Humboldt Headband: The Best Marijuana Ever?

Humboldt Headband: The Best Marijuana Ever?

Headband, Humboldt Headband, 707 Headband, West Coast Headband, Daywrecker

 “Headband is supposedly a cross of OG Kush (a pheno of Chemdawg) and Sour D [(Chemdawg x Mass Super Skunk/NL)x DNL] which are both very popular in the Cali club scene.”

“Headband…GENETICS=        OG Kush x Master Kush x Sour Diesel”

“It is a Cross of OG Kush X Master Kush X Sour Diesel.”

“Headband Diesel = [Super Skunk X Sensi Northern Lights] X Chem /dawg”

“Its Sour D crossed with OG Kush…..then that is taken and its crossed with Sour D again. “


“Re: What is the strongest cannabis out there? So far HeadBand!!

without ANY doubt chemdawg & og kush are the strongest weed for a indica type strong stone..several others like WR & heri are like 24-26% thc but good og kush like OGRaskals fire og kush or chemdawg 1991 or chemdawg d is like 35%thc easy..its a whole different level of high..

original headband is very potent because of the chemdawg 1991 influence..the 707 headband is og kush x sd 2 more chem related genetics..i would say headband is 25-30%thc depending on the which cut..”

 “I’d get it for sure, I’ve tried headband a few times from humbolt county, of the 4 or 5 strains I had at the time it was my fav.. “

“a couple stories from a forum. cannabible info is similar:

Brief background:

At a Grateful Dead show at Deer Creek Amphitheatre, ‘joebrand’ (aka ‘wonkanobe’) and ‘pbud’ met ‘chemdog’ and sold him an ounce of very high quality pot for $500. joe and chemdog exchanged numbers and they later arranged for two ounces to be shipped to chemdog on the east coast. According to chemdog, one ounce was seedless and the other had 13 seeds.

In ’91, chemdog popped the first 4 seeds. From these seeds, one male was found and disposed of (chemdog was young, you can’t blame him). The 3 females were labeled ‘chemdawg’ (now ’91 chemdawg), ‘chemdawg a’ (now chemdawg’s sister), and ‘chemdawg b’. In ’01, chemdog and his girlfriend attempted to germ 3 more seeds, labeled ‘c’, ‘d’, and ‘e’. the ‘e’ seed never germinated, ‘c’ turned out to be junk (according to chemdog), and chemdawg ‘d’ was the keeper. In ’06, ‘chemdog’ and ‘joebrand’ reunited and joe was given 4 of the last 6 beans: Chemdawg phenos 1-4, ‘4’ being the chosen keeper. Joe thought the ‘4’ was the best representation of the original and thus dubbed it the ‘reunion pheno’. Chemdog still has two seeds left in his stash.

Chemdawg Crosses: • ‘OG Kush’ (the original cut) came from an s1 from in a bag of ’91 Chemdawg in the Lake Tahoe area in 1996. • ‘Sour Diesel’ aka ECSD came from an accidental cross of (’91 Chemdawg x Mass Super Skunk/NL)x DNL after the DNL hermed and seeded the room. The DNL’s lineage is NL/Shiva x Hawaiian. • Original Diesel’ (also known as Diesel #1, Headband, Daywrecker Diesel, Underdawg) came from a cross of ’91 Chemdawg x (Mass Super Skunk x Sensi’s Northern Lights) done by a guy known as ‘weasel’.

another post another forum:

OG Kush, Bubba Kush and The West Coast Dog. “In late ’93 John from Grass Valley Ca. got the Chem Dog cut. He shared it with me, Jerry(cowboy) from Dibble Creek Ca. and Harold(Putz) from Sunset Beach Ca. Putz had a male he called the secret ingredient. It was a cross of Lemon Thai and an Old World Paki Kush. Putz bred the secret ingredient to the Chem Dog. The buds that came out of this cross were going around So. L.A. county in ’95. Someone told Putz that Kush must be so good because it was mountain grown. Putz laughed and told him “this Kush is Ocean Grown Kush bro”. The tag stuck and it became known as OG Kush. In the spring of ’96 Putz married a girl from New Zealand. Before moving there he sent cuts of his OG to me and Bob(beans) in Salinas Ca. He gave all his P1 stock and all the remaining seed he had to ???? (mad dog) from Downey Ca. In late ’96 ???? sold some seed to some guys in the Valley. That’s where the San Fernando Valley cut of OG comes from. It’s like the Original only more sat in pheno type. ** sold a cut of the original to a guy in Orange county and that cut is called Larry today. It’s still around Orange county. ???? sent one other cut of the original OG to a breeder in Europe. As far as I know he never let anyone else have it. Jerry bred his Chem Dog cut to a Humboldt county indica boy. This was the beginning of his cubing proccess. At BX3 he got a pheno that had all the smell, taste and kick of the Chem Dog, but in a pure indica pheno. Jerry gave this plant to Bob. It became known as the West Coast Dog. Bob bred this plant to my Old World Kush male. He took a male from that cross and bred it to the OG cut Putz had sent him. This is what made the original Bubba Kush. Jerry’s cubed version of Chem Dog is what I sell as White Mustang”.”

