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Which inlays?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TimBosby, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Idea 1: oval with small inset block

    14 vote(s)
  2. Idea 2: oval halves flush with block

    9 vote(s)
  3. Idea 3: oval halves flush with circle

    24 vote(s)
  4. Idea 4: rectange halves flush with circle

    11 vote(s)
  1. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Thinking about another custom, and trying to pick inlay designs. I already have pearl blocks on my 78 jazz and abalone blocks on my Wilkins custom. So I'm trying to come up with something different, a combo of pearl and abalone. I have attached an image. Crude mockup I made in MS Paint. Yellow is pearl, green is abalone. Scaling is crude and obviously could be adjusted but you get the idea. Idea # 1 is the only one that would require inlay INSIDE of inlay and would be hardest to do I think.


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  2. funkmangriff


    Dec 29, 2007
    i voted for idea two. ive never seen a bass with that kind of inlay. i think it looks real cool!
  3. wizay


    Mar 5, 2008
    I like #2 and 3. Is that the way they are going to sit on the neck?
  4. loend68

    loend68 Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2008
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses, T.C. Electronics
    What if you did #3 but shrunk the circle so it looks like an eye?
  5. None of the above.

    I'd prefer dot inlays personally, but I'm really not digging any of your choices.
  6. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    I'd go for no inlays.
  7. Shaky


    Jul 6, 2006
    Roanoke, VA
    I like the idea of an eye also. I am sure it would be tougher to do, but you could even add a diamond shape piece to the center of the dot to make it look like a pupil of a cat eye. If not, I still like choice 3 the best.
  8. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    The whole circle/square combined thing doesn't work for me. I'd either do a square/rectangle, or circle/oval to have some kind of continuity in the design.
  9. -1
  10. #2 FTW Bob!
  11. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Thank you guys. :)
  12. Rockles


    Feb 26, 2008
    I'd personally go with carrot inlays.
  13. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    #1 looks the best to me.

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