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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-24-2003, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dot Inlays removable???

Hi everybody, Ive got a Ibanez S7420 7-String guitar and Ive customized it a lot (removed stock pickups put in some EMG707s, removed finish oiled and waxed it...etc). Now, Id like to do some more which led me to this question:

Are the dot Inlays in the fretboard removable, if so, how?

I want them out of the guitar for the simple reason that it looks better... But how deep in the fretboard are they actually and how do I fill the holes that will be left behind?
Im thankful for ANY Answer!
PS: Its my first Post!!!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-24-2003, 05:28 PM
 
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Yes, they're removable. All you need is a drill and some rosewood filler.
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Check out the LGM guitars link above for fretboard work. I haven't used him yet, but by all accounts he does great work.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-26-2003, 12:35 PM
 
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They can be drilled out, in 90% of the Ibanez fretboards I've seen though the holes go all the way through the board. The most invisible method of getting rid of them is to cut rosewood plugs and put rosewood dots back into the holes. Rosewood filler is problematic for 2 reasons.
1. Good luck finding one that actually matches
2. in a hole that deep, you will have to fill it completely, and it will take FOREVER to cure through.

When I have to fill dots on an existing fretboard for an inlay, I either custom mix a colored epoxy for the sections that the dots will be partially covered by inlay, in some cases I can make them almost totally dissappear just by doing that, but if it will be blatantly obvious, I will cut a rosewood plug to fill it. Yes you'll still see them upon close examination, but it's the best method outside of having a whole new fretboard put on, of course, if you put on a new board, you can have ebony
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-26-2003, 09:48 PM
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The best idea, especially for a maple board, is to pull them out and replace them with bright green and orange and red and blue and pink and yellow dots. Bright shiny 80's colors
Sponge Bob stickers and Bartolini pickups will also add a touch of class, but aren't absolutely essential.

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Fretboard

Thanks for your posts! Special thanks to littlegreenman I did it the way you suggested... looks damn good now and is hardly noticable... I drilled them inlays out and put in some pieces of rosewood that id prepared.
Thanks for your answers!
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-23-2003, 01:16 PM
 
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Re: Fretboard

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Thanks for your posts! Special thanks to littlegreenman I did it the way you suggested... looks damn good now and is hardly noticable... I drilled them inlays out and put in some pieces of rosewood that id prepared.
Thanks for your answers!
Nice. Post some pics so we can see your work
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-19-2003, 04:40 PM
 
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Why dont you remove them and place abalone dots there?
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Some people don't like dots.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-19-2003, 11:01 PM
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And dots all there is to it
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