Beveled headstocks

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brendan, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I was just browsing through some bass manufacturers websites ( is fun like that) and I just sorta noticed something:

    Neuser is about the only company I've seen do a beveled headstock. Everyone has different outlines, but there's still that straight edge all around the headstock. Maybe some others do it, but I can't think ov any of them. I've seen a few Le Fay headstocks that are beveled, but those are just the string anchors (what with the headless tuners and all).

    Is there any particular reason for this? Structural, etc? Or just one of those aesthetic standard things?
  2. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    I know Jiraud basses have a beveled head stock, and I suppose the Thunderbird.
  3. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Roscoes have a slight bevel on the end of the headstock. It's just an aesthetic thing.
  4. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Yamaha RBX774/775's and those new...what, 370's, I think, all have bevels.
  5. Can someone post a picture of a headstock bevel please?
  6. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well, in the sense that I'm referring to:

  7. Oh ok, I figured it was beveled edges, but I just wanted to make sure as a brain fart was keeping the mental image from me. I personally don't like that headstock but like the idea of beveled edges on the headstock.
  8. My Conklin GT has bevelled edges. Looks cool to me!
  9. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    The Bongo headstocks are beveled. I dig 'em.

    And, if I ever lose my beer opener, I'm set. :D

  10. Mmmmmm....beveled headstocks........ :eyebrow:
  11. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    Jack Read does something like that for his J-Bass:

  12. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    slight bevel <img src=""
    Headstock from a Jiraud Mobius bass
  13. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Just adding a photo for this example. I love the beveled look...

  14. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Out of my mind, back in 5 minutes! Supporting Member

    Ken Lawrence Brase headstock


    Dan K.
  15. ... which brings us to the question, would you add a bevel to one of your basses' headstocks? Have you? :)
  16. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    I've been considering doing SOMETHING to the headstock of my Yamaha BB404F since it's just so plain looking. Looks like this might be it! I'm not much of a fan of, say, the Neuser pictured (it looks incredibly phallic, but not as bad as the Infeld Shark bass) but the Yamaha, Bongos, and Ken Lawrences all look great.