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    Low B with Hipshot D Tuner and other Pilot specs.



    The catalog scan above was posted here.

    I do not recall ever seeing that the Hipshot Drop D tuner was an option on Pilots. Mine has one but I just figured it was aftermarket.

    But if I am reading this correctly the SB-605 came with one standard (and I presume that was a five string bass) and it was available as an option on any Pilot for $100.

    We know about the different headtstocks. The "Off Set" headstock was a $20 upgrade. Which is which, now that we know Guild called one of them "Off Set"?

    And then, there is a part of me that really wants to see a "Purple Burst" although I will either avert my eyes or don spandex afterwards.
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    What he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post
    And then, there is a part of me that really wants to see a "Purple Burst" although I will either avert my eyes or don spandex afterwards.
    I cannot in good conscience even post a link to what Google Images returns for "Purpleburst Leotard".
    But I need to see an eye doctor right away.

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    Assuming you all can see the photo below.


    I think the "Purpleburst" is the bass on the far left! (Interesting Pickguard!)



    (I know the third from the left is "Blueburst".)


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    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post
    We know about the different headtstocks. The "Off Set" headstock was a $20 upgrade. Which is which, now that we know Guild called one of them "Off Set"?
    I was gonna bet that the "Offset" is what I've seen called the "cake knife" IIRC, and it's presence on "J" the SB604 in that photo seems to confirm it?
    If I owned that thing I'd be mightily tempted to evoke a fighter ace theme over that "sunrise" motif by organizing 7 or 8 little "Fender" logo decals in a rectangle on the upper bass bout....

    Great pic, Kurt, thank you!
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    I like the flyer bass but not this color ;)
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    "Cake Knife" Headstock:



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    Thanks. I love the blue burst but the first picture does not do it justice. Maybe the purple burst is better in person?

    Headstock nomenclature. Fill in the blanks, or correct me. I want to know what do we call them and which one Guild called "Off Set" when it was a $20 upgrade. My comments are below the pictures.



    Foot? No special name from Guild?



    Other foot or cake knife? No special name from Guild?



    Other Cake Knife? Pointy head stock? Guild's "Off Set"?
    Quote Originally Posted by mgod View Post
    What he said.

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    '71 JS II Bass (Walnut)
    '82 B-50 Acoustic Bass (Natural)
    '87 Pilot (Black)
    '13 Newark Street Starfire Bass (Cherry)
    '16 Betts Bass "Walnut Bottom"

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    apparently all 3 of them look like a "cake knife" in different countries all over the world, so I thought we decided to tank that name.

    Grot's blue burst set above features the "foot headstock" (or in this case, feet)
    the black one Frono posted is the "droopy headstock"
    the super pointy (literally a stabbing weapon) triangular headstock is the "knife" (S-284 aviator) also looks the most like a hockey stick

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    OK, let's see if we can get this straightened out.


    "Foot":




    "Cake Knife":



    I believe that Hans has said that he is reluctant to use the "Cake Knife" nickname in Volume II because the rest of the world does not recognize a "Cake Knife" as this: (The utensil on the left!)




    "Offset":



    I hope this has cleared everything up.


    These headstock designs also pertain to the guitars though there were two different "Offsets".


    This one "matches" the Bass:



    And then there's this one:




    Thank you for attending today's seminar, class dismissed.
    Last edited by The Guilds of Grot; 11-16-2017 at 03:47 PM.

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    bottom line, no matter which headstock u have, if u don't have a whammy bar on your bass guitar, u have nothing

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