I don't have an electric banjo, yet all is not lost. In doing research, here are the solutions I've come up with: - Jam the piezzoelectric speaker from a greeting card between the bridge and the skin. Details: http://web.mit.edu/imia_bor/www/portfolio/banjo.html I spoke with the guy who did this, and he gets fair, but quiet results. Probably requires a preamp of some sort. - Buy a pickup. There are some where you apparently glue the pickup (with it's own counterweight) onto the skin somewhere. The one I chose was actually a new bridge with embedded p's and an included volume-tone control. It was called "Shadow 5 string Banjo Bridge with Piezo Pickups" and available here: http://guitarelectronics.zoovy.com/category/10pickups.banjomandolinviolin/ So, I plugged the output from the pickup straight into the Powerbook, and after some fiddling (figuring out that I had to tell the Mac to use the line-in as my line in, instead of the Mic), I was able to get the banjo playing in GB, with all associated effects. The drawback is that the Banjo is so inherently loud, and the input into GB so inherently quiet, that you either have to crank your amps, or wear some David Clarks to keep the real banjo noise out. I'd post a demo, but I don't want a "you should stick to your day job" posts, like that guy who covered the U2 song the other day.