I just installed a Donner DSS-3 guitar pickup in my banjo and I am very happy with the sound. It is similar to the K & K Pure Mini, but less expensive. I have tried several other pickups (including some that are very pricey) but this is the best I've found so far. No preamp or battery is necessary, doesn't seem prone to feedback, and does a decent job of reproducing a natural banjo sound. I would be very interested in hearing if anyone else has tried this pickup and how it has worked out.
I've only tried a cheap piezo up to now and didn't get a clean sound. Thanks for the tip. I'll take a look at that
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