Besides mailing tape is there an easily obtainable substance I could use for a banjo head that does not include animal skin. I was hoping to make it myself. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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Thank you Erasmo, that's awesome, can you tell me how you make your drum heads. I want to build a banjo and make every piece including the drum head.
Hmmmm thanks for the info

;-)

Have you ever tried tyvack. You know that super tough plastic sheeting they cover houses with.???

even heavy mil plastic like tyvack, might work initially, but first time you accidentally press a finger or anything into it, it will stretch the plastic in that spot, make it look like doody on a stick and start to effect sound quality.

no rose , never tried tyvak. 

Are you using the white drum head or the clear. I'm going to look up your build do you have a video of you and that cool banjo?
That is soo AWESOME.!!!!! I just watched your video, that's some mighty fine playin, wow

I just watched it as well, enjoyed it...now, about that neck, how long is that thing, what kind of scale, looks like you could take that instrument into battle if you had to lol ;-)

yup that thing is thexah .  ;-)

I'm building one as well in the next few weeks, I'm using a 12" tambourine drum head for mine, has beautiful sound, and is animal skin unless your initial reason for not wanting it to be animal skin was personal.

and this one doesn't have the cymbals to remove, inexpensive on eBay, took a little while to get, a couple weeks, but worth it in my opinion, especially the cost, saves a lot of work too. Let me know if you want the url to check it out online

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