best headstock shape contest --- compete for beer!

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by JRA, Apr 26, 2017.


  1. anything that has been used already

  2. anything that has not been used already

  3. the one i'm going to show you...

  4. leave 'as is'

  5. carrot shaped

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  1. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    for fun/funny/beer/money: i thought i'd get some POV's from TB members!

    this is an allen eden paddle neck: 34" scale, jazz/nut (1.5) spec. it will (should) eventually go onto a fender p-lyte body. i will have to marry the neck and body (heel/neck pocket) with some wizardry, but i intend to use the cheap neck ($65) and the old body i have (currently unused) to get a gig-worthy instrument...:D

    i've been downloading templates, but as the neck arrived today, i'm thinking that this is a perfect place to get current opinions. i'm looking for both worthless and priceless opinions... and maybe even some creative ones, too.

    pics of the 4-string neck/headstock:

    DSCF3297.JPG DSCF3298.JPG

    anyway: i'd like your responses to the age-old question: "what is the best headstock shape?"

    if i use your headstock shape suggestion = i will send you a case of fine mexican beer (tecate!) for your sipping pleasure (or monetary equivalent, i.e. $20 USD --- this is the fine print: read carefully)!

    thanks in advance for your thoughtful attention!

    jim

    i didn't see anything in the rules forbidding this thread, but if it's not allowed, i will assume that it will be properly dispatched. my apologies a priori that possibility. i will dispose of the beer in my own way.
     
  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

  3. chaak

    chaak

    Apr 25, 2013
    now here
    Fodera, Fender, Sadowsky , Mike Lull
     
  4. Plake

    Plake Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2010
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  5. JJR58

    JJR58 Dirty Bird

    Dec 2, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY.
    Apr17_PG_CLM_Vintage-Vault_1964-Gibson-Thunderbird-II-C.jpg
     
  6. Oddly

    Oddly

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Just go headless...save yourself all the hassle!
     
  7. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    ha! maybe next time! :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    as long as it's a 2+2

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  9. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i may have some templates close to those --- i have to look --- but they're nice!
     
  10. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i like that one just because it's smaller than some. i have 2+2's and 4 in line, both. hadn't thought about a preference for this one yet. probably 2+2 to 'get small'.
     
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  11. ...was at the Musicgoround in St. Louis last month and they and a Turser with a headstock shaped like.....uhhh..... Phallic would be the appropriate word I guess LOL
     
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  12. Atshen

    Atshen

    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
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    The legendary, the almighty Fender Precision. Perfect from headstock to endpin.
     
  13. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    is there enough wood on that paddle to do it justice? :D

    i haven't ruled it out, but i've already got that one among my instruments --- thought i'd look at options!
     
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  14. Felken

    Felken

    Jun 28, 2016
    Ottawa, CAN
    I've always been a fan of the bombastic look of the fender headstock. It's based off the look of an upright bass by the way:
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  15. tpaul

    tpaul Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    Vermont
    tele bass headstock.jpg
     
  16. bass2020

    bass2020

    Aug 27, 2000
    Memphis, TN
    Sire V7? Kind of a modern take on the Fender design. Or, Ibanez ATK for the 2+2.
     
  17. Felken

    Felken

    Jun 28, 2016
    Ottawa, CAN
    Here are my official entries:

    For a more traditional look: an inverted telecaster style
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    For a more modern look: an inverted round style:
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  18. foolforthecity

    foolforthecity Supporting Member

    Just trace out a G&L headstock and get to cuttin'.
     
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  19. Ninevolt

    Ninevolt

    Nov 26, 2015
    Not mine but I like the look...

    head1.jpg
     
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  20. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Old and beat up but it will be brought back to life soon.

    1970 Gibson EB-0 slotted headstock with banjo style reverse tuning keys. Gibson only manufactured slotted headstocks for two years, 70-71. I always loved the look.

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