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GUEST,murray@mpce.mq.edu.au Types of headstocks (4) Types of headstocks 07 May 01


I am interested in opinions, theories, and facts about the relative advantages of a slotted headstock over a solid one (or vice-versa).

There are two advantages of ths slotted that I can think of.

First the ends of the strings are safely tucked in the slots and can't puncture you or the lining of your gig-bag.

Second, the strings being on rollers get pulled down more steeply against the nut. This should give more force in the direction perpendicular to the length of the string.

I prefer the looks of a slotted head, but that is subjective.

Murray


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