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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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West African Goat Hide - stunning

Check out this very unique head - it is 100% natural - NOT STAINED.  A link to my blog is below: http://www.banjohangout.org/blog/31240 Also see the photos linked to this group
From jbalch 1 year ago
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Quick question for the experts

I tried a skin head on my bluegrass banjo a few years ago without much success. I know most of it was I just didn't know what I was doing. I have read where the humidity plays a factor and am... Read More
From Kurt Kemp 2 years ago
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new calf hide head from B. Miller

I was tightening up the calf hide on my banjo and it shows a separation in the membrane. I was soaking the hide with water and tightening just a 1/4 of a turn at a time and the membrane began to... Read More
From Papa-Joe 2 years ago
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Tackhead banjo

I am building a tackhead banjo and was wondering how to evenly stretch the hide?
From josiahtyree 2 years ago
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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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Forum Post: Duplex hide head
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Forum Post: Tips: Stretching skin for low crown.
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Blog Entry: Pre-Mounted hide banjo heads - PRICE LIST with NEW Options - July 1, 2015
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How to install a JDBalch pre-mounted hide banjo head
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Forum Post: Can you recrown a calf skin head
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Forum Post: Hide head removal and reattachment?
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Forum Post: Goat Hide Heads: NEW Stain & Finish process - SPECIAL
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Forum Post: Notched tension hoop flush with the head
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Blog Entry: Old and New rims in the shop right now
Linked by jbalch 3 months ago

Forum Post: A Work-In-Progress Progress Report; Finished!
Linked by CEParagon124 3 months ago: This thread discusses the banjo on which I installed a medium goat skin.

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