Time Killer Question: What's Your Favorite Headstock Shape

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Re: Time Killer Question: What's Your Favorite Headstock Shape

Postby tg1 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:30 am

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Re: Time Killer Question: What's Your Favorite Headstock Shape

Postby UnexplodedCow » Wed May 10, 2017 9:54 am

I base the form on the function.

Headless wins for me, because it is more about function than anything else.

After that, straight string pull with even break angles over the nut. Even string tension helps. For that reason, I like the Holdsworth design.

As far as looks, the old style pointy V headstock is great, but a tuning nightmare to me. The regular inline headstock is pretty good. With staggered tuners, a basic Fender headstock looks fine. I really don't care as long as they function properly. God knows that tuning issues will make me want to burn a guitar in effigy even if it has a pretty face. Typically I just sell the things off, or fix the problems, and possibly keep them.
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Re: Time Killer Question: What's Your Favorite Headstock Shape

Postby Doctor Turn » Wed May 10, 2017 10:44 am

You don't mean this one do you? I think it was the original V220 headstock and was definitely used on the old Ultras. Obviously reminiscent of Gibsons.

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Re: Time Killer Question: What's Your Favorite Headstock Shape

Postby Mike Jones » Wed May 10, 2017 12:07 pm

All time favorite:

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Close second favorite:

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Re: Time Killer Question: What's Your Favorite Headstock Shape

Postby UnexplodedCow » Wed May 10, 2017 12:17 pm

Triple post....oi.
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Re: Time Killer Question: What's Your Favorite Headstock Shape

Postby UnexplodedCow » Wed May 10, 2017 12:21 pm

Seriously. Why?
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Re: Time Killer Question: What's Your Favorite Headstock Shape

Postby UnexplodedCow » Wed May 10, 2017 12:22 pm

UnexplodedCow wrote:
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Doctor Turn wrote:You don't mean this one do you? I think it was the original V220 headstock and was definitely used on the old Ultras. Obviously reminiscent of Gibsons.

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I do indeed. I have a Bolt+C with that type of headstock, and locking nut. It received a retainer bar to keep the strings in the grooves,and prevent tuning changes when locking the nut down. I think they look really neat, but the function is hurt by the heavy lateral string angle (not angel, as some may have typed).

It's not as bad as this, however:

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EDIT: Or this...the thing looks like it has a skin tag, and was the victim of a botched bris:

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Re: Time Killer Question: What's Your Favorite Headstock Shape

Postby Doctor Turn » Wed May 10, 2017 12:30 pm

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Re: Time Killer Question: What's Your Favorite Headstock Shape

Postby UnexplodedCow » Wed May 10, 2017 12:49 pm

If you can guess which brand that is, Turn, you'll be awarded with absolutely nothing.

Hint: It's not a Brak.
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Re: Time Killer Question: What's Your Favorite Headstock Shape

Postby Doctor Turn » Wed May 10, 2017 1:02 pm

Looks like something stupid that Gibson might of done in the 80's. They're known for booting out incredibly dumb headstocks.

Or it could just be some obscurity from the Italian new wave of crazies. Eastwoods, things along those lines.

Also: latterly Kramer. in the later 80's (think Gene Axe bass).
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Re: Time Killer Question: What's Your Favorite Headstock Shape

Postby UnexplodedCow » Wed May 10, 2017 1:08 pm

Both guitars I showed are Kramer prototypes from the mid 80s. I'd rather have a break-prone acrylic BC Rich.
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Re: Time Killer Question: What's Your Favorite Headstock Shape

Postby Doctor Turn » Wed May 10, 2017 2:23 pm

HAH! My final, most risky guess was WIN.

I shall now dance with wonton abandon, (with a little nourishment torn from my nose) in celebration of my victory...

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1985 DC150K (koa) Stereo, M22N/M22SD w/black hardware.
1985 100 Watt X Amp 2 x 12 combo (XV212) upgraded w/ 2 Vintage 30's
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Re: Time Killer Question: What's Your Favorite Headstock Shape

Postby UnexplodedCow » Wed May 10, 2017 6:09 pm

The person in that gif honestly looks like my assistant at work.
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