Originally Posted by Delta-9
that mass strain is also known as chem dog its been around for a while as i know it . it made its way to NY and the name was changed to NYSD then to cali were it was yet renamed og kush but yes the chemdog i can get is clone only and does have the tendency to throw out bananas last few weeks but if you seen the buds it produces you would deal with the bananas trust me. i got sick of it and also i wanted to try a new method so i would end up harvesting 1/4 of the garden every 2 weeks and with plants at all different stages i was afraid those bananas would seed up my younger ladies

Nope. Not quite.
Chemdawg is from Colorado. Got out to the East Coast. (I’m sure everyone has read the whole phish concert thing). It was renamed Diesel. The Mass cut he is talking about is the Mass Super Skunk. (Friend is sending me a cut real soon)
Original/Daywrecker/Headband/Underdawg diesel are all Chemdawg x (MSS x Sensi NL). I have this cut, and have shared it with some friends.
The Daywrecker Diesel was crossed with a hawiian x affie called RFK, this is ECSD. I have this cut too.
Soma got some bagseed of the ECSD, and crossed it to his Hawaiian Afghani male given to him by Shanti. That is the NYCD.
There is also another cross named Daywrecker diesel that recently came out. It is a cross of the ECSD and OGK.

I would bet OGKush is not an S1 of Chemdawg. Although I will be the first to say they certainly are related. But if you have grown as much OG K as I have, and seen all the different phenos, you would agree. Even the S1 of SFV OGK as its called now, (which is quite honestly the first kushes running around that I came across back in ’96), make S1’s of SFV, and the offspring are very similar to the parent. Only occasioally do you get indica dom phenos. Most of the phenos resemble the parent signifigantly. (sp)
IMO OGK is more than likely a half sister of the Chemdawg ’91.
Yher also begs the question of the Bubba kush int he equation.
Now, I have the Katsu cut, which is recognized as the original cut. I also have the “Pre 98” cut, which IMO is a bit more vigorous the Katsu, and has thicker stems. Now, the Katsu cut was passed around back in like ’02’-03. No one has ever heard of the “Pre 98″ cut prior to ’06. So which came first? My guess is the Pre 98 is an S1 of the Katsu cut, and was named that to distinguish it from the other Bubba cuts running around at the time. More of a historical reference to the original parent, not a time stamp on when the genetics were created.
How does bubba relate to the CD and OGK? Well again I can only speculate. If the rumor of OGK being Chem x (Thai x O.W.P.) are true, then I can see potential for an explaination. If a CD selfed and pollenated a Thai x OWP female, you wouldnt get males, but get the breeding results people are seeing. Bubba would just be a Chem and OWP dom. OG would be Thai and Chem dom. This makes sense using all the available information. But the information is of course severely lacking. So take this for for what you will.

Let me ask you, which CD cut are able to obtain? Because they are still pretty safe gaurded aside from the ’91. The CD-D and #4 are hard to get. And there are a lot of fakes running around too. I know first hand. HAHA Just curious. ”

Original headband diesel aka daywrecker aka diesel#1
this is a amazing cut!! huge yields of chemy/fruity/skunky nugz

this is chemdawg 1991 x MASS. superskunk/northern lights

” havent heard of this headband with og kush/masterkush & sour could be the headband 707(area code in cali) cut but im am fairly sure that the make-up of headband 707 is og kush x sour diesel or ive heard og kush x sour diesel x og kush to a couple of times…maybe its really og x masterkush x sd im really curious now..i have & love the so cal masterkush clone…i think i may like this so cal masterkush clone x the white clone better though we will see..its the best of 5 fem’d seeds has the biggest leaves ive ever seen EVER! were talking the biggest leaves in 20+ yrs & in 20,000++ plants”

Re: What is the lineage of Headband

Ya – I’ll conjure to say Headband is probably a really old school cut of OG that’s been held closely by growers in Norcal, namely in the 707 area. It’s the most diesel smelling of anything OG, so the name “Original Diesel” sounds fitting – it’s definitely one of the most disorienting highs usually, and follows with a big energy drop – good if you are dealing with a lot of pain and can’t sleep “



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35 Responses to “Humboldt Headband: The Best Marijuana Ever?”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    First of all headband and og kush are sativa dominant hybrids… second take a big bong toke

  2. Frzzawwsty Says:

    Chem #4 & chem D arent all too rare but that depends on where you live. I cant wait to move out to the wwestt siide to grab a legit legal East Coast Sour D clone.

