Blank Headstock Advice Needed....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ROBM700, Dec 20, 2013.


  1. ROBM700

    ROBM700

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    I am finishing up pieced together P Bass. Warmoth all maple neck, Squier body, SD Quarter Pounder, BA-II bridge, Hipshot tuners with x-tender D-tuner, tort pick guard. Been my fourth bass project and lots of fun!

    My headstock is blank being a warmoth replacement neck. What would you do from a decal or label standpoint?
  2. Mvilmany

    Mvilmany

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    Leave it blank.
  3. ih8law

    ih8law Supporting Member

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    You could make something personal, as opposed to copying or simulating a major brand logo. For example, my daughters are named Mia, Nicole and Kate. I made up some headstock logos with a "MiNK" theme to incorporate their initials:

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  4. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    Get a custom logo done from a fellow TBer. I just ordered one he does great work.
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  6. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

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    My top three options would be:

    1) design a custom decal, there's a TBer here that makes custom waterslides

    2) leave it blank

    3) Warmoth decal
  7. P Town

    P Town Guest

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    Put a Squier decal on it, and then remove it, and put a Fender decal in its place.
  8. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

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    :p :D

    Leave it blank.
  9. Kmonk

    Kmonk

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    Either leave it blank or have a decal made up with your last name on it.
  10. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

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    I love blank headstocks ... it says absolutely nothing, and leaves the handful that might be in the audience that would even care what I am playing ... wondering ;)
  11. ROBM700

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    Good point!
  12. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

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    That, good sir, is as awesome as it is adorable! :cool:
  13. ROBM700

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    I've decided to leave it blank since the bass doesn't belong to any one manufacturer. I am going to sign my initials on the back side of the headstock to make it personal since I am the assembler and leave it at that. Thanks for the advice and opinions. I like the ih8law's photos....nice work!!!
  14. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    Warmoth body
    Allparts neck
    SD pickups

    I designed my own graphics in Photoshop. Printed the waterslide decal myself, on my inkjet printer and spayed it with a coat of clear lacquer before applying it. I had the neck plate engraved by a seller on eBay using my graphics. It's a genuine Fender part.

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  15. MD

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  16. mrb327

    mrb327 Just say No to Tort Supporting Member

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    PM that name please, I have a need...
  17. neckdive

    neckdive

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    Stay natural my friend.

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  18. ROBM700

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  19. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

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    Just figured I'd post it since other folks may want the same thing....

    TBer lavmonga makes custome waterslide decals, and he does nice work, dealt with him before.
  20. Osztertag2112

    Osztertag2112

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    Lol id put the kellogs logo on it, ive got a bass im refinishing red and im gonna pyt the kellogs logo on it
  21. wild4oldcars

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    itd be cool to make up a custom decal that's like a letter jumble of a well-established company (Nefred from fender, Nazebi from Ibanez, whatever). At least I think it would be cool

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