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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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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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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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Linked Content -

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

Forum Post: New Calfskin Stained Green...
Linked by jbalch 7 days ago

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4- good old 11" hide heads
Linked by Kurt Kemp 16 days ago

Event: Blue Sky Banjo/Mary Z Cox & Jim Crozier
Linked by maryzcox 23 days ago

Forum Post: "Crepe Upon the Little Cabin Door" Two Fingered
Linked by revellfa 25 days ago: My dad's 1932 with a Kelley Conversion ring and a hide head.

Forum Post: How does this sound?
Linked by revellfa 29 days ago

Forum Post: Bleaching mold/mildew off a hide head
Linked by jbalch 1 month ago

Forum Post: Wetting a Skin Head
Linked by jbalch 1 month ago

Forum Post: flesh hoop idea and issue
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