Post Number: 378
|Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2006 - 7:36 am: |
I thought it would be interesting to find out which tuning head was everyones favorite.
I like the CROWN, small or large. The king of guitars/basses deserves it's crown.
(Message edited by olieoliver on June 08, 2006)
Post Number: 673
|Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2006 - 8:03 am: |
If i can save enough for another custom, it'll have a crown peghead, just because Alembics should. Of the two I have, i prefer the orion style to the cone. No doubt PTBO would agree.
Post Number: 382
|Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2006 - 8:11 am: |
Something about hearing "conehead" makes me think of Dan Aykryod.
Post Number: 104
|Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2006 - 8:50 am: |
personally I like the fan headstock.
Post Number: 289
|Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2006 - 9:22 am: |
I think it really depends on the the body style. I had an Orion with a crown peg head. It was kinda funky and unusual for an Alembic. If it ever happens again, I think the in-line choices are better suited. Maybe a reversed in-line Elan peg head. My Anniverasry naturally has the crown, but I'd be really thrilled if it were topped with the fan peg head, it's too cool.
What I like about Alembic is that you could do just about anything, even design your own as some have done.
Post Number: 820
|Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2006 - 10:18 am: |
The crown is classic ALEMBIC to me. I just LOVE the fan or knob as an alternate. I like the Elan shape better for inline layouts. The Omega cutout crown is maybe a little too much of a good thing for me.
I REALLY don't like the cone pegheads!
J o e y
Post Number: 930
|Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2006 - 10:41 am: |
I happen to have two types of cones. There was the early flat-sided Spoiler/Persuader/Exploiter shape, then there was the modern triangular shape (on the left).
In between, there was this one on the right - you don't see many of these around!
Post Number: 104
|Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2006 - 11:43 am: |
In my mind, the crown head is definitely the classiest look I have seen.
I like the cone heads ok too (that slender cone pictured above is kind of nice), but still, the crown is the classic look.
Post Number: 455
|Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2006 - 11:44 am: |
I love the Crown head, also I also like the Orion and the Europa head. I'd like to see those two done as a 3 + 2 on 5 string just to make it a bit smaller. I think they'd look cool.
I think the "traditional" Alembics like the SC, MK an Series basses look much better with the Crown heads.
Alembic Guitars I've seen pictures of with the crown head seem to be a bit top heavy looking as if the crown is a little oversized for the guitar.
The pointy triangular shapes don't move me at all. But that wouldn't stop me buying a bass with one.
The one on the Dragons wing is ace....!!
Post Number: 731
|Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2006 - 12:36 pm: |
I recall Alembic Distillate 8-strings in the Exploiter body had a variation on the cone that has complex radii. Kind of cool, but not my cup of tea. To me, the crown is ultra-cool for 4 and 5 stringers, and the knobby for 8, 10 and 12 stringers. The peghead on the Alembird worked really well for that body style, but otherwise not really my thing either. So... Crown and Knobby for me!
Post Number: 674
|Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 - 1:12 am: |
Jazzy - as requested, here's an orion 3+2 as found on my rogue...
I've recently fitted it with DR red devils which detrect less from the coco bolo.
(Message edited by jacko on June 09, 2006)
Post Number: 170
|Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 - 8:14 am: |
Crown is king for me, but ths one is growing on me more and more as I stare at it. I agree that body shape help dictates the appropriate type.
Post Number: 385
|Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 - 8:25 am: |
While I respect the fact that Alembic makes custom basses and you can pretty much (and rightfuly so) get what you want, I agree that body shape does determine which head stock looks good to me. It's like you can tell a Strat from a Tele without even seeing the body just the tuning head.
Post Number: 386
|Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 - 8:31 am: |
OOOPS! and Guitars!
Post Number: 456
|Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 - 11:00 am: |
Thanks Jacko that looks really good, I really like that style.
I think that would even look good on a guitar in a 4 + 2 or 3 +3 configuration as well.
Post Number: 648
|Posted on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 9:28 am: |
Good catch, Olie. You jumped back in to correct yourself before the hi-freaks beat you up. Nyuk.
The two Alembics I own have cone heads. I am leaning toward a crown head for the homemade bass I'm working on.
Post Number: 109
|Posted on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 8:11 pm: |
I think, favorite head design is based on the number of strings.
Crown head is tradition of Alembic.
It's still favorite one for 4 strings.
Knobby head is fitted for even numbers (6,8,12...).
Knobby with 8 Schaller M4 is one of my favorite.
Now, My Favorite is "Fan head" for 5 strings.
Asymmetrycal 5 posts are under the perfect balance of circle, just like Celestial sphere.
Of course, cloud and hand are also under the sphere.
Post Number: 1192
|Posted on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 8:51 pm: |
The Crown is definitely the king of the "classic" Alembic look.
The Omega Crown and bevelled edges both bring this to a new level of class in a traditional shape.
The Dragon Wing headstock is tops for the radical look in my book.
Post Number: 1366
|Posted on Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 9:11 am: |
I like a double beveled (front & back) crown. I believe my in-progress Further sports the first of these Alembic has done. I also really like the crown with the Valentino mini omega.
Post Number: 1194
|Posted on Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 9:49 am: |
I think mine is double bevelled, too, Bill. I only asked for bevelled and never considered the whole front/back thing, but based upon the in-progress pics, it appears to be front and back.
Post Number: 367
|Posted on Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 3:45 pm: |
My least favorite is the V head. Simply because it makes the bass just that much longer! This is why I'm going with the cone headstock as on John Entwistle's basses for my custom Spyder.
Post Number: 35
|Posted on Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 4:19 pm: |
I really like them all, except the V headstock. It annoys me. It actually really depends on the body shape.