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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Javy, Mar 10, 2003.
Which do you prefer on Stingrays, the color-matched headstocks or natural wood?
I love matching headstocks.
With a dark board, matching headstock. With a maple, I like natural.
Matching headstock always. Especially w/ a maple board, non figured maple is very boring for me.
Matching headstocks rule! That's why most of my basses are natural wood - headstocks match
Exact opposite for me, though my 'Ray could be considered having a "matching" headstock (sorry for the other crap):
BTW, do all Musicman basses have a birdseye maple neck? It sure looks fabulous on a headstock.
I prefer the natural heastocks, even with rosewood fingerboards. The painted ones somehow look cheap to me. Its all just personal preference. I sure am glad we have this as an option, since most manufacturers don't give you the choice.
definitely natural, especially with a maple fretboard.
I usually don't like matching headstocks, but your blue one is quite nice. Still, for the most part, I prefer the non-matching.
i don't think you can go wrong either way, although i chose to have a matching headstock on mine. that's my vote...
My thoughts exactly.
I always thought most people don't like matching headstocks, but I guess I'm wrong.
I personally like the matching headstock, and have had many an argument over which looks nicer.
I guess people who like the matching headstock, are more willing to post there opinions.
it depends on the colors. to me some combinations look better with a matching head stock, some with natural. my Ray5 is blue dawn with a matching head stock and a maple board. i think its one of the best looking ones ive seen.
Natural headstocks looker better I think, matching ones sometimes look a bit 'plasticy' and cheap.
On some colors it looks good. But on most, i dont think its worth it.
depends on: body color, neck material, fretboard color, pickguard color, any other possible sources of color etc.
too many different factors to generalize for the most part, but matching usually looks pretty cool, balances the look of the thing as a whole.
If the body has a nice grain to its finish then a matching headstock looks killer. If its a solid painted color, I'd much rather have a natural headstock.
Matching headstocks are good for me. Also, it kinda depends on the bass, IMO
Edit: Matching on stingrays; didn't read the whole post
I've played with the simulator on the MM site, and on average, the natural looked much classier in all finishes except white and blue. The white/white combo just rules IMO.
I prefer natural headstock in most cases, but lately the matching headstock has been growing on me.. I do think, for the most part, that a matching headstock looks better with a rosewood board, but like all things, that opinion could change.
my vote however, goes for natural.