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Hate it! 8 50.00%
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:57 PM   #31
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Here ya go...
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:10 PM   #32
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Well, folks, it looks like lug has once again done it. The logo is complete!
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:58 PM   #33
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Well, folks, it looks like lug has once again done it. The logo is complete!
I try to use high end professional tools like MS Paint for my more serious efforts.
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:35 PM   #34
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Holy hell, I'm sitting in the OR as my last case is waking up and I literally fell OUT of my chair laughing when I clicked on Lug's link.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:43 AM   #35
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Holy hell, I'm sitting in the OR as my last case is waking up and I literally fell OUT of my chair laughing when I clicked on Lug's link.
I think you only figuratively fell out of an imaginary chair!

Wife want's pics or it didn't happen!
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:28 AM   #36
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Had I not just spent an hour manually distressing it, I would do one like that for you...but...not after an hour of work! lol.
sorry old chap...is distressing necessary...keep calm!
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:29 AM   #37
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Here ya go...
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so he is a vegan after all...and all that bull in texas...tch tch!
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:23 PM   #38
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Not to be contrarian - but distressed typography does not say precision to me. Just the opposite.
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:31 PM   #39
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Not to be contrarian - but distressed typography does not say precision to me. Just the opposite.
Sometimes opposites are exactly what works best.
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Old 08-10-2014, 06:29 PM   #40
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not in this case
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Old 08-10-2014, 06:51 PM   #41
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:05 PM   #42
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Sometimes opposites are exactly what works best.

Not in this case. I have been designing logos and setting type since 1977 ... Just sayin. It's your baby. Do what you want.
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Not to be contrarian - but distressed typography does not say precision to me. Just the opposite.
That was my first thought as well. Especially for someone that is promoting a service where you have people entrusting their instruments (and, depending on their gigging, their main source of income), I would not go to him based on the distressed logo.

Precision, to me, is taking a great deal of pride and skill in your craft. That distressed logo does not assure me that if I give you my expensive bass for a setup, it'll be in good hands.
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:24 PM   #44
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Not in this case. I have been designing logos and setting type since 1977 ... Just sayin. It's your baby. Do what you want.
See, that's the kind of data one needs to validate an opinion. I guess I'll e-mail the font creator and see if I can get the non-distressed version, because I like the type face.
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That was my first thought as well. Especially for someone that is promoting a service where you have people entrusting their instruments (and, depending on their gigging, their main source of income), I would not go to him based on the distressed logo.

Precision, to me, is taking a great deal of pride and skill in your craft. That distressed logo does not assure me that if I give you my expensive bass for a setup, it'll be in good hands.
Since I'm running this out of my house, I don't think many people with high end basses will be coming my way. I do appreciate the input, however.

To make everyone happy and because many good points were made, I'm looking for something non-distressed that is similar.
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Since I'm running this out of my house, I don't think many people with high end basses will be coming my way. I do appreciate the input, however.
I trust my 5k Warwick to my buddy, who runs his luthier business out of his house. Know who else sends him his bass? Jonas Hellborg.

Don't discount your image because of geography.

And like cdb, I've been a graphic designer for 13 years prior to shifting to GHS. Some of my past clients were Whirlpool and Kellogg.

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To make everyone happy and because many good points were made, I'm looking for something non-distressed that is similar.
Ideally, you need to be happy with the logo; it's YOUR image. It's going to speak for you before you can. But you have to be honest with yourself and realize that the fonts/ideas you may like or think are cool may be completely contradictory to the image that you want to portray.
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:35 PM   #47
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Threadjack and maybe a can of worms, but since we're talking logos...I'm not likely to drop this version, but I have considered the possibility of adding a more conventional option.

Thoughts?

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Old 08-10-2014, 10:38 PM   #48
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^^ I think you should figure out how to burn that in the neck pocket , you know so when you start selling bodies and such
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:39 PM   #49
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OP what about Jazz setups , seems like you are alienating most of your customers ah I'm too late with that one boo
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:32 PM   #50
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How does the consensus like this? And which of the 2 if it's better.
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My favorite font is Century Gothic, in bold, with extra spacing between the letters.

It's what you see below the graphic in my logo.

That would be what I'd do, because...well...it's what I did.

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Old 08-11-2014, 07:56 PM   #52
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Blunt feedback:

You are arranging folding chairs in your living room for your first house guests. Frankly, it just doesn't matter. It is what it is. If this turns into something more meaningful, then you should hire someone that knows what they are doing.
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You are arranging folding chairs in your living room for your first house guests. Frankly, it just doesn't matter. It is what it is. If this turns into something more meaningful, then you should hire someone that knows what they are doing.
Well, that's no fun!



Here's what I was thinking:



It plays on the classic Fender "Stratocaster" script and lends itself easily to business cards, letterhead, etc.

It's also, you know, precise.


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I have one I did in that font, but will post some other time. probably next week. lol
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Well, that's no fun!



Here's what I was thinking:



It plays on the classic Fender "Stratocaster" script and lends itself easily to business cards, letterhead, etc.

It's also, you know, precise.


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But really this is all lipstick on a pig. Just let the pig outside already.
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I'm a pig? I don't even like sausage.
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:14 AM   #60
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This one over the one in bold with the drop shadow and the background design, specifically because it is SIMPLE, and like BeeTL mentioned, more PRECISE. Drop all the effects and make something that is simple and clean, because that is what you're going to be selling to customers.

And, a +1 to everything Kindness said in his blunt post.
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