Hide Heads

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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Easy Method for setting tension on a hide head

I often see people asking about how to set the tension on a hide head (and, people ask the same about Mylar heads too!). I have been playing with hide heads for nearly five years now,... Read More
From Tom Berghan 2 years ago
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When to loosen?

You always read about having to adjust a hide head in the heat and humidity.  You also hear about heads splitting when the weather cools.  My question is when do you know to loosen the head... Read More
From Andy K 2 years ago
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John Balch calf-skin head on a Reiter 11"

I've just fitted the unbleached calf-skin head that I purchased from John Balch to my Reiter 11" (pictured right). It arrived 10 days ago and today was my first... Read More
From mbuk06 2 years ago
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Out of tune banjo with playing

Hello all hide heads.  I am new to this forum.  I have mounted a hide head before, but it was for someone else's banjo.  I finally tried a medium goatskin for my StewMac kit... Read More
From existential_banjo 2 years ago
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Dying Hide Heads...

Here's the result of dying a white Clifford Essex goatskin with Annatto dye: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/265296/#3391468
From Lyndon Smith 2 years ago
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