An electric banjo for unlimited new sonic possibilities!
This Deearing Crossfire Electric Banjo is a stage performer's dream come true. Plays as loud as an electric guitar without feedback. Use the Crossfire Banjo with your electronic effects and pedals, too. With tone and volume controls on the banjo itself and an actual working banjo head stretched over a brass tone-ring, this Deering banjo has the convenience of an electric guitar but with a banjo sound.
This Crossfire banjo 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, the Deering Crossfire Banjo works with you everywhere.
Gain the ability to play as loudly as an electric guitar without the feedback problems you have with an amplified acoustic banjo by playing a Crossfire. Not only can you adjust your sound by turning the tone knob from bass to treble, but the volume knob also gives you immediate control over your output. And you can plug in amplified headphones and play silently so that only you can hear. With the Crossfire you have all the power you need and you are in full control.
It has a banjo tone and can be altered with effects pedals and midi interfaces.
It will not sound exactly like an acoustic banjo just as an electric guitar does not sound the same as an acoustic guitar.
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
- Blond Maple with an Ebony Fretboard
- Diamond Shaped Mother of Pearl inlays
- The neck has an adjustable truss-rod
- 22 Nickel-Silver Frets
- Alder Body Painted Highly Polished Gloss Black
- Brass Notched Tension Hoop
- 11" Frosted Top Head
- Rolled Brass Tone Ring
- 24 Round Hooks with ¼" Hex Nuts
- Two EMG Magnetic Pick-ups are Under the Head
- Three Way Pick-up Switch
- Tone & Volume Adjustment Knobs
- Active Electronics
- 1/4" Jack Plug
Crossfire Electric Banjo Specifications:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 ¼"
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 ¼"
Overall Instrument Length 38 ½"
Body Diameter 13 ½"
Instrument Weight 9.6 lbs
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Comments about Deering Crossfire Electric Banjo:
The Crossfire is a GREAT electric banjo. It is probably best suited for people who play in bands that need to have amplification-guess that is why a TON of professionals-everyone from Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls) to Keith Urban use the Crossfire banjo. It has traditional banjo sound but is built to be plugged in and enjoyed. deering is an American company and has been making banjos for about 30 years now. They make an excellent product and Janet and her husband and staff will stand behind every banjo they make. If you need to plug in and can't get the sound you want by adding on electronics to your banjo because it dampens the sound-this is the one to get. Sound is crisp, clear and resonates all day long. Something that a lot of banjos won't do when you stick something to the underside of the head