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Where should a banjo bridge be placed?

Banjo Intonation
The rule is that the bridge is positioned on the banjo head twice the distance of the measurement from the inside of the nut to the 12th fret.

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In respect to this, how high should the action be on a banjo?

Normal string height, or action, is about 1/8″ above the 12th fret and 9/64″ above the 22nd fret as measured from the top of each fret to the center of the strings.

One may also ask, what are the parts of a banjo called? The pot assembly part of the construction of the banjo has the following components:

  • Banjo rim. The wood rim is the main part of the pot.
  • Co-ordinator rods. These steel rods keep the rim stable.
  • Tone ring.
  • Banjo head.
  • Banjo bridge.
  • Tension hoop.
  • Hooks and nuts.
  • Flange.

Keeping this in view, how far should the bridge be from the 12th fret?

Should be 25 1/2" scale. That means 12 3/4" from nut to 12th fret, and 12 3/4" from 12th fret to middle of bridge.

How is a 6 string banjo tuned?

Banjo guitar. Banjo guitar or Banjitar or Ganjo (Australia) is a six-string banjo tuned in the standard tuning of a six-string guitar (E2-A2-D3-G3-B3-E4) from lowest to highest strings. The six-string banjo was introduced in the late 19th century.

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