The Schatten BJ-02 STD features Schatten's famous BJ-02 sensor combined with an externally mounted metal jack assembly with a beautiful, hand-created walnut housing. The BJ-02 series is designed to work on any banjo. Five string, tenor, six string; all sound excellent with this pickup.
Installation of the pickup system takes about ten minutes and everything that you need to complete the installation is included with the system. The pickup is totally non-damping. It does not interfere in any way with the natural acoustic tone or output of the banjo.
The jack includes a mounting clamp that is designed to clamp onto the tension rails. The maximum distance between rails is about 2 1/16" and the minimum distance about 1 3/32". The L bracket mounts in the front of the rails, while the straight metal back rail is placed behind the rails, and two screws are provided to pull the two pieces together, providing a very secure and solid clamp for the jack. Note that the distance between rails may vary, even on the same banjo.