/18/2013

Where Purchased: Elderly

Overall Comments

Just put one on my RK and WOW did it make better sound come out and it cleared the open back muddiness. It hasn't really even had time to settle in and as others have reported my tone could get even better. I use a Renaissance head, no-knot tailpiece and medium strings and with a folded sock under the head I'm getting some really nice rich and clear tones without any unwanted overtones, and it has noticeably more volume than the stock bridge.

Overall Rating: 7

Submitted by ActonDan (see all reviews from this person) on 3/24/2010

Where Purchased: Elderly Instruments

Overall Comments

Excellent. I prefer the tone of a Remo Renaissance head on my flathead banjos, but that combination needs a very light bridge to bring out the crispness needed for bluegrass without losing the rich tone. I have a medium weight on my Gibson Black Jack and a lightweight on my Fender FB-59. Both sound great, but I would go with the lightweight for both if I had to pick again. (It is barely thinner than the medium-weight, which was purchased at least a year earlier.) I didn't think about it when I made my decision, but the moon shape allows the bridge to be unusually thin without becoming unstable on the head surface.

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by mrpedersen9 (see all reviews from this person) on 8/23/2009

Where Purchased: Elderly Instruments

Overall Comments

I bought it thinking it would cure my problems, I was right. At first I didn't like how the sound was very tinny, but a couple hours later when it had settled the sound was great. Also, this bridge just looks badass.

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by nate_f (see all reviews from this person) on 4/28/2009

Where Purchased: Elderly Instruments

Overall Comments

This bridge drastically improved the tone of my open back RK banjo, making it both more mellow and robust. I was slightly worried that switching from the non-compensated stock bridge to the Moon would affect intonation, but intonation has been fine. I was disappointed in the tone immediately after installing the bridge, but after a day or so of settling in it was a major, major improvement.

Overall Rating: 9

Submitted by wilsonHSpkr (see all reviews from this person) on 5/22/2008

Where Purchased: JDMC

Overall Comments

Awesome, great sounding and cool looking. I bought one hesitantly to test the difference between it and a Kateyz bridge, still sounds great and at a lower price. I worried about it affecting the harmonics, but no issues there, and what tone!

Overall Rating: 10

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