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#91 spectoremg

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:00 PM

View Postanzoid, on 08 September 2017 - 04:40 PM, said:

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

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Ok, I've got to ask, why's the B string windey?

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:40 PM

View Postspectoremg, on 08 September 2017 - 06:00 PM, said:

Ok, I've got to ask, why's the B string windey?

Just worked out why... missed the picture first time round. Here's one of the back of the headstock:

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:42 PM

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 07:49 PM

View Postanzoid, on 08 September 2017 - 06:40 PM, said:

Just worked out why... missed the picture first time round. Here's one of the back of the headstock:

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Now I see. Thanks.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 07:50 PM

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 10:04 PM

Literally all the ibanez SR ones, I wont even buy one because I can't stand the headstock.
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Posted 09 September 2017 - 10:50 AM

View Postanzoid, on 08 September 2017 - 04:40 PM, said:

One from Fodera (http://www.fodera.co...perial-mini-mg/ - Imperial Mini – MG): Posted Image

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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Posted 09 September 2017 - 12:09 PM

View PostSpondonBassed, on 09 September 2017 - 10:50 AM, said:

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.
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

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 01:40 PM

View Postanzoid, on 09 September 2017 - 12:09 PM, said:

...I'm really overthinking this :D

Me too. It's a shorty as well remember. DOH!

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 09:45 PM

View PostSpondonBassed, on 09 September 2017 - 01:40 PM, said:

Me too. It's a shorty as well remember. DOH!

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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Posted 10 September 2017 - 06:09 AM

View Postanzoid, on 09 September 2017 - 09:45 PM, said:

I didn't even register that :D So maybe a DBE B string would work... Anyone fancy buying one so we can find out?

Sure. I'll take a dozen or so. Have your people contact my people.

Hahahahahaha! I wish.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 05:30 PM

Here's my nominations for worst headstock


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 03:02 PM

View PostJimothey, on 10 September 2017 - 05:30 PM, said:

Here's my nominations for worst headstock

Crikey yeah! I'd have someone's eye out with that before the interval.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:34 AM

I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but the bc rich testicle rest headstock is the ultimate candidate for me
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:10 AM

View Postdudewheresmybass, on 12 September 2017 - 06:34 AM, said:

I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but the bc rich testicle rest headstock is the ultimate candidate for me

We need images complete with testicles.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:40 AM

If there are, they will not be mine 😉
Mine seem to to reside in my wife's handbag 😳
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:01 AM

How do your balls rest sideways?
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:44 AM

View Postdudewheresmybass, on 12 September 2017 - 06:34 AM, said:

I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but the bc rich testicle rest headstock is the ultimate candidate for me

View PostBolo, on 13 September 2017 - 07:01 AM, said:

How do your balls rest sideways?
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Those of us over fifty or so have little difficulty with the reach. Everything sags.

That's a pointier headstock than I usually like though. I'd have to be careful mounting and dismounting my gentleman jewellery.

Alternatively, it could be used to emasculate hecklers in the mosh pit with a deft thrust and a swift twist...

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:56 AM

View Postdudewheresmybass, on 13 September 2017 - 04:40 AM, said:

If there are, they will not be mine ��
Mine seem to to reside in my wife's handbag ��

You gave her the sac?

My deepest sympathy. Never having married I can't really appreciate what that's like.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:01 AM

View PostBolo, on 13 September 2017 - 07:01 AM, said:

How do your balls rest sideways?

Wot?
Are you saying it's NOT the double-U in the Average White Band? :o
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:43 PM

I'm a fan of Rickenbackers, but this is just hideous!

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:09 AM

Just found the Donald Trump headstock:

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:27 AM

 SpondonBassed, on 12 September 2017 - 07:10 AM, said:



We need images complete with testicles.

This now leaves me with a mix of fear and morbid fascination every time I open this thread.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:47 AM

View PostSICbass, on 14 September 2017 - 07:27 AM, said:

This now leaves me with a mix of fear and morbid fascination every time I open this thread.

Let me preempt your fears by posting this image of some dangly objects:

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