#1
Hey any help would be great as i need to know asap so i can get an order in but i was just wondering how much in good old english sterling having fret dots put on a bass would cost me? i am planning to get a goth thunderbird bass for xmas but want fret dots put in because its a hard bass to play anyway due to the neck but without fret dots it would be worse so i want to put them in. Any help is appreciated.
#2
you do know they have dots on the top of the neck so you'll only see them if you're playing it, right?

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#3
I think the best way would probably be to order through Epiphone to get it and see if they have the fret dot option. Otherwise, I don't think it'd be a good idea to have someone else install the fret dots, since it's not exactly a common field, (besides at the manufacturer).
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#4
Like the eyebrow said, there are dots all along the top side of the neck so only you can see them. I really don't think it's a big deal not having them there anyway, I don't know how long you've been playing but if you've been playing for any decent amount of time you should be able to know exactly where your fingers are on the fretboard without looking.
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#5
I think the best way would be to not order a Thunderbird.
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I think the best way would be to not order a Thunderbird.

lol no man i love the tnnderbird its awsome i love gibson and epiphone too jimmy page uses a gibson and slash does its sick and the goth is so metal and im so metal i don't bathe i grease up.

I don't even know why you need dots on the fretboard. Like was mentioned, there are dots on the side, and don't even *think* about being those douchebags who stares at the face of their fretboard with on their face. Buy the Thunderbird, do that, buy a Big Muff and a guitar wah and finally Fitzy will make a good ol' emo slit on himself.

But, to answer your question, adding fret dots and lines to an unlined fretless would have cost me $100 when I had the option. For you, that's almost half the bass' value, and it's not worth it.
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#7
Do squier not do any black precisions with black scratch plates you could buy instead?
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#8
They do plenty of black Precisions, and you can pick up a scratchplate for insanely cheap off of eBay or somewhere. Better than buying a horrible Epiphone bass just because it's all black.
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