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Where Purchased: perfectpitchcapo.com
This thing is awesome. Its a bit pricey but worth it in my opinion.
Time between songs that change keys are now an absolute minimum and I'm no longer paranoid about my intonation. It also sounds good when capo-ing up (sometimes I go up to the 7th fret and it sounds pretty darn good).
I would give it a 10 if it was $20 cheaper
Overall Rating: 8
Where Purchased: Appalachian Bluegrass
I've only used it for 2 gigs so far, but I absolutely love it. I've had a number of people mention to me at shows that the banjo sounded liked it was mic'd really well and carried the genuine banjo sound. Its an active pickup with a signal strong enough to run into my Crate Telluride. I'll probably come back and update the review with a few more gigs under my belt. Currently I couldn't ask for anything more in a pickup. Hats off to the crew at Fishman.
Overall Rating: 10
Where Purchased: Guitar Center
Not sure where to put banjo amp reviews, apologies if there is a pre-existing place but I couldn't find one.
Great overall amp for a banjo. Definitely loud enough for small outdoor gigs with no PA system. Crisp clean sound and the tweeter level helps with the high drone tones. Running my banjo and vocals out of it and so far so good. Only drawback is no phantom power (although I don't need it).
Overall Rating: 9
Where Purchased: It was gifted to me
Add another 10 to the list. I am no longer banished to the basement when my 17 month old is sleeping. I play an old lark lbj-25 and mikes banjo mute makes it sound wonderful, just quiet. My hammer-ons and pull offs dont loose anything either. I'd recommend this to anyone.
Overall Rating: 10
'Old Piss (TOTW)' 13 min
'Ooops... mistake...' 41 min
'Hangman's Reel' 1 hr
'Need some help' 2 hrs