Gold Tone EBM-5 is a unique F-style 5-string electric banjo that looks
as good as it sounds. The EBM-5, like a normal banjo, has an extremely
fast response allowing hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides to be
accomplished with incredible ease. Even unplugged, this electric banjo
has an excellent banjo tone due to the hollow sound chamber within the
body. The two-tone tobacco sunburst is pleasantly set off by the gold
hardware. It has easy to reach control knobs for quick tone and volume
changes. This model features a dual pickup design with a hidden
humbucking pickup under head and a single coil pickup at neck position.
Other features include a mahogany "F-style" body, ebony fingerboard
with snowflake inlays, an 8" banjo head and tone ring, and a
Straightline tailpiece. Whether you are new to the banjo or want to add
a new sound to your existing arsenal, the EBM-5 may be just what you
are looking for!
The EBM Pickup System
EBM is equipped with two pickups; a humbucker under the banjo head in
the bridge position, and a stacked humbucker in the neck position.
There is a 3-way selector knob that allows the player to switch between
the neck pickup only (position up), both the neck and bridge pickup
simultaneously (center position), and the bridge pickup only (position
down). The three knobs consist of a volume knob for each pickup (2) and
a master tone knob (1). Blending between the two pickups utilizing
both volume knobs is possible when the 3-way pickup selector is in the
center position and both pickups are activated.