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Jul 30, 2021 - 6:48:46 AM


Virgin Islands (U.S.)

375 posts since 5/11/2021

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.

Jul 30, 2021 - 7:50:30 AM
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2646 posts since 10/13/2011

Mike Smith could be your guy, and he might even have suggestions for your particular banjo and sound needs:  

Jul 30, 2021 - 9:01:36 AM



22464 posts since 7/6/2005

Silvio Ferretti Scorpion bridges

Jul 30, 2021 - 9:16:54 AM

12160 posts since 6/2/2008

Tim Purcell.

Steve Davis. Maker of unique compensated bridges. Note: He measures height to the bottom of the slots.

Jul 30, 2021 - 9:29:54 AM

1528 posts since 1/28/2013

Purcell Bridges have several on the website, with descriptions and sounds clips of

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