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For all things related to the use of SKIN BANJO HEADS. Calf, goat, possum, hairy, shaved, stained, pre-mounted. You name it.

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Created 3/28/2011
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What have I done?

A few weeks ago I put a calf skin head on my Pisgah Rambler.  I love it.  It has more "depth", is more responsive, and more subtle.   Today I picked up my Reiter Round... Read More
From ChuckS 2 years ago
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Weather

hello my name is mark darlington aka darlo and I joined this group initially because I wanted to tinker with my bluegrass banjos and try a skin head because I had read good things about them but with... Read More
From darlo 2 years ago
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John Balch Head On My Goodtime

I've been `upgrading' my Goodtime openback 5-string. I replaced the guitar tuners with planetary with Ivoroid knobs (I have the traditional-shaped peghead); replaced the tension ring with a... Read More
From Rich Polinski 3 years ago
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Bleaching goat skin

Wondering if anyone has any tips on how to whiten/bleach goat rawhide.
From CamC 3 years ago
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Reinstalling a head

I'm reinstalling a head I took off a couple years ago and I can't remember do I need to wet it to pull it down? Right now I've got it snug with 8 hooks but I have about a 1/2 inch to go.... Read More
From LWC 3 years ago
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John Balch 'Hairy' Head
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##Pre-War restored Vega VEGAVOX IV plectrum banjo with genuine Calfskin!!##
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Forum Post: Best skin head thickness for large rim 13" and 14" orpheum 5 strings
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11" Skin Head
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