The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27983   Message #345525
Posted By: Rollo
22-Nov-00 - 11:40 PM
Thread Name: help: banjo pickups
Subject: help: banjo pickups
I am tired to be fixed to microphones on stage. I like moving around, dancing a little and having practical jokes on our mandolin player while performing. (poor chap! *ggg*)

Anyone out there who can give me advice about installing a pick up system to a banjo? I have seen the following varieties so far: - little swan-neck mic on the front / a microphone (?) glued to the skin / mic positioned inside the pot / mic on the bridge. How much "original" sound of the instrument comes out of it, how much must be "reconstructed" by mix?

Mine is a closed tenor banjo, if this is important. Rollo