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I started turning the rod nut and just kept turning and turning wondering why Mr. Huber was only making a few quarter turns. Ha! I’m not sure it sounds much different…but it sure is easier to fret! Not to mention it just looks right.
Thanks for the videos, Ben! They were just what I needed to motivate me to tinker with my banjo.
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You DO have to be a bit careful about overtightening the co-ordinator rods. You don’t want your rim to go out of shape. Make sure that the rim is still round (so you measure the diameter along different axes and the measurements should all be the same).
If your rim has gone out of round, then rather than lowering your action with the rods, try a shorter bridge.
You could also either shim the neck or take some wood off the neck heel but a lower bridge is a much simpler solution.