: As I remember, the subject of banjo bridge placement engendered a lengthy discussion
: on Crossroads several years ago, back when several apparently experienced banjoists
: still posted here. The discussion was numbingly arcane - unless you were a banjo
: player, in which case it was probably pretty interesting. Generally speaking, I'd
: say this is not the best place to get informed answers on banjo-related technical
: issues. You'd be far better advised to pose such questions on a site that's
: dedicated to banjo players. The banjo player in our band really likes Banjo Hangout
: (www.banjohangout.org). Good luck.
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: Do any of you "extra long neck banjo" folks ever encountered/heard
: of/seen/possess a curved bridge on your instrument? I bought an extra long neck'
: banjo from a friend several years ago (although he sanded the brand name off the
: head stock, I think it's a Goldtone) and just kinda stashed it away for the day I
: could try to learn to play it. Well, that day has finally arrived and I've been
: slowly but surely pluckin' away at it. But, today, after after resetting the
: bridge on my Vega Plectrum, I decided to tackle the extra long neck and realized the
: bridge was curved. It's 13 inches from the third fret to the middle of the
: twelfth. Took a guess and set the bridge so that the 26" point runs through
: the middle of the bridge (side to side) when you're looking straight down on the
: bridge from above the head. Figured averaging it out would work. Any
: comments/suggestions? Thanks in advance!