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 #73887  by jack-A-roe
 Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:31 am
the bomb idea is great, but i would do it straight vertical. i'm stuck on symmetry for headstocks.

a mushroom cloud might make a cool inlay too.
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 #73915  by mttourpro
 Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:40 pm
I'm kind of amused to see you actually might do a bomb....FWIW, I guess I was envisioning one of those round, ticking/fuse-burning cartoon-type bombs set to explode.

As for how to do a "brown note", maybe you could do an eighth note that is brown?? no idea beyond that other than the obvious disgusting possibilities. I'll be interested to know what you decide to do.
 #73920  by Rusty the Scoob
 Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:20 pm
Oh, man, that's a cool idea! I think it'd be far too hard to do as a 1" inlay but that'd be sweet in the Wolf position of a nice Wolf guitar copy. Hint, hint, Mike, wherever you are. :lol:

I'm not really serious about a bomb for this inlay, MT, but I'll definitely put one on the side of the 15" speaker cab that I plan to build. That'd be awesome! And maybe I'll add a fuse to the speaker, too, so the whole thing looks like one of those cartoony bombs that you mentioned. Imagine this except with a 15" speaker melting your face instead of the round bomb part.

 #73921  by brutusbuck45
 Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:28 pm
All iconic images that maybe able to be done in inlay. Given how amazing Mr Suttle's work is and the complexity of the Allah inlay he did...

...and how can't deny that dancing Terrapins are cool as S.




Look... Phil even likes it.

 #75424  by ugly rumor
 Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:25 pm
It does look good. Gives me ideas about my RD. Maybe setting inlays into the body. I was going to suggest Bobby's duck for your headstock, but your taste is superior!
 #75463  by
 Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:42 am
looks great scoob. you planning on playing out with this beast? would love to hear it live.
 #75466  by Rusty the Scoob
 Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:16 am wrote:looks great scoob. you planning on playing out with this beast? would love to hear it live.
Absolutely! I'm going to play the hell out of it, on all the Pigpen-era stuff, roughly through E72-era stuff, as convenient. I borrowed a friend's Dark-Star-equipped Guild Starfire for a show, and it sounded ballsy and huge, and I could really fly on that short-scale, four-string neck.
 #75902  by strumminsix
 Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:36 am
cSuttle wrote:I can post again, yeah!
This all appears to be fixed. You weren't alone, amigo.
 #75905  by Rusty the Scoob
 Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:51 am
I have not seen it in person. :cry: I'm dying to, but not quite enough to justify the expense and extra risk of shipping it to Mass and then back to MN.

My dad did take some larger pics for me: ... 140553831/ I get the feeling you can't see the depth of the materials, but the amazing workmanship sure comes through nicely!