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for what its worth the guy I bought my banjo from used to play square dances and stuff all the time. On all his banjos, including the one that I bought from him, he put a mic inside the resonator and attached it to the rods so that the top of the mic was directly under the head, then he plugged the mic into a double female adapter to be able to plug the PA or Amp equipment into the mic. Shade tree solution for sure but it must have worked for him cause he has the same setup on his old Gibson he plays at our jam too
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Thanks, I think I will dump the pre-amp and just stick with the final amp, it sounds pretty good anyway.