HIPSHOT Headless Headpiece Centerpoint?

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  1. Sabi On Bass

    Sabi On Bass

    May 8, 2017
    Tampa
    I'm kinda lost here. Im building a headless bass and currently working on the 2d model. I plan on using the hipshot headless system for the bass but have found that headpiece seems to not be symmetrical. Is this on purpose or did they just mess up the 2d sketches on the website?

    Here's the link https://docs.hipshotproducts.com/5HH500SP.PDF

    Look at the top left design and see where the center line is off. As a five string headpiece this should be directly in the center right?

    If anyone knows why this is please help me out. This is my first headless build and i don't want to mess it up. Thanks!
     
  2. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician
    The “centre” string of a 5-string does not run down the centre of the fretboard. It is offset to the treble side. In order for the strings to be evenly spaced, because the strings are progressively fatter the offset is necessary. The Hipshot drawing is correct.
     
  3. Sabi On Bass

    Sabi On Bass

    May 8, 2017
    Tampa
    Ahh okay that makes sense now. Thanks so much.
     
  4. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    Okay now, you changed your avatar and confused me.

    And if you check you will see that the string slots are different sizes too. That alone forces the center to align off the center of the A string.
     
  5. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician
    Got tired of the old one and started using a painting of me done by my wife.
     
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    She's good!
     
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  7. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician
    Yessir, she sure is.
     
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