Virgin Islands (U.S.)
I'd like to experiment with bridge weight and it's effect on tone. I want the only variable, within reason, to be bridge weight. I will swap only the bridge, and play the same banjo with the same setup, and see how bridge weight changes to tone.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a bridge builder that allows you to specify weight? Ideally I'd like to get 4 bridges of the same design and material, maple bridge with ebony cap, but with weights that vary from about 2.0-2.4 grams.
Mike Smith could be your guy, and he might even have suggestions for your particular banjo and sound needs: https://kateyzbb.com/
Silvio Ferretti Scorpion bridges
Steve Davis. Maker of unique compensated bridges. Note: He measures height to the bottom of the slots.
Purcell Bridges have several on the website, with descriptions and sounds clips of each.purcell-banjo-bridges.com/
'Gibson Style -2 Copy' 2 hrs
'Deering eagle 2' 3 hrs
''Church Street Blues'' 3 hrs
'Carved friction pegs' 3 hrs
'Rebecca' 3 hrs