Spectrum 12 string headstock

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Spectrum 12 string headstock

Post by Guest on Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:03 pm

Ok folks I need some help on the headstock that is my current avatar. Does anyone have a straight on picture of it? I need a straight on frontal picture so I can replicate it.

I have the magazine that the avatar pic is from, but it no luck on a better picture.

It looks to go wider from the lower part to thinner at the top more so than a vantage 12 string, but looks somewhat similar. The bit towards the nut also does not look symetrical to me in the one pic I got, but that just may be from photo angle.

I also think it looks a bit like the x775 5 string bass neck, so if I can't get some help - I may use that as a starting point.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Spectrum 12 string headstock

Post by Guest on Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:56 pm

Anyone think I could chop the headstock off of this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120931228953?ssPageName=STRK:MEBOFFX:MABO&_trksid=p3984.m1427.l2672&autorefresh=true

And then put on a 12 string headstock? It sure would save time from making a neck from scratch and I wouldn't have to worry about the neck pocket fit.

think a 45 degree angle cut would work? maybe 60? anyone ever try somthing like it?

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Re: Spectrum 12 string headstock

Post by Barry on Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:12 am

Oh lordy, you're making me askeered, agin. Shocked

I think the question is not so much the angle of the cut, but more how do you fasten a new 12-string headstock? That's a hell of a lot of tension to resist and it had best be more than a glue joint I'm thinking.

Or at least a very long cut to maximize the contact surface area, which would suggest perhaps a shallow angle?

(Are these necks not a single piece of maple? Shame to cut it.)

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Re: Spectrum 12 string headstock

Post by beavis on Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:35 am

Good lord, what's going on in here Dr Frankenstein??!

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Re: Spectrum 12 string headstock

Post by corsair on Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:02 am

I wonder if Arlene would talk with TR and ask for some photos of the guitar/neck/headstock in question?!

Arlene??

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Re: Spectrum 12 string headstock

Post by Guest on Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:47 am

corsair wrote:I wonder if Arlene would talk with TR and ask for some photos of the guitar/neck/headstock in question?!

Arlene??



Or just see if I could borry his for a while Smile

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Re: Spectrum 12 string headstock

Post by Guest on Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:12 pm

Just ordered that neck. Got it for 30 bucks & the body also for 30 bucks. Body should be here today

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Re: Spectrum 12 string headstock

Post by corsair on Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:15 pm

sarcaster wrote:
corsair wrote:I wonder if Arlene would talk with TR and ask for some photos of the guitar/neck/headstock in question?!

Arlene??



Or just see if I could borry his for a while Smile

There you go; a plan!!

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Re: Spectrum 12 string headstock

Post by Guest on Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:32 pm

If this works, I'll be taking orders Smile

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Re: Spectrum 12 string headstock

Post by The Chad on Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:16 pm

Psst... hey there Sarc buddy... Aria 12 string neck NOS

This may rock.

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Re: Spectrum 12 string headstock

Post by Guest on Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:53 pm

The Chad wrote:Psst... hey there Sarc buddy... Aria 12 string neck NOS

This may rock.



I'm pretty sure that it won't fit a spectrum, but it also doesn't have 'the look' I'm going for. Trying to reall do my best to replicate the Rabin 12 - but thanks for pointing that out - I wouldn't have seen it.



I got the spectrum body, and dang it is heavy - maybe because I'm used to the Panteras, but even without hardware on it, it ways a ton. I think we are getting a lot of rain this weekend so maybe I can get back into some sanding while I wait for the neck.

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Re: Spectrum 12 string headstock

Post by Barry on Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:27 pm

Sounds like a better plan to moi.
I'd rather deal with the neck pocket than the headstock problem.

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