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Luminlays

music321

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Never tried them. I know that LED inlays are offered too, and I'm curious if anyone has tried these.
 

willatkinson

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Without tritium or something similar, I'm not sure they would make that much of a difference... I've used non-radioactive materials for pistol sites and found them to be good in theory, but useless in practice. I mean, are you really going to recharge these before and/or during a show?

The benefit of tritium is that it glows (period). It isn't "glow in the dark".
 

straightblues

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. I mean, are you really going to recharge these before and/or during a show?
Yeah, I play three 1 hour long sets. I could recharge them at breaks. If they will work for an hour. I don't need them to be super bright, just so I can actually see them. I play several places that are nearly dark on stage. It is a major issue for me.
 

willatkinson

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Well there ya go. These should be good... I read some earlier thread about folks just doing the side dots instead if the inlays.
 

willatkinson

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Even better, you could drill small holes and insert tritium tubes until the side dots, and just cover them with clear lacquer.
 

drbob1

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I don't feel too bad about tritium in gun sights, they're a long way from my body, but in side dots that I'm sliding my hand over regularly, that'd make me nervous. Squamous cell cancer of the hand, anyone?
 

Mr God

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If you don't want the hazzle you could also just use a flourescent pen and paint on dots on the side of the guitar, then cover that with clear lacquer.
 

lv

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Wonder if they are using something like superluminova used in watches.
 

mcknigs

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You could go the Gatton route and install Zircons where the side markers go.

When I've been in that position (really dark stage) I put white cloth tape on the back of the neck at the 5th, 7th and 12th frets.
 

DaveKS

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But getting back to the problem at hand. I wonder how Jose Feliciano and Jeff Healy got/get by without seeing the fret markers?
 

straightblues

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Well I suspect if I learned to play without vision then it wouldn't make any difference. I know it can be done. I stand on stage with a blind guitar/harmonica player and he is able to do it with no vision but I can't. That is why I asked about Luminlay. Does anyone have any actual experience with them?
 




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