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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Thickest frosted top head available today?


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maxmax - Posted - 03/26/2020:  02:00:16


Hi!

Does anyone know who offers the thickest frosted top head today? I would need an 11" medium crown. I can find the Taiwanese Remo in stock, but only in high crown.

I know Huber, Stelling and others offer their own versions of Remo's with different amount of frosting, but does anyone know which is the thickest?

Or does anyone know if there are any old stock 5-Star or Ludwig heads laying around somewhere? Probably not, right?

Any help would be appreciated! Many thanks in advance,
Max

1935tb-11 - Posted - 03/26/2020:  04:26:52


good luck... this is a 5 star



ebay.com/c/1619751793



 



your other best option is the huber


Edited by - 1935tb-11 on 03/26/2020 04:27:31

mike gregory - Posted - 03/26/2020:  04:35:39


Might one try ADDING frosting to an existing head?



Perhaps KILZ or automotive primer?



 

35planar - Posted - 03/26/2020:  06:29:41


Deering has their "Skin Tone" head, but I'm not certain it's frosted or a finer surface version of a fiber skyn.
deeringbanjos.com/collections/...anjo-head

The Old Timer - Posted - 03/26/2020:  07:01:56


I got a Huber to try to thicken the tone of my Gibson Scruggs. It did a real nice job I think. I like it. I don't know any numbers about frosting thickness though.

Nicholas Glardon - Posted - 03/26/2020:  07:28:40


give Eric Sullivan a call he will set you up you wont be sorry

maxmax - Posted - 03/26/2020:  07:31:54


Mike - that's a good idea, but I'm not in an adventurous mood right now. I've added paint to Renaissance heads and thinned down Fiberskyn heads before, but this time I just want a slightly thicker frosted top head and be done with it. :-)

Mark - thanks, but I actually have a one of those Skin Tone heads and it's quite different. More like Fiberskyn with less goo on top.

The Huber heads and contacting Eric Sullivan are good tips, thanks!

KCJones - Posted - 03/26/2020:  10:39:54


I've heard AMB has their own coating thickness and a lot of people prefer that. Not sure if it's thicker or thinner than 'average'.

Here's a couple archived threads that contain measurements. Of course these specs may have changed over time but it's something for reference.

banjohangout.org/archive/289949

banjohangout.org/archive/313839

banjohangout.org/archive/251116

Emiel - Posted - 03/26/2020:  10:43:16


The new USA-made Remo heads (the ones without "Weather King") have a really thick and very stable frosting.

maxmax - Posted - 03/26/2020:  12:39:36


Thanks, I'll look more into the AMB heads. They used to offer one called Pre-EPA that was great in my opinion, but they are no longer making that one. I'll look into their other head.

Hey Emiel, that's interesting. I wasn't aware they had made a change. Do you know roughly when this change happened?

Thanks!

Emiel - Posted - 03/26/2020:  14:36:43


quote:

Originally posted by maxmax

Thanks, I'll look more into the AMB heads. They used to offer one called Pre-EPA that was great in my opinion, but they are no longer making that one. I'll look into their other head.



Hey Emiel, that's interesting. I wasn't aware they had made a change. Do you know roughly when this change happened?



Thanks!






This is the original thread from late 2017:



banjohangout.org/archive/335521



The frosting is very solid on these new generation of Remo top-frosted heads.

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