How To Tighten Your Banjo Head

Pick up a T-Wrench here to tighten your banjo head!


  • Devlinski

    Do you always tighten head with the bridge and strings in position? Or is it safer to do without?

  • David Farris

    I found this to be very helpfull and easy to understand. Thank you.

  • Dave

    This is a very quick, to the point instructional video. I was quite surprised by the difference between the before/after sound of the head. Maybe your editors could add a segment to the video of you tapping the head before/after to show everyone the difference back to back!

    One point of note, I’m not sure how heat and humidity would ever loosen your banjo head… The absence of heat and humidity, sure, but not the presence of such things…if anything, heat & humidity will cause your head to tighten [maybe even break!?].

    I know that as a guitar teacher, fluctuations in humidity cause my guitars to sharpen/flatten/detune accordingly, so I imagine banjo would be no different. I’ve even had strings break while a guitar was just sitting on the stand due to increases in humidity, and in Saskatchewan [where I live] it’s usually pretty level without any major fluctuations.

    Anyway, thanks for the video, it was great!

  • Donald

    I wish I had been given this information regarding string winders a few years ago, it would have made things easier. Could you perhaps include this information with new banjos?

  • Mark

    Great video put across perfectly for new players perfectly ie ruler what to look for and how to rectify keep up the good work thank you so much

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