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Bridges  Buckeye Banjos Solid Foot Bridge Banjo Part/Accessory Reviews

Submitted by BasicBoston (see all reviews from this person) on 11/25/2014

Where Purchased: buckeye banjos

Overall Comments

 I bought this bridge after reading an article in BNL. After installing the bridge on my Recording King RK25, the bridge brighten the banjo up enough to move it up a couple of spaces in my herd of banjos. The bridge is certainly worth the money that Greg is asking for it. 

Overall Rating: 9

Submitted by black flag (see all reviews from this person) on 6/30/2012

Where Purchased: direct from Greg at a festival

Overall Comments

A great big "me too" on the Buckeye bridge. It replaced the Moon bridge I've had for years on my Kalamazoo and I heard a modest but noticeable improvement in the volume and warmth. Good note separation too.

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by WGE (see all reviews from this person) on 3/2/2011

Where Purchased: from Greg at Buckeye Banjos

Overall Comments

I needed to get a new bridge for my cherry Brooks banjo. I had sanded down my old Sampson walnut bridge a little to improve the action and over time is was starting to sag. I liked the design feature of Greg's solid foot cherry bridge. I got a heavy weight, 9/16 ths inch with Crowe spacing. My initial impression is that this bridge has solidified the bass and is overall a little brighter than the walnut bridge. I personally don't hear any difference in volume but I wasn't looking for that in the first place. I think this is a great bridge and is right up there with the walnut Sampson, my favorites for the last five years. For some reason, I don't care for maple bridges. Cosmetically, the cherry bridge looks nice on the Brooks with a cherry neck and pot and it was reasonably priced to boot. Highly recommended.

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by Booger McGee (see all reviews from this person) on 12/1/2009

Where Purchased:

Overall Comments

I recently bought a 5/8" heavy solid foot bridge from Greg at Buckeye Banjos. It has made a world of difference with my Enoch Tradesman! It is beautifully made and really brings out a fuller sound from my banjo--highly recommended! Plus, Greg was a delight to deal with--great communication, great service, amazing bridge!

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by Banjolution (see all reviews from this person) on 8/18/2009

Where Purchased: Buckeye Banjos

Overall Comments

This bridge has worked wonders for me,and my Banjo! Not only did it balance the tone,enhancing the bottom end note's,it also cured some fret buzz problems i was having,and I have the best intonation up and down the board ever! Best $18.00 I ever spent! My banjo sounds awesome!!
Thanks so much Gregg!!

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by curtiseller (see all reviews from this person) on 2/23/2009

Where Purchased: Greg Galbreath (Maker)

Overall Comments

I just put one of Greg Galbreath's new solid-foot bridges on my Bart Reiter banjo and it sounds fantastic. I have the heavy weight model.

I immediately noticed an improvement in volume and sustain. It also improved the balance between the strings and added some detail to the bottom end. I think the solid-foot design is key.

You can find them online here:

I've experimented with bridges before and heard some difference, but never as much as this. I'm very pleasantly surprised....thanks Greg!

Overall Rating: 10

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