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Jan 17, 2022 - 4:12:30 PM
3 posts since 1/17/2022

New to Banjo Hangout so apologizing in advance,

I love My Tranjo. Take it everywhere. Usually chuck it in the overhead bins but sometimes break it down and put it in a suitcase. Back together in a jiffy. Practice with it at work or anywhere on the sneak, and like the sound. 

Now I want to electrify my Tranjo with a K&K Sound Hotspot that I got from Tranjo Inc. @sdfarris  to play with my wah wahs (Cry Baby & Clyde). I wonder if anyone had opinions on the how's and where's. I've attached a few photos with some alternatives. Some questions and general observations:

1) I like the sound of the REMO head that's on the tranjo now. Does the "silent stroke" have any advantages wah wah wise? (Photo 3)

2) Location of pickup - normally I would place a little in front of bridge but have been advised to experiment with the wah wah. @waystation

3) Cord management - given the way the Tranjo hangs, that little tongue in the back seems to work for me, and keeps it hidden. (See Photos 1,2) Photo 2 shows the lead looping over the strap to help take some stress off the pickup connection. Photo 1 approach drops straight down. I'd welcome any other ideas.

Thanks for reading.

Edited by - CHIPALLCAPS on 01/17/2022 16:40:32

Jan 18, 2022 - 2:53:44 AM
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Dai Evans


48 posts since 10/4/2008

I put my pickup under the middle leg of the bridge which is where it was when supplied by Sam originally.
Using the silent stroke head as opposed to a regular head does not seem to make any difference to the sound coming from the pickup.
Have fun

Jan 19, 2022 - 3:10:54 PM

3 posts since 1/17/2022

Thanks Dai!

Mar 6, 2022 - 3:44:21 PM

3 posts since 1/17/2022

Tried a few alternatives - this arrangement worked out best.
Pretty inconspicuous and keeps cords out of the way.

Thats the wah-wah (Clyde) on the floor. Sounds very clean. Sometimes they want the Funk 

Everything I got from Sam Farris to rig this worked great. Pick-up sticks solidly. The little headphone amp works great with my headphones. 


Edited by - CHIPALLCAPS on 03/06/2022 16:00:05

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