New from Derring, an Acoustic/Electric Package Includes Electric Banjo, Book, Picks, Strap.....Finally! A banjo that can be played at any volume. The new Sierra Acoustic/Electric banjo features the factory installed Kavanjo banjo head pickup system. This system allows your banjo to be plugged into a guitar amp and played at screaming levels without feedback while still mainting its acoustic tone. This package includes a 5-String Banjo Method Book, Banjo Strap, 2 Fingerpicks, and a Thumbpick. This package provides a great opportunity for the guitarist who would like to transfer skills over and also play the banjo.
One quality of banjos is their ability to cut through on stage, now with the new Kavanjo humbucker pickup you can hold your own even over the bass, drums, and electric guitars found in many bands of today.
When it comes to live performance, most players agree that the sound you hear from your “plugged in” banjo isn’t always the same as its unplugged or native sound. Using the new factory installed, Kavanjo humbucker pick-up improves on that and reduces problems with feed back normally associated with banjo pick-ups. With the Kavanjo you get pure, American-made, high-fidelity acoustic amplification for a more natural, live sound.
With a Deering or Goodtime acoustic/electric banjo a whole new world of sound-shaping options instantly becomes available to you, as you can add effects such as reverb, chorus, delay, and others to your sound. Such tools can be just as useful—and fun—for the acoustic oriented musician as they are for those who play electric guitars or Deering Crossfires.
The new Sierra Acoustic/Electric for Pro’s now allows that sweet Sierra sound to be heard in any venue without the feedback problems found in small clubs or higher volume levels needed to deal with the sound dissipation problem in open air venues.
Want railroad spikes? We install HO-gauge railroad spikes free when you purchase a banjo from us. We recommend installing them on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). This serves as a capo for the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you're playing, you don't really notice the spikes because they're out of the way, but they're always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you're done, slide it out. If you want spikes, let us know in the comments box at checkout.
Note: Our banjos are individually inspected, set up and tuned by the Banjo.com staff in Georgia. We are banjo players, so we set them up the way we want to play them! Each banjo is in tune when we carefully pack it for shipment. Climate conditions and travel will affect the tuning, so it may need to be fine-tuned before playing.
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