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EMG ACB Banjo Pickup System  

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The ACB Banjo Pickup System was developed by EMG founder Rob Turner and combines three technologies to accurately capture the unique tone of a banjo. The first is having a dual-coil pickup, which mean... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The ACB Banjo Pickup System was developed by EMG founder Rob Turner and combines three technologies to accurately capture the unique tone of a banjo. The first is having a dual-coil pickup, which means the coils are spaced apart from each other to enhance frequency response. The second key is that the ACB is an active pickup with the preamp not only boosting the signal, but ensuring the pickup is noise-free.

As mentioned above, the coils are spaced apart, which allows "air gaps" to be built into the pickup. These air gaps allow soundwaves inside the banjo to resonate between the coil walls and produce an acoustic quality that has not been achieved in a magnetic pickup until now. Each ACB is supplied with "Air Plugs" that can be used to fill the gaps to control the amount of microphonics the pickup has. The third and final technology is the included thin strip (.002 thick) of shim steel. This strip of steel can be placed in a variety of places near one of the coils, between them, or directly over the top of either of the coils. The strip is another addition to the tone; it is not a necessary element to make the pickup work.

Features
  • Dual-coil magnetic pickup
  • Alnico magnets
  • Resonant frequency: 2KHz
  • Output Noise (60Hz): -120
  • Output Impedance 2kOhm
  • Current @ 6V: 340 microamps
  • Battery Life: 600 hours
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EMGACB Banjo Pickup System
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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5.0

A nice sound

By Picker

from Greenville SC

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about EMG ACB Banjo Pickup System:

    I use the pickup instead of using a microphone for recording and performing whenever possible. A lot of Jams do not allow much more than using a microphone , or none at all. Have found this pickup great for Gigs. Still working on getting different intonations when using the pickup.

     
    5.0

    Great Pickup

    By Sparky

    from Bakersfield

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about EMG ACB Banjo Pickup System:

      This is a great pickup it was very easy to install and even came with instructions. The best part is that it is completely sauterless you do not need a soldering iron to install it. I first bought the fishman and it was terrible it raised my action and only picked up 2 strings because of the small size of the magnet. This pickup picks up all 5 strings and sounds beautiful. It picks up no head sound whatsoever (if you loosen the screws). This is the best option for anyone wanting to get a pickup for their banjo.

       
      5.0

      Best Banjo Pickup on the Market

      By Bandyman

      from Colorado

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about EMG ACB Banjo Pickup System:

        After returning many other pickups varying in price range, we have the one. Great interpretation of the banjo in its given placement. Can push extreme volumes and compete with loud drummers without feedback. Very easy to experiment finding that sweet spot of your banjo. Installation is a breeze if you have dual coordinator rods. Battery life is nominal. Would do it again and again for all 3 banjos.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great !!!

        By RAFAEL

        from SLP

        Comments about EMG ACB Banjo Pickup System:

        I picked up my EMG ACB pickup system last week and I got t say it is unbelievable, I installed it to my 5 string banjo and it has such a clear sound, I play it through a line 6 spyder amp and it is great, no feedback. Totally recommend it !!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Pickup for my Guitanjo

        By MICHAEL COAR

        from McLean, VA

        Comments about EMG ACB Banjo Pickup System:

        I picked up Fender Rustler 6-String Guitar Banjo (also from Guitar Center), and needed a pickup. This dropped in like a charm and sounds great. One word of warning, the volume control straps on to the head screws, and I needed to trip 2 of the mounts to make it fit. But otherwise, it's a great pickup and I highly recommend it.

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