1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)
  2. Because Photobucket has chosen to in effect "take down" everyone's photos (unless you pay them), we have extended post edit time in the Luthier's Corner to UNLIMITED.  If you used photobucket and happen to still have your images of builds, you can go back and fix as many of your posts as far back as you wish.

    Note that TalkBass will host unlimited attachments for you, all the time, for free ;)  Just hit that "Upload a File" button.  You are also free to use our Media Gallery if you want a place to create albums, organize photos, etc :)

Headstock Shape

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by g4string, Nov 10, 2003.


  1. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    I am thinking about doing a Warmoth project. I am wanting to do Jazz 5 string bass. The only problem is I hate the standard Fender headstock design, especially Fender's 5 string design.

    My question is? If I bought a Warmoth neck with the blank headstock paddle, what luthier would you reccomend to shape the headstock for me and drill the holes for the tuning machines. I want my headstock to look like Lakland's 3/2 design or Sadowsky's 4/1 design.
     
  2. RyanHelms

    RyanHelms

    Sep 20, 2003
    Cleveland, OH
    I don't know if I'ld be up for it myself, but check out this headstock shape I came up with out of the fender shape. Large style tuner footprint "just" fits on the back towards the top. I think it looks pretty smooth.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    You could also check out USA Custom Guitars; look at their USB-2-5 peghead. They claim they'll also do some custom shapes.

    www.usacustomguitars.com

    Quality is at least comparable to Warmoth from what I've heard, and possibly better. USACG was started by some ex-Warmothites, apparently.
     
  4. Mental Octopus

    Mental Octopus

    May 24, 2003
    I'm with ya on that one man, I hate the Fender shape too. I am also looking for someone to do a custom shape for me, except on a 4 string neck.