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Acoustic Banjo Pickups?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:58 am
by Remillo
So, recently I've started to pick up the Banjo that we've had sitting around the house. Getting started with our three different kinds of "Teach Yourself Banjo!" books, and planning to find a private teacher after my school's Marching season ends (I'm not too good at learning from a book. Would rather a person), and my friend has asked if I'd want to do some Banjo work in his band for the School's talent show in January. Which brings me to my question:

If I'm playing in a group that will most likely be Me (Acoustic Banjo), an Electric Guitar, a Bass (or another Guitar) and a Drum kit, would simply Mic'ing the Banjo suffice or should I get a Pickup? I'd say that that first part can really only be answered as we see what the amplifying equipment does to the sounds. But if I DO decide to go with a Pick-up, what should I go for? I've looked around a bit, and I've found ones that are pretty much Mics wrapped around the bar inside the body and pick up sound from in there, but I've also seen once that are just small microphones that mount on the front of the instrument and pick up what comes out of the head. Basically, I want something on the cheaper side that works well and doesn't necessarily require permanent installation.

Thanks for your time!

(Also, as a side note - any chance anyone out there has sheets for Nemo's Dream? I've fallen in love with it.)

Re: Acoustic Banjo Pickups?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:41 pm
by Bumbershoot
You might try posting your question on a banjo forum like banjohangout.org
Here's a link: http://www.banjohangout.org/

Re: Acoustic Banjo Pickups?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:27 am
by rocky111
private teacher after my school's Marching season ends (I'm not too good at learning from a book. Would rather a person), and my friend has asked if I'd want to do some Banjo work in his band for the School's talent show in January. Which brings me to my question:

Re: Acoustic Banjo Pickups?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:30 am
by next419
Banjo - is the identity, wonderful music and joy! Thank you opened this topic!