I've noticed banjo players doing this and thought, "What the heck"..
Thursday, November 5, 2015 @3:59:12 AM
The strings should be longer on the bass side rather than the treble. But, don't. It's done to compensate for the lack of frets.
Thursday, November 5, 2015 @4:26:11 AM
Of course I did this just for fun.. Physically, it shortens the scale length on the D a G strings and makes them easier to reach.. I'd rather have a fiddle with shorter strings on the treble side.. I wanted to keep the bridge in about the same place i front of the sound post.. I may use this as my 'busking' fiddle...
Thursday, November 5, 2015 @4:29:45 AM
Banjo players always seem to be compensating for something - have you seen the length of some of those banjo necks?!
Thursday, November 5, 2015 @4:59:36 AM
I make banjos.. maybe 25 so far...ALL of them are "A" scale, that is, two frets shy..Nobody even notices because banjo players always seem to have a capo on the second fret anyway.... I DO have a W shaped bridge that I bought from Steve oner on the Banjo Hangout...It doesn't seem to make the banjo sound better, but just like this fiddle bridge setup, it makes the banjo look 'cool'... Cool counts, doesn't it?
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