Guitar to bass Inlay stickers

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  1. plaputas

    plaputas

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    Hello guys , have anyone used guitar inlay stickers on a bass fingerboard? can this work?
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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    They are just stickers, why would they be for one instrument and not the other?
  3. Vinny_G

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    Maybe because of the different scale length the stickers have different sizes ?
  4. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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    Sure but even at that, they would just look a bit narrow, nothing to make them "not work". :)
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  6. Vinny_G

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    That's true ;)
    I think the other way may cause problems, by contrast. Or not, depending on the type of inlay.. hum :meh:
  7. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    I have a MIM fretless with lines but no inlay dots. Can anyone recommend inlay dot stickers that look decent? I've found a bunch online but I don't wanna order something that's gonna look trashy.
  8. KeddyLee

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    Are the ones you want not available for bass? What are you looking for?
  9. Gorn Captain

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  10. KeddyLee

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    They will be fine. Although, I like the no dot look on a fretless.
  11. Gorn Captain

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    Yah? I think it looks ok with no dots, but I like the look with lines and dots. Like Juan Alderete's fretless:
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    or Jaco's....
  12. KeddyLee

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    Thinking out loud. i haven't played much fretless. The stickers are no big deal on a fretted bass because the string is hitting the fret, not necessarily the fretboard. Wouldn't the sticker be way more likely to cause problems as you slide past a sticker?
  13. Gorn Captain

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    They'd be inbetween the strings. A heavy bend would take the string over the sticker, but I rarely bend on fretted, let alone the fretless.

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