2 of 2 of my headless short scale 5 stings. Both play and sound amazing, and never go out of tune! The record is one month (9 shows) of literally NO tuning necessary, including playing the shows, and the travel in between shows. Simply amazing. Now, if they only made a 5 string headless TREMOLO system…
2 of 2 basses short scale basses I had built with this awesome system!! Please make a 5 string tremolo!
LOVE these! I have had 2 short scale headless basses made with this system. Here is 1 of 2.
I use this on a headless fretless 5 string bass, fine piece of hardware, increible tuning
Carl Lennart A.
Used this on a dubble neck , including the four string, bought them late 2016, delivered to Sweden
I used this system with a Warmoth Deluxe 5 paddle, 1 7/8th" nut width. I cut off most of the paddle, and dremeled the rest into a small shelf for the headpiece. A minor contention: when using single ball end tape wounds, the point at which one has to cut the string to fit into the headpiece causes the nylon tape wrap to unwind! I ruined a set of strings & had to modify the headstock shelf where the headpiece fit (allowing the strings to go through with the wrap end complete), but I did get it to work. A minor caveat that won't apply to anyone that doesn't play with tapewounds. The hardware itself is excellent. Having never assembled, nor even owned a headless bass before, it was weird to get used to the fine tuning & setup, even with the instructions. After a few mins, though, it just clicked, and the whole system made sense. The bridge saddles seem to be the same as the A-styles, and are just as adjustable in every direction. Set up isn't quick or easy, but that's not a bad thing; it might take a while to get things just right, but it's worth the time. I've found that the tuning gears don't all have the same level of tension, but I think that might be due to how I put the strings in those gears vs how far they need to go to reach pitch. All in all, an excellent piece of hardware.