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Fat Head

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by heath_the_great, May 9, 2006.


  1. im pretty sure thats what they were called, those brass(?) plate things that were attached to the back of the headstock...anyone use those or have?..i was thinking about making one at work (hey, free brass, mills, they dont cater for KSD:p ).....also was talking to my leading hand, we might start experimenting making bridges and stuff soon:smug:
     
  2. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.

    Check HipShot.
    I think they make the FatFinger now. Same idea, add some mass to the headstock without adding 10 pounds like the Fathead did.
     
  3. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    I got a fat finger from groove tubes, and they do help minimize dead spots, and also change the response of the whole intrument to have a tighter sound with more sustain.
     
  4. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.
    Ahh, thats right, Groove Tubes!!
     
  5. Sliderbass

    Sliderbass Dr. Bass, The best cabinet you'll NEVER own!

    I've had one of them on my old jazz bass for years. It seems to make a difference with sustain but it does make the bass somewhat headstock-heavy.
     
  6. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    I think the key word is "different". It may not "fix" things for you, but it WILL change them.

    One downside is that it will dent your headstock wood slightly, so don't do it on a bass you're thinking of turning.
     

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