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spectoremg

Worst Headstocks Ever

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[quote name='scalpy' timestamp='1488741727' post='3251461']
One of my all time favourites!
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Me too.

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[quote name='MoonBassAlpha' timestamp='1488560012' post='3250078']
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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Isn't that the bass with a body that looks like a slightly melted toilet seat from one of those fancy Japanese hotels? I guess having a bass body that looks like a crapper distracts from the headstock (and thanks Deep Thought, I too am now seeing Pepper Pig!). Still perhaps the most ugly bass to have ever been in mass production.

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[quote name='Ironbar' timestamp='1488819442' post='3252057']
I've never been a fan of the old Washburn B20 head stock.

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I had a Putter that looked like this.

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[quote name='Ironbar' timestamp='1488819442' post='3252057']
I've never been a fan of the old Washburn B20 head stock.

[/quote]And the horror continues into the body. Also the G string hangs over the edge of the headstock. Very poor.

[attachment=239889:Washburn bass.jpg]

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[quote name='spectoremg' timestamp='1488833868' post='3252263']
And the horror continues into the body. Also the G string hangs over the edge of the headstock. Very poor.

[attachment=239889:Washburn bass.jpg]
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I quite like that body but agree the headstock is a very poor design. That nut must of had a hard life!

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[quote name='TheGreek' timestamp='1488544689' post='3249853']
Is that a real Fender?


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It's the headstock of a 50s prototype of the Fender Electric Violin.

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Also this:

[URL=http://s1221.photobucket.com/user/paul_510/media/status-series-i-buzzard-bass-xl_zpsuwjrgcsz.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd471/paul_510/status-series-i-buzzard-bass-xl_zpsuwjrgcsz.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

In the context of the rest of the bass it works quite well. That's sh*t as well.

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[quote name='Jono Bolton' timestamp='1488560122' post='3250081']
Any G&L.
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Got to agree. Some are worse than others, but c'mon....



Then again, back at Fender:

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Bit of thread revival. Dunno of the Sire Marcus Miller's in here already but it ain't half fugly.
[attachment=253168:Sire bass.jpg]

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[quote name='spectoremg' timestamp='1488833868' post='3252263']
And the horror continues into the body. Also the G string hangs over the edge of the headstock. Very poor.

[attachment=239889:Washburn bass.jpg]
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The D and G are wound the wrong way round, easy mistake to make.

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One from Fodera (http://www.fodera.com/imperial-mini-mg/ - Imperial Mini – MG):

Edited by anzoid

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[quote name='spectoremg' timestamp='1504886971' post='3368110']
Bit of thread revival. Dunno of the Sire Marcus Miller's in here already but it ain't half fugly.
[attachment=253168:Sire bass.jpg]
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I discounted this highly praised bass for that sole reason!

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[quote name='anzoid' timestamp='1504888806' post='3368125']
One from Fodera ([url="http://www.fodera.com/imperial-mini-mg/"]http://www.fodera.co...perial-mini-mg/[/url] - Imperial Mini – MG):


[/quote]Ok, I've got to ask, why's the B string windey?

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[quote name='spectoremg' timestamp='1504893608' post='3368176']
Ok, I've got to ask, why's the B string windey?
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Just worked out why... missed the picture first time round. Here's one of the back of the headstock:

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[quote name='anzoid' timestamp='1504896031' post='3368200']
Just worked out why... missed the picture first time round. Here's one of the back of the headstock:


[/quote]Now I see. Thanks.

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Literally all the ibanez SR ones, I wont even buy one because I can't stand the headstock.

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[quote name='anzoid' timestamp='1504888806' post='3368125'] One from Fodera (http://www.fodera.com/imperial-mini-mg/ - Imperial Mini – MG): [/quote]

I wonder if that drop tuner (E to B was quoted) takes a single ball end string. That would be useful in the real world where there is little choice in DBE low-B strings.

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[quote name='SpondonBassed' timestamp='1504954216' post='3368515']
I wonder if that drop tuner (E to B was quoted) takes a single ball end string. That would be useful in the real world where there is little choice in DBE low-B strings.
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I'm guessing that it would - the detuner looks like a standard Hipshot type model with the main tuning key replaced by a rather ugly nut (couldn't they have capped it better??). The only question would be whether the grip at the bridge end would take a standard sized ball end - DBE strings (as you no doubt know...) have different balls either end, with the bridge ones for a Steinberger style bridge being a couple of mm larger across than the neck end. My concern would be that a smaller ball would slip - looking at photos of the bridge/body on the Fodera website it's kinda hard to see if they're using a different ball end. Though having said that... you'd be hard pressed to find a DBE B string that you could trim the headstock end off and still have enough string left to wrap round the post. So, they're either using custom sets (eeek), a standard B string, or I'm really overthinking this :D Edited by anzoid

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[quote name='anzoid' timestamp='1504958968' post='3368561']
...I'm really overthinking this :D
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Me too. It's a shorty as well remember. DOH!

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[quote name='SpondonBassed' timestamp='1504964441' post='3368599']
Me too. It's a shorty as well remember. DOH!
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I didn't even register that :D So maybe a DBE B string would work... Anyone fancy buying one so we can find out?

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