fretless board position markers..suggestions!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Diego, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. Diego


    Dec 9, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Hello TBers,

    I was working on designing some position markers for a fretless SKB3005 (yes, eventually I'll get it! I'm starting to save some dough), and would like your input. Thanks.
  2. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY

    One big pearloid inlay, with the dots on the side.

    And make the pearloid fancy.
  3. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    I dig the 2nd from the bottom
  4. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    2nd to last one.
  5. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002

    I'm a fan of a clean fingerboard. I prefer just the marker on the 12th fret. I think selecting some nice contrasting material to do the std. Roscoe marker on ther 12th fret looks cool. I know BBH Bass and others have done that.
  6. 2nd to last, but make it into a vine or tree of life design.
  7. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I dig the 2nd bottom one.

    I'd like to see a design, like John Myung's old Yamaha.

    I can't find a pic atm though.

  8. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Two and four are the best. Four being better than two.
  9. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    #1 - any "mini" inlays will be blocked by the strings, and I'm guessing that a curved design would subconsciously lead you into playing lines along those patterns.
  10. Definitely #1, it seems to be the most practical and least obtrusive.
  11. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    #4 (or 2nd from bottom)
  12. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    #1, seems cleanest. I have a feeling that the otherones just might look a bit cheesy.
  13. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I would suggest doing something like this:

    1. The look really good and amazingly realistic.
    2. There is zero risk of goof.
    3. It's a cheap experiment. If you want to change the design to remove it altogether, they come off easily enough with a little effort.

    I have used them to side mark positions on my DB with great results. As long as you design something that keeps them from directly underneath the string, you're fine.
  14. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    How about this? A quick hack of a Paint job, but it's supposed to represent dots falling on two french curves, staring from centered on the FB at the 1st and 24th, and meeting as symmetrical mirrors (like a standard 12th fret marker) at the 12th.

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