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Bridges: David Cunningham bridge

Submitted by banjerpicker1 on 8/3/2015

Where Purchased: From David Cunningham

Overall Comments

I have had 6 bridges total from David and all have been excellent. They bring out the best tone in all the banjos I own and have sold. 4 have been zebra with katalox, 1 is hard maple with ebony, and 1 with zebra purple heart top. I have tried these against many bridges and these are absolutely the best. Try them for yourself and hear the difference. An awesome bridge!!

Overall Rating: 10

Bridges: Zebra Katalox bridge

Submitted by banjerpicker1 on 10/20/2013

Where Purchased: from David Cunningham

Overall Comments

Great bridge. Period. Brought out the best sound in all of my banjos. Clear, great bass, clear highs and loud. I got a 5/8ths in 2.2 gram and 2.1 gram. Get one and try for yourself. It won't disappoint you.

Overall Rating: 10

Bridges: Snuffy Smith "2 Generation"

Submitted by banjerpicker1 on 6/1/2013

Where Purchased: Kat Eyz and JDMC

Overall Comments

I bought 2 bridges and they both are excellent. I have owned 4-5 original Snuffy Smith Bridges over the years and there is no difference in sound. Great workmanship. Make sure you get the right weight for the sound your wanting. I had to get a 2.09 gram and a 2.2 gram for my 2 banjos because all banjos are not the same..

Overall Rating: 10

Epiphone: MB 250

Submitted by banjerpicker1 on 6/1/2013

Where Purchased: pawn shop

Year Purchased: 2013
Price Paid: 500 ($US) (bought USED)

Sound

Sounds great. Best sounding banjo I have had after set up. I have owned Gibson, Huber, Nechville, and Gold Star.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

No set up. I put on a snuffy smith bridge, adjusted truss rods and coordinator rods. Put in rr spikes.

Setup Rating: 4

Appearance

Looks great. Dark maple stain, rosewood fingerboard, and hearts and flower inlays. Chrome hardware really shines.

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

Very reliable. I play a lot of festivals and gigs and this will be with me.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Never dealt with them

Customer Service: 10

Components

Great parts besides the screw for the 5th string pip. I am replacing it with a bone pip.

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

Great banjo. Great price. Highly recommend.

Overall Rating: 10

Ibanez: Artist 591FB

Submitted by banjerpicker1 on 6/1/2013

Where Purchased: music go round

Year Purchased: 2013
Price Paid: 950 ($US) (bought USED)

Sound

Sounds great after setup. Put new snuffy smith bridge on it and replaced the head. Has a fast thin neck.

Sound Rating: 10

Setup

No set up. I adjusted everything on banjo. Now sounds great.

Setup Rating: 5

Appearance

Great looking banjo. Tobacco stained maple, ebony board, wreath inlay, Checkerboard binding. Chrome looks great

Appearance Rating: 10

Reliability

Very reliable. 70's model and looks great.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Never dealt with them.

Customer Service: 10

Components

All components look great and reliable except for tailpiece. I will probably change to a prucha presto or 4 hump.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

Great banjo. Sounds great after a set up plus is a lot lighter than most tone ring banjos which is a plus!!

Overall Rating: 10

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