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Do some people like a reverse headstock better? I find it uglier, would there be a way to make it normal?
#7
There shouldn't be any difference, but some say there is a small change in tone...
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Apparently there's some difference in tone, due to the bass strings being longer, but again, like most things like this, most people can't tell the difference.
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#11
Its mostly for looks. There is supposed to be a difference in tone Ive never heard it. As for reversing it not really, you would have to swap the neck. Down side is you usually need lefty tuners for em which can cut down on replacement options.
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Apparently there's some difference in tone, due to the bass strings being longer, but again, like most things like this, most people can't tell the difference.

Maybe not so much tone, but the string feel. There's a tad more downward pressure from teh low strings on the nut, which increases the tension on the low strings and makes for tighter picking for rhythms. This, of course has the opposite effect on the high strings, lessening the tension on them some, so bends are much easier and smoother.

The effect is very slight though, some people might not notice it.
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#17
Reverse headstock is badass, end of story.

The only difference is the tuning heads have to be left handed, otherwise they'll turn the opposite way as normal when you tune.

The only downside is when sitting down I sometimes hit the tuning heads on the couch or whatever and need to re-tune.
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Do some people like a reverse headstock better? I find it uglier, would there be a way to make it normal?


You could make it "normal" by replacing the neck. Of course, if you are going to go to those lengths, you might as well just buy another guitar with a non-reverse headstock.
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#19
Reverse headstock is the Hendrix look. Real popular in the 80's. It will slightly increase tension on the bass strings and decrease it on the treble strings as compared to a standard inline headstock, but most people wouldn't even notice it.
#20
There is definitely a difference, especially if the headstock is at all angled. Reverse headstocks are a great idea if you're the only guitarist in a band and you're playing both rhythm style parts and lead parts; the tighter low E and A strings give a great, precise tone and response for rock rhythm playing, while the high E and B strings will be easier to perform wild bends on while not being so 'snappy', which can help mellow out the tone of higher notes during rhythm parts.
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#21
I love the reverse headstock idea
gives the guitar something, makes it look kinda different becuase most people have standard headstocks
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#22
My DX10Ds have reverse headstocks and I love them just for the fact that I think having the tuners facing the floor makes it easier to tune. You can keep your arm in a more natural position when twisting the tuning heads.

Plus I think it looks cooler.
#23
I bet with a quick order to GFS that would be a nice little guitar. I really like the way it looks.
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#25
you have made 16 threads in under 2 weeks, almost all about buying a new guitar in some way, shape or form. stick with one thread, and ask your new questions in there if it is about the same/similar topic. this is not a request.