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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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Genuine Rogers 3-star brand calfskin

I am mounting a genuine Rogers hide for a BHO member.  Check my homepage BLOG for more:  http://www.banjohangout.org/blog/31016
From jbalch 2 years ago
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Slingerland Radio King hide head logo

I like old hide head logos.  Just attached a couple of photos cropped from an ebay banjo auction. I have an old Slingerland Radio King snare drum from the 1960s.  I assume this head... Read More
From jbalch 2 years ago
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Vega 5-star Quality head on ebaY

This is cool! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Highest-Quality-Nice-Vintage-5-Star-10-15-16-Banjo-Skin-Head-Vega-Banjo-NoRes-/271314067419?pt=String_Instrument_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f2b941fdb
From jbalch 2 years ago
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String vs. Head Tension Adjustment

I'm new to this group, although all of my banjos have skin/hide heads, mostly from John Balch. I'd like to get your ideas on a question I have about tuning (strings and heads) versus... Read More
From jmoathout 2 years ago
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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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Forum Post: Re-using an old vellum head
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SPECIAL Select stained goat hide - March 25 2015
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SPECIAL select - Natural - March 25 2015
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Blog Entry: Two new SPECIAL Select Hide Heads - March 25, 2015
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11" Old hide head 01
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11" Old hide head 02
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Forum Post: Hide Head Question
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Blog Entry: FINALLY - Stern Tanning Co hides - back in stock
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Forum Post: Vellum skin head transparency and thickness
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John Balch demonstrating hide head installation
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