Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

190
Banjo Lovers Online


May 19, 2024 - 11:12:18 AM
likes this
619 posts since 1/8/2005

Will it sound okay?

May 19, 2024 - 11:26:48 AM
like this

81 posts since 9/1/2020

Sure. It'll just bring your bridge placement closer to center of the head.
Your coordinator rods or perchpole will need to be for a 12" pot, but that's about it.

May 19, 2024 - 1:32:12 PM

1687 posts since 1/9/2012

Listen to a 22 fret, 26 1/4" scale, 12" pot: https://www.deeringbanjos.com/collections/vega-white-oak-banjos/products/vega-white-oak-banjo-12-banjo

My wife bought me one as a surprise birthday present a couple of years ago.  (Bless her!)  Out of my way too many banjos, it's my overall favorite.

May 20, 2024 - 11:30:43 AM

Fathand

Canada

12396 posts since 2/7/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Bruce Berry Banjos

Sure. It'll just bring your bridge placement closer to center of the head.


The result of which is often a more mellow tone.  The OP would have to consider if this is desirable or not.  

May 20, 2024 - 2:37:10 PM

1212 posts since 2/2/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Fathand
quote:
Originally posted by Bruce Berry Banjos

Sure. It'll just bring your bridge placement closer to center of the head.


The result of which is often a more mellow tone.  The OP would have to consider if this is desirable or not.  


I'm building a neck at the moment that will be slightly longer with an extra fret. This will be tested on my current Gibson spec banjo. I want to experience how much mellower this will be. If too tubby I can recut the heel until I find a sweet spot in between.  I'm looking forward to this experiment 

May 20, 2024 - 2:52:23 PM
like this

62167 posts since 12/14/2005

"Down here, 22 & 26 are considered a bit OLD for marryin'!  But 12 is considered a bit young!"

May 20, 2024 - 2:55:47 PM
likes this

1212 posts since 2/2/2008

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

"Down here, 22 & 26 are considered a bit OLD for marryin'!  But 12 is considered a bit young!"


Hi Mike, it's been a long time since I've heard you humor haha

May 21, 2024 - 5:21:15 AM

Fathand

Canada

12396 posts since 2/7/2008

quote:
Originally posted by 5strings3picks1banjo
quote:
Originally posted by Fathand
quote:
Originally posted by Bruce Berry Banjos

Sure. It'll just bring your bridge placement closer to center of the head.


The result of which is often a more mellow tone.  The OP would have to consider if this is desirable or not.  


I'm building a neck at the moment that will be slightly longer with an extra fret. This will be tested on my current Gibson spec banjo. I want to experience how much mellower this will be. If too tubby I can recut the heel until I find a sweet spot in between.  I'm looking forward to this experiment 


Depends where you add the fret? At the nut end, scale changes but not bridge position. At the pot end, scale remains and bridge moves. 

You can also change the scale and the number of frets to retain bridge position. A 25.4" (Martin)  scale with 23 frets should leave your bridge close to the original position.

Use a fret calculating app and draw it out, remembering to add in the space of the fretboard end and tension hoop.

May 21, 2024 - 7:09:01 PM

1212 posts since 2/2/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Fathand
quote:
Originally posted by 5strings3picks1banjo
quote:
Originally posted by Fathand
quote:
Originally posted by Bruce Berry Banjos

Sure. It'll just bring your bridge placement closer to center of the head.


The result of which is often a more mellow tone.  The OP would have to consider if this is desirable or not.  


I'm building a neck at the moment that will be slightly longer with an extra fret. This will be tested on my current Gibson spec banjo. I want to experience how much mellower this will be. If too tubby I can recut the heel until I find a sweet spot in between.  I'm looking forward to this experiment 


Depends where you add the fret? At the nut end, scale changes but not bridge position. At the pot end, scale remains and bridge moves. 

You can also change the scale and the number of frets to retain bridge position. A 25.4" (Martin)  scale with 23 frets should leave your bridge close to the original position.

Use a fret calculating app and draw it out, remembering to add in the space of the fretboard end and tension hoop.


Hi, I have moved the nut further away from bridge and extended the neck so my calculations show a slightly forward bridge position. Until I finish neck and decide where I want the bridge, the heel will remain uncut.

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Privacy Consent
Copyright 2024 Banjo Hangout. All Rights Reserved.





Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories

0.2265625