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Bridges  Arthur Hatfield Compensated bridge Banjo Part/Accessory Reviews

Submitted by 1935tb-11 (see all reviews from this person) on 12/5/2014

Where Purchased: ARTHUR HATLIELD

Overall Comments

I HAVE TRIED DOZENS OF BRIDGES ON MY PRE WAR AND THIS BRIDGE DOES IT ALL FOR ME.. BALANCED,, SEPARATION OF NOTES, CLARITY AND BOTTOM END..  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE BRIDGES AND ENDORSE THEM ALSO.  I KNOW EACH BANJO HAS THEIR OWN CHARACTERISTICS BUT THESE BRIDGES GIVE IT THE BEST CHANCE.

 

 

TERRY MARTIN

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by AldoMarino (see all reviews from this person) on 4/5/2014

Where Purchased: Banjo.cm

Overall Comments

Very disappointed.  I tried this out on two different banjos, in both cases the result was a flattened, deadened sound throughout the register.

Not just a little bit, but far inferior to both the Stew-Mac and the Grover Compensated bridges I own, both of which were far less expensive.

Could just be I got a turkey, a bad slice of wood, who knows, but I'm very disappointed in the one I purchased and cannot recommend that anyone else even try these out for size.

Overall Rating: 1

Submitted by MildBill (see all reviews from this person) on 4/18/2013

Where Purchased: TheAcousticMusician

Overall Comments

Really seemed to open up and balance my banjo.

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by Mailman Ron (see all reviews from this person) on 8/16/2012

Where Purchased: from Arthur

Overall Comments

Arthur makes a fantastic bridge. Most compensated bridges are too heavy and thick by nature of their offsets. Mr. Hatfield's bridge is slimmer than the Grover it replaced, eliminated all the up-the-neck intonation issues, and gave my rb-250 new snap, crackle and pop. He charges $20, dirt cheap for a hand crafted bridge. No need to read any more reviews, call Arthur and enjoy the results!

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by firemx220 (see all reviews from this person) on 10/18/2011

Where Purchased: Hatfield Banjo's

Overall Comments

I've always heard good things about Hatfield banjos and never found a bad post about them. Usually there is at least one who leaves a negative comment. Then I read about people really liking his bridge so, I had to give it a try. I was very happy with my Greg Deering bridge and didn't think it could get better. Well it did!!!! This is by far the best bridge I ever tried. Everything sounded soooo clean and crisp. I would recommend this bridge to anyone!

Overall Rating: 10

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