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Alex.S Help with Banjo Bridges (8) Help with Banjo Bridges 26 Jul 04


Let me first apologize to those who have been following my continued battle with my banjo and are still kind enough to help-- I can't locate that thread, or I would revive it instead.
Anyway, my newest problem is the bridge. The old one broke, so I went to the music store and bought a new one (the guy looked at the banjo and told me to get 5/8"). This bridge is still much higher than the old one, and the strings angle up to it significantly from the fretboard, and I find it more difficult to play. Is this just a higher bridge, or is somethign wrong? Are banjos like violins in that a bridge is bought unfitted? Can I do it myself, or do I need a luthier? Thanks for all your help.


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