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5-String Compensated Banjo Bridge

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5-String Compensated Banjo Bridge

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5-String Compensated Banjo Bridge

About This Item

A specially machined bridge with adjusted scale lengths to improve intonation for capoing and playing up the neck.

Maple with notched ebony top.
5/8" height; 1-11/16" string spread.

Positioning the bridge
Find bridge placement for any scale with our free online tool fret position calculator.


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5.0

rear banjo bridge

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got this bridge to see if it would increase the sound quality of my aria pro 2 banjo

4.0

good quality at a great price

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The title says it all....good quality and decent intonation compensation at a great price.

3.0

Out of the box it is rough

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But if one sands off the corners it is a inexpensive bridge to experiment with.

5.0

Great product - great price

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My wife's "Good Time" Deering had very wonky intonation and her open back Goldtone's was slightly off too. These bridges got rid of her capo woes. I think banjos should come standard with these.

5.0

Great

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Great. It did the trick for my banjo (Hohner HB25). The intonation is now essentially perfect right to the top of the neck.

5.0

Worked Great!

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A Bluegrass musician recommended this type of bridge and after installing it, I hear why. Great product!

4.0

Impressed

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I have tried about every bridge (Moon, Snuffy, Sosebee, etc.) known to man on my Mastertone and would guess I have spent several hundred dollars on them to discover that an inexpensive compensating bridge from StewMac gives me the tone I am looking for. Thanks guys, sometimes you get more than you pay for.

5.0

Sour notes

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I have used compensated bridges before but I do not believe all banjos need them. If it is possible to use a straight bridge I do. But one banjo I built just would not hold tune up the neck so I tried this bridge. Now the intonation is nearly perfect. I will keep this bridge in mind in the future if I encounter the same situation again but I will not put one on all my banjos.

5.0

Compensating Bridge

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You can buy these anywhere but I prefer to buy from Stew Mac if they have what I am looking for. Not a perfect solution to intonation but comes close. Thanks guys!

5.0

A "MUST HAVE" Bridge

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OK. I'm guilty. I've never given any thought to a banjo bridge. Set them up, adjust position for a semblance of intonation and move on to the next job.

I had to replace a tailpiece on a banjo and the bridge needed replacing also. Replacement parts were left to my discretion. Just to try something different I ordered the compensated bridge. I was quite surprised at the result. First, the fit was perfect. That was all too easy. When I brought it to tune I was quite pleased. It lent a "melodic quality" to the instrument that I never associated with a banjo. Hey! I'm a guitar player! So what do I know? Well, I know that with this bridge the banjo has gained a whole new level of respect in my ears.

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