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Weatherking Banjo Head

Weatherking Banjo Head

High crown, 11" dia

Item # 1100-H
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$20.78

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High crown, 10-7/8" dia

Item # 1014-H
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$26.73

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High crown, 10-3/4" dia

Item # 1012-H
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$26.75

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Medium crown, 11" dia

Item # 1100-M
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$20.78

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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.



CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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5.0

Sounds good

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My old weatherking had a crack. This took care of that.

4.0

Banjo heads are different sizes  measure thrice buy once.

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Verified Buyer


I bought a standard 11 inch banjo head because on the site I saw it was one of the only options available. I tried to put it on but it was too big for the frame and I tore it putting it on.
I went back and saw a tab for other sizes for older banjos (antiques) and there a was 103/4 inch head that i put on and it fits perfectly. Still a l;ot of work to do but can move ahead now with the correct head. Check your size

5.0

Weathering banjo head

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Verified Buyer


Just put my banjo back together after doing my tune up this year and got some parts from stewmac. My banjo sounds better than ever.
Thanks guys

5.0

Very happy with this banjo head!

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Verified Buyer


Excellent banjo head. Arrived promptly and installed easily. It fit perfectly on my Gibson RB 250 banjo. Highly recommended.

5.0

As advertised.

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As advertised, prompt delivery.

5.0

Weatherking banjo head

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The sales representative was able to help me select the right head for my banjo, and it arrived within two days.

5.0

100% satisfied

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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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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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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!

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