I just ordered a red maple bridge from Mike Smith. Mike says it may be a bit warmer than rock hard maple, and isn’t quite as dense. I ordered a 2.1g mass, and am excited to hear it. Mike said it should be fat sounding. I’ll try and post a sound mp3 after it’s on.
Has anyone else tried the red maple for bridges?
I have a red maple bridge by Tim Purcell. It's on a tenor made by Zach Hoyt which has a red maple rim with no separate tone ring and a red maple neck. Little banjo make big noise.
One of my favorite bridges is a roasted red maple from Tim Purcell.
I like to marinate my bridges in maple syrup for 45 minutes before I install them on my banjo. And, before you ask, yes, I do use a soft cloth to clean off the residual coating of syrup before installation.
Nice pickin' Ken.
I have three roasted red maple bridges from Tim Purcell, and I just ordered another one a few days ago. They're my favorites by far.
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