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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TexasEdition, Nov 7, 2019.
I deleted it because it was petty and snide.
Some people use them, some people don’t.
Mother-of-pearl markers give it a brighter tone, while the solid ones are more dark. The bigger shapes really capture that warm 70s tone.
Yeah, my Aerodyne has confounded a guitarist or two as well
I used to get a little lost on my FNA because it didn't have the markers on the board, so I guess I do look at it.
Yay, I must not be normal!
Ha! Maybe I'm not too fat after all!
Regardless of their purpose, Alembic sure has it made with those LED's.
They've been on there for going on 2 years now? To be fair, I hardly ever touch that bass since I upgraded to my Spector, but they definitely seem to be of a fine quality that won't just rub off without some targeted effort.
I was considering putting them on my Spector but I kind of like the clean blank look. If it had dots I would most certainly put them on there >^..^<
After reading this thread, if you really want to mess with your guitarist bring out the 5 string. Inlays or no, that B string will make them fumble around like mad if they're trying to visually figure out where you are playing.
Fret markers are good for some people; others simply can do without. They are helpful, and I do use them for a quick visual reference for mapping the fretboard/fingerboard.
I agree that MOP and to a certain extent Abalone add brilliance, but I disagree about larger shapes being warmer. I had MOP blocks on a rosewood board (vintage Hohner J copy) and it had less warmth than my 90's Fenders. Has anyone done an A/B test with a maple board to compare the tone of the black dot markers and black block markers?
I like nicely done markers for aestheics, and I find them useful to confirm fret count at a glance when looking at listings on eBay and Reverb.
Yeah, I think you think a little too much.
So you hate dot markers but you like those big Ric markers.
Do you like the Ibanez sharktooth markers?
What about LED fret markers that some bassists have installed on their fretboards?
Do you hate the Fender logo or the words Jazz bass or Aerodyne on the headstock?
Nothing intrinsically wrong with not liking fretboard markers, of course, but...
I have no trouble with my Yamaha baritone guitar, which has clear side dots, but no fret markers, despite the fact that it's an unusual scale length, but when I had an old Ibanez guitar which had fret markers, but the side dots were difficult to see on a dark stage, I'd have occasional mishaps.
Only posting in this thread to say this - that bass is awesome. Love it.
You can see them when you're sitting down (more easily see them when sitting down)
But you're right, when standing you definitely cannot see them.
And to add to this....why do some manufacturers like Gretsch start with the first fret while others start with the third fret?
Here it comes
Are you ready?
They change the sound
 I see @Vinny_G beat me to it!
Unless of course you're talking markers made of tort!
Awe, 'stop' it now would ya!
Didn't know that. Thanks.
No rational person would seriously consider that.
This is TB...are there rational people on TB? Hmmm.....