For you, what's the nicest looking fiver headstock?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by terribilino, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. terribilino


    Nov 22, 2008
    I absolutely hate the look of fiver headstocks with four tuning pegs on one side and one on the other. It's like a birth defect - like an extra finger. (That's why I've never been able to completely fall in love with the the Stingray four strings.)

    Have you got a favorite five string headstock? It's one area where the 'classic' Fender look just falls apart, I find.
  2. noahw1


    Jul 22, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    I really like the Lakland 55-02 with the 3 tuning pegs on side and 2 on the other.
  3. Thunderthumbs73


    May 5, 2008
    I like forks. However many tines they have doesn't matter, whether it's three or four or five. I'm just happy to be able to eat, and eat with a fork. My favorite forks are MY forks. And sometimes, spoons are nice too.
  4. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    I still love the look of a Tobias headstock.

  5. ImMoreBetter


    Jan 26, 2009
    I like the 4 + 1 set up...

  6. bamabass


    May 30, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
  7. Thunderthumbs73


    May 5, 2008
    No fiver headstock. See (some) Status Basses.

  8. terribilino


    Nov 22, 2008
    That ain't ugly, fosho.
  9. JSK5String


    May 19, 2008
    Littleton, CO
    I like the four/one thing. It always looked like four fingers and a thumb to me, instead of a birth defect. I guess that's why we have choices. I own two, one is a 4/1 and the other is all five on top.
  10. duderasta

    duderasta Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2010
    Lake Placid, FL

    I like the five in-line fender headstock this is a 98 MiM and my main bass atm

    (this pic was taken when I got, lol not my string job)
  11. EtoG


    Sep 7, 2010
    The 'Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V' happens to have all five pegs on one side of the headstock :D
  12. BassBuzzRS


    Oct 18, 2005
    I'm liking the warwicks
  13. rmkesler


    May 6, 2009
    Winder, GA
    I like the Stingray 5. Not so dissimilar from the 4 with the one tuner underneath.
  14. bassmahn

    bassmahn Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2007
    Minneapolis MN
    I dig my Roscoes!
  15. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Saint Louis, MO USA
    I'm still struggling to acclimate to my Dingwall. 2+3 seems odd for seem reason. 3+2 seems to make more sense.


    that said, the 4+1 on the Sadowskys and newer Fenders never bothered me at all.
  16. Cosmo420


    Sep 10, 2010
    Roanoke, VA
    I like the Tobias head stock, and I also like the one Warmoth puts on their Gecko necks.

    For some reason, I just don't like 5 on a side or 4+1. Maybe because my first bass ever (some no-name 5 string) had 3+2 or something. But, that's just what appeals most to me.
  17. dalkowski

    dalkowski Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    I loathe G&L 4-string headstocks, but I can tolerate their 5ers.
  18. terribilino


    Nov 22, 2008
    Wow, I didn't know they ever made those! Wonder why they stopped...
  19. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Lakland 3+2 and the newer Fender 4+1 headstocks. I like the Warwicks 3+2 as well.
  20. i like g and l 5er head stocks,granted im not a 5er player but still; like it, also plus one on the the sr5 sterling 5
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