How to Properly Set a Banjo Bridge

by Jake Stogdill October 05, 2018 9 Comments

How to Properly Set a Banjo Bridge

It's simply something every banjo player needs to know–and it's not hard!

Jake Stogdill
Jake Stogdill


9 Responses

Sidney Wilkins
Sidney Wilkins

October 25, 2018

Great Job Jake , I’ve been playing banjo off and on for years now and I always wondered why my notes where clean sounding on some days and some days they where flat. Thank You so much for you hel

Banjo Ben
Banjo Ben

October 23, 2018

Yes, it is natural for all banjo heads to sink it a bit, but I advise you check the tension with our drum dial. To see how it works, check out the blog article!

Lule "Bert" Delap
Lule "Bert" Delap

October 23, 2018

My banjo has a clear head. Is it normal for the bridge to be sunk in a bit?

Gary Kaufman
Gary Kaufman

October 13, 2018

Great, Jake…very helpful, indeed. I checked my bridge (on a Gold Tone BG250) and the bridge does not angle like yours, but the tone still rings sustained. Have never checked (or had checked) the pressure on the head.

Larry Thompson
Larry Thompson

October 11, 2018

Very helpful,thanks for posting

Fishmonger
Fishmonger

October 11, 2018

Great explanation Jake. Have been playing guitar 50 years but am new to my banjo and this really got me to figure out the whole movable bridge concept.

Davey Eadie
Davey Eadie

October 11, 2018

Jake, a grand piece of footage, I’ll try that later as I’ve never tried it.

Bobby Ferguson
Bobby Ferguson

October 11, 2018

Jake, you are the bomb! Great job!

Sharon Fry
Sharon Fry

October 11, 2018

Very helpful. I’ve set mine before but wasn’t sure it was exactly right. Very good demonstration.

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