Kavanjo Banjo Pickup | Banjo.com
Use your own banjo! Requires no pre-amp! Made in the USA!
Everything is in the head so just change the head and you have a pickup installed!
The Kavanjo Banjo Pickup System is a magnetic humbucking pickup suspended from a customized mylar head. This is the newest and we believe the most effective way to amplify the banjo, while maintaining the instruments authentic characteristics.
- Use your own banjo
- Requires no pre-amp
- Made in the USA
- Your choice of output options
- Your choice of head options
- Still sounds like a banjo!
“The banjo is a fairly loud instrument acoustically but very difficult to amplify. Through a mic the banjo often sounds harsh and thin. Most banjo pickups over emphasize the treble tone of the instrument and miss the tonal depth. The Kavanjo banjo pickup gets it just right….your banjo only louder! When I am playing a concert with Doc Watson we often play for 2000 people, sometimes and many as 250,000. A mic just won’t deliver the full tonal range of the banjo when it is cranked for giant audiences. Even in these extreme situations the Kavanjo performs perfectly. It allows me to keep the banjo in the mix even when Doc is plugged in and at high volume.
“The Banjo has always been considered a loud instrument. But, when I tried to add it to a group with drums, bass and electric guitars it disappeared. I tried every pickup on the market, but could not get my Banjo loud enough without creating feedback. I strung an old electric guitar with banjo strings, but it just sounded like an electric guitar (being played like a banjo). This did, however get me thinking about magnetic pickups and fresh approaches to their use on the banjo. I knew if I needed this for myself that others would too!”
John Kavanaugh, Kavanjo USA
Head diameter: 11 inches