One of the most important aspects of your banjo set up is the head tension. Changes to your banjo head tension dramatically affect the tone of your banjo. It can also alter the playability of your banjo. Luckily, this is one of the easiest parts of banjo setup to take care of yourself.
Originally written by Carolina Bridges
The wonder of banjo heads is how easy they make it for banjo players to change the sound of their banjos if they want to! By adjusting their existing banjo head tension or changing the head out for a different one, they can make some pretty dramatic changes to the sound of their banjo!
While I like to tease customers that it is the “magic banjo fairy dust” that we sprinkle on each of our banjos before they ship that makes them sound so good, the truth is we continually focus on improving each and every component of our banjos to improve their sound and ease of performance.