|lukiluk ||02-19-2014 02:52 AM |
Modify Fender jazz headstock
I recently bought a Fender Jazz Deluxe 5 strings Mexico .. Sounds really good (I had the American cousin to 5 cirde) and I immediately felt at home ... The only thing I really can not stand is the headstock with the five keys in a row .. Really bad ..
Now I ask .. I can change it to make it equal to the new jazz 5-string, with the keys 4 +1 without going to affect on the sound or possible dead spots?
The shape looks the same to me ..
Or I should I point to change the handle, maybe Warmoth?
|mrmills ||02-19-2014 03:11 AM |
Changing to a 4 + 1 setup should not change the sound.
|Bassman Ski ||02-19-2014 03:13 AM |
You said you got it "recently" ... How recent? I mean, long enough to where you should have liked it by now or do you still have time for it to "grow" on you?
|lukiluk ||02-19-2014 03:46 AM |
Recently mean by a month .. I picked it because it sounds really good, but I do not like the headstock .. For just an aesthetic reason
|Avezzano ||02-19-2014 06:31 AM |
let it alone: your eye will adapt soon! And remember that messing with it means highly decreasing the resale value!!!!
|lukiluk ||02-19-2014 06:43 AM |
Hai ragione Avezzano :)
|Roger de Flor ||02-19-2014 06:50 AM |
I actually prefer the 5 in a row over 4+1.:cool:
|Avezzano ||02-19-2014 09:14 AM |
:) I prefer myself the 4+1 over the 5 in line, you know!?!?!
But if the instrument was born like that, leaving it as it is just makes some real sense! It sort of "characterise" it!!!
For a long time Fender kept the 5 in line; then all of a sudden they switched to the 4+1 (1998?) so your bass actually is a piece of history by itself and you should even be quite... "proud" of your in line headstock!!!!
|ejaggers ||02-19-2014 10:12 AM |
I guess it's a matter of taste because I'm exclusively a 4 string player, and basses with 3+1 just look down right wrong to me. And it bugs me so much, that I wouldn't buy one. That said, I'd change it if it were me, but I don't resell basses anyway, so I go for what pleases me. On the other hand, I'm strongly against mutilating a vintage bass in good shape. But poor shape vintage is fare game.
|EagleMoon ||02-19-2014 01:32 PM |
You could certainly buy a replacement neck to put on it. Down the road if you want to sell it you could put the original neck back on and sell the replacement neck.
|DwaynieAD ||02-19-2014 01:43 PM |
I prefer the 4+1 over my 5 in a row config too, but it's not that big of a deal to me.. but hey, it's your money if that's what you want.
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