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Bridges  Scorpion Banjo Part/Accessory Reviews

Submitted by beegee (see all reviews from this person) on 6/18/2015

Where Purchased: Silvio Ferretti

Overall Comments

Just received a new Scorpion 11/16" bridge from Silvio. I have a couple of other Scorpion bridges made with European maple. This bridge is made from a maple bowling alley rail, whatever that is. Don't know the country of origin of the maple. I used one of my Scorpion bridges on my Sullivan Festival Deluxe and it was a little too keen-sounding and lacked some essential overtones. I then switched to a Kat-Eyz Canadian maple/purple ebony and I thought that was the right bridge. Then i switched back to the Scorpion just for fun. When I got the new Scorpion, I installed it right away. Remo head, AMB medium cryos, 2 hump tailpiece.

This bridge really changed the sound of the banjo. The overtones were cleaner, the sound was fuller and "rounder" and the high end tone was strong and clear. Great volume, balance and tone anywhere on the neck.

I emailed Silvio to relate my opinions and he said he had the same experience with this bridge. he said this came from a bowling alley rail and was really hard wood. I don't know how many grams or anything else...things I don't worry too much about. Great craftsmanship, classic lines, and solid sound. I'm hoping to get a few more.

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by beegee (see all reviews from this person) on 6/14/2015

Where Purchased: Silvio Ferretti

Overall Comments

Just received a new Scorpion 11/16" bridge from Silvio. I have a couple of other Scorpion bridges made with European maple. This bridge is made from a maple bowling alley rail, whatever that is. Don't know the country of origin of the maple. I used one of my Scorpion bridges on my Sullivan Festival Deluxe and it was a little too keen-sounding and lacked some essential overtones. I then switched to a Kat-Eyz Canadian maple/purple ebony and I thought that was the right bridge. Then i switched back to the Scorpion just for fun. When I got the new Scorpion, I installed it right away. Remo head, AMB medium cryos, 2 hump tailpiece.

This bridge really changed the sound of the banjo. The overtones were cleaner, the sound was fuller and "rounder" and the high end tone was strong and clear. Great volume, balance and tone anywhere on the neck.

I emailed Silvio to relate my opinions and he said he had the same experience with this bridge. he said this came from a bowling alley rail and was really hard wood. I don't know how many grams or anything else...things I don't worry too much about. Great craftsmanship, classic lines, and solid sound. I'm hoping to get a few more.

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by Shimdog (see all reviews from this person) on 5/13/2013

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Overall Comments

I recently tried Scorpion Bridges on my flathead 3 and flathead 12. I just want to say that Silvio is making the very best bridges available today.

The .656" on my style 3 made the banjo louder and dryer than another well known bridge that was very good. It also improved the separation of notes.

And the 5/8" bridge I put on my style 12 made a remarkable difference. If ever there was a perfect bridge for a specific banjo, this is it! Thanks, Silvio!!

Overall Rating: 10

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