Banjo & Mandolin
We have been incorporating mandolin into our worship off and on for a while. One of our electric players is getting quite good. We have toyed with the idea of incorporating more of a bluegrass feel into things, and so I think it is time for me to look for a banjo. I confess that I have absolutely no experience with banjos and would like to learn from others here. A couple of questions are:
1) Have you had experience leading vocally from banjo? It seems like it might be difficult/cumbersome doing the rolls/picking, etc.
2) What is decent price/brand for one that I could plug in? (I know decent is rather subjective, but I'd like to hear options.)
3) I'd also like the hear the same questions answered for mandolin, because I might just learn mandolin, and have my electric player learn banjo. (Which he wants to do first. We're kind of in a friendly competition to see who can buy one first.)
Anyway, any help/insight is very welcome.
Can I get a little more talent in the monitors?