The Enterprise Banjo Bridge 21/32
The Enterprise banjo bridge combines the best aspects of every professional bridges into one guaranteed bridge. You may have tested identical-looking bridges and wondered why there are sometimes big differences in tone between them. Look at the features that effect tone, features that make for easier playability, and features that are good ideas from the structural and functional standpoint.
The Enterprise has enough strength to prevent breaking or excessive sagging under string tension. A slight tilt back toward the tailpiece not only helps prevent tipping, but it bisects the break angle and optimizes the string’s downward pressure on the bridge. It has an ebony top that provides a hard surface that increases brilliance, won’t easily wear out from string tension, and gives the top edge more strength to prevent collapsing. Enterprise maple is selected from our collection of antique hard maple, and only the wood with the proper density and grain specifications becomes an Enterprise.
The most distinctive Enterprise feature is its uniquely curved top edge. This shape is hand sanded into each bridge to provide accurate scale length compensation for medium and light gauge string sets. The need for compensation varies with each banjo but is especially pronounced when you are using a .013 or larger non-wound third string. If you are using a wound third string or some other non-standard set, specify this when ordering.
Banjos with arched or radiused fingerboards need to have a bridge with a radiused top edge. The Enterprise is available with extra radius for these banjos. Even regular Enterprise bridges have a slightly radiused top edge to raise the center strings a bit higher, since most buzzing problems come from the heavier strings. The heavier strings vibrate in a wider arc, so higher action is needed for them. Also, reaching the string is easier with the center strings resting a little higher.
Since slight changes in bridge height and weight can affect sound and playability dramatically, the Enterprise is available in virtually all heights and many weights. If you need a bridge that is only 1/100″ taller than a standard 5/8″ bridge, Nechville is the only place you can get it. Other makers just cut down standard heights with no regard to the bridge’s critical mass requirement. Perhaps the biggest factor in finding a great bridge is to find the magic weight. Most inexpensive bridges are too light to serve the purposes of professional players. Thin, light bridges cause the banjo head to respond mostly to high overtones and high frequency noise. The banjo may be bright, but difficult to work with in recording or performing over a PA system. If a bridge is too heavy, it will reduce volume and produce a darker tone, usually with more sustain.
Nechville uses the tried and true bridge combination of maple topped with ebony. Since maple varies tremendously in density from tree to tree – and even from different parts of the same board, it is impossible to keep consistency of mass unless the weight is monitored. Other makers bridges may look right but be out of spec for your banjo. Among the many maple and ebony bridges on the market, the Enterprise bridge, is the only bridge precision-weighed, measured and marked, so you know what you are getting, every time. Guaranteed.
Manufactured by: NECHVILLE MUSICAL PRODUCTS
Returns and Exchanges
All returns other than Defective, Incomplete or Damaged items will be subject to a 10% restocking fee. Customers are responsible for return shipping cost back to Penny Lane Emporium. Original shipping cost is not refundable on returned products.
For a “Free Shipping/Standard Shipping” item, an actual shipping charge may be calculated and deducted from your refund. All returns must be shipped within 48 hours of being provided the RMA and receive within 30 days from the invoice date. All products returned to us must be in “like new” condition, including all original shipping containers, materials, and accessories from the manufacturer otherwise your return will be rejected or additional damage charges may be assessed.
Customers must insure shipment via a shipping method which can track such as FedEx or UPS. Penny Lane Emporium is not responsible for lost or damaged products. Shipment must be insured for the value of the product.
The 10% restocking fee may be waived if the customer chooses the store credit option.
Online Store FAQ
Consistency and commitment are the keys to developing and mastering any pursuit, including music! Therefore, students are encouraged to attend every lesson in order to advance their skills. If you must reschedule or cancel a lesson, we ask that you please call our store a MINIMUM of 24 hours in advance of the lesson that will be missed. We DO NOT issue refunds or rescheduling for lessons cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled time. Missed lessons are not reusable, refundable, or transferable. In the event your teacher is absent, we will assign you a substitute with your approval or credit the appointment to reschedule for another day/time. If we must cancel your lesson for any unforeseen reason, the lesson will also be credited to reschedule for another day/time. IF you are unable to make the substituted and/or rescheduled lesson and fail to notify us a Minimum of 24 hours in advance NO CREDIT/MAKEUP APPOINTMENT WILL BE ISSUED. If you are running late to your lesson, please contact us as we will do our best to accommodate you. However, we cannot guarantee that you will receive your entire lesson if you arrive late for your scheduled time. In the event you are unable to arrive at your scheduled lesson due to emergency or illness, an exemption to our policy may apply.
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