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Show Your Headless Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nanook, Jan 8, 2002.

  1. nanook


    Feb 9, 2000
    Just the ones that you own and the weirder the better. Don't be afraid now.

    I'll start it off, this is a Rail bass. It's about a 33 1/2" scale and is set up with large flat wounds. Has a great FUNK sound.

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  2. is that an adjustable pickup position? otherwise, very original looking.
  3. nanook


    Feb 9, 2000
    It's 100% origional. The pick up slides forward and backward.
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I can post a picture of the one that I used to have, and wish I still did!:(


    It's a sister to your Rail, and the best Steinberger copy that I ever played.
  5. 80's Status Series 2.
  6. nanook


    Feb 9, 2000
    come oooon people. There has to be a bunch of headless wonders out there. Let's see um.
  7. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    This is my Status Graphite 2000. It's a one piece all-graphite bass from 1983-84. By far the best bass I've ever played.

  8. Ok here you go!


    Still working on number 2 at the moment it's taking a lot longer than expected mainly due to lack of funding :(

    It's also going through a bit of a redesign at the moment!
  9. Hohner B2A - much used and abused- with Kent Armstrong humbucker and thumbrests added (and pots replaced with switches).

    you can see the paint's wearing down near the p/ups......
  10. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    well, my page went down today, so this is the best I can do...
    The only headless I've got left right now...
    5 string defretted Steiny spirit w/ a P'up modification.
  11. christoph h.

    christoph h.

    Mar 26, 2001
    not that exotic, but really cool.

  12. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    mmmm, I like those.
  13. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany

    Le Fay Pangton to be exact - my personal dream bass for nearly a decade, and I still haven't got one :(

    Maybe I should rob a bank or something :D

    www.le-fay.com - also the home of the state-of-the-art Rough Crystal pickups and the amazing Remington fretless with stainless steel fretboard.
  14. werbo

    werbo Guest

    Sep 8, 2001
    kingston NY
    ok...how do u tune a headless bass?! and also whats so special about headlesses?
  15. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    The machineheads are in the bridge, the strings are fastened at the end of the neck, either with screws or with a second ballend.


    Much better balance, no neckdive

    The instrument can be shorter

    No unwanted sound alterations by headstock vibration
  16. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    Anyone ever try any of the Bass Lab headless basses?
  17. If heard that those headless Steinbergers stay in tune extremely well... is that true for all headless basses?
  18. nanook


    Feb 9, 2000
  19. Wow a Rail Bass! Haven't seen one in years. A friend of mine had one, pretty neat. I could never get used to no headstock. I kept running right off the end of the neck...

    An amusing story about a headless guitar:

    A buddy of mine bought a Steinberger guitar in rough shape that a previous owner (who I guess was a little mentally unstable :D) had Boiled for several hours because he thought it was possessed! :p. My buddy put new pickups in and hardware on and it was as good as new. No demons either.
  20. leper


    Jun 21, 2001
    woah! louis! what is that?!?! thats easily the coolest bass ever!

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