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Arch Top Setup: "Pre-EPA" or 5-Star Head?

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Mar 28, 2020 - 10:13:26 PM
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eMike

USA

1309 posts since 2/5/2006

What difference in tone would you expect from a "Pre-EPA" Remo head vs a 5-Star on a Stew-Mac arch top kit banjo?

Mar 28, 2020 - 11:46:36 PM

654 posts since 12/26/2006

Hi,
Any difference will be negligable. 5 star heads can be cranked down very tight, but overall I would not expect much difference.

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Dave

Mar 28, 2020 - 11:57:30 PM
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eMike

USA

1309 posts since 2/5/2006

Thank you Dave. I appreciate your comments.
Mike

Mar 29, 2020 - 1:01:36 AM

Emiel

Austria

9452 posts since 1/22/2003

The 5-Star head will give you more bass, a little less pop.

Mar 29, 2020 - 12:38:43 PM
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71742 posts since 5/9/2007

The 5 Star will have a favorite tension where the Remo will have a broader range of tone.
For a deeper tone try a quarter deflection at the bridge under a 9 1/2" straightedge.

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