How do you remove a headstock decal?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by shawshank72, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    title says it all, is there a way to remove without sanding?
  2. SpamBot


    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    Without sanding? Nope. It's under the finish
  3. IpseDixit


    Jul 26, 2009
    Denton, TX
    Sadly, you're just going to have to live with that artist signature on your Pete Wentz Squier bass guitar. :smug:
  4. NahuelCC


    May 7, 2008
    I want to remove my SX logo of my Maple Neck Bass
    How do I do without lossing the Orange tint finish????
  5. Not always....I bought an offshore (read cheap) Tacoma acoustic/electric with the name Olympia on the headstock in LARGE letters. (really a great bass for the $300 I paid for it)
    I couldn't stand the way it looked so I took a dull edged piece of metal and VERY gently scraped the name off and it came off quite easily. Granted it was painted over the top of the finish. (cheap bass remember) steel wool would have done the same thing.
    Now if you hold the headstock at the proper angle you can see it is missing something but it is barely visible. I think the bass looks much better this way and if it was more visible I could (and would) just shoot a light coat of clear lacqer over it and it would completely disappear, but frankly I never see it till I look for it. So its not worth the effort.
    But as the previous poster said most better basses have a clear coat over any decals.

    peace...Capt. Kirk
  6. SpamBot


    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    I stand corrected. Thanks Kirk
  7. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Close, it is a squire though ha ha Got an affinity p bass from a yard sale for $25 someone spray can finished the body. i actually love playing it . But people keep giving me slack for the name. I usually played more expensive gear, but hey as long as i enjoy it thats all that matters.
  8. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    People give you flak about the Squier? I don't gig anymore (no band) but none of my friends give me flak about either of my Squiers and I most often play my Warwicks. Are they bringing it up or are you pointing it out?
  9. wildhorse


    Mar 15, 2009
    It's all in your head.
  10. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    That's true. I've gone through the circle of wanting a big name when I first started playing 43 years ago, to the point now of going for playability etc. over brand. That said, you can get something like varnish remover and remove the layers of finish and the logo. To build it back up and have the proper tent, use the stain that best suits your needs. I've done it twice with excellent results. Probably should ask a paint or woodworking place about what products. :cool:
  11. ByF


    May 19, 2009
    Tell them that a great player can make any bass sound great.

  12. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    I took it to a gig and all any of the other bands and my bandmates kept saying was " Your going to use a squire?" but its the way they say it. i agree though, i say screw them. When i plug it into my rig it sounds great, but in my practice amp it sounds light in the loafers. Planning on using some left over parts and doing a little upgrading. I even love the crappy paint job, makes it look custom.:bassist:
  13. Kevmove


    Jul 21, 2007
    I once took a Mercedes logo and pasted it on my Yugo. Didn't fool anyone, but I felt really good as I put on my Pleather Jacket and my Faybans. The sound system really made my EyePod sound sweet.
  14. Steveaux

    Steveaux Safe-Guardian of the Stoopid Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    The Wilds of NW Pa.
    Flame-thrower will take it off.
  15. NahuelCC


    May 7, 2008
    I just want to remove my SX logo to put my personal logo!