The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #71942   Message #1234127
Posted By: Alex.S
26-Jul-04 - 03:02 PM
Thread Name: Help with Banjo Bridges
Subject: Help with Banjo Bridges
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.