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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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 2 years ago
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Bleaching goat skin

Wondering if anyone has any tips on how to whiten/bleach goat rawhide.
From CamC 2 years ago
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Reinstalling a head

I'm reinstalling a head I took off a couple years ago and I can't remember do I need to wet it to pull it down? Right now I've got it snug with 8 hooks but I have about a 1/2 inch to go.... Read More
From LWC 2 years ago
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Ouch -- split head

One of three skin heads I mounted four years ago suddenly split this week. It was the loosest of the three, the summer temperatures have been mild and the humidity was around 50 percent. Now I'm... Read More
From ssduke 2 years ago
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new member

Hello, all, Count me in as a new, completely satisfied member of the John Balch 4-star goatskin head fan club. I just received my beautiful head, (apologies to the goat) pre-mounted, from... Read More
From banjochuck 2 years ago
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