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Interesting takes on headstocks?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mbrgr1, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. Mbrgr1


    Dec 31, 2015
    5 string Samick fretless, nice straight lines.
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  2. saabfender

    saabfender Banned SUSPENDED

    Jan 10, 2018
    Looks like a pedal steel guitar headstock. It’s alright I suppose.
  3. Dluxe


    Jan 9, 2011
    Austin, TX
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  4. saabfender

    saabfender Banned SUSPENDED

    Jan 10, 2018
    ‘70s Kramer?
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  5. zortation


    Dec 26, 2011
    Toronto, ON
  6. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I've always liked this. Different, but still says Fender!
  7. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
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  8. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
  9. tlc1976


    Aug 2, 2016
    I like this Westone. Makes me think of a Peavey.

    I remember in about 92 or 93, a candy apple red Westone 5 string with this headstock, hanging in the music store for awhile, GASing for it with no money.

    Last edited: Feb 16, 2018
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  10. Garret Graves

    Garret Graves website- ggravesmusic.com Gold Supporting Member

    May 20, 2010
    Arcadia, Ca
    What is that!?
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  11. kittywithabanjo

    kittywithabanjo Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2014
    Coquitlam. BC
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  12. jaybones

    jaybones Banned

    Mar 4, 2015
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    Nice straight strings to the nut, and look like a decent break angle.

    Yep. When I was in college there was a band that everyone had those. When they'd bring them in to the bar, and it was wintertime, they'd have to open the cases and let them warm up. Even so, as they'd play the aluminum would warm up and they'd have to tune down.
  13. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
  14. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
  15. It looks like a crab.
  16. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Have to say that "hollow" (as I call them) headstocks scare me off as I always think they are just so weak compared to solid HS's and I fear a crack or split. Yeah, I know, look at the early EB's....still around unbroken.

    Its a personal thing.
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  17. Bruce Johnson

    Bruce Johnson Commercial User

    Feb 4, 2011
    Fillmore, CA
    Professional Luthier
    IMG_5489B. IMG_5491B.
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  18. Korladis

    Korladis Banned Supporting Member

    Only straight in two dimensions.
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  19. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I feel like you could poke your eye out with that thing.
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  20. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    Ever play one?
    The necks are cold--even at room temperature--get them under lights & they get hot--but they do look cool!
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