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#1 spectoremg

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 07:55 PM

Post some bad headstockery please
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222419696883
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 07:58 PM

That's going to be hard to beat.
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:01 PM

Close the thread, we already have a winner; that thing is fugly
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:31 PM

Come on guys...don't give up...you're just not trying hard enough...


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:38 PM

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:42 PM

Not the winner, but...
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:06 PM

View PostJames Nada, on 02 March 2017 - 08:42 PM, said:

Not the winner, but...
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OMG, that would win an award for the body too! Ned must have been broke!

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:10 PM

I think some of my least favourite headstocks are the ones where the designers were trying to make them look like the Fender outline, but slightly changed it a bit. Not quite enough to look like the idea was ever any more than a sketch before it went to production.

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:13 PM

View Postspectoremg, on 02 March 2017 - 07:55 PM, said:

Post some bad headstockery please
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222419696883
Many thanks to dyerseve for his original post.

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 10:02 PM

I nominate this thing...

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 11:16 PM

Utterly, utterly dreadful. I don't care how great the rest of the bass might be... this is a carbuncle.
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 11:21 PM

Not a bass admittedly, but WTaF?
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 11:32 PM

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Utterly, utterly dreadful. I don't care how great the rest of the bass might be... this is a carbuncle.
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Posted 03 March 2017 - 08:30 AM

View PostJames Nada, on 02 March 2017 - 08:42 PM, said:

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 09:06 AM

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 09:07 AM

I know they look and play great and all....but you can kayak with the neck.
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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:17 PM

That looks like one of the blanks for a d.i.y. neck. It's a very half arsed bit of design.

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:26 PM

I'm still traumatised from the first time I saw a picture of a Lindert Loco-motive P Bass...

http://lindert.vinta...-motive-p-bass/
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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:27 PM

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I'm still traumatised from the first time I saw a picture of a Lindert Loco-motive P Bass...

http://lindert.vinta...-motive-p-bass/

Just when I thought we had a winner that appears. Mad!

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:30 PM

View Postjulesb, on 03 March 2017 - 12:27 PM, said:

Just when I thought we had a winner that appears. Mad!

You probably won't want to see the Strat / 6-string bass doubleneck they did then... :o

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:38 PM

Is that a real Fender?

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:39 PM

View PostRich, on 02 March 2017 - 11:16 PM, said:

Utterly, utterly dreadful. I don't care how great the rest of the bass might be... this is a carbuncle.
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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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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:44 PM

View Posttony_m, on 03 March 2017 - 12:26 PM, said:

I'm still traumatised from the first time I saw a picture of a Lindert Loco-motive P Bass...

http://lindert.vinta...-motive-p-bass/

I bet that's ideal for hitch hikers.

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:48 PM

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You probably won't want to see the Strat / 6-string bass doubleneck they did then... :o

http://lindert.vinta...-up-doubleneck/

I especially like the photo of a flock of sheep at the top. Bah!

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:52 PM

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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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:53 PM

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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Posted 03 March 2017 - 01:05 PM

View Posttony_m, on 03 March 2017 - 12:26 PM, said:

I'm still traumatised from the first time I saw a picture of a Lindert Loco-motive P Bass...

http://lindert.vinta...-motive-p-bass/

I think that was the Peter Frampton special he used on "Show me the Way"
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Posted 03 March 2017 - 01:14 PM

View PostLow End Bee, on 03 March 2017 - 12:52 PM, said:

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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Posted 03 March 2017 - 01:20 PM

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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Posted 03 March 2017 - 01:24 PM

View PostGhost_Bass, on 03 March 2017 - 12:53 PM, said:

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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