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Heads  Donnie Lott's Warhead Banjo Part/Accessory Reviews

Submitted by The Pope (see all reviews from this person) on 2/9/2014

Where Purchased: From Donnie himself...

Overall Comments

This is a review of a new head (well, new coating for heads) that Donnie developed. He titles his new head "Warhead". He strips off the old coating & sprays a new coating on it. (Mine was a Remo) I put it on my banjo "The Pope" (FF rim, Blaylock ring, Robin Smith neck, Keith tuners + Jim Burlile's copies of the old Pittman twisters) and let it settle in for a week.

Then I did some playing with it. I found that the surface had a sort of annoying feel to it but I got over that pretty soon.

As far as the sound is concerned, it seemed to make The Pope seem brighter & the notes were "pingier", more like an arched top, which I don't like. (I had an AT for years but as those years went by, I liked the "Scruggs" sound better & now own 4 flatheads, 0 AT) That is why I only gave a rating of 6: not because the head wasn't good, just that it made my banjo brighter & I want it to be bassier. (Maybe that's because I also play electric bass...) Perhaps later I will put it on another banjo & give it another try...

Erik The Pope

Overall Rating: 6

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