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Where Purchased: Direct from Steve
I bought this bridge to put on my Ramsey Special 12"to try and get a plucky old time sound,well I put it on my White Mountain woody just to see what might happen,well I am going to get another bridge for the Ramsey,I have tried every set up I could think of on my WM and all it needed was a great bridge it now has a very plunky old time tone I have been chasing,Sounds good up and down the neck even got rid of a string buzz on the 3rd string,Steve is great to work with and his Craftsman skills are second to none it is a great looking bridge,Quick turn around on my order and packed well,will certainly buy another From Steve.
Overall Rating: 10
Where Purchased: Steve Davis
I brought a banjo (Recording King RK80) to Steve over a year ago for a setup. Steve adjusted the head tension, changed a few strings to different gauges and installed one of his compensated bridges. What a difference - the instrument had a lot more power and the intonation was spot on across the neck.
Overall Rating: 10
Where Purchased: Direct from Steve Davis
My 2nd Steve Davis bridge arrived last Wednesday or Thursday and it fit my old, no-name open back with Aguila Nylgut strings very well! I did have to file the slot a bit for several of the strings, but that was easy. I like the bird's eye maple and will order it again if I go for a 3rd bridge...but I will probably add the ebony top. Steve's $30 price tag is high when you're comparing a Davis bridge to some of the other handmade bridges available from other Hangout members. But if you like his design and the robust construction, coupled with very nice woods, I suggest you take the plunge. Steve is easy to work with via e-mail and his "try before you buy" policy is a plus. I like his design very much. It's artistic, unique, and very sturdy. The form and function work well together. I rate his bridges a "9" just because I think the price is a tad high...I'd like to see them sold for $28. But $2 won't keep me from buying again if I want a 3rd Steve Davis! Very nice bridges!
Overall Rating: 9
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