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Schatten Banjo Pickup

Schatten Banjo Pickup

Schatten Banjo Pickup Pickup System

Pickup System

Item # 3920
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Schatten Banjo Pickup Pickup Only

Pickup Only

Item # 3919
In stock, ready to ship!


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Schatten Banjo Pickup

About This Item

The true sound of your banjo, only more so! Natural sound and good feedback rejection and simple, non-invasive installation.

Schatten's popular BJ-02 sensor installs on the underside of the banjo head, directly under the bridge. In this location, the pickup is totally non-dampening: no interference with the natural acoustic sound of your banjo.

The System includes a powered condenser mic working in tandem with the pickup to deliver full, rich natural sound that wasn't possible before.

The pickup and microphone leads go to a 1/4" jack clamped to the banjo's bracket hooks.

Completing the System is Schatten's Mini-Pre 2: a two-channel belt-clip preamp with independent volume controls for the pickup and microphone.

Schatten Banjo Pickup System (#3920) includes:

  • Schatten BJ-02 sensor
  • Schatten M powered condenser microphone
  • Schatten Mini Pre 2 two channel belt-clip outboard powering preamp
  • 2 foot long 1/4" stereo connector cable
  • Mounting materials
  • Instructions

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


Product Instructions

Schatten Banjo Pickup Installation Instructions

Installation and general operation.

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True Sound Reproduction


Verified Buyer

Installation was easy, especially with the combination of clear instructions and available video. The sound was surprising! Way beyond expectations. No preamp needed when used through Fishman Loudbox Performer. I'm very impressed.


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Verified Buyer

Easy to install and sounds great. Like the separate gain controls to get the sound you’re looking for.


Love the tone !!


Verified Buyer

I play a Deering Boston 6 String Banjo and I have tried multiple pickup systems and this pick up replicates the acoustic tone of the instrument better than any of the other ones Ive used .
Wish the pre amp had an optional 9 volt ac option . I have it on my pedalboard and like to avoid batteries