  3. does any1 have seeds/cuttings commercially available in europe?

  4. Some Random Fuck Says:

    First of all headband and og kush are sativa dominant hybrids… second take a big bong toke

    Bzzzt, wrong answer.

    OGK is an indica-dominant hybrid if I’ve ever seen one. ECSD is sativa-dominant.

    “Original Headband” is/was indica dominant whereas “707 Headband” (the one people actually like) can be coaxed either way depending on the light cycle. 707 HB will respond to a 10-11 hour nighttime photoperiod to sativa-type flowering and a 12-13 hour (or more) nighttime photoperiod to induce indica-type flowering. Flowering at the lower dark period to produce sativa-type flowering is what people go nuts over. The indica-type flower clusters are bland in comparison.

    I wouldn’t call the shit the “best marijuana ever.” The strain is handicapped from the gate which is why only limited amounts of the proper 707HB float around. Most of what you’ll see for 707HB is some booty indica-coaxed product which is why it is always best to GYO.

    Or at least that’s what a little birdie told me.

  5. Personally my favorite is still Trainwreck.

    have a oeaceful day,

  6. we have a san diego strain called DOG. IT is sour d crossed with OG Kush. God rests, the perfect herb is here.

  7. greenthumborganics Says:

    humbolt headband is 1 of 5 top outdoor crops this year in CA. make wonders for the patients of prop 215.. feel free to email for safe access upgrades

  8. i had a failed crop of headband (707 i think) that ended up being some of the best shit i have grown! felt like i ate a g of shrooms swear to god..

  9. GreenThumbOrganics Says:

    chemdog was also 1 of the best ive tasted this year, prop 215 people if you are having pain issues this will work great!!!

  10. OG Kush x Cranberry is some tasty tasty florals … very fine buds …grinds very fine … Ohio

  11. rivercitybud Says:

    i found 707 to be del norte & humbolt countys area code.
    hence the headband orgins.i have a small catolog from oaksterdam which
    lists 707 headband.they have it listed as og kush x sour diesel x sour diesel.i think it would be safe to assume that oaksterdam would have the original 707 headband since they are in humbolts back yard.

  12. Headband can’t be that rare or exclusive to California. I got 20 in a legal grow room in Canada. an amazing weed strain!! highly recommend it.

  13. It’s a O.G. Kush X Master Kush X Sour Diesel that’s backcrossed with a Chem Dawg!!!

    Anything else I can help with?


  14. CaLi StoNER Says:

    after all my years of smoking the best weed………..this is by far the best i have smoked hands down

  15. I have been smoking on sat dom headband and its great…especially the flavor…but its no holy grail for me.As a pain patient my holy grail is a specific pheno/cross of organically grown outdoor Sensi Hash Plant ..turns golden and has the biggest seed pods of any strain,thus the most resin…period. Id rather smoke the leaves of HP than the bud of ANY other strain!

  16. this shit is the bomb im smoking this shit right now and DAMN!!!!!

  17. HumboldtJib Says:

    I Like some headband, if anyone is in humboldt county and wants to smoke hit me upppp

  18. none you even know what the fuck your talking about. as we say here in (eureka ca. aka humboldt aka 707) east coasters go home……..

  19. Most of the people here in Humboldt are pretty chill, we like most everyone who isn’t abusive…..

    east coast people are just fine with most of us. And there is good mj everywhere.

    have a peaceful day,

  20. boldtbandit Says:

    707 Headband is sour d x og kush then backcrossed with sour d. difficult for beginners but can be extremely rewarding once you figure it out… it has amazing potential as a medicinal strain.

    tried 3 different planting densities (25, 16 and 12 in (3) 4×4 spaces respectively) and plotted data in excel. the # of plants as far as difference in yield was negligible. although i would say 16 was the best for mgmt purposes and did edge out the 25 and 12 in weight slightly.

    what i like about it is that it is quite difficult to gain a tolerance to even if you use heavily. i smoked it for 4 months straight without any other variety and i have never gotten sick of it – the high or the flavor. scout’s honor 🙂

    veg for 10 days, flower for 70 and you’re gold

  21. il0kan0Aryan Says:

    whats the genitics 0f s0ur 0g

  22. Medium Tom Says:

    I have what I am told is Headband. The smell is like industrial cleaner or disinfectant. Is this a headband pheno ? Thanks for any info !?

  23. If you got your clone from a grower in Humboldt or Mendocino then you might have some 707 Headband, though I am not sure about the smell as it is growing. The 707 Headband is pretty tightly held here I haven’t seen a clone of it yet in the dispensaries. There are of course other “Headbands” – like “Daywrecker” etc.

    I also heard that Reserva Privada may have renamed its Headband to “Sour Kush” to avoid some confusion, but there is no info on this on the Reserva Privada site. It’s possible you have a Reserva Privada headband that is a similar cross to the 707 but not a direct line.

