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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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Cleaning a hide head?

Starting to develop some dirt on my Hide and wondering on the best way to clean it without stretching or staining the hide. Really do not want to let it develop to head cheese. Any... Read More
From Rocketrob 1 year ago
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Thanks for the online advice!

I just recently started playing clawhammer banjo.  I picked up a no-name spun-over pot fretted banjo c. 1890 +/-.  With all the playing around with different bridges, different strings, and... Read More
From ToneHz 1 year ago
4 comments

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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Forum Post: Head ID
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Forum Post: 10 inch rogers,or other skin head sought,medium crown.
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Forum Post: Suggestions for rejuvenating an old skin head
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Forum Post: Want To Buy: ROGERS Brand Calfskin Head - 11" Diameter LOW CROWN
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Forum Post: DIY flesh hoops for hide heads
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12"simple brass tonering Prat Banjo.
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JDBalch Special Select goat hide head - custom fitted
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Forum Post: How is this hide head mounted
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Forum Post: Wood tone ring with skin head?
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Forum Post: Bleaching goat hide
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