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Keep your Banjo sounding amazing with our Remo banjo heads, banjo replacement heads, banjo tools and banjo wrenches in all sizes for tightening a banjo head.

We have 1/4 inch, 5/16 and 9/32 size banjo head wrenches in several different varieties. Knowing the right wrench to buy can be tricky, don't hesitate to email or call us. If you tell us what banjo you have, we can tell you the right size to buy.

1/4 inch is for most Gibson Mastertone Style bluegrass banjos with a flathead tone ring and one piece flange. The heavier bluegrass banjos and other bluegrass banjos that normally cost say 500.00 and up.

9/32 is the common smaller size for beginner banjos with a hoop ring or no tone ring and aluminum pot "bottle cap" 30 bracket banjos.

5/16 is the larger size used for many clawhammer and old time specific open back banjos with the shoe and bracket system for tightening the head.

  • Head Wrenches and Torque Wrenches
    Head Wrenches and...

    Tightening a Banjo Head - Banjo Tools
    Banjo Tools for tightening a banjo head. We have banjo head keys and drum keys to tighten the head on your banjo. Including all the common sizes like 1/4 5/16 for 5-string,6-string or 4-string banjos and smaller sizes for beginner banjos too. we even have offer a two way and a three way banjo head wrench.

  • Replacement Heads
    Replacement Heads

    Banjo replacement heads from BanjoTeacher.com

    We feature a wide selection of Banjo replacement heads including white banjo heads, clear heads for banjo, inside frosted banjo heads, renaissance heads, black heads and goat skin heads from Remo, Deering, Gold Tone, Saga and Recording King.

  • Tightening Brackets
    Tightening Brackets

    Banjo Replacement Head Tightening Brackets
    Why buy a whole set? Purchase single replacement banjo head  J hooks and nuts. We have the nuts, hooks and parts for tightening down a banjo head in several sizes and shapes for open back and resonator bluegrass banjos. These are the types of hooks and nuts that fit banjos with 14,16, 18, 24 or 30 hooks. These can be for 4 5 or 6 string banjos with individual shoes attached to the rim, or the bracket bolts and nuts used for the heavier bluegrass banjos with 24 brackets and a one piece flange.

  • Drum Dial
    Drum Dial

    The Drum Dial is the way to go for the most accurate and easy banjo head tension adjustments. We recommend a head pressure of 88 to 89 with the Analog Drum Dial readings and 90 to 91 with the Digital Drum Dial head tension meter.
    Once you know

