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View Poll Results: What type of inlay should go with my maple neck?
VINE (what else, stupid?) 28 53.85%
BLOCKS (might look stupid) 1 1.92%
TRADITIONAL DOTS (never look stupid) 1 1.92%
OTHER (here's my suggestion, stupid) 6 11.54%
NOTHING (leave it alone, stupid) 16 30.77%
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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-16-2006, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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7VSBL Mod - What do you think?

I really love my SBL, and I would really like to have a guitar with a *nice* maple fretboard. So I'm kicking around replacing the fretboard with maple. Here's the question, though, if I replaced the fretboard, do you think I should replace the vine inlay (with real shell if I can get it done) or just go with dots or blocks? Or something else (not tacky)?
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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-16-2006, 03:31 PM
 
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Re: 7VSBL Mod - What do you think?

Personally I'd have no fret markers whatsoever on maple board. I think it looks sharp.
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Re: 7VSBL Mod - What do you think?

Hmmm. I left that option out of the poll because, for me, it isn't an option
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Huh. No love for my poll?

The "stupid" refers to me, BTW.
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Re: 7VSBL Mod - What do you think?

I voted nothimg, but you should put ebony no fret markers
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Re: 7VSBL Mod - What do you think?

Too bad you couldn't get pyramids, that would look great but abalone on rosewood, a blue vine on a maple fretboard would look nice like the BFPs. If it were me, i'd leave it alone and buy a cheap RG 550.
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Re: 7VSBL Mod - What do you think?

yeah, the sbl is a really nice axe left alone as it is. also they're pretty sought after now adays and will only become more popular as time goes on. If you're going to go thru all the hassle of having a new board done. Why not just buld yerself a custom? EKG could set you up with a neck and body.
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Re: 7VSBL Mod - What do you think?

blue and white pearl pyramids

That would look nice
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Re: 7VSBL Mod - What do you think?

I voted "other". Birdseye Maple Fretboard. No inlays. Or, BMF, with a custom inlay across frets 10 thru 14.
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vine ala BFP. my opinion.
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Re: 7VSBL Mod - What do you think?

Pyramids!
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vine ala BFP. my opinion.
Thats the one
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Re: 7VSBL Mod - What do you think?

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Too bad you couldn't get pyramids, that would look great
I thought the same thing
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vine ala BFP. my opinion.
Exactly, might not be the most "sofisticated" vine, but, blue plastic vine over maple should have been stock on the VSBL
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Re: 7VSBL Mod - What do you think?

You should buy a BFP neck (someone in this forum bought one, i dont remember how, directly from hoshino [right?]) and keep the vsbl neck intact...oh, but i dont know if it will fit, probably a good luthier can make the job.
Or as other people have said, buy a 550 and mod it.
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