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Jun 13, 2021 - 11:35:01 AM
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Just checking…I bought a few 5-6 or 7 years ago & was gonna give a couple to banjo buds. They said no, so I never used them. Anyway, put one on a ‘34 uncut Style 1…had a Neat neck fitted up & wow!
Feels like the top-frosting is a smidge thicker than other contemporary Remo heads.
Any pickers have experience w/ these Stew-Mac Remo heads?
Thanks, Brian

Edited by - Lynne on 06/13/2021 11:55:17

Jun 14, 2021 - 9:29:48 AM

3839 posts since 5/29/2011

Remo heads are going to be Remo heads whether you buy them from Stewart-MacDonald or Bob Smakula. The reason that some have thicker frosting than others probably has to do with when they were made.
Also, the heads made in Taiwan have thicker frosting on them and are considered more desirable by some players. I bought a half dozen of them several years ago from an eBay seller. I have not seen any huge difference in Remo heads from StewMac as opposed to others I have bought from different vendors. I like top frosted heads but I find that some banjos respond better to one head than another, just like strings.
I hope that made sense.

Edited by - Culloden on 06/14/2021 09:31:13

Jun 14, 2021 - 10:33:45 AM
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4634 posts since 11/20/2004

I seem to prefer heavier frosted heads. Several years ago, the ones I ordered from them were almost see through, so were not my favorites. Sounds like you were luckier! As said above, just when they were made.

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