Although Mark is known mainly a super bass player, he is also very adept a old time banjo. If you ever get the chance to look at his old Vega close, see if you can tell it started life as a plectrum. The original neck was split down the middle and a piece inserted. Then it was re-contoured into a standard five string configuration. The original inlays were reused in the new fret board. Not only does it look great (and original!), it sounds terrific.
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Mark with his converted plectrum Vega
and his Dogwood Designs Morning Glory strap.