Banjo pickup Schatten BJ-02 Player
Passif pickup for banjo, with metal bracket for easy fitting.
The pickup is glued on the head (glue is suppied)
Here is a video instalation:
The BJ-02 series sensor is designed to work on any banjo. Five string, tenor, six string, open backs; all sound excellent with this pickup. Installation of the pickup system takes about ten minutes and everything that you need to complete the installation is included with the system.The pickup comes supplied with 3M VHB tape for mounting the sensor (as well as a small packet of 5 minute epoxy for more permanent installations).
This particular placement of the sensor allows the pickup to "hear" just what the banjo is doing. The center foot of the bridge is driving the element directly for maximum output and clarity and it is due to this same placement of the element that also gives the BJ-02's their superior anti-feedback characteristics. It is very difficult for feedback to drive the pickup in reverse due to the overall stiffness of the bridge area.
On a 'normal' banjo with a three footed bridge, the pickup is to be installed on the underside of the head directly under the center foot of the bridge. On tenor banjos or banjos having a two footed bridge, the suggested placement for the pickup is on the underside of the head directly under the bass side bridge foot.