SE Headstock Mod - Fun times with Vinyl

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  1. Draconomics

    Draconomics Celebrating 15 years of bad tone

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    A couple months ago I cam across an old post by some dude here where he was doing a few upgrades/cosmetic alterations to his Zach Meyers SE. Something that caught my eye was he used a product called Di-Noc, which is basically a wood grain vinyl wrap, and overlaid it on the headstock. I thought it was kinda rad, and not a bad idea to try out. I found a place called RMWraps, and they sell 8X10 sample sheets of Belbien (similar to Di-Noc). Perfect for my nefarious purposes. So, went ahead and did it to the PG, and here's the result. I dig it. Plus its non damaging to the finish, so it can be removed in a cinch.

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  2. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Looks nice!
     
  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Just need a swirly PRS signature to go over the top. Just saying for a friend.
     
  4. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    looks great!
     
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  5. Draconomics

    Draconomics Celebrating 15 years of bad tone

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    Yeah...I kinda thought about it. There's a dude from the UK that makes water slide decals for a bunch of different brands, including PRS. It is possible, all one need do is put a thin poly coat over the vinyl. It would probably be frowned upon tho. I'd like to put something there, its kinda naked.
     
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  6. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    I think it looks great! I personally don't see an issue with adding a waterslide decal to an actual PRS after changing the headstock finish.

    I agree. Headstocks without logos do look a little naked. Your cool truss rod cover and the PRS shape help dress it up though.
     
  7. docteurseb

    docteurseb New Member

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    That looks impressively good!
     
  8. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    Very nice I was trying to figure out how to do this...killer!
     
  9. Draconomics

    Draconomics Celebrating 15 years of bad tone

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    It was really easy to do, and the Belbien samples are only 3 bucks. You get enough material so if you goof on the first try youll have plenty to try again.
     
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  10. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Looking forward to your end result. If you keep it naked it looks great.
     
  11. Draconomics

    Draconomics Celebrating 15 years of bad tone

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    Thanks! Id really like Paul's sig back so I think I'll try the water slide decal,.
     
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  12. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Looks great! Dig the dragon TRC too!

    I purchased one of said signature decals for a project i was working on, and wound up not using it...see if you can hold out and get the man himself to sign it for you...
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  13. Draconomics

    Draconomics Celebrating 15 years of bad tone

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    Thanks! That TRC I guess was the last of its kind, can't find it anymore.

    Actually...that is not a bad idea at all.
     
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  14. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Nicely done
     
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  15. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    Not the fun times with vinyl I came here for.
     
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  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Giggle!
     
  17. Draconomics

    Draconomics Celebrating 15 years of bad tone

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    Those kinds of "fun times with vinyl" will cost a little more than $3 a sample.
     
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  18. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Latex????
     
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  19. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    You sound like a San Antonio hooker.
     
  20. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    If the shoe fits...............:confused:
     
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