Ibanez Headstocks

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by heath_the_great, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. i really like the ibanez guitar headstocks, on the rg's the vais and the satch's...but i wanna know why they aint on bass much, my tr expressionist has it but its pretty much the coolest headstock ive seen
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Maybe I'm just being reactionary, but I like the older headstocks better.

    True, the new ones are nice, but the older ones are classier, IMO.


  3. well the musician basses are just sexy . <---full stop

    but theres just something about those rg guitar style headstocks.....how cool would it be if there was a jem bass, with the tremolo, vine inlay and handle and everything....mmmm, i think i got an idea for a custom:smug:
    evo, just picture that as a bass..mmmmmmmm
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Heath, I've got the same headstock... yeah it's pretty cool looking

  5. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    In the late 80's till early 90's, Ibanez made the RD707 which was a bass version of the RG with the same body radius and headstock.
  6. I think it all depends on the bass in question... Can you imagine a SDGR with such a headstock?:eyebrow:
  7. Kronos


    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    Older Ibanez EX basses had that headstock. It's basically a bass that's made like an Ibanez RG guitar.
  8. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    What model Ibanez TR is that? I've got a TR600 and I haven't seen many TR series at all. Mine looks almost identical to yours aside from mine having a matching headstock and it looks like yours is passive whereas mine has an onboard preamp with a passive/active switch. Also what color is it? black, blue, green? it's hard to tell from the picture
  9. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I have an RD808. Same thing with "Regulated Lo-Z" pickups.
  10. I love the headstock on my Artcore. Actually, I just love my Artcore, but that headstock definitely deserves some love.

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  11. tr300 expressionist...rather nice, im thinking about putting an EMG pre in it though

    whoa, check out this dudes ibanez collection, and only two jazz basses
    http://www.ibanezregister.com/Gallery/groups/kosaku nakamura.htm
  12. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
  13. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    The Musician/Roadstar headstock is my all-time favorite.
  14. does anyone have any pics of these rg style basses?