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3+1 headstock conversion question

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Baron Von Vik, Sep 15, 2010.


  1. Baron Von Vik

    Baron Von Vik

    Jun 11, 2010
    Somewhere in Arizona
    Mojo FunkBasses
    I am replacing the crappy tuners on my no-name MM copy pawnshop bass, and am planning to convert the current 4-on-top headstock to the 3-on-top 1-on-bottom arrangement... just because it looks cool. I will be shaving the top of the headstock off in a slanted configuration, kinda Ibanez-style.

    The tuners are Hipshot HB6C-3/8 mini-Gotoh style clovers (chrome of course), replacing the crap no-name whale-tails.

    Question is... I heard somewhere that having a tuner on the bottom would land me in hot water with the EB folks. Will it, even if the headstock is shaped completely different, painted black and clear-coated?

    The bass has no markings on whatsoever except for the dings I put on it.

    Anyway, i welcome your input, and will post pics when it's done.
     
  2. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    I heard somewhere that 83% of the time heard somewhere is not a reliable source.
     
  3. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Not unless you're mass producing them to sell...
     
  4. GregDunn

    GregDunn

    Jan 8, 2009
    ...and 78% of statistics are made up on the spot.
     
  5. MooseLumps

    MooseLumps

    Nov 4, 2007
    Portland
    If you sell 10,000 of them, worry.

    If it's just for you, you can put their logo on it. They don't have secret ninja copyright spys running around keeping tabs on every bass in the world.


    Though they charge like they do.
     
  6. Baron Von Vik

    Baron Von Vik

    Jun 11, 2010
    Somewhere in Arizona
    Mojo FunkBasses
    Thanks all.

    @MooseLumps, "The Red Rocket" needs no logo.:bassist:
     
  7. Baron Von Vik

    Baron Von Vik

    Jun 11, 2010
    Somewhere in Arizona
    Mojo FunkBasses
    The bass is done!

    It may be... the best bass for metal...

    :bag:

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  8. Raccio14

    Raccio14

    Mar 3, 2010
    very nice. Congrats on the beautiful new bass :)
     
  9. Baron Von Vik

    Baron Von Vik

    Jun 11, 2010
    Somewhere in Arizona
    Mojo FunkBasses
    Thanks!
     
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