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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / Faux inlays

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juneau ak.

If you must smoke, please smoke salmon!
Apr 28th, 2017 03:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

Any thoughts on those stick-on fret board markers? My drummer friend gave me a nice LTD viper SG but it has these small MOP dots (most are a dark bluish hue) that are hard so see. I'm thinking of putting some block inlays on but I'm dubious about sticking something on my neck that could peel off and make a mess of things.

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New Jersey

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Apr 30th, 2017 11:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

Installing position marker dot inlays is really easy and inexpensive even if you need to employ the services of someone. Side dots are even easier.

Stick on dots are always going to be temporary.

Find a local craftsperson and see what sort of creative solution you could come up with to make the dots do what you need them to do.

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The spotlight

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Apr 30th, 2017 02:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

Agreed. Stickers are always temporary--whether you want them to be or not. They'll walk off the job at the most inopportune moment.

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Lisle, IL USA

That's what she said!
Apr 30th, 2017 09:58 PM   Edit   Profile  

Right to the last two comments. I tried them a few years ago and was very displeased with them.

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North Florida

A Friend of Bill W.
May 3rd, 2017 08:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

Inlay isn't difficult, the fret markers and position dots are available pre-cut. Tools are minimal.

You could remove the old ones measure them, order new ones and pretty much just pop them in.

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juneau ak.

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May 3rd, 2017 04:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanx all, I liked the thought of just sticking some MOP block inlays on and calling it good. There is a guy up the road a few miles that works on all things with strings, he can do new dots or blocks so I'll pay him to do the deed. Probably just replace the dots. BTW, If any of you are going to do some inlays or dots those dark bluish hues are hard to see on a rosewood fret board, and impossible on a dark stage or practice room.

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