Item #: EMG 4070 LIST

EMG ACB-5 Active 5 String Banjo Pickup

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Product Description

The EMG-ACB Banjo Pickup is the first of its kind to use 3 different pickup elements. First, the pickup is electro-magnetic so it senses the string motion. Second, it has 3 acoustic chambers that allow sound waves inside the banjo to add a microphonic element to the sound. Third, it uses a steel sensing element on the head of the banjo that can be positioned for additional tone. The EMG Banjo pickup is active and contains a high quality preamp that features ultra-low noise and low current drain. The Pickup is powered by two Lithium Batteries (6 Volts). Everything needed is included with the pickup, so the installation is simple, and above all, flexible.

EMG ACB-5 Active 5 String Banjo Pickup Features

  • Package includes EMG's exclusive solderless install system
  • 3 Acoustic plugs
  • 1 Mounting bracket
  • 2 Shim steel strips
  • 2 Coin-cell batteries
  • 1 Allen wrench
Magnetic Output Level
The output level of the pickup will depend on the placement along the coordinator rods. The output level of the pickup has been set to work at the ‘Sweet Spot’ shown below. If you slide the pickup closer towards the fingerboard the output will increase. If you wish, the pickup can be spaced further away from the strings to set the output where you desire.

Acoustic (Microphonic) Level

The amount of microphonic sensing can be controlled if you experience feedback when playing at high volume levels. The 3 acoustic chambers surrounding the coils are .125 wide and can be filled with the ‘acoustic plugs’ included. If you experience feedback, plugging the center slot usually does the trick. Do not use foam, it’s not a solid enough material.

Banjo Head Steel Strip Level

Included with the pickup is .002 thick strip of steel shim-stock, used by the pickup to ‘sense’ the head of the banjo. It can be installed on either the inside or the outside of the head. It has a pressure sensitive adhesive on one side for attachment to the head. It’s not necessary to use the steel strip in order for the pickup to work, it is simply an addition to the sound of the instrument.

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  707-525-9941 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
Mike S., Mstrack@rocketmail.com Submitted: 9/14/2018
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Wow, superior sound! Way beyond what I expected!
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This is the product for you when looking for a great banjo pickup. The sound is sweet and spot on! The installation was a breeze and instructions well written. I was a little nervous at first with the battery selection (2- flat cells, the type that go into car remotes) but contacted customer service and they reassured me that the expected life of the batteries would give me approximately 600 hours. Please don’t make the mistake that I did and waste money on other pickups for your banjo that won’t produce the clear natural sound your looking for. And a “Big Thanks” to AMS and their payment plan options that let me enjoy the sounds much sooner then I thought I could!
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