Inlay sticker poll for ya!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Black

    92 vote(s)
  2. MOP

    58 vote(s)
  1. I'm feeling an inlay sticker itch. I've always liked basses with blocks and am in a decorating mood.

    Exhibit A:



  2. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    I voted black pearl. Personally, I like the high contrast against the white body and maple neck. Otherwise, everything is too white/bright.

    But that's just one fellow's opinion. :D
  3. MrTaff


    Jan 20, 2014
    Neither, I'm not a fan of blocks, I think the dots look better.
  4. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    I prefer dots myself, but if you gotta go with blocks, then definitely the black on that fretboard.
  5. I prefer MOP, however on that particular bass black suits better imho
  6. I second that :D
  7. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
  8. Yeah, I intentionally didn't include a "leave it alone" option.
  9. Twocan

    Twocan Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Medway, MA
    Diggin the MOP
  10. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    I thirdiffy that :D
  11. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    +1, and no inlay looks better than dots (not a choice, just sayin)
  12. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Of the two options offered, I would go black pearl blocks...
  13. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Black goes better with maple in my opinion.

    Personally I prefer dots though (or just side dots for fretless).
  14. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    Surprised how many people are in favor of the dots. I'm guessing OP already has one or more basses with dots already. In which case I would definitely go for the blocks, and they would most definitely be black on that maple board.
  15. Packinton


    Jan 19, 2014
    Blacks will connect with the black PUs and the black nut etc. and contrast to the white as said before.
    Personally dots are fine with me too. Blocks might turn it into an aestetic headdiver ;-)
    The choice is yours.
  16. Basvarken


    Dec 3, 2010
    Velp Rockcity
    BaCH dealer / amateur luthier / Gibson Bass Book
    Don't use stickers. They'll wear down quite fast and it'll look incredibly cheap.
  17. Bitterdale

    Bitterdale Natural Born Lurker

    Dec 4, 2010
    Ocala, FL
    They don't wear down as there is no contact with the string.

    As far as looks go, from 5+ feet away you cannot tell the difference.

    Black blocks would look great.
  18. Me personally don't dislike pearl on maple.

    Just for a impression how it will look, one of my VM squier's.
    And yes, those are also stickers, underneath are the original black block inlays.
    The pearl blocks give a cleaner and lighter look to this specific bass.
  19. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Wow…I've inspired someone to create a whole new entry into the English language. I'm flattered!

    Unless…can someone type with a lisp? Because you might be saying you "certify that". (seriously, say "thirdiffy" out loud) :p
  20. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Actually that looks pretty nice