Banjo Bridge

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banjo bridge?

how does it stay on the drum head?...is it the tension of the strings,or is it glued?....i cant find any instructions on it anywhere

thanks
im building a bass banjo (bassjo) and cant quite figure out how the bridge is suppose to stay on....im boggled

It's just the tension of the strings.

Do NOT glue it,
you will want to be able to move it around to set the string length/intonation correctly.

"Chime" the string over the 12th fret, then play it at the 12th fret, it should be the same.
If the pitch is higher when you "play" the 12th fret, the bridge is too close to the nut, the string is too short.
Move the bridge away from the nut, towards the bottom of the banjo.

If the pitch is lower when you play it at the 12th fret, the string is too long.
Move the bridge toward from the nut, farther from the bottom of the banjo.

edit 1

"im building a bass banjo (bassjo) and cant quite figure out how the bridge is suppose to stay on....im boggled"

That changes everything , ?
I was describing a "standard" banjo

Once you get into "custom" instruments, there are no rules anymore. And a bass banjo would be considered a custom
I've been playing for a lot of years, and I've never seen a "Bass" banjo.

I see that you're a bass player, so I assume you're influenced by Wooten/Bela Fleck, (great influences, but the way) I've photos of Bela, with a LOT of different banjos,
Like I said not many rules, once you get into the custom stuff.
Kinda like, "if it works, do it".

Not sure what to say, without knowing just how you're trying to build it?
But you do need to keep some adjustability in the brdige.

Not sure just how the "head" will handle to the tension?

Here are a couple sights I found quickly, you've probably already seen before.
sorry, can't answer much more, without much info?

Elderly is one of the very few seller's I 'd trust on the 'net.

The closeup photo on this site, shows that the bottom of the bridge is MUCH wider, than the top, probably to keep it from tipping over?

http://www.goldtone.com/products/details/w/instrument/81/BB-400-Bass-Banjo

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