I play in an acoustic church Bluegrass band, composed of two female singers, a lead BG banjo player, guitar, mando/dobro, bass, and me on backup playing a Nylgut stringed, openback banjo picked oldtime two-finger style and singing bass. I wear hearing aids and my problem is that I have great difficulty hearing my own picking. What I'd like to try is adding a K&K pickup to my banjo and plugging it into a personal belt-worn monitor with an earphone to replace one of my hearing aids. I'm not seeking to amplify the banjo...there'd be no other amp connected...just to be better able to hear myself during a performance. Does anyone have a suggestion for a monitor that would make this idea work?
Is the rest of the band going thru a sound system? If so, is there someone who runs the sound system during performances? If the answer to both of those questions is yes, then I would suggest first consulting with the sound person. If the system has the casapability, you might run your banjo thru the sound system & back out to you via a wireless in the ear mic. The possibilities are endless, as always dependent on money.