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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Mountain banjo has wrinkle in head


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banjo bill-e - Posted - 08/19/2019:  10:10:37


Glued-on hide head is loose enough to cause a wrinkle. Still produces surprisingly good tone but looks bad. It's time to thin the herd and I would like to sell it. Anyway to remove and re-install or tighten or replace?

Kimerer - Posted - 08/19/2019:  13:37:43


Pictures would help. Is it tacked and glued, or just glued? What is it glued to? Is there a rim that you can take out and soak it off?



 



 

carlb - Posted - 08/19/2019:  15:25:07


Or maybe just spraying the edge that's wrinkled. loosening the glue, perhaps, and then pulling it tight and regluing. I wouldn't try to do the whole skin, just around the wrinkle.



 


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Originally posted by Kimerer

Pictures would help. Is it tacked and glued, or just glued? What is it glued to? Is there a rim that you can take out and soak it off?


banjo bill-e - Posted - 08/19/2019:  15:38:17


Hmmm, the wrinkle be gone! The head is still sagging at the bridge but nowhere as bad as before. Must be a temperature/humidity thing. I will have to take it apart and inspect further, thanks for the replies.

mike gregory - Posted - 08/19/2019:  16:04:12


I've heard of people using a hair dryer to tighten their natural hide drums and/or banjo heads.
Safer than holding a lighter near it.

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