Monday, May 19, 2014

My Third Jeffrey Weitzel Banjo Bridge



I’ll try not to belabor the point.  I received my third bridge from Jeffrey Weitzel today, specially ordered height and spacing.  I went on about his bridges before in my blog:


And on banjo hangout:


I asked Jeffrey to duplicate the height but widen the spaces for my odd little hybrid banjo that joints a fine Wyatt Fawley neck to a Vega Little Wonder pot, serial number 42780. 

To me, the slight difference in string spacing makes this banjo so much more playable, and so much more enjoyable to play.  At least from the operator’s perspective.  I did another “Test Drive” video for the heck of it.  This thing lets me pound much harder with my right hand, my “sledgehammer” tendency.  It also lets me soften the touch and still get responsiveness from the banjo.  And my fingers don’t tangle up in the narrower string spacing. 

Jeffrey worked fast, kept in touch with questions about the spacing issue, asked pertinent questions before cutting any wood, and wrapped and mailed the thing with great care and dispatch. 

Great bridges.  Great banjo innovator, as I’ve said before.

Here’s my Youtube Video “Test Drive”:

 
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I’ll try not to belabor the point.  I received my third bridge from Jeffrey Weitzel today, specially ordered height and spacing.  I went on about his bridges before in my blog:


And on banjo hangout:


I asked Jeffrey to duplicate the height but widen the spaces for my odd little hybrid banjo that joints a fine Wyatt Fawley neck to a Vega Little Wonder pot, serial number 42780. 

To me, the slight difference in string spacing makes this banjo so much more playable, and so much more enjoyable to play.  At least from the operator’s perspective.  I did another “Test Drive” video for the heck of it.  This thing lets me pound much harder with my right hand, my “sledgehammer” tendency.  It also lets me soften the touch and still get responsiveness from the banjo.  And my fingers don’t tangle up in the narrower string spacing. 

Jeffrey worked fast, kept in touch with questions about the spacing issue, asked pertinent questions before cutting any wood, and wrapped and mailed the thing with great care and dispatch. 

Great bridges.  Great banjo innovator, as I’ve said before.

Here’s my Youtube Video “Test Drive”:



Thanks, Jeffrey!

Play hard,

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