• Get more "snap" for old-time playing and more depth for bluegrass
  • This modern head material is unaffected by moisture and resembles antique amber translucent calfskin
  • Bring new tone possibilities with a sound that's a bit brighter than the original Elite, but warmer than a standard plastic head
  • High crown (1/2") head, with 12" diameter
  • High crown heads are most suitable for a banjo with a flathead tone ring (or a flat-topped banjo)

Warm tone with extra clarity. Bring new tone possibilities with a sound that's a bit brighter than the original Elite, but warmer than a standard plastic head.

Get more "snap" for old-time playing and more depth for bluegrass. This modern head material is unaffected by moisture and resembles antique amber translucent calfskin. A banjo with a flathead tone ring (or a flat-topped banjo) usually requires a high crown head.

Measure your banjo for the correct head diameter:

  • 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.

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.

Specs for this head:

  • Crown height: High (1/2")
  • Diameter: 12"

 

SKU 0499-H
Brand Elite
Unit Of Measure ea

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