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Love seeing my heads on your banjos

Posted by jbalch on Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Honored to have them on really special instruments like these two from master luthier Lee Sproull!  Thanks David Emery!

6 comments on “Love seeing my heads on your banjos”

DEmery Says:
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @3:57:32 AM

Hey those heads are really nice; and after tweaking #10 this morning the banjo really rattles. The heads take a good tension and perform well in addition to looking great. David E.

rinemb Says:
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @7:54:15 AM

Warning! A while back when I was taking a pic of my Reiter Special with one of your heads, when I broke my phone. Yea, I was standing over the banjo, laying in its case on a table, to shoot a pic....then I dropped my phone it landed on the banjo head and leaped up in the air another foot or so (and over) falling on my basement concrete floor. Goodbye phone. I do not recommend this as a means to test your banjo head tension. That said, love the head. Brad

rinemb Says:
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @7:56:18 AM

Oh, would like to see your heads make onto more mountain type banjos, especially the marbled and splotchy looking skins. Brad

DEmery Says:
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @7:56:57 AM

Hadn't considered the phone dilemma. Sorry to hear about that...but thanks for the comment about John's heads on these new banjos. David E.

DEmery Says:
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @7:58:48 AM

Brad I have a mountain banjo being built by Lawrence Hargis of Arizona. It should deliver to me by the end of March. I asked him to stain a goat skin head for me and John provided some instruction. Lawrence said he did a test on one of his banjos and said after seeing it "white heads look garish." IN short you will see "a stained" skin on a mountain banjos soon....but it will be from Lawrence Hargis. David E.

jbalch Says:
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @10:54:53 AM

Sorry to hear about the phone. I dropped my phone yesterday too - But I was lucky. It didn't break. Nonetheless it is time for a new one.

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