Banjo head help
I’ve just bought a 1920s Vegaphone tenor banjo and while it’s a high quality instrument I’m not loving the sound yet. It came with super light strings, which I’ve changed, stuffed a sock in the back, etc., but still not completely happy yet. It’s much too bright to my ear plus the head is really smooth/slick which creates noise when I rest my pinky on the head—I’m wanting a warmer, "chunkier" sound. I am looking to change the head and just starting to research them, looking at natural skin and fiber to begin with. I’m wondering how much of a tuning nightmare to expect with a natural skin head—a friend told me that his 5 string skin head was mostly a problem when travelling out of the region and into different weather patterns. I live in the Colorado mountains where humidity is extremely low. I also have an entry level Recording King Dirty 30s with some type of Remo head and I like the sound of it a lot, though the intonation isn’t as true as I’d like, hence the upgrade to the Vega. Thanks for your input.