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Having recently missed  out on a Hohner B2A, and not finding a backup to my Hohner Jack yet, I got these 2 on the left in the post today!

 

 

Post your Headless guitars!

 

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I've been eyeing up a Spirit bass myself of late.  When I were a young headbanger the original composite Steinberger looked like it had landed from another planet.  The Spirit is the next best thing now, and one day it shall be mine.

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Affectionately named "Sally" by @Rich, this is my Shuker Guitars custom six string, enjoying over ten years constant service. I adore this bass! It has had a facelift and a fair amount of tweaking, but this one is always a joy to play. Other than my other Shuker bass I have, there are no basses that I have owned for so long. Insanely nice instruments and this one (and the other) are going no where! 

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Custom build 32" - beautifully coloured and grained American Cherry body, Marcus Miller Fender pre-amp and Seymour Duncan pups. Amazing tone....doesn't get used as much as it should...mainly because that headless bridge gives the opposite of neck dive - automatically sits at a 2 o'clock angle on a strap.

 

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This one started as a kit Jack clone, but with a basswood body was heavier than I had hoped for. 

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A few sketches later and I took the plunge - 

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I used it strung BEAD for a while, then moved on to a Hohner B2V

David

 

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I always wondered why more people didn't do this...turning a stupid shaped bass into something cool.

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17 hours ago, TheGreek said:

Custom build 32" - beautifully coloured and grained American Cherry body, Marcus Miller Fender pre-amp and Seymour Duncan pups. Amazing tone....doesn't get used as much as it should...mainly because that headless bridge gives the opposite of neck dive - automatically sits at a 2 o'clock angle on a strap.

Cool, thanks. I can't find anything about the builder online, although it's not so much that as the shape and aesthetic. Along with your Silk Bass, it just fits with my ideas for my own build at some point.

Interesting about the... neck rise? Enecktion? Perhaps a shorter top horn is manageable with the headless and short scale. Although I'd be looking at 30", I do like a chunky neck, so hopefully the extra wood might give a little extra balance too. Regardless, for the time being I shall just dream on!

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My more than 10 years companion, Leduc U-Basse Custom 6 second generation I :

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The one that followed just after, Leduc U-Basse Custom 6 second generation II (the one and only with a gloss finish on the floating top) :

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And a Status KingBass Black Beauty :

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I had many more, but can't find photos...

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The headless system is quite weighty which is the cause of the body-dip(??!!) - I'm sure a lighter headless system would alleviate the "problem". The angle it sits at actually suits some people

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Here's my back up, I've also used it as my first choice on a number of occasions as it has a really nice tone and plenty of oomph. It's the only white BX5 that I have come across too.

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Vincent NOLOT is an excellent bassist who has been working with Christophe LEDUC, he made that superb SEPARABLE DOUBLE (6 String) NECK BASS. The separation / attachment device has been especially well cared using only one knob. The fretted bass has a recessed potentiometer knob for the pickup balance, the fretless features a top (sound) table and a piezo pickup. Several switches are judiciously placed to choose among a lot of pickup configurations.

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On 10/12/2019 at 19:14, Pinball said:

Here's my back up, I've also used it as my first choice on a number of occasions as it has a really nice tone and plenty of oomph. It's the only white BX5 that I have come across too.

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Oooh, that's my old squeeze.  Lovely thing.

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On 10/12/2019 at 12:14, Pinball said:

Here's my back up, I've also used it as my first choice on a number of occasions as it has a really nice tone and plenty of oomph. It's the only white BX5 that I have come across too.

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Who makes that? I can't read the logo on the headstock.

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