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Bass Headstock Thickness Preferences?

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Hey guys. I'm about to throw some back-straps on some bass headstocks and was curious what people's preferred bass headstock thicknesses were?

I've seen them all over the board on the internet, anywhere from 12mm, to 5/8, even up to 17 and 17.5mm. I personally am inclined to go thicker, thoughts?


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Just measured a couple of my homebuilts.  My OM acoustic is 14.0mm  and the Bubinga fretless bass is 16.5mm .... so I'm not a great one to ask :lol: 

Actually, the core wood for both is around 14mm, but the fretless has an ebony plate top and bottom, giving it the extra depth.

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