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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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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When to loosen?

You always read about having to adjust a hide head in the heat and humidity.  You also hear about heads splitting when the weather cools.  My question is when do you know to loosen the head... Read More
From Andy K 2 years ago
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John Balch calf-skin head on a Reiter 11"

I've just fitted the unbleached calf-skin head that I purchased from John Balch to my Reiter 11" (pictured right). It arrived 10 days ago and today was my first... Read More
From mbuk06 2 years ago
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New gourd banjo build (#13)
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Blog Entry: Hide heads I mounted.
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Forum Post: Sally Coming Through the Rye (tuned low, new Balch head)
Linked by mworden 15 days ago: Great new head from J Balch

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Linked by PeterKSiegel 18 days ago: This is my B&D Senorita with a new hide head that was made by John Balch. I've had three plastic heads on this instrument and couldn't get it to sound right. Finally sounds good with the hide head!

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Blue Sky Banjo/ Mary Z Cox
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Forum Post: Homemade Goat skin head??
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Blog Entry: Hide Head demo at Breakin' Up Winter 2015
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Banjo head art
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