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Bridges  Emerson Power Bridge Banjo Part/Accessory Reviews

Submitted by CitifiedCntryBoy (see all reviews from this person) on 3/6/2012

Where Purchased: Kelly Emerson

Overall Comments

I found this bridge through a web search because I didn't like the sound I was getting from my starter banjo (Fender FB 300). I'm lucky enough to be in the area and Kelly installed and adjusted the bridge and entire banjo. Let me tell you, this thing went from a cheap knock-around introductory banjo to a sweet-toned loud professional sound like there was some magic going on. I took it home and played it for an hour and it's like the thing was playing itself. The lower action helped there a bit. Beautiful sound, great price, and good people.

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by Voyageur (see all reviews from this person) on 10/23/2010

Where Purchased: Kelly Emerson

Overall Comments

If you are looking for volume along with a punchy, edgy tone, this bridge cannot be beat! I bought this for a Whyte Laydie banjo (old pot with Reiter neck). I could never get the sound I wanted from the banjo, so I tried this bridge. It made such a difference that I decided to try it out on my OME Otis Taylor. I've been playing amateur gigs with a small group of people, and have been wishing my banjo had more volume. WOW! This bridge really does the trick! The banjo sounds about 40% louder and has a lot of punch and clarity. I am going to try the Emerson II "Sweet Power" bridge as well, as I won't always want that much volume.

Really, if you are looking for a loud, edgy tone this bridge will do that for your banjo!

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by banjos4ever (see all reviews from this person) on 12/1/2008

Where Purchased: www.banjofever.com

Overall Comments

I own a Gibson RB-3. I've been sanding my bridges down for years to get good crisp tone and then giving up some bass for the trouble. Last weekend I received Kellys bridge. This bridge is fabulous in every way. My RB-3 rings with more sustain, it's crisp and clear with lots of treble but no loss of bass. I'm finding it hard to put my banjo down! I would not change this bridge in any way. I will order more of the same in the future.

Overall Rating: 10

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