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What basses have an upright/violin/cello style headstock?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gorn, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Like the fretless Jaco plays here:

    I've seen old Univox basses like this. What other basses have headstocks like that?
  2. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    Ampeg scroll basses, numerous violin basses have that headstock configuration as well.
  3. cchorney

    cchorney Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2010
    Meriden, CT
    Aria (and Univox) basses from 1970-1974 have that head stock.

    Here's a pic of my 1970-ish Aria:
  4. Congaman


    Feb 7, 2008
    Actually, it was Jerry Jemmott holding that bass with the cool headstock. What kind of bass is/was that?
  5. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
    That's an Abe Rivera, IIRC.

    Harry Fleishman carves a mean scroll :

  6. Congaman


    Feb 7, 2008
    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
  7. Along the same lines, I remember a Samick bass in the early 2000s with an open headstock like that. Any ideas?
  8. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Almost a year later and I forgot I wanted one of these. The gas has faded.
  9. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    I've had that video since it was release way back in the VHS days. It's always so sad to hear that long glowing intro from Jemmott about Jaco's playing and then tag it with "So what do you think?" (about all the accolades) and Jaco's response... "Give me a gig man!"

    I wonder what music Jaco would be making if he were still alive. His writing was really a needed breath of creativity in the jazz world, over and above his monstrous playing. Take care of your mental health folks.