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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Washburn B17 Banjo head


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4stop - Posted - 01/25/2019:  03:53:59


Anyone know the proper replacement head for a Washburn B17 Banjo?

buckholler - Posted - 01/25/2019:  05:21:43


I'd say any 11" head would work. I usually go for a med crown as for me it works with all my banjos. Personally I like 5 star heads, but if I had to guess a Remo head was probably on it from the factory.

4stop - Posted - 01/25/2019:  18:20:28


It's definitely 11" I just don't know what crown size is on it now, (the original) I like the way it is now, so I want to make sure I get the right crown size. I have heard good reviews of the AMB heads so I was going to go with one of those. I tried contacting Washburn to find out what the original was but have yet to get a reply. I've searched the internet and can't seem to find anything on it. Any way I can find out what size crown is on it now without taking it off? 


Edited by - 4stop on 01/25/2019 18:27:08

Mathews Fan - Posted - 01/26/2019:  20:39:53


Most time imports like wash, rk has high crown heads

banjonz - Posted - 01/27/2019:  10:58:05


Definitely High Crown heads.

Mathews Fan - Posted - 01/29/2019:  10:20:53


Put a !1' med crown and it will sound better.

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