Position Markers

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by NWB, Nov 6, 2012.


  1. NWB

    NWB

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    Hi all.

    I have a Squier CV jazz bass that I really like a lot. However, the top position markers are very small and dark which makes them difficult to see in a darker room (i.e. typical bar).

    What's the best way to brighten them up?:help:

    Thanks much.
  2. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

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    Mine too. On a dimly lit stage they just get lost. May try some bright nail polish on the dots.
  3. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

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    Use these - you can get them at Staples. They're 1/4" diameter, stick on, and last for quite some time. I like to take a Sharpie and draw a nice black dot in the middle - it will not leak through. I use these on every bass I have that I can't see the position dots on, including a '66 Jazz. When they do finally come off there is practically no residue, and what there is can be rubbed off easily with your finger. It will not mar your bass in any way.

    These were recommended to me by my tech of many years. His side gig is being one of the techs for the Fab Faux (look them up). It's what Will Lee uses on his gear. I've been using them for years now and short of installing LED's they're the best alternative I've found. No paint/white-out, no fuss, no muss.

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  4. NWB

    NWB

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    Perfect!

    Thank you very much for the suggestion.
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  6. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

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    White Out!!!
  7. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    You can also go with FretFX, a cheap way to get LEDs on the fingerboard.
  8. giacomini

    giacomini Supporting Member

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    buy some glow in dark nail polish, just be careful
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