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Headstock design needed...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by F-Clef-Jef, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. F-Clef-Jef


    Nov 13, 2006
    Neenah, WI
    ...where ther is no headstock! I am messing about with my Franken-berger, and tonight I decided I wanted it to be a short scale bass. So I dug out my Ned Steinberger design capo, modified it a little bit and viola!, 30.sumthing" scale bass. But I think the headstock end of this thing needs a little dressing up...

    So, all the amazingly creative minds here must have some suggestions as to what I could do to:
    a) camoflage the capo a little bit
    b) make the headstock end of the bass a litle less, umm... missing.

    I'd like it to be something that I can just either strap on or easily attach/un-attach. I don't want to mess with the neck, being graphite and nearly 40 years old. (the neck that is, not me. I'm older, ...and carbon based)

  2. T_Bone_TL


    Jan 10, 2013
    NW Mass/SW VT
    Hand puppet. Some sort of gargoylish one, perhaps.
  3. SallyGrowler


    May 17, 2010
    Headstock should be a reverse scaled down version of the body.
  4. ArtGuy9516


    Apr 10, 2012
    Richmond, VA
    IMHO find some part of the body shape or design specific hardware to mirror for the headstock shape. You could also free form a design and tape it to the neck of the bass you're moding to see what it will look like and if it pleases you
  5. T-34


    Aug 11, 2005
    France, Paris region
    The thing you could put there I am thinking about is not work-safe, kids-safe or even Talkbass-safe ... :D
  6. GBassNorth


    Dec 23, 2006
    How about just hanging a broken off fender type headstock on the end. You know just dangling there by some fake strings to make it look like you're playing a broken bass. You too can amaze your friends and relatives. :D
  7. xaxxat

    xaxxat Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    Here ya go:

  8. younggun


    Jul 19, 2008
    San Antonio
    Poor OP: he thought he was going to get real suggestions.

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