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When does a matching headstock look good with a maple fingerboard ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Feb 29, 2008.


  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    When does a matching headstock look good with a maple fingerboard ?
     
  2. when it does
     
  3. When the colour is a good one to start with...
    Don't have picks sorry, but the one advantage of the new Ibanez ATK's over the older ones is the cool matching headstock. And except the GC special edition, they all have maple boards.

    Steve
     
  4. UncleBalsamic

    UncleBalsamic

    Jul 8, 2007
    UK
    Sonic blue jazz basses with matching headstocks and maple fingerboards look great in my opinion.
     
  5. mil3.

    Here?
     
  6. I'm picturing a black sparkle Music Man Stingray that I remember seeing on some Web site. Matching headstock, white pearl pickguard and maple fretboard. That's a good looking bass. Red might work, too.
     
  7. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    NJ
    I don't think it does, ever.
     
  8. EddieG

    EddieG

    Jan 19, 2005
    Scotland
    When its on my Warmoth, that's when!:D
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  9. BluesDawg

    BluesDawg Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    I love painted headstocks. But, with maple fingerboards, only white works for me. The Lakland DJ in pearl white, for instance, looks great. Otherwise, painted headstocks only work with rosewood boards. My opinion, of course.
     
  10. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    I'm trying to remember a matching headstock on maple that I didn't like ... recently I took a swing and recorded a miss ... on a black SB-2 with figured maple, matching headstock. That was pretty nice - I do like the color's better lighter though. Fiesta, Seafoam, etc on maple are yummy indeed.
     
  11. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    Matching headstocks on maple don't do much for me either, I don't know why.

    I prefer them with dark fretboards.
     
  12. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

  13. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Never.
     
  14. Andy_colassal

    Andy_colassal

    Nov 21, 2006
    Regina, SK
    1+
     
  15. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    When Sheldon Dingwall or George Furlanetto do it with a beautiful candy colored transparent finish. :)
     
  16. I think it looks kinda tacky.
     
  17. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Then you won't like my new bass when it's finished.
     
  18. Does TB ever get tired of bashing basses that aren't like their own? :scowl:
     
  19. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    IMO, matching headstocks with maple boards look better when the bass is a lighter color, like seafoam green or sonic blue.
     
  20. I've got a maple boarded MTD with a matching headstock and I still don't like it on some basses. EBMM especially. I think it looks a lot better with rosewood. Just my opinion.
     

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