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Need ideas for this headstock

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by vivaknoxvegas, Mar 27, 2015.


  1. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas El Duderino Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    It's an SX p-bass that a friend of mine de-fretted and stripped down. In the process the SX logo was removed. I am fine with that, but I don't like it now being just plain. Any ideas on what to add or do with it? I don't want fender stickers.
     

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  2. ScarfFace

    ScarfFace Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    La Crosse WI
    You could just design your own logo. VKV (like your screen name)? You could paint it a solid color. You could use a woodburning tool to write something on it.
    I'd also recommend restringing the bass correctly. There ends of the strings should go straight down into the tuning pegs and then bend over onto the post. There shouldn't be anything sticking out.
     
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  3. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas El Duderino Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    I typically string it the way you describe. I had it setup yesterday and that's the way it was returned to me.
     
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  4. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Yeah, get a cheap waterslide logo with as low key or over-the-top awesome as you want. "VivaKnoxVegas" might fit. ;)
     
  5. The Chuck

    The Chuck

    Dec 11, 2013
    Wilmington, NC
    Put a picture of your big toe on it.
     
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  6. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    This surely comes as no surprise, though, does it? :roflmao:

    If it's fretless, perhaps using the fenderish "spaghetti" logo font: "Imprecision"?
     
  7. MattZilla

    MattZilla

    Jun 26, 2013
    CNY
    Setup where?

    I would put a cartoon sticker on there. Mickey or the Angry monkey from Chris Griffin's closet.
     
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  8. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I love the look of blank Fenderish headstocks. It's so sneaky. Did he make it himself? Is it mighty-mite? What is it? I don't know. It's a mystery.
     
  9. MD

    MD

    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    I did the same thing many years ago, including stripping the entire body. I stained the headstock the same as the body. Never bothered with the logo (didn't even think to save it).
    That SX does look a little sparse. Perhaps the string tree (?) pulling the G over, creating additional empty space, or that it's not finished, making it look like a piece of unfinished furniture.

    Pbasshead.
     
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  10. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan.

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    I was thinking pinstripes would look cool.

    And if you use pinstripe tape, you could change it when you get tired of it.
     
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  11. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas El Duderino Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    Ok I figured out what to do.
     

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  12. Definitely put "Fodera" in Fender script
     
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  13. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    I think it looks fine the way it is now.
     
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  14. Jigsawjaybus

    Jigsawjaybus

    Feb 17, 2015
    Muskegon Michigan
    I'm just here to drool over other peoples stuff.
    Mike Kunka from Godheadsilo used a Mustang and he'd went over the original logo with a decal of a revolver...always thought that looked neat. I have a 64 fender jazz neck I've had redone recently and whatever knuckle head had it before sanded the headstock (as well as pulled the frets out and gunked epoxy all over the board-sound familiar?) I'm debating leaving it blank but it just doesn't look right to me.
     
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  15. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    I built my own bass from parts. I spent a little quality time with Photoshop (you can use whatever software you want), a dollar or two worth of waterslide decal paper though my regular inkjet printer at home, a couple of passes on the decal paper (after printing, but before applying to headstock) with a can of Krylon Crystal Clear acrylic, and a few minutes putting it on, gave me this:

    20131231_101228_RichtoneHDR.

    My racebike number for many years was 666, so some of my friends started calling me El Diablo (I'm sure that has no relation to my personality!). I also play drums. Thus, the crossed drumsticks in the logo.

    DIY! It's easy!
     
  16. Get some headstock ideas from a tatoo parlor.
     
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  17. My $0.02. Paint the headstock in a colour that does NOT match the body and invent your own logo.

    I did this recently when I assembled my 25.5" mini bass, dubbed the Funkier Turkeybasster.
     

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  18. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    There are also all sorts of patterns and stencils and even generators available online for all sorts of thinks - lacework, floral, celtic knots, damask, hot rod flames, paisleys, you name it. Everyone from "craft store hobby" types to hotrod car / bike painters have their own versions, basically. :)
     
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  19. No bass looks good, unless it says "SPOCK'S BRAIN" in block letters on the headstock...
     
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  20. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Ohhhhhhkaaaaaay, then.... (steps back slowly) :whistle:
     
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