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Jun 7, 2022 - 1:11:02 PM
85 posts since 9/1/2010

Does the fishman banjo pickup or Does anyone know if the Emg ACB barrel works on nylon strings ? Hope anyone has experience ….

Edited by - michael staun on 06/07/2022 13:11:21

Jun 7, 2022 - 4:03:21 PM

419 posts since 6/26/2011

Michael, I believe what you need is a piezoelectric pickup, sometimes just called a piezo. This means the pickup works a bit like a microphone and changes vibrations into an electronic signal. I thinks the Fishman is a magnetic pickup; the vibrations are transduced magnetically, which means they won't work with Nylon strings.

The emg is magnetic but it uses a small metal shim to make the pickup sense the vibrations. Half and half that one! It will work with Nylon strings I think, but my knowledge of pickups is from electronics, not from using either pickup that you mention.

Cheers from Bill.

Edited by - Bufo Bill on 06/07/2022 16:13:45

Jun 7, 2022 - 4:10:09 PM



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As far as the EMG ACB 4-6, it definitely will not work.

As far as the Fishman and the ACB barrel, I don't think so, but you would be best off checking with the manufacturers directly.

Edited by - rcc56 on 06/07/2022 16:12:46

Jun 7, 2022 - 4:17:58 PM

419 posts since 6/26/2011

The EMG is pricey too.

Jun 7, 2022 - 4:18:16 PM
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76424 posts since 5/9/2007

Any pickup that uses a steel (piece of a feeler gauge blade) under the middle foot of the bridge will work such as Jones.Doesn't the Fishman use a steel shim and a receiver box?

Jun 7, 2022 - 4:27:08 PM

419 posts since 6/26/2011

You've got me there Steve, I thought it was a regular magnetic pick up, but if it works as you say it should be fine.
Here is a link to show how cheap and easy a piezo pickup can be. There are some articles linked at the bottom of the item description that explains things a bit better.

Jun 7, 2022 - 11:43:12 PM

85 posts since 9/1/2010

Thank alot for the help, i klos both the fishman and emg barrel schould work, so i ordered the emg barrel, Looking forward

Jun 8, 2022 - 8:49:48 AM

76424 posts since 5/9/2007

The music on my home page was recorded using a Jones.

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