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headstock damage

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by sjm2357, Aug 16, 2013.

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  1. sjm2357

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    Hi all,

    My fender squier affinity pbass fell and now the headstock is straight in line with the neck. Can this be repaired or do I need to replace the neck?

    Thanks in advance,
    Sean.
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Supporting Member

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    Can you post a pic?
  3. dmusic148

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    It can likely be fixed, but unless you can do it yourself its probably not worth it. Yes, please post a pic.
  4. sjm2357

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  5. Mktrat

    Mktrat Huh? Supporting Member

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    Maybe a shot from the front?
  6. electracoyote

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    Isn't a P-Bass headstock normally in line with the neck?

    Is there something I'm missing in that picture, like a crack?
  7. walldaja

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    Pbass headstocks are usually in line with the neck, that's why they require string trees to break the strings over the nut.
  8. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    Um, I can't see any damage. Looks like it's supposed to look.
  9. sjm2357

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    No damage visible from the front :

    [​IMG]
  10. electracoyote

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    If you were thinking you had an angled headstock, you didn't.

    If there are no cracks, the headstock looks normal.

    You lucked out. Don't let it fall anymore.
  11. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

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    Man-o-day...from the original description, I was afraid you had snapped off the tuner-side margin. You're good to go. Get a better stand or keep it in its case. Nice way to end the week, eh?

    Riis
  12. dmusic148

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    So this was just a wind-up, or what? :confused:
  13. Hopkins

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    This has to be a joke thread. No way the OP believed he some how bent an angled piece of wood straight....
  14. P Town

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    Gibsons have the angled, "detachable" headstock, not Fender.
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  16. Major Softie

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    It could be the photo fooling us, but I see what you're talking about.
  17. PazzoBasso

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    I believe your headstock is OK, but the rest of the bass is misaligned... You'll need a large luthier's vice, a steam iron & a set of dumbbells...

    You might also try sanding off the Squire logo - some say it helps...

    :)
  18. P Town

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    It's an optical delusion.
  19. awilkie84

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    PSST! Don't feed the trolls. ;)
  20. dmusic148

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    Lol....
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