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headstock damage

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

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  1. sjm2357


    Jul 3, 2013
    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,
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Can you post a pic?
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  4. It can likely be fixed, but unless you can do it yourself its probably not worth it. Yes, please post a pic.
  5. sjm2357


    Jul 3, 2013
  6. Mktrat

    Mktrat Wait. What? Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2013
    Berkley, MI
    Maybe a shot from the front?
  7. electracoyote

    electracoyote Supporting Member

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

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


    Apr 27, 2011
    Pbass headstocks are usually in line with the neck, that's why they require string trees to break the strings over the nut.
  9. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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


    Jul 3, 2013
    No damage visible from the front :

  11. electracoyote

    electracoyote Supporting Member

    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.
  12. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    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?

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

    Hopkins Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    This has to be a joke thread. No way the OP believed he some how bent an angled piece of wood straight....
  15. P Town

    P Town Guest

    Dec 7, 2011
    Gibsons have the angled, "detachable" headstock, not Fender.
  16. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
  17. It could be the photo fooling us, but I see what you're talking about.
  18. 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...

  19. P Town

    P Town Guest

    Dec 7, 2011
    It's an optical delusion.
  20. PSST! Don't feed the trolls. ;)
  21. Lol....

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