Mark, read your post about the picks...I bought my banjo at Somewhere in Iowa Guitars...just wondering if you were in the Cedar Rapids area?
Also, a question for all the guitar players. How do you hold your picks? A friend of mine holds hers between her thumb and the side of her index finger and she's having a bit of trouble with it. I tried to get her to try something else but she's being stubborn. I just wanted to know if you think it makes a difference and any siggestions for helping her get used to using a pick (right now she thinks she stinks so strumming really quiet with her fingers is fine with her).