I'm using this banjo head on my Goodtime open back banjo. I mostly play clawhammer style. My banjo came with a Deering frosted head which was fine but I didn't quite like the sound and the looks of it. I like this one much better. It has a warmer sound better suited for this banjo style and they are translucent which gives your banjo a more old timey look. Whenever I need to replace it I'm getting another one.