"I've been using Bernunzio's calfskin "medium grade" heads for many years. They're inexpensive @ $18 and very serviceable. If you call them, they'll sort thru for any variable you specify (thickness, color,…"
"Hi Greg, regarding Remo sizes, Brown Dog Banjos in the UK supply the various types of heads in sizes of 1/16" increments from 8" up to 12 2/16". I've a number of vintage banjos of non standard head sizes and have always managed…"
"Oh boy, that is not a happy sight!
You have a lot of options to try Greg. Write Bob Smakula and get several different kinds. Try a renaissance, bottom frosted, fiberskyn, white opaque (but not coated). I think you are limited to…"
"Ouch, painful !
I have had a few calf skin vellums bust but only when the banjo was stored in their case, for some reason. Was the tail piece a midge too close to the vellum and rubbing it through over time? In the UK is it usually so…"
This has only happened one other time in the 24+ years I've been playing banjo, but tonight I blew the head apart on my Whyte Laydie! Any recommendations for a new banjo head?Thanks and Happy Holidays to all!GregSee More
"I had a ball, as usual. I regret not being practiced up enough to play or jam effectively. I did get to jam a bit on the viola.
I've been twice before (Nashville and Knoxville) but this time I felt like "family". Lots of friends to…"
"I'm not sure I understand, Greg. The response form seems to be for those who have attended past gatherings. You seem to be asking all members of this forum to respond. Please de-confuse-icate us. Thanks."
Dear Friends,We enjoyed an extraordinary 2017 Banjo Gathering this past weekend in Alexandria, Virginia, with a wonderful array of presentations, displays of material culture, and three amazing field trips to the Library of Congress American Folklife Center (AFC), the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History (NMAH).We were so inspired that we've decided to begin working immediately on planning for our…See More
Thank you for the kind comments Greg, I'm working on high-quality mp3 versions of the piano accompaniments which will be made available here. I really like your playing and the tone you get from your banjo.