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Best headstock shape (except fender)?

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I don't own one any more but always thought Stingrays look great with the 3+1. Nice proportions. 

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In terms of design - all of the below, for me, have real elegance and it would literally boil down to personal preference. Other than the Yammy, each is verging on iconic i.e. you know "that's a Schecter" just from the outline of  the headstock.

If I had to chose one, it would be the Smith. It combines form (and that is before we look at the reverse of the headstock where the quality of the craftsmanship sets it apart) with function. Little touches such as having the 3 lighter guage strings on one side to balance the weight and tension of the two heavier bottom strings reflects the attention to detail that has gone into the design of the headstock as well as the rest of the bass.

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5 hours ago, Jonse said:

I don't own one any more but always thought Stingrays look great with the 3+1. Nice proportions. 

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Agree. For some reason though I only like this format on Stingrays, on other basses it just looks wrong to me.

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Just because I have the photo to hand :)

Stingray gets my vote still.

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Posted (edited)

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Spector.

Yeah, I know my legacy, but put that onto any bass and it works.

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4 hours ago, Grahambythesea said:

Classic good looks and instantly recognisable.

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Is that A string machine crooked?

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My three faves in no particular order:

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This often gets cited in "worst headstock", but to me it's perfectly functional, minimalist, and sculptural

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Posted (edited)

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classic with a twist, or should I say angle.😊

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I'm sorry, I had to do it :) 

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