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Béla's electric banjo is a Deering Crossfire. He has modified it by changing to EMG pick-ups and pre-amp. It is currently outfitted with a Yamaha midi pick-up. This black beauty Crossfire electric banjo is a stage performer's dream come true and will play as loud as an electric guitar without feedback. It can be used with electronic effects, pedals, etc. With tone a volume controls on the banjo itself and an actual working banjo head stretched over a brass tone ring, this banjo has the convenience of an electric guitar but with a banjo sound. This Crossfire has two powerful, active, magnetic pick-ups under the head; one in the neck position and the other by the bridge and both powered by a single 9 volt battery.. By a flick of the toggle switch, you can play the bridge pick-up or the near-the-neck pickup or both at the same time. You can plug this Crossfire into any keyboard amp, acoustic amp, guitar amp or run it directly into your PA system. While it will sound different in these systems, your versatile Crossfire can play through many systems. You can play almost silently if you play it un-plugged which can extend your practice hours at home or in a hotel. Whether high volume on stage, or un-plugged on the couch when the kids are sleeping, this Crossfire will work with you in every environment.more
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