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  1. #16

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    I love them - especially this colour

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

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    On order - 2019 SR5HHS Cruz Teal - roasted/ebony
    2018 SR4HHS Aqua sparkle - roasted/ebony
    2016 SR4H 40th Anni Old Smoothie - Chocolate burst - maple
    2014 Neptune Blue Classic Sabre - roasted/maple, mahogany body
    2010 SR4 classic coral red/birdseye/maple with Flatwounds
    2008 Bongo 5HHp lava pearl/RW
    2007 SR4HH Blue Dawn LE/RW
    2003 SR5H Natural/maple
    2003 SR4H Natural/RW
    2003 US Sub 5H White/RW
    1993 SR4 Fretless Sunburst - birdseye maple/Pau Ferro
    1993 SR4 blueburst - flamed maple/maple

  2. #17

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    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

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    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
    87 Sun
    87 SR5 Peach proto
    88 Peach
    88 Sabre Peach
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    89 Blub
    89 SR5 Peach
    89 Sun
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    17 30th SR5 RW
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    18 SR5S Vint Tob
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  4. #19

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    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

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    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

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    Decisions, decisions....

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by njhammer View Post
    Decisions, decisions....

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    Very nice pair, the Classic looks great !

    StingRay 4H Buttercreme 2005 L.E.
    StingRay 4H Light Blue over Vintage Sunburst. 2005 ”SunBlue"

    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE AMPS.

  8. #23

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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 don’t mind a matching headstock. Even on a non roasted maple neck and/or fretboard, I’m kind of neautral if the headstock is painted or not.

  12. #27

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    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

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    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.

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