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Fretlord GlowDotz Glow In the Dark Fret Markers

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Peel and stick GlowDotz over existing guitar fret board markers or add markers on fretless and custom instruments. 24 Glow Markers cover face front a...Click To Read More About This Product

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High visibility on dark stages.

Peel and stick GlowDotz over existing guitar fret board markers or add markers on fretless and custom instruments. 24 Glow Markers cover face front and side markers. Provides glowing markers proportionally to the time you charge them. These little babies really cook under a UV light and look hot on any fret board. Universally fit guitar, bass, or violins (up to 24 fret scales). GlowDotz guarantee a "WOW" when the lights go out.

FEATURES
  • Great for guitars, basses, violins, and all stringed instruments.
  • 24 GLOW IN THE DARK position markers (Top Side Binding and Face Front markers)
  • Glow time up to 2+ hours (With full charge and Observed In total darkness)
  • Quick installation. (Stick-on with protective film)
  • Unlimited Re-chargeability
  • Coated Surface rejects hand grime and dirt
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FretlordGlowDotz Glow In the Dark Fret Markers
 
3.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Overall Success

Does what it is supposed to. Dots are pretty thick but quite sturdy. Came with a green led light that doesn't charge the dots very well. I keep a 3 white led flashlight...Read complete review

Does what it is supposed to. Dots are pretty thick but quite sturdy. Came with a green led light that doesn't charge the dots very well. I keep a 3 white led flashlight clipped to my strap, 3 seconds per dot lasts about 2 hours of stage time. Perfect for playing on super dark stages if you have trouble seeing your side dots.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

These work well as long as you do a few things they don't bother to tell you.....

I use these on my bass guitars because the fret markers on the side of the neck are too small to see even in normal light, let alone on a darkened stage. I tape...Read complete review

I use these on my bass guitars because the fret markers on the side of the neck are too small to see even in normal light, let alone on a darkened stage. I tape over the fret markers so its smooth and the fret markers are protected from me knocking them off... and I still have the light charger from a few years ago which comes in handy if the bass has been in its case all day and the markers aren't
charged. If I remember correctly, they are charging the same price now as they did when they sent you the whole "kit" along with instructions. They send a couple different sizes of stickers, the smaller ones supposedly to put directly on the fretboard, but I use them all as side markers... as long as they're glowing it really doesn't matter how big they are... you can still see them in the dark. As long as you put clear tape over them and remember to leave your guitar out of its case so they'll charge off of residual light (since they don't include the charger) these will work as they should. They really help to see where you are on your instrument in the dark.
Several years ago, these were sold with a mini light that would "charge" the markers before going on stage. They also included a small roll of clear tape to tape over the markers so your hand wouldn't knock them off of the side of the guitar, and a piece of velcro to stick the light/charger on the back of your headstock so it was always handy. Why they no longer include the tape and the charger is beyond me... especially since all they send you now is just the glow-in-the-dark stickers and no instructions for the same price.
I guess they're decent quality... but they're just glow-in-the-dark stickers.
For me, these stickers are of great value because I can now see where I am on the fretboard
in the dark. I only use them on the side of the fretboard with clear tape over them... and I use one long length of tape for the whole side of the fretboard. That way the tape ends won't curl up after you run your hand over them a few times. It takes a little work to line it up correctly and to keep the tape from overlapping and getting lumpy... but for me its worth it. I can't really see the little paint dots
that are on the side of the neck, so I place these over them, tape them down and hit them with the charger (or leave the guitar next to a lamp or something so they'll charge).

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

These work well as long as you do a few things they don't bother to tell you.....

By Crash

from Texting and Driving

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Comments about Fretlord GlowDotz Glow In the Dark Fret Markers:

I use these on my bass guitars because the fret markers on the side of the neck are too small to see even in normal light, let alone on a darkened stage. I tape over the fret markers so its smooth and the fret markers are protected from me knocking them off... and I still have the light charger from a few years ago which comes in handy if the bass has been in its case all day and the markers aren't
charged. If I remember correctly, they are charging the same price now as they did when they sent you the whole "kit" along with instructions. They send a couple different sizes of stickers, the smaller ones supposedly to put directly on the fretboard, but I use them all as side markers... as long as they're glowing it really doesn't matter how big they are... you can still see them in the dark. As long as you put clear tape over them and remember to leave your guitar out of its case so they'll charge off of residual light (since they don't include the charger) these will work as they should. They really help to see where you are on your instrument in the dark.
Several years ago, these were sold with a mini light that would "charge" the markers before going on stage. They also included a small roll of clear tape to tape over the markers so your hand wouldn't knock them off of the side of the guitar, and a piece of velcro to stick the light/charger on the back of your headstock so it was always handy. Why they no longer include the tape and the charger is beyond me... especially since all they send you now is just the glow-in-the-dark stickers and no instructions for the same price.
I guess they're decent quality... but they're just glow-in-the-dark stickers.
For me, these stickers are of great value because I can now see where I am on the fretboard
in the dark. I only use them on the side of the fretboard with clear tape over them... and I use one long length of tape for the whole side of the fretboard. That way the tape ends won't curl up after you run your hand over them a few times. It takes a little work to line it up correctly and to keep the tape from overlapping and getting lumpy... but for me its worth it. I can't really see the little paint dots
that are on the side of the neck, so I place these over them, tape them down and hit them with the charger (or leave the guitar next to a lamp or something so they'll charge).

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not worth the money!

