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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Feb 29, 2008.
When does a matching headstock look good with a maple fingerboard ?
when it does
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.
Sonic blue jazz basses with matching headstocks and maple fingerboards look great in my opinion.
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.
I don't think it does, ever.
When its on my Warmoth, that's when!
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.
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.
Matching headstocks on maple don't do much for me either, I don't know why.
I prefer them with dark fretboards.
Does it work with Greenburst ? http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5385907#post5385907
When Sheldon Dingwall or George Furlanetto do it with a beautiful candy colored transparent finish.
I think it looks kinda tacky.
Then you won't like my new bass when it's finished.
Does TB ever get tired of bashing basses that aren't like their own? :scowl:
IMO, matching headstocks with maple boards look better when the bass is a lighter color, like seafoam green or sonic blue.
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.