This Deearing Crossfire Electric Banjo is a stage performer's dream come true. Plays as loud as an electric guitar without feedback. Use the Crossfire Banjo with your electronic effects and pedals, to... Read More
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This Deearing Crossfire Electric Banjo is a stage performer's dream come true. Plays as loud as an electric guitar without feedback. Use the Crossfire Banjo with your electronic effects and pedals, too. With tone and volume controls on the banjo itself and an actual working banjo head stretched over a brass tone-ring, this Deering banjo has the convenience of an electric guitar but with a banjo sound.
This Crossfire banjo has two powerful, active, magnetic pick-ups under the head; one in the neck position and the other by the bridge and both powered by a single 9 volt battery. By a flick of the toggle switch, you can play the bridge pick-up or the near-the-neck pickup or both at the same time.
You can plug this Crossfire into any keyboard amp, acoustic amp, guitar amp or run it directly into your PA system. While it will sound different in these systems, your versatile Crossfire can play through many systems. You can play almost silently if you play it un-plugged which can extend your practice hours at home or in a hotel.
Whether high volume on stage, or un-plugged on the couch when the kids are sleeping, the Deering Crossfire Banjo works with you everywhere.
Gain the ability to play as loudly as an electric guitar without the feedback problems you have with an amplified acoustic banjo by playing a Crossfire. Not only can you adjust your sound by turning the tone knob from bass to treble, but the volume knob also gives you immediate control over your output. And you can plug in amplified headphones and play silently so that only you can hear. With the Crossfire you have all the power you need and you are in full control.
Tone: It has a banjo tone and can be altered with effects pedals and midi interfaces. It will not sound exactly like an acoustic banjo just as an electric guitar does not sound the same as an acoustic guitar. Tuned: G,D,G,B,D Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Blond Maple with an Ebony Fretboard
Diamond Shaped Mother of Pearl inlays
The neck has an adjustable truss-rod
22 Nickel-Silver Frets
Alder Body Painted Highly Polished Gloss Black
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11" Frosted Top Head
Rolled Brass Tone Ring
24 Round Hooks with ¼" Hex Nuts
Two EMG Magnetic Pick-ups are Under the Head
Three Way Pick-up Switch
Tone & Volume Adjustment Knobs
1/4" Jack Plug
Dimensions: 22 Frets Neck Width at the Nut 1 ¼" Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 ¼" Overall Instrument Length 38 ½" Body Diameter 13 ½" Instrument Weight 9.6 lbs
Deering banjos with the lifetime warranty are only available through authorized Deering Dealers.
IF YOU BUY A "NEW" DEERING BANJO FROM A NON-AUTHORIZED DEALER, YOU HAVE PURCHASED A USED BANJO AND HAVE NO WARRANTY. When we send a Deering banjo to an authorized dealer, only that dealer or another authorized dealer can sell that banjo as new. If an authorized dealer sells a new Deering banjo to a non-authorized dealer, the non authorized dealer becomes the first owner and he becomes the bearer of the lifetime warranty; not a new dealer by transfer. When the unauthorized dealer sells that banjo to the consumer, even if it was never played or even touched, it is a used instrument and no longer carries the lifetime warranty. This is necessary so that we know how the banjo has been cared for between the time we ship it and the time that our customers buy it. We have no way of knowing how non-authorized dealers care for their instruments because we do not communicate with them. This also honors and protects the strong relationship between Deering and its treasured network of hard working Deering dealers. For your protection against theft and to ensure immediate proof of ownership, four digits of the serial number are visible on the back of the peghead on each banjo. The full serial number is inside the resonator. When you purchase a Deering banjo and send in the warranty card you will receive a Gold Credit card style ownership/warranty card. This gold card is embossed with your name and the serial number of your new banjo for easy identification. Take your Gold Card with you to festivals or when traveling so that if your banjo is ever stolen you can easily prove it's yours.
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