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    Reno Weather KingThe world’s best-known and best-selling banjo head! This white, frosted banjo head available in medium, high or low crown will fit almost all banjos. Diameter is the standard 11”. The Remo weather king banjo head is the banjo industry standard, They are a long wearing banjo head that give a consistent tone and sound as good as new for as...
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    Precise tensioning of banjo heads You can us this for balancing the head tension on your banjo by equalizing the amount of torque on all 24 brackets. It gives you precise tensioning of banjo heads. It adjusts head tension evenly all the way around for maximum tone. Practical and effective -- it removes the guesswork. It comes with an adapter that fits...
  • $69.00
    The most accurate way to measure how tight to tighten your banjo head At BanjoTeacher.com we have the drum dial for banjo. The most accurate way to measure how tight to tighten your banjo head. How tight should I tighten the banjo head is a question that comes up often? The drum dial makes it easy to reach even pressure and accuracy. DrumDial quickly and...
  • $6.95
    T-Wrench which fits most standard size Banjos Banjo Head Tightening Key T-Wrench Tighten a Banjo Head easy with the Head Tightening Tool 1/4 inch T-Wrench which fits most standard size Banjos, Goldtone, Recording King, Gold Star, Gibson, Deering, Stelling, and most resonator banjos made today The wrenches are money back guaranteed if the standard size...
  • $19.87
    Fantastic new 3 way banjo head tightening wrench tool Fits 1/4”, 5/16” and 9/32” sockets Here is the answer, a head wrench that fits all the sizes. Covers you for all standard banjo bracket nut sizes. Really well made, invented and produced by a banjo player. I recommend them and I am using one myself. Ross Nickerson
  • $5.00
    Banjo Head Wrench This wrench is a little smaller and fits most less expensive banjos like the ones with aluminum rims, and goldtone CC100's etc. Knowing the right wrench to buy can be tricky, don't hesitate to email or call us. If you tell us what banjo you have, we can tell you the right size -  866-322-6567
  • $79.00
    Digital LCD display measures true Timpanic pressure from 0-100 Custom foam lined protective hard shell caseEdge Gage Glass calibration standardLug back drum key holder and Drum key Tuning chart and InstructionsSimple one touch calibration that maintains the cal point even when powered down!
  • $27.41
    Renaissance Banjo HeadThey're known for their rich warm tones, resonance and tone. (B1103)Remo 11" Renaissance Head Remo 11" High Collar
  • $27.20
    Now a banjo head with the frosting on the inside! What a great way to still get the warmer sound a standard frosted banjo head has but a smooth surface that will not wear out on top. These work great for 5-string players that want a smooth banjo head surface but not the brighter treble sound a non frosted banjo head produces. Keeping a Banjo Head Clean...
  • $289.00
    A Banjo Pickup that is built right in to the Banjo Head The Kavanjo banjo pickup is built right into the banjo head. I use it and it works great. It's specially made to not affect the acoustic tone and volume of the banjo. I was impressed and preferred the tone over the hum bucking style truss road banjo pickups. It did not change the volume much if any...
  • $4.40
    Replace banjo head hooks and brackets needed for tightening down the banjo head! We have several different sizes of replacement banjo head brackets. Choose from different sizes, lengths and nut sizes. (B1188) Flat Hook with Nut B1188-N Flat Hook with Ball End Ballend (2 inch)  NickelThese are for open back Miscellaneous banjos $4.40 (B1190-C/N) J Hook...
  • $18.90
    Remo Banjo HeadsThe most popular banjo head in the world. These Remo banjo head replacements are made in Taiwan and therefore are available at a lower price than the American made Remo Banjo Head versions. They come in standard size 11 inch medium crown with white frosting.I am sure these work fine so if you want to save on the price this is a good...
  • $29.20
    FIBERSKIN BANJO HEAD(B1099)Remo 11" Fiberskyn High Collar Remo 11" Fiberskyn The Fiberskyn® Diplomats have warm tones due to a poly-spun fiber single layer of Mylar® film. Theyre known for their warm full tones, resonance, and sustain.
  • $27.41
    Clear Banjo Head(B1098)Clear Remo 11"Clear High Collar The Clear Diplomat is Remos brightest, most open sounding head due to its single layer of Mylar film.
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    $8.40
    The wrench is sturdy and has has tuning wings to make it easier to use.Two Headed Banjo Head Key- Grover Dual-Banjo Head Bracket The dual banjo bracket wrench, for installing and tightening banjo heads. This dual bracket wrench for banjo is perfect for banjo players that need both common sizes of banjo head tightening keys, 1/4 and 5/16. The vast majority...
  • $24.95
    Banjo Head Replacement 10 4/16 inch High Crown Remo Banjo head with standard white frostingThis is the frosted remo head used on most bluegrass banjos. and what I recommend. It's a 11 inch medium Collar head with standard frosting. I've used these for years and they are the most popular banjo head in the world. They’re known for their bright warm tone,...
  • $3.24
    Golden Gate Bracket Hook and Nut Set Golden Gate Bracket Hook and Nut SetP-40 A round, nickel-plated steel hook, 2 5/8” long with 1” of thread. Supplied with 9/32” hex nut. Perfect for old-timey banjos. 2 5/8" length one for $3.24set of 24 for $23.90 Golden Gate 1930s-Style Bracket Hook and Nut SetP-43 A correct, 1930s style hook and nut set, heavily...
  • 1 Review
    $24.95
    11 inch medium Collar head with standard frosting. This is the frosted remo head used on most bluegrass banjos. and what I recommend. It's a 11 inch medium Collar head with standard frosting. I've used these for years and they are the most popular banjo head in the world. They’re known for their bright warm tone, vibration, and sustain.If you are not sure...
  • $2.60
    These nickel-plated brackets and shoes fit most vintage & modern banjos. Hex-shaped steel shoe, 3/8” screw and small lock washer. Fits 5/32” holes on banjo rims which are about 1/4” thick.Sold individually or in a set of 24 see below
  • $19.95
    Here is select quality skin head that is durable and affordable. For those who prefer the unmistakable sound of a genuine goatskin head, here is select quality skin head that is durable and affordable. Full 16” diameter allows head to be trimmed to size—after soaking in water and mounting on banjo. Be sure to save and re-use the metal head hoop from your...
  • $24.95
    The most popular banjo head in the world. This is the frosted remo head used on most bluegrass banjos. and what I recommend. It's a 11 inch medium Collar head with standard frosting. I've used these for years and they are the most popular banjo head in the world. They’re known for their bright warm tone, vibration, and sustain. 11 inch High Crown/ High...
  • $22.40
    Golden Gate Bracket Hook and Nut Set A complet set of 24 brackets, hooks and nuts for tightening the banjo head. A round, nickel-plated steel hook, 2 5/8” long with 1” of thread. Supplied with 9/32” hex nut. Perfect for old-timey, open back and clawhammer banjos.
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    Banjo Head T-Wrench - 9/32" Fits Goodtime ,Boston, & Vega Banjos w/o Tubaphone Tone RingHead tension is critical to good sound. Love this little tool , works great , does what it supposed to do ,its the right tool for the job !
  • $27.50
    Yes we have the black banjo head in standard medium crown and 11 inch size and at a discount price. The black banjo heads work like the normal white ones but have a unique look and could set you apart from everyone elseThis black head has a longer sustain and produces a mellower tone. This will add more bass and lower tones response. The tone as bright as...
  • $27.50
    Our clear banjo heads come in the standard 11 inch diameter size with medium crown at a discounted price. The clear banjo heads give your banjo a unique look.  We feature the high quality Deering Banjo clear banjo heads at a discount price. Medium Crown (standard size)Head diameter: 11 inch (standard diameter) Medium Crown is the most common crown or...
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