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Maple fretboard with painted headstock. Convince me.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Doctor J, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    I can't recall seeing a maple fretboarded instrument with a painted headstock matching the body colour which has really hit the spot. I'm doing a refin on a bass at the moment and I'm considering doing a matching headstock but the maple board is making me hesitate. What do you think? Anyone got pics which can sell this idea to me?
  2. Tommygunn


    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    I really like mine. Lemme dig up the pics.
  3. ehque


    Jan 8, 2006
    There's this.

  4. Here's my one. The matching headstock makes it pretty for this bass :p

  5. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    What colour's the refin gonna be?
  6. Tommygunn


    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx

    Seems I dont have a full shot of my bass.
  7. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008

  8. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    Flourescent orange, J bass, black hardware.
  9. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    That'll look good either way, honestly.

    I'd go for it.
  10. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007

    This is Vroom Vrooms orange/maple/black bass, IMHO, a very awesome looking axe.
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  12. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    How's this?

  13. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    Cheers lads, some fine basses there but... I dont know, I think I still prefer the blank headstock with maple. Maybe it's just me :meh:
  14. Aspidites


    Oct 20, 2009
    Berkeley CA
    Yep, it is just you. IMO they just look classier with a matching headstock.
  15. Infidelity

    Infidelity Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Melbourne, FL
    +1 I love white basses with maple FB and matching headstock.. :)
  16. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    The Sadowsky up there is particularly nice, but I just prefer rosewood with the matching headstock, I dunno, just something about maple that doesn't do it for me when the headstock is painted, especially darker colours.

    I'll get me coat :bag:
  17. kjpollo


    Mar 17, 2008
    I'm with you. The only one that anyone's posted that appeals to me is the white Lakland. Anything darker than that just doesnt work for me.

    IMHO, a maple board needs a maple headstock.
  18. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
  19. amimbari


    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    maple with a matching head?...I have a few of those :)

  20. rovito


    Jun 26, 2005
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