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Matching headstock colors...Oui ou Non?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JPJ, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. Yes, but only on J or P basses in solid colors

    46 vote(s)
  2. Yes, but only on with transparent colors

    33 vote(s)
  3. Yes, but only on them fancy-schmancy basses

    35 vote(s)
  4. NO! Keep your stinkin' matching headstocks...give me clean, clear MAPLE!!!

    30 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Just a quick poll to see who digs matching headstocks. Personally, I LOVE 'em, with or without neck binding and/or block inlays. What say you?
  2. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    One of my favouite bass' ever is the Sadowsky "Will Lee" with the transparent blue finish, maple board and the matching headstock. Ordinarily I don't dig painted matching headstocks, but if its a matching cap then im cool with it.
  3. I voted for the 3 first, matching headstocks can be really nice on Fenders, boutique basses, and everything in between.
  4. dhuffguitars

    dhuffguitars Luthier/Bass Wanker depending on your opinion

    Sep 18, 2001
    GENERALLY, I only like matching headstocks on dark boards. Maple boards to maple headstocks looks better than maple boards to painted headstocks IMO.

  5. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    Well, I have 2 TRB's. The bolt on 4 has a matching ash veneer (that's right folks, swamp ash veneer, hehehehe), and the neck-through 6 has a rosewood veneer. has absolutely nothing whatsover to do with the rest of the bass, but it still looks nice. Yes I like matching headstocks, and yes I can cope without them.
  6. no, i just dont like them
  7. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    I'm all for 'em on solid finishes, but the headstock has to have the same wood top as the body or the same colour finish just looks funky (and not in a good way).
  8. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    Yeah, much better on very dark or ebony boards. Actually, with dark board, if headstock isn't matching or black it doesn't look good.
  9. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    I own 4 basses with matching headstocks!
    1) Roscoe Beck /shoreline gold
    2) Precision special /walnut w/gold hardware
    3) 75R.I. special edition fsr jazz /candy apple red
    4) Victor Bailey jazz /Koa
  10. +1 well said!
  11. Who needs a stinkin headstock? :smug:
    but i dont mind a few..especially on the stingrays
    StingRay® - 2EQ
    Maple w/ Matching Headstock
    Translucent Teal
    White Pearloid
  12. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I wouldnt have it any other way.


  13. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    I voted for 1,2, and 3 as well. :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :bassist:
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  14. someone else likes green too :smug: ...whats the single cut one own the bottom? does it come in bahama green and 4 string :D
  15. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    I'm sure Chris Benavente will be happy to build you one in bahama green with 4 strings, and (of course) matching headstock. ;)

  16. wow they're nice
    singlecut A series
    dare i ask how much they are?
  17. Matching headstock is cool, check ot my GB, may be into a MM Sterling in the future, will be sunburst with matching HS

  18. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Oui, si ca va bien avec le FB (comment on appelle ca?). Et si le bois est exotique... mais il y a des basses, avec qui ca ne va pas tr├ęs bien... :eyebrow:

    But simple ebony-topped headstock works very well for me, also! :D

    I like black headstocks with little inlays, or figured wood, if it goes well with the FB
  19. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    I like 'em, but only with dark fretboards, not maple. Weird, huh?

  20. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Hey Hippie,
    What model is that sherwood green jazz bass...is that an original, reissue, etc.?