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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-05-2008, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Changing the inlays

Hey does anyone know how to change inlays on a guitar?? I would like to change my sharktooth ones to a tree of life. (unless you guys know where to get tree of life necks) Any links and pictures would be appriciated
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Re: Changing the inlays

You will never be able to fill the sharktooth inlays so that they are not visible. The only good way to do what you want is to replace the fretboard -- which isn't that big of a deal for a decent luthier.
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Re: Changing the inlays

doesn`t work only replace the inlays...
you will have to change the fingerboard or build a new neck.

look for a good luthier (and then, you wait with a lot of patience )

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Yeah dude, what youre talking about is more trouble than it's worth. I'd just look into getting a neck from one of the vendors here on Jemsite. ET apparently has a good rep, I'd give them a look.
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Hmm how hard is it to change the fretboard than??
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More work and expense than it's worth. If it's that important to you, maybe consider selling your guitar and putting the money towards something with a vine.
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Hmm how hard is it to change the fretboard than??
It`s very precise work, any mistakes or oversights could cost you dearly. You need to know what you`re doing, and you obviously don`t. I agree with everyone, sell what you have and go for a new axe or ET makes some really nice necks. then you`ll have a spare and that could make a good project if you wanna start learning about putting guitars up together.

Vines are very nice, but they`re easy to find too
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post #8 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-06-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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Ecid.....Do you back off the tension on your strings before changing out your neck inlays?.......Just curious......
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Hmm i already have a JEM with vine on it, I'm going to ask some local luthiers how expensive it would be to do that.
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Ecid.....Do you back off the tension on your strings before changing out your neck inlays?.......Just curious......
Yes.....I have a friend.....who died.....by not....releasing.....the....tension on his.......neck......before changing......inlays.......
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You should watch what you say to some people......."Oh the bravery of being out of range"......I'll bet you are a mouse in person..........
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If you were a real badass, like you think you are....you would pick fights with people in front of you and not over the internet......
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I'll bet you abuse women and children.....I'll bet you run from people like me in the real world.........
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Yep.....I'll....go....to work.....tomorrow....and....hide....under my desk......because......Tommy Welch......might.....be.....angry.......
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I'll bet you abuse women and children.....I'll bet you run from people like me in the real world.........
The.....only....woman....I......abuse.....is my....wife.....
The...only...reason....I run from....people like you......in the....real world.....is because.....men in dresses.....scare me.......
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