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which strat headstock do you prefer?
Large
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Small
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Sloan
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George
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i mean yeah, it wouldn't affect my decision on whether or not i'd actually but the strat or not. if i had a wishlist i guess it would be the big headstock
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My '73 is a bighead; I guess my '08 isn't but it doesn't bother me.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave wrote:


Big head for the win. I think my all time favourite is an Oly Strat with maple neck, big stock and bullet truss. Preferably well aged. I love Teh yngwie malmstain





Agreed on the bullet truss rods and maple fretboards; tres sexy stuff!
And fat headstocks all the way! Baby got back, or headstock...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big ol' bighead.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BobArsecake wrote:


Do like that on Daphne Blue/Sonic Blue Strats.

I prefer the small headstock though.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timhulio wrote:
Hey! It's the 'play loud' strat! Because 'play loud' is scribbled on a tiny piece of masking tape. Hairspray tosser.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

big but hit small on the poll by mistake
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

timhulio wrote:
Hey! It's the 'play loud' strat! Because 'play loud' is scribbled on a tiny piece of masking tape. Hairspray tosser.


Careful there! It's a national tresure you're talking about.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm partial to either a small headstock, or an early Jazzmaster one
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

definitely the larger headstock overall, but the smaller one looks very classy itself most of the time.

i used to think i liked all of the large Fender headstocks, but i grew to hate the one on the Mustang ('65 RI at least). it's just too damn big and "pregnant", looks like a goofy ass paddle from certain angles. oddly enough, it's pretty much the same as the big Strat headstock, but the body shape of the Strat makes it look more proportionate.

turns out that my favorite Fender headstock is on the Jaguar and Jazzmaster. bigger (longer?) than the traditional Strat, with a graceful curve and not that funny bulge. the mid-60s Hagstrom headstock is like this as well, though sometimes they rounded off the "heel" too much.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a third strat headstock. Check it.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean the one discussed at some length in the attached article, Timothy?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh come on... the incorrect small one is mentioned two thirds the way through. In an article about headstocks.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

when the cake's talking the crumbs stay quiet
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My all time favestrat:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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Another one I've enjoyed over the years. I also have never seen another matching headstock 1966/1967, bound neck, stratocaster let alone in this color.

As it is today.




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like them both, but prefer the classic small headstock. The larger one reminds me of Bigsby's headstocks, which is who Leo Fender copied despite his denials over the years.
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