Weatherking Banjo Head

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High crown, 11" dia

Item # 1100-H
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$17.42

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High crown, 10-7/8" dia

Item # 1014-H
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$20.19

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High crown, 10-3/4" dia

Item # 1012-H
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$20.19

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Medium crown, 11" dia

Item # 1100-M
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Weatherking Banjo Head

The original plastic heads. Epoxy-mounted Mylar® with white top-frosted surface for a bright, crisp tone.

Plastic heads resist stretching and shrinking due to humidity, a problem common to skin heads, and give the instrument a brighter, crisper tone.

Choosing the right size banjo head
Measure your banjo for the correct head diameter
Your banjo's rim may be slightly out of round, so take at least three diameter measurements at different points on the outside of the banjo's tone ring or rim top. Use the average diameter to the nearest 1/16" to order the correct size.

Most modern banjos use an 11"-diameter head. Modern makers of "old-time" open-back banjos usually use 11" (and sometimes 12") heads. Vintage banjos, however, may have a range of rim diameters from 10" to 12".



Choose the correct crown height
Crown height is the vertical distance from the top of the head's mounting band to the top surface of the head. A banjo with a flathead tone ring (or a flat-topped banjo) requires a medium or high crown head. A banjo with an archtop tone ring requires a low crown head. The correct crown height prevents the banjo's tension hoop from pulling down too far, and ensures the hoop won't be so high as to impede the strings.


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Weatherking - the best for a bluegrass banjo

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Seems like many prefer the Stewart McDonald Weatherking head to the ones with the logo you can buy elsewhere. And they are right as they give a sound I like. Simply the best buy!

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great head, but agree with another reviewer, don't put the sticker on the head.

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I must say that these are good heads, but please label the size on the bag and not on the mylar. They do not remove easily with naphtha and it slows us down unnecessarily.

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