Has anyone ever tried fake inlays?

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  1. kingsxman

    kingsxman Silver Supporting Member

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    Just curious if anyone has ever tried putting those fake inlays on any of thier guitars. If they did...how did they look? i've got a ES-333 that I wish had block inlays. I've been tempted to see about getting real ones added but havnet done it. It'd be fun to put these on just to see how it looks.

    http://www.inlaystickers.com/servlet/the-72/Block-(WS)-Fret-Markers/Detail
     
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    I dont think putting stickers on the neck of your guitar is a good idea for various reasons. Tone and playability being the 2 bigger reasons. If the dot inlays REALLY bother you I'd either trade/sell the guitar and get the block inlays. Otherwise I think you'd rather just live with it. Good luck!
     
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    My nephew put a set on his SG a year or more ago. You can't tell they are stickers unless you look VERY close. They have not peeled or left any marks on the board.

    EG
     
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    I have some. No issues whatsoever, for the $10 or whatever I suggest you give them a try. And they aren't going to affect your tone :facepalm
     
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    Go for it. They're cheap.

    But even in the promotional photos on their website they look kind of fake and cartoonish to me. They just don't have the depth that real inlays do. But that's just MHO from lo-res internet photos. Let us know what you think.
     
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    Yeah, they look interesting. I've considered having someone put real inlays in teh guitar. This might be a cheap way to see how it would look.
     
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    +100 That is actually a great idea. It is a great way to see what it would look like before having a permanent job done.
     
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    How can it not. It dampens the string reverberations. Regardless of how skinny the sticker it will still have an effect. :rolleyes:
     
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    this is the only reason I can see on why you would put stickers on your neck. Keep us posted on what you end up doing.
     
  11. Elias Graves

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    Not really stickers. They are very thin cling vinyl. No adhesives on them at all.
    From two feet away, you'd never know they're fake. When he told me he put em on, I made fun of him. Then I saw them and they're pretty good.

    No tone effects whatsoever. :)

    EG
     
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    :D

    Good one!
     
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    I put some on this old Hondo that I refinished. They look OK form a few feet away, but completely fake and cheesy up close. They don't get in the way & definitely do NOT effect the tone of the guitar. I haven't really played this guitar all that much since putting it back together, so I can't say how well they'll stay on under regular use.

    Anyways....
    [​IMG]
     
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    Great googely moogely...
     
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    I bought some...never got around to putting them on a bass I have
     
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    My strings don't reverberate. But sometimes they tremulate if I mess with my switches and knobs. And sometimes they vibratulate if I shake my wrist.

    :hide2
     
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    Hey don't laugh.
    I was playing the other day and while jammin along, all of a sudden my tone went bad.
    Couldn't figure it out.
    Checked my amp & my tubes, everything, nothing changed, then I caught a glimpse of something, sure enough, there were 2 flies humping on my guitar.
    I shewed them away & low and behold my tone was back.

    I guess the humping action must have been out of sync with the string reverberations causing a deadening of my tone.
     
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    LOL!! That's great !
     
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    I put some on my son's SG a couple of years back. The guitar gets played fairly heavily and they are starting to lift now - at least there is a very thin plastic protective film peeling off the top of the inlays now, but the inlays themselves seems pretty solid.

    They are fairly unobtrusive, and you can't really feel them when playing, but MENTALLY I am always aware they are there when I am playing that guitar and I always hesitate when bending strings especially, in case I do end up scraping them off...

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    Horrible.
     

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