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Where Purchased: EMG direct
After trying all (seemingly) of the not terribly expensive pickups, I broke down and installed the EMG pickup.
It is NOT cheap! As a new customer, signed up for their newsletter, you can get 10% off and free shipping.
BUT, it is EXACTLY as advertised! It does not make the banjo sound like an electric guitar. It sounds like a banjo, only louder.
I'm VERY, VERY happy with this pickup.
Overall Rating: 10
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