Huber Banjo Head

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


The Huber/Remo 11 inch medium crown banjo head delivers tone, volume and clarity. 

During the 1970s, Remo was forced to modify the frosting that was applied to their heads in order to comply with evolving new environmental regulations. The resulting process applied a frosting that was thinner than before and serious and studious pickers were convinced that these new heads sounded differently as well.


Steve made arrangements with the company to manufacture a head for Huber with a slightly (.001″) thicker frosting. This new Huber/Remo head is very close to the older Remos that have been prized by banjo set up pros and aficionados.


These Huber/Remo heads are only available in a medium crown.


In most cases, the medium crown is recommended for flathead banjos as a high crown can bottom out in the neck cavity before reaching the desired tension. Medium crown heads are installed on all new Huber Banjos.

Weight 1 lbs

6 reviews for Huber Banjo Head

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Don Etheredge

    I don’t replace the heads on my banjos as often as I should, but I’ve replaced two (on different banjos) over the past year with Huber heads and am very pleased with the the results. I especially like the thicker frosting. It’s amazing how a few little things can add up to make a big difference.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Entsminger (verified owner)

    I like the Huber head very much and plan on using them in the future. Great product!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bryan Davidson (verified owner)

    I just bought a 1989 Gibson RB3 (Rich Era) and the guy had put a Vintage Huber ring in it with a Huber head.
    I thought everything fit wicked-NICE, and the head frosting had seen better days so I replaced the old Huber head with a new Huber head. Love it! Very glad you all are still making them! Cheers!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Matz (verified owner)

    Over the years I’ve used most of the major brands and their variations out there. I was pleasantly surprised by the improvements in tone, ie, the richness and clarity of sound. Great improvement on my banjo!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Sigmon

    I have a drop dead gorgeous custom Huber. I thought…well, a head is a head….but when I compared what Steve puts on his banjos to the one I had on my RB250 Gibson…….well, I am sold on Steve’s head. I don’t quite know how he goes about it, but I won’t purchase anything other!!!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Ritter (verified owner)

    Awesome head, more like the old Remos. Used a drum dial to get even tension and it sounds great on my banjo…better than the new (thin) Remos in my opinion.

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