Ernie Ball Cables
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 28 of 28

Thread: Speaking of Matching Headstocks....

  1. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Kent, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,778
    I love them - especially this colour

    Speaking of Matching Headstocks....-basses-032-jpg

    But there again, non-matching ones are pretty cool as well

    Speaking of Matching Headstocks....-basses-017-jpg
    2014 Neptune Blue Classic Sabre - roasted maple neck with maple board, mahogany body
    2010 SR4 classic collection coral red/birdseye maple neck and board with Flatwounds
    2008 Bongo 5HHp lava pearl
    2007 SR4HH Blue Dawn LE/rosewood board
    2003 SR5H Natural/maple board
    1993 SR4 Fretless Sunburst birdseye maple neck
    1993 SR4 blueburst with flamed maple neck and board
    Markbass LM3/standard 2x10 HF and 2 x 10 Traveller now that's loud!

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Grande Prairie, Alberta
    Posts
    71
    The headstock has to either match the body or the fretboard. For example, a blue body with a rosewood fretboard and a maple headstock is a no go for me. They always look so cheap that way.

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    307
    Quote Originally Posted by the explode man View Post
    The headstock has to either match the body or the fretboard. For example, a blue body with a rosewood fretboard and a maple headstock is a no go for me. They always look so cheap that way.
    I know, tell me about it!

    87 TR RW 2bd
    Sun RW 2bd
    88 Peach RW 3bd
    Sabre Sun M 2bd
    89 Blub M 3bd
    SR5 Peach RW
    Sun M 2bd
    SR5 TR RW
    90 Blub RW 3bd
    TR M 2bd
    SR5 TR RW
    92 Sun RW 2bd
    V Sun RW 2bd
    94 Sterl Sun M

    98 Sher G MHS RW 3bd
    00 SR5 Mtl Flake G MHS RW
    02 Gun Silv MHS RW 2bd
    03 SR5 Wh RW
    07 TR M 3bd
    09 25th 5 HSS M
    Class Surf G M
    Class Fie R MHS M
    10 Class SR5 blk RW x2
    16 Big Al 5 SSS V Tob PDN
    17 Old Sm x2

    30th SR5 RW
    30th SR5 M

  4. #19
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    941
    Yeah.....



    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple fretboard / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood Fretboard/ 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Signature Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Dall-Ass, TX
    Posts
    17,830
    We're a weird bunch.

    This is all just personal pref, of course....I like matching headstocks with rosewood boards but not with maple boards.
    But I also don't mind a natural headstock with rosewood boards.

  6. #21
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Central NJ
    Posts
    567
    Decisions, decisions....

    Speaking of Matching Headstocks....-20180111_063011-red-jpg
    SR H "Redwood" born 8/6/2008
    SR5 HS "Dargie Delight" born 2/28/2007
    SR5 Classic "Vintage White" born 5/17/2010
    SUB5 "Graphite" born 4/1/2005
    SR5 H LF "Black" born 4/1/2003
    SR H "Orange Firemist" born 1/28/2009
    SUB1 H "Graphite" born 1/27/2005
    GK Fusion 550 & Neo 212 II
    GK MB150E & MBX
    GK MB112 II & 112MBP

  7. #22
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    U.K Shropshire.
    Posts
    1,472
    Quote Originally Posted by njhammer View Post
    Decisions, decisions....

    Speaking of Matching Headstocks....-20180111_063011-red-jpg
    Very nice pair, the Classic looks great !

    StingRay 4H Buttercreme 2005 L.E. ("Leighton")
    StingRay 4H Light Blue over Vintage Sunburst. 2005 ("SunBlue")
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE AMPS.

  8. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Central NJ
    Posts
    567
    Quote Originally Posted by danny-79 View Post
    Very nice pair, the Classic looks great !
    Both terrific insturments albeit different animals!
    SR H "Redwood" born 8/6/2008
    SR5 HS "Dargie Delight" born 2/28/2007
    SR5 Classic "Vintage White" born 5/17/2010
    SUB5 "Graphite" born 4/1/2005
    SR5 H LF "Black" born 4/1/2003
    SR H "Orange Firemist" born 1/28/2009
    SUB1 H "Graphite" born 1/27/2005
    GK Fusion 550 & Neo 212 II
    GK MB150E & MBX
    GK MB112 II & 112MBP

  9. #24
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    32
    I just got lucky- if matching head is preferred. Love the roasted anniversary and BFR headstocks.
    Was nice that this Christmas stocking stuffer happened to have one. Piezo too. Been gas'g for
    one for awhile. Black just takes out the guesswork. Nigel Tufnel quote.

    Speaking of Matching Headstocks....-musicman-stingray5-piezo-1-8-17-jpg
    EBMM Stingray5 H Piezo black w rosewood.
    SBMM Ray35CA Vintage Cream w rosewood.
    Vintage '76/ '77 Sunburst w maple Music Man SR.
    Vintage '88 Blue Burst w rosewood EB Music Man SR.

    Boris The Blade "Heavy is reliable- heavy is good. If it doesn't work you can always hit him with it."

  10. #25
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    325
    I tend to like matching headstocks with rosewood over maple as well.

    Some colors do work with maple. Have a trans orange maple with matching headstock and it looks good on that bass.

    What about non-matching headstocks like the Radiance Red LE that came with black headstocks? The black works with that color with a rosewood board.

  11. #26
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Sterling, Colorado
    Posts
    1,883
    If I have a maple fretboard, I prefer a natural headstock. If it is a roasted maple neck, then I definitely want the headstock unfinished. If the fretboard is rosewood, ebony, pau ferro or something else, then I donít mind a matching headstock. Even on a non roasted maple neck and/or fretboard, Iím kind of neautral if the headstock is painted or not.

  12. #27
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Chongqing, China
    Posts
    206
    Love matching headstocks with darker boards.....less so with maple, but it works with some finishes imho
    2003 Candy Red Bongo 4H
    1999 Mettalic Flake Green Stingray 4H

  13. #28
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    4,077
    I like matching ones as long as they are not a burst. But in the long run it doesn't matter if the neck feels good.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ernie Ball Paradigm