Banjo Pickups

The Ischell contact microphone is particularly well suited to the banjo often confronted with high levels on stage. The inside J48C is an integrated system suitable for this type of instrument. It will seduce you by its fidelity to the acoustics, its resistance to the feedback and its possibilities to use effects, to make clean loops. The microphone is installed inside near the bridge, so it is hidden and protected. The 9v battery option allows use balanced or unbalanced which is convenient for example for HF use. A removable version exists, the J48C

To go further, for even more naturalness and respect of acoustics, you can choose to associate an aerial mic to the contact microphone to adapt to any situation. The 2X48 + ACPJ combines these two types of microphones in the same system.

Choose your system based on:

Your conditions of use

  • For noisy stages > A contact microphone.
  • For acoustic stages > One or two aerial microphones.
  • To adapt to all situation > Both types of microphone.
 

The installation mode

  • Removable > The Jack is fixed with double-sided adhesive, scratch or putty, according to the instrument
  • Fixed > Drilling is required for Jack, potentiometer
 

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  • If you would like more information about the use
  • About installing our systems on your instrument.

The output type

  • Jack
  • XLR
  • Both
 

The power mode

  • Battery
  • Phantom power
  • Both

  • 2X48 + ACPJ

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact + air microphones, removable installation, works with phantom power or 9v battery, independent XLR and Jack out, all conditions… Suitable for many instruments

    599,00648,00
  • J48A

    5.00 out of 5

    Air microphone, removable installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power and 9v battery option for an unbalanced jack out, acoustic stages…

    259,00308,00
  • J48C

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact microphone, removable installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power and 9v battery option for an unbalanced jack out, high levels on stage…

    259,00308,00
  • inside J48C

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact mic, fixed installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power or 9v battery option to work with unbalanced Jack out, high levels on stage…

    249,00347,00

The AirCapt air microphone is generally used in addition to a contact microphone on a banjo. It is a very small microphone designed to be placed closer to the sound source for more gain, less feedback and ambient sounds. Particularly suited to acoustic stages, it faithfully and very naturally reproduces the sound of your instrument with precision, dynamics and allows comfortable levels on stage without microphone stand. It is usually placed outside but also inside, beside the bridge.

Choose your model below

The J48A below is the best-selling of this category. Removable, this system can be powered by phantom power and provide a balanced signal with a Jack-Stereo / XLR cable. It can also with the 9v battery option, operate with a standard mono jack cable. It is then powered by the 9v battery automatically for about 500 hours of use. The battery will not discharge in the presence of phantom power.

The inside J48A is the installed version of the J48A described above. Drilling is therefore required. Same possibilities …

  • J48A

    5.00 out of 5

    Air microphone, removable installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power and 9v battery option for an unbalanced jack out, acoustic stages…

    259,00308,00
  • inside J48A

    0 out of 5

    Air microphone, fixed installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power or 9v battery option to work with unbalanced Jack out, acoustic stages…

    249,00347,00

The AirBag-C contact microphone is a reference for string acoustic instruments that have to be performed on stages with high levels. It’s the sound of a microphone, natural and faithful, with the feedback resistance of a pickup. You can easily use it in an amp, apply effects and make clean loops… On banjo, it is usually placed inside beside the bridge.

Choose your system below

The J48C is a removable version to be installed on the instrument. The jack is placed on the side, at the bottom of the neck and the microphone is placed generally under the bridge. This system can be powered by phantom power and provide a balanced signal with a Jack-stereo / XLR cable. It can also work with a standard mono jack cable with the 9v battery option, it is then powered by the 9v battery automatically for about 500 hours of use. The battery does not discharge in the presence of phantom power.

  • J48C

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact microphone, removable installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power and 9v battery option for an unbalanced jack out, high levels on stage…

    259,00308,00

Inside J48C is the installed version of the J48C described above. Drilling is therefore required. The same possibilities …

  • inside J48C

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact mic, fixed installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power or 9v battery option to work with unbalanced Jack out, high levels on stage…

    249,00347,00

The combination of the two types of microphones is complementary for an instrument playing on electro stages and optimizes the sound in all situations by combining power and respect of the acoustic sound of the instrument.

