This question was posted as a comment to an old blog by Jeff Stovall: http://www.banjohangout.org/my/jeff%20stovall I copied it here for greater vsibility:
"I'm glad to see this... Read More
I have had a Stern tanning 11" hide head on my Gibson copy banjo which is set up for bluegrass off and on for over a year. I say off because I took it off for a few months in late Summer... Read More
I put medium thickness unbleached goat skin heads on my Lyon & Healy and Clifford Essex Paragon banjos.
They both sound better.
I had no problems with either, thanks to all the good and useful... Read More
I just posted pictures and a video clip of my the tack head banjo I just finished; it can be found in the Banjo Building, setup, and repair forum. It features a John Balch goat skin head... Read More
Forum Post: Drum head for SS Stewart Universal Favorite
Forum Post: StewMac "How To Install A Skin Banjo Head"