Ebony Fretboard Dye

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    Anyone try their luck with ebony fretboard dye here? I was looking at this due to highly positive reviews. Black Fingerboard Stain at Stewart-MacDonald

    Just wondering if you guys have used it or a comparable product. What were your results? Pics if possible.

    Do you think it could be used to cover undesirable inlays if it was left over top of the inlays for an extended amount of time? Thanks for the input guys! :metal:
     
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    A couple people on here have done this on rosewood boards. It works well and looks cool. It will not however cover inlays.
     
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    I've done it. What Steve says, on all counts. ^
     
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    Awesome. I'm looking at buying some for the soon to be shipped LTD SC607 that I put money down on at DCGL. :) I just was looking for a way to cover up that scribble inlay they put on the fretboard at the 12th position. Still gonna dye it ebony regardless. Any suggestions about the inlay though?
     
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    buy another guitar that doesn't have some dudes name on the fretboard? :lol:

    seriously, i think you're stuck with the inlay :ugh:
     
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    :lol: Just seeing what else was out there on the opinion of the inlay. But, the big issue was the effectiveness of the dye. Which is apparently pretty great from all I've read.

    If that damn inlay bothers me when I get it, I will find a way :lol:
     
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    :agreed:

    i would never buy one for that reason alone, but if i HAD to play one, it would be removed on concealed one way or another...


    the thing that's annoying about it is that the ESP version has a blank ebony board, with a small signature on the headstock... and a much heftier price tag :wallbash:.
     
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    Exactly. And the whole SC line is offered in nothing but black this year. So lame. Someone over at the ESP board suggested maybe attempting to cut out the inlay best as possible, filling the spot with a wood filler, then dying everything at once. I dunno how that would look though. I don't think it would come out too good. What do you think?
     
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    WOW! :eek: Thanks for that link! I think it turned out pretty nice! I didn't think anyone was crazy like me to attempt removing inlays. :lol: That's a big help. Due to the fucked up shape of the scribble on the fretboard, it's definitely going to take some work. I may see if my luthier will be able to do it. Just in fear of screwing it up beyond repair.
     
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    yeah i do apologize for the quality of the pics. Thats what i get for buyin a cheap cam. but no worries guys. Im currently doin a bunch of mods to that 7620 for a friend. So as soon as its finished guys, ill be using my dads work cam which has a lot better quality photos.

    One suggestion tho that i learned along the way. i now use bondo as filler instead of wood filler. The wood filler is really fragile, whereas the bondo is harder than wood when it dries, and it doesnt shrink. So yeah, if youre lookin at gettin SC's sig taken out, i would suggest takin it to a luthier, as he would have better filler for it, not to mention its gonna be a bitch to get that inlay outta there, so be prepared to pay decent dough if he decides to do it....


    edit: Thanks Droz for the recognition tho....
     
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    Yup. I definitely wouldn't attempt that on my own. Thanks for the info and advice!
     
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    thats what the boards for...

    :)
     
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    Yeah a luthier doing this would use rosewood dust mixed with filler which will blend much better and should also take the dye better to conceal where the work was done when the fretboard gets dyed :agreed:
     
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    Hmmm interesting. Sounds like a plan. White paint job on body and headstock, black binding on body (because the headstock already has it) and dyed fretboard with professional inlay removal. :yesway:

    I think its gonna look killer.
     
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    its definitely not gonna look like a SRC anymore, lol. Cept for that damned pup layout (FTL IMO)
     
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    LOL. True. I'm not that big of a Deftones fan anyways :lol: It's just gonna look like one bad ass Horizon 7. Everyone seems to dislike that pup layout...I don't get it. I likey.
     
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    If only it was reasonable to get a fretboard replaced...
     
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    Very true. Oh well. Dye will be just fine. :agreed:
     

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