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Matching Headstocks - Love 'Em or Hate 'Em?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BulbousMoses, Jan 17, 2014.


  1. BulbousMoses

    BulbousMoses

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    Lately I've identified that I like basses with matching headstocks...even cheap ones (Squier VM Jaguar standard comes to mind). And I used to own a Yamaha BB414 in metallic orange with matching headstock that looked killer. Interested in the opinions of others. Do you like matching headstocks? Hate them? Don't care either way?
     
  2. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

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    Definitely, matching headstock AND 2x2 tuners (or, if more than 4, anything but an in-line arrangement).
     
  3. stonewall

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  4. bh2

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    I think they're a nice touch, but I'm not that bothered.
     
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  6. Tonegasm

    Tonegasm Supporting Member

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    Love 'em.

    My CS '59 P Bass relic with my all original '61:

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  7. Lownote38

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    Love 'em with most colors. I especially like Candy Apple Red with a matching headstock. Lake Placid Blue would be cool as well.
     
  8. ASATMAN

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    Love them!
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  9. BulbousMoses

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    One thing I've never seen is a matching headstock on a 3 tone sun or tobacco burst bass. Might be hard to apply a burst on the headstock and make it look good?
     
  10. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    Love 'em. I've never had one, but they're beautiful.
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  11. BulbousMoses

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    Nice......:cool:
     
  12. aparker82

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    Nothing better than a matching headstock in my opinion!
     
  13. BulbousMoses

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    Also very nice.
     
  14. BulbousMoses

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    Post pics of your matching headstock beauties! Past and present...
     
  15. sonicblue62

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  16. Tonegasm

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  17. BulbousMoses

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    Haha...beautiful...:D
     
  18. Doctor J

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    Maple fretboard? No.

    Rosewood fretboard? Yes, very yes.

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  19. braud357

    braud357 Supporting Member

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    My first "good" bass was a 1969 Mustang bass EXACTLY like this one, purchased new in Nov. 1969. The picture did not accurately portray the Competition Burgundy color - it was more purple than shown. Mine was an early model with the lolipop tuners. My dream is to one day duplicate my first bass !!!!
     
  20. Malak the Mad

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

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  21. Emanuel Apascaritei

    Emanuel Apascaritei

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    I love them, Mine is so matched is made out of the same wood cover!!
     

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