Mailbox letters on basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GlennW, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. GlennW

    GlennW Inactive

    Sep 6, 2006
  2. I do!!!
  3. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    I can't buy name is Mark.
  4. mglabrie


    Aug 13, 2004
    Santa Cruz, Ca
    Fantastic! Why should drummers be the only ones to splash their name on their instrument? Bless you Swingin' Jim for making a stand... Let's just hope it catches on.
  5. least the original owner's name wasn't Richard.
  6. You almost made me snort coffee out my nose, damn you! :D
  7. I Lolled!
  8. Avalon


    Feb 28, 2009
    I'm kinda torn on this one. I'm thinking two things:

    1. How to save that finish. There's gotta be some expert around here who has the answer.

    2. It's actually kinda cool. Gives it that rock-a-billy vibe that just goes with the H-22.
  9. Bailey182


    Mar 13, 2011
    United Kingdom
    if your carefull enough using a hairdryer should do it just heat it up so the adhesive starts to melt a bit then polish the **** outa it
  10. BassyBill

    BassyBill Still here Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    ROFL!! :D
  11. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    I'd think with a 1962 nitro finish, the last thing you'd want to let near it was a hair dryer or heat gun. That would be a great way to take most of the finish off.
  12. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    Lotta this stuff in PsychoBilly and fringe Americana.

    "Leaping Trout" camper shell decals, etc., etc.
  13. *Well, my name is James- but the ladies call me Swinging Jim*
  14. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Yep. And to me this bass is a great 'folk art' example...sorta what a 1950's western swing or rockabilly guy would have. Its definitely got a 'feel' about it.
  15. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    Got my name written all over it.
  16. I just wish the auction was ending Thursday (pay day) so that I could bid on it. I would remove those letters of course. The H-22 is the last bass on my Extreme Wish list.
  17. dmonroe


    Jun 16, 2010
    Augusta, GA
    I'd buy it but the letter would have to go. Surely they could be removed and the bass re-finished.
  18. Remove the lettering, sure, but I wouldn't refinish it. Original finish looks awesome as is. Probably have to put a trout sticker or something over where the letters were, as undoubtedly the finish underneath will be damaged/discoloured from the homely lettering.

    Needs new lettering anyway, those ones be rilly ugly.
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    Maybe a bumper sticker. Or a tank badge from an old bike:
    Tank Badges - Burton Bike Bits
    Of course it'd be best having a Triumph badge for a Triumph bass (Gibson, Epiphone, Framus...).