In my experience, there are small tears that don't affect the tone of the banjo - yet! But they do get worse, and it's best to get a new vellum. I see that yours is a zither-banjo - I've re-headed a Windsor zither-banjo…"
I am pretty new to playing classic banjo and I struggled a bit with the same question ... so here is my two cents worth. I play a zither banjo so that has some inherent techniques of it's own to do with finger choices on the first…"
A fretboard is a new and complicated beast for me. I had piano lessons when I was a child and later played a lot of accordion. This is the first fretted instrument I have ever learnt and it is really challenging!
I am experimenting with…"
Your Great Granddad was obviously a talented chap! What amazes me is that UK made banjos turn up all over the world! Australia seems to be full of them!
Welcome to Classic Banjo Ning. It is good to see that you are helping to keep both…"