I am the only one who damages his PRS headstocks?

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  1. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    There’s a reason the majority of old guitars of all makes have headstocks with chewed-up edges.

    “What’s the reason, Les?”

    “I don’t know. But there must be one.”
     
  2. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    erosion — edges want to be round, and round things want to shatter.

     
  3. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    I’ll bet Paul can hear the difference.
     
  4. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    I just keep my rubbers in my pocket. Clipping them to the headstock seems so gauche.
     
  5. Parralax view

    Parralax view New Member

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    Yes, even I have a small ding on the top end of the headstock, it's more of an "excuse me" rather than a "Look what the F you did"! kinda thing.
     
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  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Mine is pristine!

    Yes I know pride comes before a fall and a ding!
     
  7. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    I have straplocks on all of my electric guitars, so I never drop them. I do bump into things, however. None of my PRS have visible damage yet but I'm sure their time will come.
     
  8. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    My SE245 was dinged in shipment from the dealer. I don’t care who or how it happened, if I didn’t do it, it’s flippin’ unacceptable! :mad: That still burns me up.
     
  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’m pi55ed for you!:mad:
     
  10. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    Waiting for your follow-up post tomorrow... :eek:
     
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  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’ll tell you after the gig on Saturday night!
     
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  12. Parralax view

    Parralax view New Member

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    I must admit that my 04 McCarty was a Dallas Guitar show piece. It has a pin head size ding right to the left of the bridge. Some yo yo at the show I would surmise. It's ok though, it got me 150 bucks off the price when I showed it to them. It was a touch and go thing as I personally wasn't buying the guitar, SHE was, but she saw it and shark that she is....even her Hawaiian Aumakua (spirit animal) is the shark!!....;-)
     
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  13. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Open - Eared

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    Sorry to hear of you gents having damaged headstocks. When you received something last year wrapped up in a big bow, did you experience the same issue back then? Just curious.
     
  14. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    My oldest certainly has a ding on the tippy-most part.

    Pretty sure it's not a proper old PRS unless there's a ding present in that vicinity.
     
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  15. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I have no dinged tips. In my house if you bump something you usually hit it hard enough to smash it to bits.
     
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  16. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Open - Eared

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    When I used to practice down in my old basement music room, the drop-ceiling height was the problem. Sometimes, when removing the guitar and strap, I'd raise the guitar upwards, forgetting where the ceiling was. This was more often the case than not.

    Nowadays, practicing in a better room with greater ceiling height, no dinged headstocks since then...
     
  17. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans Portsmouth uk

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    I dont think I have any dings on mine.
    But then they are not gigged much these days.
     
  18. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    I do more damage to the hanging lamp above my playing space, than I do to my headstocks.
     
  19. pac90

    pac90 In Helix Land, the waters warm

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    When my daughter was younger she put a couple of cute halloween soft toys on the headstock, after hearing me complaining, wish I'd taken a picture
     
  20. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Open - Eared

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    Our former bass player hung a Mr. Bill doll from his headstock. That and the guy wore a Dr. Seuss hat as well. Strange dude, but was a well-liked, decent bass player.

    Kinda cool that your daughter had the presence of mind to protect your gear, even at that age. :)
     

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