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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassist_punk, Oct 30, 2002.
Which look do you prefer?
2+2 headstock or a 4 in-line headstock?
I'm not a big authority on this, because I only have 4 inline basses, but from what others have told me, 4 on a side headstocks are better because they get closer to straight string path and there are less tuning confusions.
3- and 1!
i think its an aesthetic thing. on some basses, i like 2+2, on some i like I4. it all depends on body styling. as for straight string paths, there are many companies making basses with straight string paths on 2+2 basses. and guitars for that matter. and for tuning confusion, its really not difficult at all, IMO, but then again, i do play guitar as well.
Im also a 3+1 man.
I once saw a Fodera bass which it was 3+3 (a six string bass) but the B string was in the slot where the A string should have been to get more tension on the string(does anyone know what I'm talking about) so I ask: "Isn't reversed headstock ideal for basses tension wise???"
I like 3 and 1 too, otherwise, 4 in-line
Hey, it really is aesthetics. My Spector does not have straight string paths, and it just has that tone. An the look. So go with what ya like. If it really bothers you, then you know what to do.
I love the Fender head stocks, so Id say 4 in a row, although the 2+2 have a better look some times
Personally I think that small headstocks are better, so it's 2+2 for me.
i like 2+2 looks better! and i feel its more vintagy looking and i hate the look of fender type inline tuners! it looks lame
> "i like 2+2 looks better! and i feel its more vintagy looking and i hate the look of fender type inline tuners! it looks lame"
But Fender [inline headstocks] are the original vintage electric bass guitars, so how can 2+2 be more vintage looking?
so.......... is reversed headstock ideal for basses tensionwise???
Depends on the headstock design, whatever looks right.
I think you left out the "couldn't care less" alternative!
well, your E has more tension aboe the nut, which can tighten it up. I've also heard that fanned frets are really good, too. You can get retrofit necks that will me your E 35", and your G 34". It's pretty cool. The headstocks they put on them look like butt, though.
Inline for me.
Definitely 2+2. 4 inline would look really silly...
Hey I just figured something out..... 2+2 is 4 right?? I am so smart S.M.R.T. I mean S.M.A.R.T.