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EMG ACB-5 Banjo Pickup

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EMG ACB-5 Banjo Pickup

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EMG ACB-5 Banjo Pickup

About This Item

Innovative design, great sound. EMG's multifaceted ACB system gives a more rounded sound than any previous banjo pickup.

  • Magnetic dual coils sense string vibration
  • Ingenious acoustic chambers add microphonic quality
  • Built-in preamp provides a noise-free boosted signal
  • "Acoustic plugs" allow custom feedback control
  • Steel shim senses banjo head vibration

The ACB pickup is a complete solder-free solution for banjo amplification with natural sound. It can be installed easily in any banjo that has two Mastertone-style rim rods.

The pickup's dual coils are spaced apart, for enhanced frequency response. This also lets the instrument's sound resonate between the coils, adding a microphonic quality. The banjo can be custom-tailored for feedback control by adding supplied "air plug" strips between the coils if needed. In addition to sensing string vibration, the ACB pickup senses the vibration of the banjo head through a self-adhesive .002" steel shim.

The ACB system incudes a bracket-mounted volume control with 1/4" output jack, all necessary hardware, installation instructions, and two 3-volt coin-cell lithium batteries.


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EMG ACB Banjo Pickup Installation Instructions

Installation and general operation.

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5.0

Outstanding pickup!

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i have been playing banjo professionally for 40 years with most bands having drums and electric instruments, I have used three different pickups over those years in my Baldwin/Ode banjo with OK results. None of them reproduced the acoustic sound of my banjo until purchasing the EMG it sounds fantastic! I did use the plastic spacers provided to even out my sound, and the installation was a breeze, NO soldering. I highly recommend this pickup to anyone wanting a natural sound from their banjo.

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EMG ACB-5 Banjo Pickup

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Verified Buyer


As advertised...Installed on a Mastertone. Easy installation per the instructions. No issues at all. Sounds just like a Mastertone banjo when amplified. Very satisfied!

5.0

Best Banjo pickup ever!!

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Verified Buyer


This pickup is easy to install on my Stelling Staghorn. It sounds like a banjo sounds, but much louder. It has helped my playing so much because I can hear every note I play much better, especially when I don't hit the notes clean. A must for all banjo players!!

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order has been received

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order has been received, I am very happy because it is easy and the sound was good

5.0

thanks, order has been received

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thanks, order has been received, I'm happy

4.0

Pickup for pickers

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Verified Buyer


Only used it once so far but seemed to do as promised. East install and no feedback

5.0

EMG ACB Banjo pickup

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Verified Buyer


Excellent material with a very good sound reproduction . Easy to install. i recommend it...

5.0

EMG ACB Pickup

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excellent material. easy to install. lightweight feedback but easy to fix. Use with an acoustic amp for un great sound. really good.

5.0

EMG ABS

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Fantastic pickup. Easy installation, with a true sound!
Very pleased with customer service as well. They stand behind their product!

5.0

The EMG Banjo pickup

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Verified Buyer


I would recomend this pickup It has a warm transparency which sounds like a banjo miked up and is feedback free.I have tried most of the big name banjo pickups over the years and in my opinion the EMG is a superior pickup.



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