Author Topic: Peghead for Balance K Heart Omega body shape  (Read 145 times)

Eric1616

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Peghead for Balance K Heart Omega body shape
« on: January 11, 2018, 04:34:55 PM »
Hi folks, I need some opinions.  I am finalizing my custom bass specs and am stuck on the peghead.  It will be a zebrawood top Balance K Heart Omega body shape.  I’m currently torn between the crown and knob pegheads. Either would be beveled.  Thoughts?  Pics welcome!

Thanks.

Eric.

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Re: Peghead for Balance K Heart Omega body shape
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 05:21:48 PM »
4 or 5-string?

The classic crown is my all-time favorite shape, but I would prefer the knobby headstock for string-pull symmetry on a 5-string bass. Check out Rusty's "Blue Orca"... a knobby on an Europa body.

http://www.alembic.com/info/fc_blueorca.html

Having been down this road too, trust me - you really can't go wrong here... I opted for a 3+2 Elan headstock on a 20th Anniversary Omega body. Mica and the crew made it such that I can't imagine it any other way now.

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Re: Peghead for Balance K Heart Omega body shape
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 05:40:28 PM »
4 string.  Every time I think
That I’ve decided on either the crown or the knobby I change my mind!  Guess that means I can’t really go wrong...

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Re: Peghead for Balance K Heart Omega body shape
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 08:59:55 PM »
How about an omega crown peg head?

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Re: Peghead for Balance K Heart Omega body shape
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 09:44:38 PM »
My vote would be for the classic crown shape, it will look especially nice beveled.

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Re: Peghead for Balance K Heart Omega body shape
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 05:49:17 AM »
One more question for considering... are the headstock faces going to be zebrawood as well?

I love the look of those 70's Alembics with striped zebrawood headstocks.

Can't go wrong with a Crown here.  :)

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Re: Peghead for Balance K Heart Omega body shape
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 05:55:00 AM »
Yes, zebrawood.  I’m building a bass as, essentially, a “big sister” to my Darling guitar, pictured here.


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Re: Peghead for Balance K Heart Omega body shape
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 06:09:24 AM »
Ahh - NICE!   ;D

You did see the Darling bass Mica posted last week?


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Re: Peghead for Balance K Heart Omega body shape
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 06:13:29 AM »
Yes, I saw it, prefer balance k for the bass.

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Re: Peghead for Balance K Heart Omega body shape
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 10:38:12 AM »
If you're going for the "big sister" effect, the family resemblance would kind of dictate a crown peghead. Crown omega is a nice touch, and you might even ask if a heart-omega crown would be feasible.

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Re: Peghead for Balance K Heart Omega body shape
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 10:38:26 AM »
IMO - nothing says "Alembic" like the classic crown peghead.


It's the perfect way to showcase the logo and beveling adds an additional touch of elegance.