Switching between banjo and guitar on stage

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  1. natebernstein

    natebernstein Member

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    Hi,

    I'm playing with a group that requires me to switch frequently between banjo and acoustic guitar on stage. I'm mainly a guitarist and until now have flat picked the banjo because I haven't built up the right-hand skills with finger picks. But I've been practicing technique and for our next gig I'll probably want to use the thumb-and-finger picks for the banjo. This creates a bit of a problem when switching back and forth, as I'll have to remove the finger picks and switch to a flat pick for the acoustic. I have a flat-pick holder that attaches to a mic stand but I have nowhere to put the banjo picks while playing guitar, other than my jeans pocket. I'm wondering if there are any handy-dandy devices out there that allow for easy-access temporary storage of banjo picks while playing another instrument. Maybe something that clips to a mic stand or to the banjo itself? I'm not using a stage amp so there's really no counter-like surfaces I can use.

    Thanks!
     
  2. 0018g

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    I drop mine in my shirt pocket. Easier to retrieve.
     
  3. natebernstein

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    Thanks. May give that a try.
     
  4. amstrtatnut

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    I just play my trusty double neck banjo-guitar.
     

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