Deering Banjo Head Change Package
Deering Banjo Head Change Package
Deering Banjo Head Change Package
Deering Smile Bridge
Deering Banjo Head Change Package
Deering Banjo Head Change Package
Deering Banjo Head Change Package

Deering Banjo Head Change Package


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Get your banjo back into mint condition. Do you want to maintain a beautiful sound for your Deering banjo? Upgrading your head type will customize your banjo's voice and spruce up it's look. 

This package is perfect for the player who wants to maintain a beautiful sound on their Deering Banjo by replacing the Top Frosted head, or try a new one for a custom look and voice.

This package includes the necessities for changing your banjo head. 

  • Medium Crown Banjo Head of your choice
  • Deering 5/8" Smile Bridge
  • T-Wrench
  • GRIP Peg String Winder
  • Set of Banjo Strings of Choice



*For Deering, Vega, and Tenbrooks Banjos only. Will Not Fit Goodtime Banjos. Deering Smile Bridge type included will complement your string selection*

Deering’s new patent-pending Smile™ Banjo Bridge is created to fit into the natural curve created on a banjo head when under string tension. This relieves the stress found in a traditional bridge allowing the Smile™ Bridge to vibrate without constriction. The result is an instantly fuller and more expressive mid-range, less constricted low-end frequencies, and a wonderful balance across all strings.

This new and innovative GRIP banjo peg winder by Music Nomad illustrates the high quality, versatility, and ease. It features:

  • Rubber Lined, Dual Bearing Peg Winder
  • Innovative Dual Bearing Construction for Effortless, Silent & Super Fast Winding
  • Safe Scratch-Free & Clank Free Rubber Lined Design
  • Fits & Grips Virtually all Tuning Pegs
  • Ergonomic, Non-slip Comfort Grip
  • Narrow Profile Winder Design Keeps you From Hitting other Pegs on Tight fit Banjos



Top Frosted- The most popular head made for a 5-string banjo. Crisp bright with a good snap, not too much sustain, good clarity and note distinction.

Black-Mellow in tone with long sustain, lots of low frequency response and not a crisp as a clear or bottom frosted head. More sustain that the fiberskyn.

Renaissance-Smooth top & opaque honey color. Tone is a brighter than found in the fiberskyn head. Another favorite of old time clawhammer players.

Fiberskyn-Warm, round character. A favorite with old time clawhammer players.

Clear-Sweet tone with clear distinction and long sustain, a bit less bass response than the bottom frosted head.

Prism-Showy appearance with smooth surface like a black head but brighter in tone, popular for tenor, plectrum,and Crossfire banjos both for tone and appearance.

Kevlar-Tends to emphasize the high frequencies like you would hear in an arch top banjo, stiffer with a surface texture like an orange peel. This head sustains well and is crisp. It is sweet and strong on the six string banjos. 

Bottom Frosted-Popular with tenor and plectrum banjoists because the smooth outer surface is quieter when strumming. The head has good bass response. 

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