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Ah, the headstock...

You could make it any shape you want - so why is there so little difference in what is made?

Aesthetics mainly, but also a variety of practical reasons.

They have to hold the tuners - and be in line, they need (mostly) to help form a break angle to stop the strings jumping out of the nut.

There is a lot to think about...

Watch and find out more....

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Ahoy hoy! Today I get to talk about another bass - and indeed another Yamaha.

Yes, the Yamaha RBX170 - a beginners bass guitar.

Now - remember - entry level guitars are made - to a price, which means that they are not the best instruments in the world.

For guitars that seems to be less of an issue.

With bass guitars - the neck tends to bend more - as there is more stress on a longer piece of timber. The neck therefore isn't completely flat, but nearly. Hence a little buzzing still. I did, happily get to make a new back plate and output plate for it - so I got to use my workshop in anger.


Lots of fun, and now a splendid beginners bass guitar...

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This is an Epiphone Les Paul Plus Top - which started in 2003 - but this is dated November 2002...

HUH? Are you daft Gavin?

Well, you know how in about September of each year you can buy the next years model of car?

Well, a similar thin happens with guitars. Even if the line was released on 1st January - they would have to build a stock up in the previous year in order to sell.

Which is why this is dated as such.

However, even though I managed to get this at a good price - there are some issues...

Big issues? Nope, but If I had known all of them before hand - I would not have purchased it!

This is a great playing and feeling instrument - as good a player as a Gibson, if you overlook the issues, most of which can be fixed easily - as I will show you in future videos.

Most importantly - what upgrades would you like to see me try? Let me know!

Toodle Pip!


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