The K&K Sound Banjo Twin pickup system is designed to reproduce the true banjo sound with very natural tone quality and good feedback resistance. The Banjo Twin does not require any alteration of your valuable instrument; all the components are installed with special double side tape and self adhesive fasteners. These will not harm the finish of your instrument and residues can be removed with WD-40 if the pickup system is removed.
The Banjo Twin works well in passive mode, especially if acoustic amps are used. If a preamp should be necessary, we recommend the K&K Pure Preamp or the K&K Pure XLR Preamp.
The pickup sensors are installed on the inside of the banjo head using a removable self-adhesive fastening system, specially designed for the installation on the banjo head. This adhesive is installed to the two outer edges of the pickups only. We call this the "Catamaran" mounting technique. Using this technique, the center portion of the pickup is free-floating, enhancing response while reducing the adhesive surface by about 40% and therefore having only very little effect on the acoustic sound.
The K&K Banjo Twin system is equipped with a multi-use endpin jack. This jack can be mounted three different ways: on the outside of the banjo (see photo), or mounted with internal drill through installation, or installed in a slot of the outer rim. For external mounting, the jack can be attached with K&K's self-adhesive dual-lock system (similar to hook-and-loop but much stronger). This allows the jack to be temporarily removed to fit your instrument into a form-case as needed.