5-String Compensated Banjo Bridge

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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Trade Secrets!

Do-it-yourself banjo bridge lifter

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5.0

Intonation!

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Intonation!

5.0

I like it.

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This bridge added smoother tone to my Lida & spread the strings a bit more so it's better there too for doing roll's.

5.0

Helped my banjo!

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Most banjos would probably benefit from a compensated bridge. Check your intonation before changing though. A straight bridge is good if your intonation is good!

5.0

Use for my Washburn B16

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Nice bridge. Never gives me any buzz and works great for my banjo. Great intonation too.

5.0

No More Tears

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After spending a couple years learning on a 60 year-old Kay starter banjo (which stays perfectly in tune), I decided it was time to upgrade, and bought online a new Deering Goodtime Americana openback. Besides it having factory-caused fret problems that had to be resolved in the guitar shop, I could not get this brand-new banjo to sound right. The middle string was extremely sharp when fretted, even at the 2nd fret. I was beginning to regret wasting my money on this beautiful but dissonant banjo, until a little research revealed this is a common problem that can be alleviated with a compensated bridge. I bought this bridge, installed it, and wow, does it make a difference! I can actually play songs without wanting to cry. I hope other people experiencing this same problem make the same discovery. I wish my banjo books had mentioned it.

5.0

Fixed my third string

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Bought this fix the intonation problem on my Deering parlor banjo's third string. Put it on, tuned it up and it now sounds great.

5.0

Great Product/ Good Price

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Banjo pickers understand the challenges of trying to maintain accurate tuning and this intonation issues caused by differing string lengths from nut to tailpiece. I have a beautiful banjo but the 3rd string drove me crazy and the higher up the neck the worse it got. I checked out the company who made my banjo and they carry a compensated bridge. $25 I ordered and received my StewMac bridge, got it quickly and it made all the difference. My Banjo no longer offends my ear. :)

4.0

Looks good

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I haven't put the bridge on yet, but it is going to be just what I need on the banjo I'm fixing up.

5.0

compensated bridge

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I am very pleased with the consistency the bridge gave me up and down the neck.

5.0

good

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Haven't used it yet, but it's what I wanted

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