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Headstock vs Wall

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mmx6, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. mmx6


    Dec 22, 2012
    How many of you guys have your bass' headstock banged hard on your wall or door?

    I just got my Fender Jazz banged on the wall pretty hard by accident, have a small dent on the headstock.

    Will this cause damage to my neck/truss of my Fender Jazz?

  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Sorry to hear that. Just tune it up, play it & see if it's still getting it done.

    Dents & dings suck when they happen. But, it you ain't takin' flak, you ain't over the target.
  3. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    There was a post not too long ago about a bass that played much better right after it was dropped on it's neck.

    If it's not cracked, you should be fine.
  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I remember seeing that LOL it sucks sorry to hear that I hate any ding or dent or scratch it drives me insane you should be alright.
  5. mmx6


    Dec 22, 2012
    No crack on neck no the headstock

    But a small dent and some poly finish blemishes at the tip of the headstock where it hit the wall

    Not to mention my Fender Jazz is one a week and half old.
  6. EricssonB


    Apr 5, 2011
    Guy got a lot of calls to drop it from higher, iirc. Did he end up doing that?
  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    It took about 6 years to ding my 2002 on the headstock. Didn't feel any better...that long & still very fine until...

    Headstock met drummer's cymbal. Grunt.
  8. Motasimo


    Jan 28, 2011
    Our new practice space has a ceiling fan and within the first couple of weeks as I was taking off my bass from my shoulder I would hit the head on the fan. Now I have a couple of chips in the wood as a result. Learned my lesson after about the third one. :crying:
  9. mmx6


    Dec 22, 2012
    Headstock vs fan
  10. ugly_bassplayer


    Jan 21, 2009
    Lead singer made my bass fall from it's stand straight on the side rim of the bass drum.
    Headstock has had a dent in it ever since. Looks like a crack but it isn't.
  11. Tmw2011


    Feb 23, 2011
    Edmond, OK
    Didn't the Clash do a remake of this song?

    I fought the wall,
    and the wall won....

    So I took out my frustrations on the floor. Oops.
  12. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Meh.... My 1974 P fell over a couple of hours ago in my basement (honestly!) as I went upstairs for a minute. Fell over as I got to the top of the stairs.... And I didn't even bother to look.

    Slid off my cab, hit the all and face planted on the carpet. Damage? The D string was out of tune by a tone bit.

    Of it was a Gibson, I would have been worried.... Or my MTD!

    Stuff happens in any case!
  13. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    :D I've hit a few ceiling fans with headstocks over the years also...
  14. mmx6


    Dec 22, 2012

    Looks like there is really no point to make my Bass shiny and clean.

    I guess the wear look and dings are great o show that it is actually being used
  15. Dirty Ray of Bret Michaels Band takes the cake here. He lost the war with a ceiling fan.
  16. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    The Fender Jazz is one durable bass. I'm not saying you should PURPOSELY cause it pain, nor am I saying one shouldn't be careful, but what I am saying is that you can really beat the living crap out of those things, and they will probably be fine.

    It is rumored that if my 12-string Ovation acoustic hits the ground, the headstock will snap off, making the guitar into a piece of instant junk.

    I am hoping that never happens.

    As for my Jazz?

    All I can say is, those things really do have LONG necks.

  17. mmx6


    Dec 22, 2012
    Long necks indeed

    I hit the door when I got my Fender Jazz a week ago but no damage

    Yesterday I slam the Jazz headstock to the wall pretty hard, the wall was dented and my Jazz is scraped and minor dinged
  18. chiron_griffin


    Apr 19, 2012
    I have a slanted ceiling and I keep forgetting that I rearranged my jam room with my bass cab in the low part of the room. a few dings later and there is no real damage to speak of.
  19. wilfredes


    Oct 11, 2012
    No crack on neck no the headstock
  20. I've seen more bent key shafts on tuning heads than any other damage from headstock impacts. You can feel this as the tuning key binding at some position in its rotation.
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