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May 5, 2021 - 10:35:32 AM

Heady

USA

40 posts since 4/25/2021

I tried googling and don't understand what I've found.

What is a "tackhead" banjo and is it suitable for Clawhammer/Old-time?

May 5, 2021 - 10:49:32 AM

jacot23

USA

186 posts since 12/13/2012

It's a banjo that has some kind of hide head attached to the rim with tacks.

For example:
prustbanjos.com/models.htm

I think they are appropriate for old time music.

May 5, 2021 - 10:52:24 AM

Heady

USA

40 posts since 4/25/2021

Thank you!

May 5, 2021 - 11:51:50 PM
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AndyW

UK

793 posts since 7/4/2017

I think from your other thread this will be your first banjo? If so you might want to put in a search on how weather/humidity affects the tension of a skin head banjo. You might be better off with a more modern style with a mylar(plastic) head.

May 13, 2021 - 6:57:04 AM
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267 posts since 9/8/2010

I second what AndyW says. I have a tackhead banjo and find it can be frustrating. It is fun to have, but I would not want it as my primary banjo.

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