I often wondered about this as well. I had never read the article but wondered why bridges always seemed to be heavy. Considering that weight is the idea of a dampener on a violin, I had considered why lightweight bridges weren't put in place. Banjo bridges are always really light affairs, perhaps thats why theyre so loud and anoying. Making a bridge like that article shows might be an interesting and worthy experiment.
Originally Posted by (DiegoMoon @ June 18 2006, 12:23)
However The article Does mention a loss in sustain. I'm particularly interested in learning irish and jazz solo mandolin and it seems that sustain is an important part of these style however bluegrass might be more suited to it.
Any experiences from other builders. I would imagine that it would be more popular if there real serious benefits too it.
Four Fingers - Four Strings: Coincidence? I think not.