Changing the inlays in my bass

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Broach_insound, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. Broach_insound


    Jan 25, 2005
    New York
    I have a Fender Jazz bass deluxe MIA and it has dot inlays but I love how the rectangular inlays look on other guitars like the Geddy Lee J-Bass and was wondering if I could Hire a pro to install them in my bass? Would you recomend doing this? Will it affect the sound in anyway? How much do you think it will cost?
  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    At least one company makes "stick-on" block inlays, which is reasonably priced and easy to do.

    If you want true block inlays, it will require having the frets removed, the inlays installed and fretboard sanded, then refretted. An invasive process and quite expensive.

    Its usually better to just find a different neck, unless you have money to burn or are in need of a refret anyway.
  3. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    Do you have a link to these stick on inlays?
  4. mlwarriner

    mlwarriner Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    KC, MO, USA