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Apr 14, 2024 - 9:34:12 AM

glldds

USA

27 posts since 7/26/2010

I only play with friends and at open jams. Because have some hearing loss, I often have great difficulty hearing myself when we are with large group jams, usually indoors.

I think that a simple active pickup placed somewhere on my banjo and a wired earpiece IEM would allow me to at least hear myself.

Does this make sense? If so, what would be a good active pickup to use. I really don’t want to pay over $200 for something like a classic Fishman when all I want is to hear if I’m in tune and in sync with everyone.

I’m posting this also in the Electronic Setup Forum

Thanks in advance.

Apr 14, 2024 - 9:47:48 AM

15228 posts since 6/2/2008

Hearing aids help me to hear my banjo in jams.

Real hearing aids of course, cost way more than $200. But their are personal digital amplifiers for under $100. Amazon is full of them.

Good luck.

Apr 18, 2024 - 6:41:36 AM
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Helix

USA

17516 posts since 8/30/2006

My career was developing appropriate gainful employment for challenged adults. Innovation is a fertile field. Meeting individual requirements was some of the most fun whether I was up in a Chevrolet in the junk yard for horn relays or on the job with a hearing challenged customer service rep doing reservations for airport transport. That person had their own headset that was theirs alone as a small gift from the State and wasn't used by other people. Another project was lowering the timeclock.

So.....a personal digital amplifier seems just like the real thing and allows you to set the volume for you.

Gold Tone has as internal microphone from "down the street, or up your alley. We'll see what the tronics tell ya.

Apr 18, 2024 - 7:30:53 AM

15228 posts since 6/2/2008

"But their are personal digital amplifiers for under $100. "

YIKES! I can't believe I wrote that. Must be auto-correct. Yeah, that's it.

There are personal digital amplifiers...

Apr 18, 2024 - 8:50:14 AM
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Mr Norkin go stand in the corner and repeat 100 times There is no Hair or Hare in Their or There.  devil

Apr 19, 2024 - 6:03:52 AM
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Helix

USA

17516 posts since 8/30/2006

And Doc Holliday: I hope this hope is not for naught.

Let us know how it works out for you

Apr 19, 2024 - 6:41:59 AM
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Helix

USA

17516 posts since 8/30/2006

So.....a personal digital amplifier seems just like the real thing and allows you to set the volume and tone quality for you.

Gold Tone has as internal microphone from "down the street, or up your alley. We'll see what the tronics tell ya.
goldtonemusicgroup.com/goldtone/refurb/14 is an open box return mike and box, they have two of them

Thank you again Old Hickory for your considered perspective.

Charlie Poole knew a disabled person with only one tooth, yet he learned to play the bass drum better than anybody.

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