Better Tenor Banjo Action
I just bought a 19fret tenor banjo (used Kay) and the action is high, especially near the 12th fret. I think this is partially due to the thicker G string (.42 guage, I’m using Irish tuning DGAE) resting atop the standard tenor bridge. I don’t have the tools to measure the bridge height, and feel that if I adjust the truss rod I can heighten the upper frets of the neck; what about the dowel under the skin? Can i adjust it to change the neck action? Also, I have a large phillips screw at the heel. Does this do anything? I am new at banjos. Or do I get a shorter bridge? I believe I am using a Grover Acousticraft bridge, with bone inserts inside ebony.