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Jul 21, 2021 - 2:57:26 AM
1434 posts since 2/5/2009

Hi folks - haven't been on here for ages (since my bluegrass band wound down a couple of years ago). However, I've joined a new outfit and we are playing Sun-era Rockabilly with a double bass, telecaster, drums and me on vocals playing guitar mostly but banjo occasionally.

I need a pick up that will cut through the drums and electric guitar but won't make my banjo sound like a robot.

Any suggestions?

Cheers
Andy

Jul 21, 2021 - 4:42:25 AM
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101 posts since 11/18/2014

I use a fishman in very similar context. Blend this with a mic and you get a good mix of tone with feedback avoidance.

Jul 21, 2021 - 4:45:18 AM

1434 posts since 2/5/2009

thanks a lot. I'm used to just playing through a mic but with everyone else going through amps, I think I'll get lost without a pick up.

I've heard the fishmans are pretty good.

cheers

Jul 21, 2021 - 7:49:24 AM
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YellowSkyBlueSun

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

331 posts since 5/11/2021

If you're going to get the Fishman, get the Jones-Hatfield instead. It's basically the same product, but better and cheaper.

hatfieldmusic.com/page7.html

Jul 21, 2021 - 8:14:13 AM
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2168 posts since 1/21/2003

Hey Andy. Don't know nuthin' 'bout pickups but just wanted do drop in and say hi. Nice to hear from you and hope all is well.

Jul 21, 2021 - 9:18:13 AM
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1434 posts since 2/5/2009

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Originally posted by rickhayes

Hey Andy. Don't know nuthin' 'bout pickups but just wanted do drop in and say hi. Nice to hear from you and hope all is well.


Hi Rick! Long time no see.  I'm well thanks and I hope all is good with you and yours as well

 

cheers

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