Dtar Banjo Soundspot Pickup  

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The D-TAR Banjo Soundspot Pickup faithfully delivers the sound of any banjo. Simply place the Sounspot pickup under the bridge's feet to capture all nuances of your banjo.

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The D-TAR Banjo Soundspot Pickup faithfully delivers the sound of any banjo. Simply place the Sounspot pickup under the bridge's feet to capture all nuances of your banjo.

SoundSpots are ultra-sensitive piezo crystal transducer pickups suitable for stringed and non-stringed acoustic and ethnic instruments. Unlike other dot-type transducer pickups, each SoundSpot is hand ground to extremely fine tolerances. This process, along with the selection of materials, yields a pickup with a very thin surface that can maintains its strength and flexibility. The result is a transducer that is ultra-sensitive to a banjo's surface vibrations and, therefore, is extremely natural and warm sounding.

D-TAR - Duncan/Turner Acoustic Research
Seymour Duncan and Rick Turner are two legends who spent years working with musicians, perfecting their tone. Seymour founded his self-named company in 1978 which has become well-known for its wide variety of guitar and bass pickups used by just about every name player from Billie Joe Armstrong to Angus Young. Rick co-founded Alembic, was president of Gibson Labs West Coast R&D Division, co-founded Highlander Musical Audio making piezo acoustic guitar pickups for Lindsay Buckingham, Ry Cooder, David Lindley, and Andy Summers, and runs his own Renaissance Guitars. Now Seymour and Rick are working together to create innovative products for acoustic musicians. Their D-TAR motto: "With respect to acoustic tone."

Features
  • Designed to faithfully reproduce the banjo
  • Ultra-sensitive transducer pickup
  • Hand ground to extremely fine tolerances
  • Versions available for most acoustic instruments
  • Extremely natural and warm sounding
  • Crafted with high-grade materials for strength and flexibility
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DtarBanjo Soundspot Pickup
 
4.5

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5.0

Outstanding pickup for the money

By Steve

from Cleveland, OH

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dtar Banjo Soundspot Pickup:

      The mounting instructions are pretty vague, so here's what I did: I initially mounted the piezo elements directly under the bridge feet on the underside of the head, This seemed to dampen the sound A LOT. so I moved the elements to ~3/4" behind the bridge feet. This brightened the sound considerably. So my advice is to play around with the positioning until it suits you.

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      4.0

      plan b

      By David L Kessler

      from La Porte, In

      Comments about Dtar Banjo Soundspot Pickup:

      Recommend perm installation on this as all the tape and velcro is a pain and external adhesion will work but connecting wires are noisey if brushed against. That being said installation is easy and response is excellent. Down side is pickups are visible thru your Remo head so asthetically best place for attachment is directly under your bridge. Properly placed it will save correct spot if it should get moved. Up side = No Battery needed! Good Buy and reliability considering the other options for this operation.

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