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Created 3/28/2011
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Head tension...

This link is to a recent forum topic that you may find of interest.  It describes Steve Davis' simple method to adjust head tension.  http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/267023 I... Read More
From Bill 1 year ago
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Hide heads splitting

I bought 3 Bill Miller pre-mounted hide heads just over a year ago and mounted them on 3 banjos.  I was very careful in ensuring a good mount, even tension all the way round, and use the... Read More
From flailing 1 year ago
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Questions about my first hide head

Please bear with me if these questions are a bit basic as this is my first experience with a hide head. I've just fitted the premounted head that I got from John Balch. 1. When fitted with the... Read More
From waspz 1 year ago
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Flesh Hoop

How do I make a flesh hoop, and what do I use.  
From ronwalker49 1 year ago
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Uneven crown help

Hi, I recently put a head on a non standard size banjo hoop and obviously had to set the crown myself. Alas the crown was about five millimetres out, or a little under a quarter of an inch... Read More
From Bufo Bill 1 year ago
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Forum Post: Davis Gauge for Skin Head Tension
Linked by jmoathout 7 days ago

Forum Post: Ouch -- skin head split
Linked by jbalch 7 days ago

Forum Post: bottomed out tension hooks
Linked by Pine Cone 7 days ago

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Ouch
Linked by ssduke 7 days ago: This 12-inch Miller premount head split unexpectedly this week after 4 years of use.

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Old hide head by Stern tannery
Linked by Kurt Kemp 14 days ago

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Rogers Union Brand Calfskin Head
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Forum Post: head recommendations for a Bacon style B tenor banjo
Linked by jbalch 20 days ago

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Miller Head
Linked by Kurt Kemp 25 days ago

Forum Post: Skin head tightening issues
Linked by westsideryan 26 days ago

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Hide Drying after Staining & Mounting
Linked by tomberghan 1 month ago

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