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I know there was a thread on this but can't find it. Played a gig last month where it was relatively dark...I don't really need the side dots to play in tune (it don't really work like that anyway) but would have made me more confident leaping up a couple of octaves for some melodic fills...

Paint?

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Phil W #2311519 06/15/11 04:53 PM
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Glow-in-the-dark stickers would do the job. They're generally fairly thick, but they don't get in the way. Most are shaped like stars or moons, but you can trim them to shape with scissors, and they can be placed in subtle areas on the side of your neck that wouldn't be visible from the audience.

They can be purchased very cheaply, they're non-damaging to the finish of most instruments and they can be replaced easily. I haven't bought any in a while, but I would bet you can find them in most hobby shops or toy stores.


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The Bear Jew #2311528 06/15/11 05:07 PM
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The one problem with glow in the dark stickers is that they need to be "charged up" by being exposed to light. If you take your bass out of the case and go onto a dark stage, they won't work.


Or you could get this:
Fretlord Fret OptiX Bass Fretmarker Light . They run off a watch battery and stick on the neck.

$20 in the USA.

I've never used this product.

When I play in the dark, I just play wrong notes. I figure no one will be able to see me, so they won't know who played the clams. cool

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jeremy c #2311548 06/15/11 05:47 PM
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I could be wrong, but I think the key is for there to just be some kind of contrasting color on the side of the neck to use as a reference point. Even if they're not "charged up," the glow-in-the-ark stickers would serve this purpose, but obviously actual lights (like the Optix thing) would provide an even better resource.


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The Bear Jew #2311589 06/15/11 07:10 PM
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I like the stickers. Easy and cheap, and they don't really have to be charged up that much to do the job. But when it's hot and sticky the gummy stuff loosens up and the dots move around a little. I'd say if you end up liking stickers, then peel off the extra $$ for new side dot inlays that glow in the dark. It's even an easy DIY project if you're not a sissy.


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Paul K #2311612 06/15/11 07:48 PM
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A little drop of florescent paint works well but does ware off and needs to be reapplied occasionally. I used this on my Alembic Orion 6.

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The Bear Jew #2311623 06/15/11 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted By: The Bear Jew
... Even if they're not "charged up," the glow-in-the-ark stickers...


Only problem with those is you'd apparently need 2 of each one for proper usage.
That's what I heard, anyway.

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wraub #2311650 06/15/11 11:31 PM
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ouch.

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jeremy c #2311698 06/16/11 04:58 AM
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Thanks guys...fluorescent paint I think for starters...or maybe 'glow in the ark' stickers - might be useful if it carries on raining here.

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Phil W #2311871 06/16/11 04:37 PM
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I've got the glow ones - they are fine and can be removed if necessary.

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