By Brian Bauman

from California

Comments about Fretlord GlowDotz Glow In the Dark Fret Markers:

I can't warn people enough not to buy this product.
I too was shocked at the lack of packaging/instructions.
The quality is horrible. These look like something that came as a free prize in a box of Cracker Jacks. A complete ripoff!
They could have practically emailed them out, they're so lacking in substance.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Seriously?

By ron benbynek

from Florida

Comments about Fretlord GlowDotz Glow In the Dark Fret Markers:

I was surprised at the lack of packaging and instructions provided with this product. Just a very small patch of peel off stickers in a tiny baggie. A very temporary solution. They have already started to peel off.They are distracting while playing since you can feel the side markers while sliding up and down the neck. Extremely overpriced.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Overall Success

By 79south

from Texas

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Pros

  • Cheap
  • Works Well

Cons

  • Included Light Is Meh
  • Thick

Best Uses

    Comments about Fretlord GlowDotz Glow In the Dark Fret Markers:

    Does what it is supposed to. Dots are pretty thick but quite sturdy. Came with a green led light that doesn't charge the dots very well. I keep a 3 white led flashlight clipped to my strap, 3 seconds per dot lasts about 2 hours of stage time. Perfect for playing on super dark stages if you have trouble seeing your side dots.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    They're OK

    By Videroo

    from Portland,OR

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Comments about Fretlord GlowDotz Glow In the Dark Fret Markers:

    They're just little stick on dots, I have yet to see them actually glow in the dars but for my purposes, they seem to work fine, so far

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Fretlord glow dotz

    By Darkstorm-_Iasz

    from texas

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    Comments about Fretlord GlowDotz Glow In the Dark Fret Markers:

    Id give them a higher rating if they glowed brighter and had longer initial max glow time. But they do retain nice bit of glow in total dark effect for a few hours. Main bright glow time is just a few minutes.
    Has the ability to glow in the dark after being exposed to blacklight & sunlight. Regular indoor ligthing can charge them if exposed for a few hrs. But your not going to get much effect from short exsposure to regular indoor lightbulbs, or led flashlights like the mini one that comes with these. However if you luck out and get a green or red one they do make for nice mini dance lights glow stick style. Lol. The little dotz originally meant for side of fretbaord markers do have a noticeble little felt bump to them on the neck. I dont use them for that as result. Instead I use some for control knob markers and either 2 or 4 of them for the 12 &/or 24th fret marker. You dont get enough big dotz to do a 24 fret bass or guitar. So you have to use a couple of the smaller onesat minimum. This works quite well for 12th and 24th fret markers where you use 2 dotz visually anyway.
    Overall I rate these very good and have put them on several basses and guitars. Ive also used some for things like remote control buttons highlighters. Even though you really only notice significant glow in dark effect after a few minutes from them in very dark rooms, they are 2-3 times more easilly visible then regular abolone or other white dot or block/inlay type fret markers. Even in regular room light etc. This being why I like them so much. They glow and are much more visible in regular to dar indoor lighting.
    For the price the value is excellent.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Bassman

    By The Tim Man

    from northeast US

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    Comments about Fretlord GlowDotz Glow In the Dark Fret Markers:

    I will likely buy them again. If you can see your fretmarkers and your just buying them to glow in the dark....yeah...they do and they are ok for that (they don't glow forever and frankly I'm not really sure it would be worth buying them just for that). They are much better simply as fret markers for I can at least say basses that have lame dots on them that you cannot see. I was worried putting stickers on a thousand dollar bass guitar, but they work great and now I can clearly see what fret I am on.
    I'd have given it a 5, but I don't know how they work on guitars. I bought them for my girlfriend's very expensive bass guitar because the alabone markers were barely visible. They work great on bass guitars and it has been an excellent investment.
    They are little glow in the dark stickers. They have never come off the bass since they were put on.
    I guess they could be cheaper, but they do what they need to....the stickers are visible and they do work.

     
    5.0

    Very good product for me

    By Fabrizio luthier

    from Italy

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about Fretlord GlowDotz Glow In the Dark Fret Markers:

      I am a luthier, my customer was very satisfied

       
      5.0

      These work

      By Erik Kluiber

      from Hollywood, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Fretlord GlowDotz Glow In the Dark Fret Markers:

        Easily solves the problem of not being able to see your fret markers on the side of your neck while performing live.

         
        4.0

        it's what I was looking for

        By zeelyve

        from Phillips Wisconsin

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • need to customize to make functional and lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about Fretlord GlowDotz Glow In the Dark Fret Markers:

          fills a need for unlighted situations

           
          5.0

          Love using these all the time

          By Randy Bass Player

          from Dayton Ohio

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Fretlord GlowDotz Glow In the Dark Fret Markers:

            Great for live performance and practicing

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Don't bother with this item

            By Mike

            from La Quinta ca

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fretlord GlowDotz Glow In the Dark Fret Markers:

                This item is nothing like advertised.

                 
                4.0

                good when you need them...

                By Uncle Bubba

                from DC- East Coast

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Fretlord GlowDotz Glow In the Dark Fret Markers:

                helpful if you work on darkened stages a lot... takes a lot of light to charge them... yes, too expensive, but you're glad to have them when you need them... free and fast shipping with Musician's Friend...

                 
                3.0

                glowdots

                By tazwayneiac

                from va. beach , va.

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Comments about Fretlord GlowDotz Glow In the Dark Fret Markers:

                they work great I have no use for the laser that comes with it so I think its way over priced

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