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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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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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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Forum Post: Can you recrown a calf skin head
Linked by jbalch 7 days ago

Forum Post: Hide head removal and reattachment?
Linked by jbalch 17 days ago

Forum Post: Goat Hide Heads: NEW Stain & Finish process - SPECIAL
Linked by jbalch 17 days ago

Forum Post: Notched tension hoop flush with the head
Linked by jbalch 23 days ago

Blog Entry: Old and New rims in the shop right now
Linked by jbalch 2 months ago

Forum Post: A Work-In-Progress Progress Report; Finished!
Linked by CEParagon124 2 months ago: This thread discusses the banjo on which I installed a medium goat skin.

Forum Post: this Goatskin seems to like the humidity.
Linked by revellfa 2 months ago: no problems with humidity for this guy!

Forum Post: New Calfskin Stained Green...
Linked by jbalch 2 months ago

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4- good old 11" hide heads
Linked by Kurt Kemp 2 months ago

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