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Will a Schatten BJ-2 pickup fit my Gold Tone AC-1?

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Jul 7, 2022 - 8:45:42 AM

Stoat

Poland

12 posts since 2/25/2021

Hi. I have an opportunity to buy this pickup cheap, but I'm worried my cheap banjo's tension hooks might be too widely spaced apart to work as an attachment point. It could maybe be jerry rigged somehow, but I'd like to hear from someone who has used this pickup and can explain how the attachment actually works.

There is zero second-hand market for banjo parts here in Poland, so if this doesn't work, I will struggle to resell it. It's in original packaging now, so I can't check if it would fit.

I attach photos of how wide apart my banjo's hooks are.

Cheers!




Edited by - Stoat on 07/07/2022 08:46:29

Jul 7, 2022 - 8:55:28 AM

KCJones

USA

1761 posts since 8/30/2012

You would certainly be able to get it to work. If the clamp mount doesn't fit perfectly, you can always just zip-tie it down. That's actually what I do with my pickup jack.

Jul 7, 2022 - 9:04:46 AM

Stoat

Poland

12 posts since 2/25/2021

That easy! Superb, thank you.

Jul 7, 2022 - 11:07:43 AM

2848 posts since 5/2/2012

Here are the installation instructions  From the looks of the picture, hooks spacing is probably a lot closer than the pictures of your banjo suggest. 

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