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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-28-2001, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Inlay suggestions for a 7DBK - ... instead of the screwheads

My new DBK arrives tomorrow, and I've just been thinking of it a lot. So, I got thinking... screwheads are okay for the whole "industrial look" thingie but just look like plain dots and will get old real quick.

So... if one was planning to do some custom inlaying to match with the textured body of the DBK, what would you guys suggest. Disappearing pyramids? The ever classic vine? or something more freaky?

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-28-2001, 08:08 PM
 
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How about disappearing Saw blades?
or just small saw blades instead of the Phillips screw heads?

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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-28-2001, 08:43 PM
 
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I've always thought the DBK would look best if they would have used the same plastic they used for the pickguards, a foil backed clear plastic. This would make your dot inlays mirrored like the pickguard!
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2001, 12:15 AM
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I've always thought the DBK would look best if they would have used the same plastic they used for the pickguards, a foil backed clear plastic. This would make your dot inlays mirrored like the pickguard!
That's exactly what I was thinking and it wouldn't cost anymore to do than the screwheads!
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2001, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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So, do you guys think that this looks totally off-base? I'm no graphic artist but I slapped this together quickly to see what it looks like. Opinions? Worth the mod?

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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2001, 02:43 AM
 
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Looks sweet to me.......

Nice work in the art department as well........
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2001, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just hacked together graphics & ***
of a VWH fretboard from around jemsite (glen.... hope you don't mind).

The only thing is that the DBK fretboard is not as dark (not ebony like the VWH). I was also wondering if they original inlays would be in the way if I sent the neck out for this mod.
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-30-2001, 09:25 AM
 
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I think that looks great. *I wonder if you could get that done with the mirror look of pick guard, vice abolone and pearloid. *A mirrored vine would be simply stunning on that guitar. *Let us know what you decide to do, good luck...cool guitar no matter what you decide!!
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Not sure if this idea would fly...but how about little pearl anvils? *It'd kind of keep with the "industrial" theme, but it'd be unique and certainly different.
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i think you did a great job man! *looks cool. *if you want something different, steve vai is always doing odd alien symbols. *maybe one symbol where each of the now-phillips-screw heads reside, would work. *that would be different. *do them in the pearl/mirror finish. *maybe that is too much.
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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-28-2001, 11:48 AM
 
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I think a chinese dragon would be really nice.
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-15-2001, 10:18 PM
 
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vine inlay done in metallic silver
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-15-2001, 10:25 PM
 
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I just posted a pic this morning (well, a link to it) of what I want to do to my 7DBK when it comes in... basically MOP/Abalone dissappearing pyramid inlays and a little etching in the pickguard...here's a link to the concept pic:

http://www.mindspring.com/~bcoutu/BClittlecustom.jpg

Nothing fancy, but definately an improvement (to me at least)

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Sniff! * Sob! * Don't worry, it just reminds me too much of my old 7PBK, I'll be alright in a minute. *We had such a short time together before I split a post through the body. *Waaaaaaah!

Anyway, lovely job, if a little similar to the PBK neck. *I particularly like the pickguard actually, nice and subtle but different.

How about a totally blank fretboard with just your Egyptian symbol or one of Vai's alien :beammeup: glyphs in pearl at the twelfth fret? *Need a new board of course...
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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-16-2001, 02:20 PM
 
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how about dissapearing "Borg cubes", to keep with the crazy industrial look :loco:
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