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Who "re-letters" pickups (ex. IBZ/USA)???

I was wondering where I could take/send some old IBZ/USA pickups
and have the white lettering re-done?? I was thinking about having
something else put on them...
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I was thinking about having
something else put on them...
Like what?
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Re: Who "re-letters" pickups (ex. IBZ/USA)???

here's a similar solution you can DIY but takes effort in finding 'em [kinda like finding for NOS Ibanez green knobs]:
Search for graphic printers or art stores and look for white Letrasets... they're transferable letters/characters from a specific font.

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Like what?
I'm not sure yet on the IBZ/USAs..I might just redo them as they were..I was thinking about doing some Dimarzios as well. Mabye in the bottom corner have the 2 letter initials of what pickup is in the guitar..something small and done tasteful. What do you think?? Just something differant...
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here's a similar solution you can DIY but takes effort in finding 'em [kinda like finding for NOS Ibanez green knobs]:
Search for graphic printers or art stores and look for white Letrasets... they're transferable letters/characters from a specific font.

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Is this the actual process Ibanez used?
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Is this the actual process Ibanez used?
I would assume Ibanez screen printed 'em... Letrasets are similar to decals but they're semi-permanent.
I have a Helvetica Medium set that's been used... I'm gonna experiment with it one of my pickups just to see how it looks.

this image summarizes how they're applied:


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Re: Who "re-letters" pickups (ex. IBZ/USA)???

quick follow-up after Letraset's been applied in a similar manner to jl's suggestion:


The Helvetica Medium set I have is at 12pt... something at 11pt or 10pt would look more "tasteful". Otherwise, it doesn't look bad and took about 10 minutes to apply on both pickups

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I would assume Ibanez screen printed 'em... Letrasets are similar to decals but they're semi-permanent.
I have a Helvetica Medium set that's been used... I'm gonna experiment with it one of my pickups just to see how it looks.
Being semi-permanent, I wonder if they can stand up to being hit by a pick from time to time without rubbing off..
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Being semi-permanent, I wonder if they can stand up to being hit by a pick from time to time without rubbing off..
Well... they're "permanent" on surfaces like paper but on smooth materials like plastic / acyrlic, they can be wiped but can scratch off using enough force from your nail which is a good thing in case you mess up applying 'em.
Unless you deliberately scratch 'em out, of course they'll wear off

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