EMG ACB-5 Banjo Pickup

EMG ACB-5 Banjo Pickup

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

Awesome Pickup/ Great Service

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Verified Buyer


This was the most competitive pricing I found for this item online. I received it as promised in a timely manner. I installed it on my open back Deering Sierra. Installing on an open back poses some challenges. MainIy regarding placing in so that the delicate wires will not be overly exposed allowing for potential damage. A resonator install would be easy and would provide more protection for those delicate wires. I love the pickup so far. I have yet to use it in a venue setting yet but, I anticipate no problems. The pick up seems to retain my banjos warm banjo sound until gain cranked way up, then it seems a bit electric guitarish. No feed back issues detected at all. :)

5.0

EMG ACB-5 Banjo pickup

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Verified Buyer


Works good. No feedback and real banjo tone. Having an onboard volume control is like getting auto transmission in your car. Just buy one. If you die with all that money left over someone else will spend it.
Ramblin' Bob
Dauphin Island Alabama

5.0

Good to be heard

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picked this up for my open back, quality parts, easy to install, works great!

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.

5.0

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!!

5.0

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

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