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My Tbird on paper
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Traps or Diamonds?
Trap inlays
73%
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Diamond inlays
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:44 am    Post subject: My Tbird on paper Reply with quote

Doug is ready to cut the fretboard for the inlats, here's apreview of what I'm going to be getting.
Here's a CAD drawing of the bass with Traps. I think it looks kickass. Totally untraditional for sure which is what makes me a bit hesitant in using them but I think it will be unique as well. I can go with the diamond pattern inlays but he'd need to know ASAP.


So, what do you guys think?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just my opinion but I would stick with tradition on that.

It's not a Gibson but do you want it to look like one?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do not listen to that Structo guy. Wink It's your Bass.I think Gibson should have done traps when they were making them in the first place.

You want yours to be one of a kind.Do it for me. Cool

Here's my orig 76 bicentenial Bird.Think how cool that would look with traps.





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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe, put the traps on it. Go for the gusto!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd use traps and a T-bird inlay on the 12 fret.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the traps. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kregg wrote:
I'd use traps and a T-bird inlay on the 12 fret.


Now that would be cool but5 I don't think I'll be that cruel to doug. Laughing He's gotta tool the CNC to do that and make the inlay as well. Great idea though!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, now that I see the dots on Instagator's I think the traps would look better as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're solid either way, Joe. Cool

(I know that didn't really help you decide, but I wouldn't be able to choose myself)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Traps,
No Question. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far it's pretty unanimous, except for you Tom, Wink to go with the traps. I really don't want it to be a Gibson clone down to the last detail and do want it to be a little different but keeping the flow of the Tbird, like a custom shop type of thing and that's why I was asking about the inlays. I've never seen a Tbird with trapezoid inlays before and thought it would set it apart from the "flock". Oooo, that was bad. Now I am trying to decide on a finish color, wghich will be the next poll topic I will hit you all with soon. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got a pm from doug. He's going to draw up the diamonds on the CAD just see what they'll look like. Maybe that will change some answers here, maybe not, but the visual may help.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kregg wrote:
I'd use traps and a T-bird inlay on the 12 fret.


Don't give away my ideas!!! (actually.. its something I've been thinking about about but haven't been quite able to draw the way I want yet...)

Joe... I wasn't crazy about the traps last night but this morning they have REALLY grown on me.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

uh .... "Birds in Flight" inlays. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



I'll draw diamonds or blocks after breakfast.

Its hard to get some perspective on it when its shrank down to that size. My cutter is a 2mm bit so all the corners have 1mm radius' to them.
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