The contact microphone gives you the power for the front / back, high accuracy in bass and midrange, dynamics … The aerial microphone brings you the reverberations of the instrument, player details, the air, the finesse in the treble. For situations that require high levels on stage and front and to have an acoustic sound, faithful to the instrument.

Choose your model below

The 2X48 + ACPJ is a removable system that has a contact microphone and an aerial. The ACPJ microphone jack is attached to the side at the bottom of the neck, the 2X48 system works with phantom power and 9v battery, XLR and Jack outputs, both signals completely separate with independant volume knob.

  • 2X48 + ACPJ

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact + air microphones, removable installation, works with phantom power or 9v battery, independent XLR and Jack out, all conditions… Suitable for many instruments

    599,00648,00

The 2X48 + ACJ is the installed version of the 2X48 + ACPJ described above. The drilling is therefore required for the Jack.

  • 2X48 + ACJ

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact + air microphones, fixed installation (drilling required), works with phantom power or 9v battery, independent XLR and Jack out, all conditions… Suitable for many instruments.

    589,00638,00
  • inside J48C

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact mic, fixed installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power or 9v battery option to work with unbalanced Jack out, high levels on stage…

    249,00347,00

N°1 : The inside J48C is the most sold in this category, installed version, particularly appreciated for its fidelity to the instrument combined with the advantages of the contact microphone.

  • Exceptional sound quality for a contact microphone
  • Very good resistance to feedback
  • Do not catch the sounds of stage.
  • The ability to use effects and make clean loops
  • Balanced jack output with a Jack-stereo/XLR connecting cable.
  • Symmetrical connection allows the use of phantom power.
  • The 9v battery option allows the use of a standard unbalanced mono jack.
  • The battery life is 500 hours. In the presence of phantom power, it does not wear out.
  • The installation is fixed, the drilling is required.
  • The system is permanently installed

N°2 : The J48C Is the removable version of the inside J48C described above. It has the same advantages…

  • J48C

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact microphone, removable installation, balanced Jack out, works with phantom power and 9v battery option for an unbalanced jack out, high levels on stage…

    259,00308,00

N°3 : The 2X48 + ACPJ 2×48 with its combination of both pickups optimizes the sound in every situation by bringing power and respect of acoustics. The contact microphone gives you power for the face and monitors, high accuracy in bass and midrange, dynamics… The air microphone brings you the proximity reverberations of the instrument, game details, air, the finesse of treble…

  • 2X48 + ACPJ

    5.00 out of 5

    Contact + air microphones, removable installation, works with phantom power or 9v battery, independent XLR and Jack out, all conditions… Suitable for many instruments

    599,00648,00

Artists

Sanseverino comment

“Hello a tous, pour la tournée du ptit bal perdu javais deux banjo 6 cordes, 1 Maurice Dupont et 1 Gretsch.. tous deux équipés de cellules ischell… Ben pas une panne rien !! et pis ça sonne, je n’ai qu un mot a dire c’est :merci patron” Sanseverino

Customer review

starstarstarstarstar Je possède un banjo 6 cordes que je sonorise avec le plus grand bonheur par ce micro de contact, merci pour cette solution miracle!

Guitatti wrote a review for product: inside J48C on lundi 8 février 2016

starstarstarstarstar Tout d’abord le conseil téléphonique qui m’a permis de choisir exactement le micro en fonction de mes besoins assez spécifique pour mon banjo Deering open back, je souhaitais conserver au maximum le son open back. Puis la livraison dans un colis parfaitement sécurisé. Et enfin la pose, qui peut s’effectuer seul, mais j’ai choisi de laisser cette tâche au luthier Fred KOPO avec qui nous avons choisi judicieusement l’emplacement en fonction du son attendu. Je dois dire que le résultat est parfait. Absence totale de larsen à fort volume et restitution du son originel très fidèle. Vraiment un très bon produit. Je suis conquis !

Lifecanbesonice wrote a review for product: inside J48C on Saturday, 20 December 2014