Best pickup I've tried so far.

JJ Bongshang

I'm using one just now to play with our full electric band (drums included). It's fantastic in that situation. No feedback, and a nice clear sound. As with any pickup, it'll never sound exactly like an acoustic banjo, but as anyone who's tried pickups realises, it's a compromise between sound level output and banjo sound. The kavanjo pickup gives you plenty of clean output level, which can be tweaked to your hearts content. Fitting was really easy, but then I'm using a Nechville Phantom, famous for the easy head changes. P.S. I don't think it's overpriced at all. Best pickup I've tried so far for my situation (twenty two years of tryin'!) All in all, I'm really happy with it. John Kavanagh is a super nice guy to deal with.