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Worst Headstocks Ever

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I don't think there's a headstock shape i really like except for the Ibanez Musician style (but that only works with 4 strings) or the Stingray types without that big ball of wood in the top like Fenders (i do love 4+1 configs and really hate the Fender 5-in-line style). But i just posted to remind all you folks of this one:

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[quote name='tony_m' timestamp='1488543976' post='3249841']
I'm still traumatised from the first time I saw a picture of a Lindert Loco-motive P Bass...

[url="http://lindert.vintageusaguitars.com/models2/basses/the-loco-motive-p-bass/"]http://lindert.vinta...-motive-p-bass/[/url]
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I think that was the Peter Frampton special he used on "Show me the Way"

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[quote name='Low End Bee' timestamp='1488545556' post='3249870']
Now I've got a bass from this lot myself and it's really good. But I have to say these gumby looking things on the end of the necks aren't pretty. Especially as a 5er

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I always thought the headstocks were OK, but find the angled machines offputting. Banjo tuners would be good.

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Alembic headstocks look like they are designed by 5 year olds. For the money, I would have expected them to be a lot better

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[quote name='Ghost_Bass' timestamp='1488545588' post='3249871']
I don't think there's a headstock shape i really like except for the Ibanez Musician style (but that only works with 4 strings) or the Stingray types without that big ball of wood in the top like Fenders (i do love 4+1 configs and really hate the Fender 5-in-line style). But i just posted to remind all you folks of this one:


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The Bongo headstock would definitely be on my list of worst headstocks of all time, along with Wal, Warwick, the Nanyo Bass Collection stuff & the newer G&L headstocks with that pointy bit on the bottom.

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[quote name='SpondonBassed' timestamp='1488544791' post='3249856']
I agree about the headstock but that brass inlay looks a bit special. I tried inlaying with resin bonded "gold" metallic dust once. Never again.
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Looks like a Jaydee...

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[quote name='SpondonBassed' timestamp='1488544791' post='3249856']
I agree about the headstock but that brass inlay looks a bit special. I tried inlaying with resin bonded "gold" metallic dust once. Never again.
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Never a good idea....

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Posted (edited)
[quote name='Low End Bee' timestamp='1488549975' post='3249925']
Never a good idea....


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I'd have put up with it if it got a better result than this combination of goldy looking dust and epoxy resin -

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In my defence. It's only for a ukulele. My mate knocks them up for a laff and I thought I'd see if I could do an inlay without the required skills. The inlay shown was done on a scrap piece that would've faced the headstock of another uke build. It looks better without frankly. The circular body is the current build. I wont be trying it again. Edited by SpondonBassed

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[quote name='Low End Bee' timestamp='1488532064' post='3249666']
I know they look and play great and all....but you can kayak with the neck.
Looks better in the photo than reality too


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I see your A-C and raise you the Lodestone.

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[attachment=239507:images 1.jpg]
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Alembic awfulness

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[quote name='timmo' timestamp='1488552804' post='3249980']
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Alembic awfulness
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Nothing wrong with those headstocks. Not the prettiest but miles ahead(!) of the tumorous fender heads.

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[quote name='Rich' timestamp='1488552362' post='3249971']
I see your A-C and raise you the Lodestone.


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Well played with a straight bat sir.

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[quote name='Bolo' timestamp='1488558327' post='3250051']
Nothing wrong with those headstocks. Not the prettiest but miles ahead(!) of the tumorous fender heads.
[/quote]I would agree if they were on a £200 bass. On a 5k bass, I would expect better

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[quote name='timmo' timestamp='1488552804' post='3249980']
[attachment=239507:images 1.jpg]
[attachment=239508:11483666546_4ed8c0922b_b.jpg]
Alembic awfulness
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That first one isn't Alembic. The second one? Well it's a little uninspired possibly but it's hard to go wrong with simple symmetry. It certainly suits the body designs it goes with.

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The Bongo headstock needs to be taken in the context of the body design. Still doesn't make it pretty though, but it makes more sense.

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[quote name='Ghost_Bass' timestamp='1488559803' post='3250075']
A few more. Basicly, just google "bass headstock" and take your pic...








[/quote]That first one's done by someone with visions of a ship's capstan. Sunken tuning pegs - why?

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Hey! If something as ugly as the massive Fender knob-end can become a cultural icon then given enough media exposure, clever product placement can make [i]anything[/i] look cool.

I'll be in my flameproof bunker if anyone's looking for me.

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[quote name='Jono Bolton' timestamp='1488560122' post='3250081']
Any G&L.
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Oi!

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...and google just keeps on giving:









...and as much as i try the forum doesn't allow me to embed this pics so you either have to trust me or open the links to see the horror:
[url="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/26990f_0693ceb5a2744f86badecef1082f6a39.jpg_srz_800_600_85_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz"]https://static.wixst...20_0.00_jpg_srz[/url]
[url="http://lincluthier.net/images/bass/6ebony-h.jpg"]http://lincluthier.n...ss/6ebony-h.jpg[/url]

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[quote name='RhysP' timestamp='1488547496' post='3249897']
Nanyo Bass Collection
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[Img] http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg580/christopher_brown14/rackbags/d3557f84a3afe01420258952bf852188_zpsc9gosz3y.png" class="ipsImage" />

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[quote name='spectoremg' timestamp='1488488780' post='3249482']
OMG, that would win an award for the body too! Ned must have been broke!
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It has the look of Ned's LS type bass after ten rounds of Gibson bean counter cost-cutting. No graphite, no expensive headless design, no charm etc etc...

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