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Best Headstock Design

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Edgar, May 30, 2001.

  1. Fender

    116 vote(s)
  2. MusicMan

    106 vote(s)
  3. F Bass

    15 vote(s)
  4. Lakland

    15 vote(s)
  5. Spector

    55 vote(s)
  6. Rickenbaker

    73 vote(s)
  7. Sadowsky

    20 vote(s)
  8. Alembic

    19 vote(s)
  9. Fodera

    36 vote(s)
  10. Gibson

    10 vote(s)
  1. Edgar


    Nov 4, 2000
    Montreal, QC, CA
    What is your favorite 4 strings Headstock design. Dont flame me because James Tyler is not in the poll ;)
  2. I love rickenbacker headstocks...then again, i love rics....

    BTW, my B-day's tomorrow (31), so if anyone feels kind enought to send one my way....

    oh and most of the other choices are fender knockoffs...
  3. BigJH


    Jan 20, 2001
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Happy Birthday MAN. Wish you all the best.
  4. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    "Other" :)...


    O.K. Yet another plug...any word on my double, R.A.? :p
  5. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy easy there, Ned Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    the new Status headless design which allows the use of conventional strings, and has a built in zero fret and no nut, so you can use any string guage without worrying about the nut slots. the rest of the bass is pretty sweet too
  6. where's tobias? and what about Carl thompson? those are my favorites.
  7. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000

    I think there's a limit to 10 choices in polls. BUT...
    Fender, Sadowsky, and Lakland coulda' been combined
    into "Fender LIKE", or GR and Ampeg into "Scroll style" :)

    (cain't resist bein a smart-@$$ :D )
  8. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    I voted Fender but I like my Ken Smith and my Gibson too. As far as the worst, I'd have to say G&L, I've just never like their headstocks, too busy looking, like Leo had run out of ideas...
  9. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    I don't think Leo ran outta ideas. I believe the early
    G&L's HAD the Fender headstock. But then the
    Fender scumbags...I mean lawyers...sued him to
    change it. Kinda' like John Fogerty bein' sued for
    plagiarizin hisself :rolleyes: .

    Here's an early 80's G&L ...

  10. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Yeah! :mad: You don't need to ask what my favourite is!! :rolleyes:

    Every poll I've looked at, leaves out the one option I would have voted for - when are we going to dump these things!? :mad:
  11. 1. Modulus
    2. Ibanez soundgear
    3. Tobias
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <marquee><font size=7 color=white>SPECTOR NS-4!!!!</font></marquee>
  13. BigJH


    Jan 20, 2001
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I like Tobias also and then spector.
  14. KB

    KB Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    tobias (even though I don't own one)

  15. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    from that list I chose the rick...

    i prefer the classic bc rich paddle head headstocks.
  16. I picked the Fender headstock (mostly because I didn't see Rickenbacker). I own a Fender P and a Fender Jazz knock-off but I really like the old Rickenbacker headstock style. But another cool headstock design is the one from John Entwhistle's "Buzzard"... that's neat!
  17. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    Honestly, I've never seen a more graceful, clean, elegant design than the Carvin 6-string bass headstock. Especially in '95 when they were rather pointed -- they've inexplicably rounded 'em off more recently.
  18. templelife


    Apr 24, 2001
    Miami, FL
    Without a doubt Tobias has the funk!!!
  19. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA


    forgot one....

  20. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Tobias basses originally had omega cuts on both ends of the bass;)


    Still my favorite, though I like the squashed Ovation look of the Surine.

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