View Full Version : How do you tighten this banjo uke head?

Captain Simian
06-01-2015, 01:32 PM
I just got this old banjo uke today. It was a pretty simple project, it just need tuners and strings. The head could use a little tightening but I haven't the slightest idea how or if it can be done. I've never seen a banjo uke with this type of set up.



Back (I put a chopstick in back to hold the foam in place)


06-01-2015, 07:32 PM
The old way of tightening non-adjustable heads on banjos, bongos, etc was to moisten the skin slightly and position an incandescent light bulb underneath -- the bulb's heat would shrink the skin. That was before synthetic heads. If this axe's head is skin, try that. If it's plastic, I dunno.

06-01-2015, 08:48 PM
I did the moisten thing on my natural skin drums, but I used a hair dryer.