Stickers on instruments

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Derp, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. Derp


    May 29, 2013
    Do you think it's cool or do you think it's ugly/childish?

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  2. It totally depends: when I do it, it's very cool. When others do it it's ugly and childish. I think all of Talkbass agrees with me on this. ;) :bag:
  3. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it.

    My guitar is covered with stickers. It's a personal choice. Some like it, some don't.
  4. RxFunk


    Dec 2, 2012
    It's not my thing, but sometimes it works.
  5. LSquared


    Jul 28, 2009
    SW Illinois USA
    It depends. If I had something rare or unique I'd think it un-wise. Or something particularly valuable or expected to appreciate in value.

    Otherwise, whatever floats your boat.
  6. It depends entirely on context and genre. Actually, they're sort of like fedoras these days: 95% of the time they're tacky, cringe-worthy, and exhibited by people unfit to display them, but the minority of people who pull them off with the whole package make them look cool.
  7. pflash4001


    Dec 2, 2011
    Cases? Cool. Gtrs? Not so cool, but that's just me.
  8. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Do what you want to with your instrument, but most of all, play it.
  9. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
  10. Fresh Eddie

    Fresh Eddie

    Nov 13, 2008
    New England
    You will have a hundred different answers to the question and they are all correct.

    Do what you like with your bass. :)
  11. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    It is a good way to ensure you can never get more for it if you ever want to sell it.

    But, just like cars, tats, piercings, image in general, it is your own personal expression, do what you will.
  12. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    I've yet to see a sticker on a guitar that I felt was worthy of applying.
  13. stambroker

    stambroker Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    I usually think it's really juvenile and amateurish, but I really enjoy Jonny Greenwood's sticker'd out Tele Plus and Mike Watt's EB3
  14. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Real men brand their instruments, stickers are for sissies
  15. rapidfirerob

    rapidfirerob Fusion rules!

    Not for me, but it's your instrument.
  16. mcblahflooper94


    Aug 31, 2011
  17. portlandguy


    Feb 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I am waiting for the right sticker I guess,
  18. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    I would never.
  19. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    I've only done it once and happy with the results. Your mileage may vary.

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  20. RxFunk


    Dec 2, 2012
    Well, if it's on the back...I guess it's okay;)