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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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TIme to check your head tension!

If you live south of the equator, then ignore this message, but if you live north of the equator . . . well here it is Winter, and the air is getting dryer in many places now. Today my hide head... Read More
From Tom Berghan 2 years ago
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What have I done?

A few weeks ago I put a calf skin head on my Pisgah Rambler.  I love it.  It has more "depth", is more responsive, and more subtle.   Today I picked up my Reiter Round... Read More
From ChuckS 2 years ago
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Weather

hello my name is mark darlington aka darlo and I joined this group initially because I wanted to tinker with my bluegrass banjos and try a skin head because I had read good things about them but with... Read More
From darlo 2 years ago
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John Balch Head On My Goodtime

I've been `upgrading' my Goodtime openback 5-string. I replaced the guitar tuners with planetary with Ivoroid knobs (I have the traditional-shaped peghead); replaced the tension ring with a... Read More
From Rich Polinski 3 years ago
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Bleaching goat skin

Wondering if anyone has any tips on how to whiten/bleach goat rawhide.
From CamC 3 years ago
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Forum Post: Wood Stain on a Goat Skin head
Linked by jbalch 6 days ago

Forum Post: skin head vs plastic head for playing jigs/reels?
Linked by jbalch 15 days ago

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Linked by championofnorthhuron 15 days ago

Forum Post: 'Fuzzy' Head on my Booth Fretless
Linked by championofnorthhuron 15 days ago: New J. Balch Fuzzy Head on my Noel Booth fretless...

Forum Post: Whatcha think?
Linked by revellfa 18 days ago: Original Rogers head from 1923. Sounds great IMHO

Forum Post: DRAWING ON A GOAT HIDE BANJO HEAD
Linked by jbalch 23 days ago

Forum Post: Real hide heads on resonator banjos?
Linked by jbalch 28 days ago

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Goat skins - prepared by Jeff Menzies in Jamaica
Linked by jbalch 1 month ago

Forum Post: StewMac colortone stain to color goat skin results
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Forum Post: Skin Head/Tension Hooks
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