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Coolest headstocks?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bluelephant4, Dec 23, 2012.


  1. Bluelephant4

    Bluelephant4

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    What basses have the best headstocks to you? I like the headstock on the bass in Austin powers xD
     
  2. Diesel Kilgore

    Diesel Kilgore

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    Uhhh. I dont know what bass you are speaking of. But I dig the Fender headstock the best. Especially in black.
     
  3. IronLung1986

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    Rickenbacker has always been my favorite headstock. Fender and musicman have some cool ones too.
     
  4. Broadstbully22

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    I think the ampeg bass headstocks were awesome.
     
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  6. Junk420

    Junk420

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    I've always liked the Jackson models. Could come in handy to stab an unruly person in the neck!
     
  7. bassguitarthund

    bassguitarthund

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    Ok I know I am going to get some grief here but... Jackson, best headstock for metal? Lol, sorry ;)
     
  8. Bluelephant4

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    Or some of the bigger squier headstocks, like the ones on the standards
     
  9. iwearpumas

    iwearpumas

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    I like the Smith headstock.
     
  10. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Supporting Member

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    My favorites -
    • Ken Lawrence
    • Alleva Coppolo
    • Sadowsky
    Great basses also!


    Dan K.
     
  11. alexlocurto

    alexlocurto

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    The old Ibanez RD headstocks were pretty cool.
    That being said, nothing beats, in my opinion, a Fender headstock that matches the body color. :D
     
  12. tomnomnom91

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    It has to be the Fender Precision headstock. Just love the massive chrome tuners.
     
  13. GM60466

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    Ritter has a good looking shape
     
  14. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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  15. hampulator

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    I like my Warwick $$ the best. But someone above just remimded me of a gig way back in '89. I was playing a BC.Rich Warlock and the singer jumped on my back during the encore and I planted that sharp ass head stock right between my eyes...still got a scar there. Made for a cool bloody ending to the show though!
     
  16. TolerancEJ

    TolerancEJ

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    +1 - My favorite bass would be a Ritter Jupiter 6, in Piano Finish.
     
  17. giacomini

    giacomini Supporting Member

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    Don't ask me that... Fender all day long.
     
  18. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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  19. bassman10096

    bassman10096 Supporting Member

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    Hard as hell to think of a prettier headstock (at very least among those I've owned) than an Alembic Crown headstock (cocobolo veneer over maple and mahogany) with an inlaid gold and abalone Alembic logo (click the pic open - it's worth it):
     

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  20. zachoff

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    I've always dug the 2x2 Gibson most & the T-Bird headstock is pretty rad too. Not the pointy 2x2 Gibson like on the Grabber. I like the open book looking 2x2.
     
  21. im2jazzc4you

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