Head decals for VM Jazz bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nick303, Jul 8, 2013.


  1. Nick303

    Nick303

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    A couple of years ago I made the mistake of buying a fake '62 type Fender head decal and put it on my VM jazz. I wasn't trying to pretend it was real and it has bothered me. Since then I've made my own decals to put it right; I'd like people's opinion on which I should go for.
    [​IMG] '71 style
    [​IMG] '62 style
    I love my VM and I'm proud to be playing a Squier, I just love the old style logo's.
    What do people think?
  2. Gougedeye

    Gougedeye Supporting Member

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    I think they both look really well done!
  3. Rebop

    Rebop Supporting Member

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    Personally, I like the second one. Looks very "pre-CBS".
    Nice work.
  4. soflbass

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    Both are nice. I'd pick the '71.
  5. Mas Fuego

    Mas Fuego There is more

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    Can you tell us how you printed it?
  6. Batmensch

    Batmensch Supporting Member

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    I'd use both. I'd also add a third like the ones on my VM P, and VM J, a combo of the golden Squier name on the second one, with the name of the bass on a curved line the same as on the first one.
    Similar to this:
    [​IMG]

    BTW, I appreciate you doing this, There's ben many a time I've looked at a Fender bass for sale and thought , ooo, that's nice, then, when it's revealed that it's a Squier rebranded as a Fender turns me right off of it. I always think to myself, I might have considered buying this bass, if I could find a nice Squier decal to put it right.
  7. SquierJazz72

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    I rather like the second one, but they are both very cool and well done.
  8. Nick303

    Nick303

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    Haha, that would be telling.
  9. Nick303

    Nick303

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    Cheers for the positive feedback guys, yeah I think it's the right thing to do, definitely.
  10. Nick303

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    This is more or less a late '70's type right? Yeah ok, I'll draw one up and post it here, see how it looks. The more I think about it I'm surprised these aren't already available.
  11. Laurie Bass

    Laurie Bass Supporting Member

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    I think this is a great idea...well done. There are those of us who agree with C.Linton's post above...

    BTW I like both also.
  12. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3 Supporting Member

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    I like them both, but have a preference for the simplicity of the first decal.
  13. AntLockyer

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    I'm currently working on a refin of a VM with matching headstock, any chance I could buy a decal from you? I don't have the right printer (inkjet or laser jet I can't remember which I read about).
  14. JimmyThunder

    JimmyThunder Supporting Member

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    both look great
    #2 slightly greater IMO
  15. Nick303

    Nick303

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    Where do you live? I'd be happy to strike a deal, yeah.
  16. AntLockyer

    AntLockyer

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    I'm in England, but have an address in Nashville if you aren't comfortable with sending overseas.

    The bass in question is a VM no guard body with a mighty mite neck that I'm going to refinish in Inca Silver nitro.
  17. DwaynieAD

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    numero uno
  18. Nick303

    Nick303

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    I'm in England too, Essex.
    My email address is; nickdawson303@btinternet.com
    We'll chat more there.
  19. ReiPsaeg

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    Hah, I'd put one of those on an actual Fender.
  20. khutch

    khutch Praise Harp Supporting Member

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    I would go with the second one but then I would spell it Squire....

    :bag:

    Ken

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