Replacing fret dots on a Peavey T40

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by EpicSoundtracks, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. EpicSoundtracks

    EpicSoundtracks

    Mar 10, 2006
    Oakland, CA
    Lollar Pickups, Ernie Ball strings
    Hey yall, i was prepping a T40 neck for a fret job, and i made the mistake of sanding into the fret dots. They appear to be very thin ... decals or appliques, and not inlays of any kind. Does anyone know what I can use to replace these? They don't need to be exact replacements -- I can remove and replace all the existing fret dots with another, similar material.

    How would you go about this?

    thanks!
     
  2. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
  3. EpicSoundtracks

    EpicSoundtracks

    Mar 10, 2006
    Oakland, CA
    Lollar Pickups, Ernie Ball strings
  4. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    How about a dot made with a sharpie then.
     
  5. EpicSoundtracks

    EpicSoundtracks

    Mar 10, 2006
    Oakland, CA
    Lollar Pickups, Ernie Ball strings
    i actually tried this, and ... it did not go well.
     
  6. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    You don't wanna hear my other ideas then; they only get more complicated and exotic.
     
  7. Hmmm... Not sure if this is possible, but if you could only get some abolone inlays that are intended to go on acoustic bridge pins. If you could source them, you could drill recess holes and glue those in. I think they'd be kind of cool looking.

    Perhaps you might try black fingernail polish. You just need to figure out a method of precise distribution/application.