#1
If I wanted to remove a headstock logo and replace it how hard would it be. Like basically I wanna replace the squire on a squire bass and put fender. How do I go about doin that
#2
First thing's first, IT'S SQUIER.

OK.

Is it really that important what's on the headstock? I mean it would just be a case of a light sanding down of the area with the logo on it, then you would have to re finish it after you had replaced it.
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#3
That's really sad, that you feel the need to pretend you have a fender,,,
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#4
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That's really sad, that you feel the need to pretend you have a fender,,,

I have a squire that sounds just as good as my mij fender and I'm tired off idiot being like dude why do u use that squire when u got a fender right there
#5
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I have a squire that sounds just as good as my mij fender and I'm tired off idiot being like dude why do u use that squire when u got a fender right there


Ignore them? As opposed to pretending for the sake of other people?
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#6
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I have a squire that sounds just as good as my mij fender and I'm tired off idiot being like dude why do u use that squire when u got a fender right there


Has anyone actually come up and said this at a show? 99% of people don't even know the difference and I bet most of the 1% don't care. I've never had someone comment when I use a squier. Hell, the VM series is about the most popular line of basses over at TB and that's often a pretty discerning group.
#7
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#8
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Has anyone actually come up and said this at a show? 99% of people don't even know the difference and I bet most of the 1% don't care. I've never had someone comment when I use a squier. Hell, the VM series is about the most popular line of basses over at TB and that's often a pretty discerning group.

Yes and iive been kicked out of a band for"using a beginning intrument in a pro band"
#9
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Yes and iive been kicked out of a band for"using a beginning intrument in a pro band"


Bullshit
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#10
+1 on gilly 90...just sand, replace decal and refinish...and if you want it to say Fender then go for it. but more and more people are playing squier these days. not bad sounding instruments!
#11
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Yes and iive been kicked out of a band for"using a beginning intrument in a pro band"

That's just stupid, pretty dick move of the band if it really happened.

If it sounds just as good as the Fender, then that's what matters, I don't think anybody in an audience will really care about your instrument's brand or model.
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#12
What these people are saying, but i vote you put your name on it and mod it so it's yours
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#13
If I knew one of my bassists did this i'd kick them out of the band...
Any decent band knows that it's not the gear its the sound it makes and if they kicked you out for that then there just douches and probably not worth hanging around or being in a band with. F@*K putting up with that shit, theres enough great musicians out there that are more about getting the job done then worrying what logo is on your headstock.
#14
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Yes and iive been kicked out of a band for"using a beginning intrument in a pro band"


That's just stupid I know a ton of people who have lower end instruments.

There's nothing wrong with something like a Ibanez RG321, LTD EC100 or M-100.

Just because a guitar cost $300 doesn't make it crap.
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#15
I have a Squire non-bass guitar and I love it. *shrugs* I'm sure there are plenty of things 'wrong' with their equipment too.
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I have a Squire non-bass guitar and I love it. *shrugs* I'm sure there are plenty of things 'wrong' with their equipment too.


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**** you gilly, it's not what you think
#18
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Yes and iive been kicked out of a band for"using a beginning intrument in a pro band"



Changing the headstock logo is more trouble then its worth, unless you're refurbishing a vintage instrument with a worn one, or trying to make an accurate replica. Plus if you ever decide to sell your Squier having a Fender decal on it could cause issues. A +1 to everyone who says keep it as is, anyone who judges you for playing a Squier is just being a gear snob, don't listen to 'em.

If your heart is set on it, you can lightly sand away the current decal and replace it with a waterslide Fender decal. Then refinish if you want it to look all nice and pretty.
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#19
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Just play it and then save up your money for a Fender.


why should he need to if he likes his Squier?
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#21
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Everyone wants to upgrade eventually.


He said he already has an MiJ fender and prefers playing the squier most of the time. I sold a Fender jazz deluxe but kept my squier VM jazz because I liked it so much better--so I understand the mentality.

Look TS, I can't imagine anyone other than some snotty teenagers or teasing old men giving you hassel. I wouldn't sweat it or consider either valid criticism, so why worry about it?

If someone asks you why you're using it say "it sounds and plays better than my fender" or, more simply, "because I like it." Problem solved.
#22
Possible troll me thinks, but my 2 cents, if you succeed and then try to sell this thing as a fender, you'll go to the deepest darkest level of hell.
#23
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SQUIER



Gah. Sorry. I've see so many people spelling it Squire recently it must have ingrained itself in my brain. Happens when I've been writing html coding sometimes too - I keep accidentally using US spellings.
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#24
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He said he already has an MiJ fender and prefers playing the squier most of the time. I sold a Fender jazz deluxe but kept my squier VM jazz because I liked it so much better--so I understand the mentality.

Look TS, I can't imagine anyone other than some snotty teenagers or teasing old men giving you hassel. I wouldn't sweat it or consider either valid criticism, so why worry about it?

If someone asks you why you're using it say "it sounds and plays better than my fender" or, more simply, "because I like it." Problem solved.

People around where I live are retarded for the mosy part I'm gonna trade in my squier sometime maybe for a 5 string(or get the new naturak finish 5 string sqiuer) thanks for advice
#25
I have removed logos because I didn't like them.

I will not ever replace a company logo with an incorrect
company logo.

It's their trademark.

I'm sure it's no big deal legally, but morally, I have trouble
with it.

Just my two cents,

Tabdog
#26
Could just sand it off and leave it blank? It would look cool. Or do your own logo, using your name or band name?
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#27
Quote by tabdog
I have removed logos because I didn't like them.

I will not ever replace a company logo with an incorrect
company logo.

It's their trademark.

I'm sure it's no big deal legally, but morally, I have trouble
with it.

Just my two cents,

Tabdog

Actually there can be major legal issues with TS changing the headstock logo to Fender. The act could be construed as counterfeiting.
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#28
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Actually there can be major legal issues with TS changing the headstock logo to Fender. The act could be construed as counterfeiting.


Only if he attempts to make money from a sale in which he claims it's a full bodied Fender rather than a modified Squier.
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#30
hahaha help, help, my peers are saying my sunburst bass is ugly and I should be playing a black one.

OH NO I better find out where I can get it re-painted by tomorrow, just so they don't call me a loser anymore.

my point being?

if your that concerned about what people think, you better go back to playing by yourself in the basement.
#31
Quote by th30nlyAket
Yes and iive been kicked out of a band for"using a beginning intrument in a pro band"



In all honesty I call bullshit, nobody can be that ****ing retarded. i think he really does just feel sorry for himself and wants to feel cool by having a fender look alike. if you already have a fender guitar you really shouldn't give a shit.
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#32
Quote by tabdog
I will not ever replace a company logo with an incorrect company logo.


Same.

Take squier off if you want but you have no reason to put Fender on it. A guitarist friend of mine has a strat with a completely blank headstock, I have no idea why or what make it is but it sounds amazing.