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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I use drum heads.

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. 

I just use premade replacement heads that they use on drums. The ones I have used are 6 in but they come in different sizes.

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?

Used both clear and white Here is a picture of one. I have couple of sound videos with the other. http://www.cigarboxnation.com/video/sunday-beer-break-banjo-blues-f...

That is soo AWESOME.!!!!! I just watched your video, that's some mighty fine playin, wow

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