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Where Purchased: Bluechip.net
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Nice pick, very comfortable..
Not sure if I noticed a huge difference in tone.
JD Crowe version works nice for me. Shorter blade has translated into more pick accuracy & speed and less head strikes.
Worth the money? It's a very nice and comfortable pick. I do play a bit better. We will have to see if it lasts. I can tell you that I don't regret buying it...so far...
Overall Rating: 9
What a great opportunity to work with Ned. I'm blown away and better already.
Signed up on Ned's website- and taking lessons over video streaming from Michigan to Nashville.
Ned is an excellent player, super professional both from a skill level and teacher level and with a great sense of humor..
Highly recommended if you get an opportunity!
Overall Rating: 10
Where Purchased: From the Website
I am writing to you folks, who are like me and have a cheapo banjo and want to see if an upgrade will help.
I bought a Red Ambrosia Maple bridge, Crowe spaced, standard top.
I have to say it makes a HUGE difference. I play the Washburn B-9 "canjo". It has no wood rim, no tone ring. Just an all aluminum body to attach a head and resonator. Not bad for $125, but does sound like a $125 banjo.
After putting the bridge on, I noticed an immediate improvement in tone, sustain, note separation and just "color" from the banjo.
My banjo still doesn't sound like a Deering Saratoga Star, but it sounds a whole lot better than it did. It was very much worth the $20-something investment!
Highly recommend getting one to stretch your investment to the next level - no matter what you have.
Overall Rating: 10
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