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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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Question about calf skin head tension for bluegrass

This question was posted as a comment to an old blog by Jeff Stovall: I copied it here for greater vsibility: "I'm glad to see this... Read More
From jbalch 9 months ago

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 1 year ago


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
From CEParagon124 2 years ago
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flesh hoop

   I could not find any 1/8 brass square stock to make a flesh hoop.   I have 1/8, and 3/16 round.    is it uncommon to use round stock?
From 1474383838333 2 years ago

Just posted pics of my recent tack head build

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
From Stephen45710 2 years ago
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