Inlays on my G&L L-2500 - looking for ideas, and some photoshop fun!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Selta, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    OK, so, I have this:


    As much as I like the sleek look of the blank fretboard, I'm humoring myself with the idea of taking this thing over to Lull and telling him to have at it.

    I have some ideas of what I imagine would look nice. Here's a terrible photo shop that gets one of the ideas going:

    Those are Gibson split block inlays, mostly seen on Super 400s from what I know, though I'm sure they've been on LPs and SGs. I have a couple of decent pictures I pulled off of google of these if you want.

    I'm looking for someone to a) photoshop them onto my bass a lot better, such that I can get a good idea of how this will look, b) do two versions : version 1 has the same inlay types as frets 1-9 repeated from 15-21. Then, version 2 has a third split on the inlays from 15-21 (but the rest the same).

    Of course, I also am looking for further input. Should I keep it blank? Let me know why. Have better inlay ideas? Let me know that too! I'm not into the whole tribal / vine / goth inlay types. I also like the John Myung Yamaha infinity inlay, but, don't want to rip that off.
  2. grifff


    Jan 5, 2009
    I don't really like block inlays. I don't even know why. I play a fretless and the look of a blank fretboard just appeals to me. If you like the block then I say go for it. I love John Myung's inlays; maybe you could come up with your own design that is similar to his, while not ripping it off completely?
  3. chanson

    chanson Supporting Member

    Keep it blank.

  4. +1