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Fender Decals

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Intrepid, Nov 10, 2001.


  1. Intrepid

    Intrepid

    Oct 15, 2001
    Does anybody know a good source for the 70's style maple Fender decals...I think I'm gonna produce a Geddy Lee style Warmoth bass, but they don't have a source for decals. Thanks for the help
     
  2. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Check eBay.
     
  3. KumoriNeko

    KumoriNeko Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    You could get them from Fender for free, but I heard someplace you need pics of the neck and a seriel number so they don't think your trying to counterfeit basses.
     
  4. Intrepid

    Intrepid

    Oct 15, 2001
    I already checked ebay...don't have any currently...I guess I can wait...Also does anybody know the page of the maker of the badass 2 bridge?
     
  5. Intrepid

    Intrepid

    Oct 15, 2001
    Can someone clarify this to me? And can anybody hook me up with pictures of there Geddy Lee bass and give me your serial number so I can say I broke the neck and need a decal for a new one.
     
  6. KumoriNeko

    KumoriNeko Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    I found this at Reranch.com:

    "If your decal has been destroyed replacement decals are available through authorized Fender dealers. (The dealer may ask you to bring the neck in to verify the neck is an actual Fender product)."
     
  7. Uhh...I dunno if this would work. Finding a repro decal (around $15 on eBay when they show up) would probably be a lot easier than lying to Fender to get one.

    I was just thinking that you'd probably need to take the actual bass to a Fender dealer for them to verify that the decal is lost or damaged. Then the dealer would take photos of it and get a new decal from Fender. Otherwise, I could just use the same pictures of someone's bass over and over again.

    70's repro decals really aren't that hard to find. I'm not sure if it's legal to make them though.
     
  8. Intrepid

    Intrepid

    Oct 15, 2001
    Ok well anyways whats the webpage for the Leo Quann Badass II bridges?
     
  9. Jazzbassman23

    Jazzbassman23

    Apr 20, 2000
    Maryland
    Why do you want to put a Fender decal on a non-Fender bass? Why not design your own decal; it's not that difficult.
     
  10. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9

    Jun 20, 2001
    Nebraska
    im not finding one. they sell at mars for around $40. you can find them at about every fender dealer.
     
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    You can find the decals on eBay from $15-$50 depending on how many are on @ a time, buy it now prices, etc. Ive gotten a few & they've all been good.

    I've also bought a BadAss II off of ebay, new in package fairly cheap. <a href="http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&SortProperty=MetaEndSort&ht=1&query=badass+bass">CLICK HERE</a> to see some on eBay. You could also go to www.allparts.com.
     
  12. Intrepid

    Intrepid

    Oct 15, 2001
    I'm trying to make my bass authetic looking...yeah sure I could make my own...I've seen water decal kits and I own a copy of Photoshop 6 and Illustrator and I'm awesome at them...I'll probably end up faking my own...I know what fonts they use.
     
  13. Intrepid

    Intrepid

    Oct 15, 2001
    hey what do you guys think of hard maple as a body wood? Thats what I'm thinking about using...gonna be a beast. I think anyways...opinions?
     
  14. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    What does that say about Fender's craftsmanship, when a sticker is enough to make somebody believe that your hand-built Warmoth is the real thing? :rolleyes:

    I mean, that would be like taking a Honda Super Hawk (as cool as they are), sticking a Ducati sticker on the tank and calling it a 748. Anyone that knows anything about bikes will know it's not a Duck, regardless of what it says on the tank.
     
  15. Intrepid

    Intrepid

    Oct 15, 2001
    Actually I think nothing of Fender....there quality is poor, but I'm basically using Fenders reputation...I want to make a great quality Fender...that was my mission.
    Edit: I get what your saying now...your cracking on their quality. Its not really lack of quality, its like the Colt 1911, its so traditional that everybody makes there own version that looks exactly like it. What about Sadowsky...I could probably easily fake a Sadowsky with Warmoth parts.
     
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I have 2 Warmoth basses & built about 6v all together & all of them were better playing, sounding & feeling than a Fender. :rolleyes:
     
  17. :rolleyes:

    Here we go...
     
  18. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Been there, done that.
    <img width=350 src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=8647027&p=41153965&Sequence=0&res=high">
    Awesome bass. One of the best basses in my collection.

    Swamp ash body w/AAAA quilt top
    Aguilar OBP-1 pre amp & EMG 40 J's
    Maple/Maple neck
    Schaller bridge
    Gotoh tuning machines

    Only bass that I like better is my Sadowsky 24 fret 5 string.
    <img width=350 src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=8647027&p=54386501&Sequence=0&res=high">
     
  19. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    I was not cracking on Fender! My point was, that it takes more than a Fender sticker to make a Fender what it is.
     
  20. Intrepid

    Intrepid

    Oct 15, 2001
    Well anyways check out the fake decal I made...the Fender is totally off, but if you weren't looking at a Fender you might be convinced...I'm debating on whether to put Bender or something silly instead of Fender...I made this in about 10 mins...so some of it is sloppy, but otherwise convincing...I'm missing patent numbers and such, but thats about it.