    Personally I don’t think that Headband is the best here in Humboldt, though it is very good. I like Arcata Trainwreck better. Sometimes growers think a certain strain is “better” for some other reasons than a smoker might, such as ease of cloning, size of yield, pest and disease resistance, hardness of nugs, color and bag appeal, and speed of flowering.

  24. The headband I have smells like diesel “should smell”. You know like used oil or maybe leather with a skunk undertone. Oh and medium Tom, you have the Chem dog. DON’T THROW IT AWAY!!. It’s not laced LOL.

  25. Says:

    I just got 2 Headband 14 inch clones that were sm free and were about 14 inches tall ,but root-bound,so after bringing them home & into 5 gl pots with mg potting mix and flipped em into 12/12 a few days ago and today they got their 1st shot of mg bloom booster ,very high in phosphorous,actually they lowered it from 52% to 34% why ,i don,t know!Their now about 2feet tall and growing under two 120 watt gro & sho lights and 80 watts of florescant 4 ft lights standing in the little gro-show in the corner of my bedrm(which actually wk quite well,esp:when ur too ill to handle a proper 30-60 plant indoor gro-op like i had b4 succumbing to the cancer,I did grow fer 10 yrs indoors organically under mh,s for clones,mother plants and vegging and hps,s for 12/12(flowering)in a 2-3 rm system inc: closets for drying and hundreds of mason jars full of 5-7 differant 22-25% THC Ladies buds.Only problem I had was getting home invaded,tg that my ex-marine(may he r.i.p.)Brother taught me how to survive a rat-pack who hit me over the head from behind,bastards did time ,but nowhere near what they should,ve gotton.I pray this HEADBAND is as good as its reputation. cheers jb

  26. headbanded Says:

    i have seen a medical garden of oaksterdam headband clones flowering… smelling like a bunch of sour armpits.

    pretty sure they are original headband with that distinct funky smell.

    jbexpress… that was the realest post i have ever read online. much love and respect to you

  27. RubreSear Says:

    Всем привет. Наткнулся недавно на статью, в которой говорится что ученые американской Академии наук (NAS) утверждают, что конец света наступит 22 сентября 2012 года. Причем это будет “конец света” в прямом смысле.
    Что вы думаете по этому поводу.
    Пардоньте если не в тот раздел )

  28. Russian to English translation
    Hello. Recently came across an article stating that scientists of the American Academy of Sciences (NAS) argue that the world would end on Sept. 22, 2012. And it would be “doomsday ” in the literal sense.
    What do you think about it.
    Pardonte if not in that section)

  29. I don’t put any credence to this report. Some one made it up, it is fantasy.

  30. Anonymous Says:

    headbad – i have had this cut for wo years now and got it in arcata, ca – humboldt county. I always thought it was og kush x sour diesel x n.l.#5

  31. Anonymous Says:

    Headband is some good smoke when grown correct. i have the Daywrecker cut witch everyone thinks is the same as the 707 HB but its definitely not. as for great cuts with killer smoke the following strains have done very good.

    Swerve’s cut of SFV OGK is some really potent great tasting bud. its a very DANK Lemony smell and taste.

    the Chem-D is a sweet girl she has it all the yield, potency, great high, and a very lemony odor like watered down SFV.

    (Schmoes cut) of Casey Jones= its (Thai x Trainwreck) x ECSD
    another all around great cut it has it all. very Indica with a heavy head high but still a functional and introspective high.

  32. Anonymous Says:

    i also got the MSS!! i would highly recommend this cut to people who want to feel really Baked but still need to be functional for work cleaning the house or watching the kids ect. so the high is great for most people they love it.

    this is JMO but if you ever come across these strains grab them up you will enjoy each one they all have something very special about them
    Blackberry Bubba
    pre98 Bubba
    SoCal MK
    Pure (pussy) Kush
    pre2k DJ BB
    Dab Blu
    Bermese x G13

  33. where to get seeds of headband. thanks gord

  34. what a bunch of here say mostly copied from comments above each other do some research ,read between the lines….90% of the time the people who get the cred didn’t get cfross the strain or pick the Pheno …they just talk louder!!!!

  35. I have been growing “Headband” from your local Loompa Farms for quite a few years now, And it IS the REAL deal, I’ve grown out many, many cuts of everything from so-called 707 headband, Daywrecker, Sour OG, and everything in-between. I’ve been hunting great kushes/chems for almost 10 years now.
    The Headband that I’ve got running now is from seeds that I was handed by the breeder himself at the Cannabis Cup.
    It is greasy (kind of shiny leaves), funky metallic astringent odor, and easy to grow with a pretty hefty yield of rock solid nugs, I would recommend topping it once as the main colas will stretch quite a bit at the flip, same with the Loompa Farms OG, some of the strongest medicine out there…….Thanks again! Loompa.

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