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For all things related to the use of SKIN BANJO HEADS. Calf, goat, possum, hairy, shaved, stained, pre-mounted. You name it.

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Skin head longevity?

Hi all, I posted a comment earlier about 'durability for clawhammer', but looking for a clearer answer.   How does a skin head like goat fare versus a plastic head in terms of... Read More
From putasockinit 8 months ago
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Skin head durability for clawhammer?

I have a new Carver minstrel banjo,  tack head (non-adjustable) with goat skin.   I like it so much that I am going to buy a 'spare', but not sure whether to get another skin... Read More
From putasockinit 8 months ago
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Hide Head on Goodtime Banjo

Hi, I'm considering changing the head on my Goodtime Banjo to a natural vellum. I'm mainly interested in playing clawhammer and old time music and the plastic, frosted... Read More
From krin 2 years ago
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Question about calf skin head tension for bluegrass

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
From jbalch 3 years ago
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What not to do with hide heads

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
From five-string fever 3 years ago
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