Weatherking Banjo Head

Weatherking Banjo Head

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High crown, 11" dia

Item # 1100-H
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$18.85

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High crown, 10-7/8" dia

Item # 1014-H
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$24.25

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6 or more $19.64
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High crown, 10-3/4" dia

Item # 1012-H
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$24.27

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6 or more $19.66
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Medium crown, 11" dia

Item # 1100-M
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$18.85

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Weatherking Banjo Head

About This Item

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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5.0

100% satisfied

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Verified Buyer


I have a 2016 Wildwood 5 string banjo with a Remo head on it. The Remo is frosted both top & bottom sides. I wanted to try this head for two reasons. 1 because it’s frosted top side only & I was hopping it would brighten my tone up a bit which it did & 2 I like a head with no advertising manufacturing names on it to have to hide under the tailpiece. So this head accomplished both objectives nicely. Also as always Stewmac’s customer service was great at answering all my pre purchase questions quickly & accurately per email. Thanks Stewmac.

5.0

Finally!

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Verified Buyer


Remo has finally started making banjo heads the way they did prior to the Calif EPA law. The frosting is thick again without being too thick. Sound after installation is like I remember! Thanks, Remo, for listening to our input!
Dick Brown

5.0

10 7/8 banjo head

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Verified Buyer


Fits well on my Carbon fiber pot

5.0

Banjo repair

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Verified Buyer


bought a beat-up banjo at my aunts estate sale, did not know aunt or uncle played. I started looking at it and thought that I could fix it up. Needed some replacement parts and new head. First one I ordered was too big. Visited with StewMac on-line and got this one ordered. They advised not all sound rings were perfectly round, they were right. With some muttering and gentle persuasion it will work. Awesome customer service and very timely in shipping. Would recommend and will continue working with them on projects. Thanks!

5.0

Great banjo head !

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Verified Buyer


I've been using these heads, bought through Stew-Mac for years. Crisp, clear sound and perfect for that bluegrass sound. I've tried several others but have the Weatherking on all of my banjos now and they last forever.

5.0

The Flathead Bluegrass Banjo Choice!

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Verified Buyer


This is a clean looking, and excellent sounding head! A good choice for my 1927 Gibson TB-3 Mastertone five-string conversion!

5.0

Lovely sound

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Verified Buyer


Sounds great on my Irish tenor banjo

5.0

Great sound

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Verified Buyer


I finished a White Oak banjo in June but wasn't happy with the sound from the ebony head I used so I replaced it with this one and a bluegrass Banjo was born! The Banjo doesn't have a tone ring but to hear it you would never know, it rings out just as well as some high dollar (including mine) name brand Banjos. I will buy this again my 2nd White Oak is nearly done and this head will be on it. Thanks StewMac!

5.0

Finally... a quality Weatherking banjo head is available again

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Verified Buyer


The frosting on these heads is similar to how they used to be - nice and even without any transparency. These heads thankfully have no factory logo stamp and therefore no "wagon wheel" symbol that was impossible to hide underneath the tailpiece. The break-in period was brief, and these quality Weatherking heads from Stew-Mac brought out more depth of tone in all of my banjos. Highly recommended!

2.0

BANJO HEAD

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Verified Buyer


WHILE BEING VERY CAREFUL TO TIGHTEN THE HEAD EVENLY IT BROKE ANYWAY.

Response from StewMac


We are sorry to hear this head broke during installation. I have sent you an email about getting a replacement sent out. - Spencer, Customer Support

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