The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62831 Message #1016871
Posted By: mooman
11-Sep-03 - 08:57 AM
Thread Name: Setting up a cheap banjo
Subject: RE: Setting up a cheap banjo
P.S. You will need to experiment a little starting from the point you mention (for the thinnest string) to find the bridge position that gives correct intonation. Normally offsetting to a slight angle, like a guitar, is necessary to compensate for the thicker strings.
You may not need to apply extra pressure over the bridge if you already have half an inch or more in bridge height and a properly tensioned head.