Very cool! I appreciate both of you shedding a little light on the situation for me. I'm still trying to decide if I want to order a whole new bass with LEDs and/or have some LEDs installed on my current basses.
I am a HUGE fan of understated inlays or no inlays at all. If I use LEDs, I would prefer they not be too bright. I would likely go blue.
A few years ago, I met Christian Olde Wolbers (formerly of Fear Factory) playing his guitar with Arkaea and I will include a video of him with his guitar to show you his SIMS.
This is the same kind of look I would like. I also really like how they are all at the "top" of his fingerboard, rather than the middle.
I would definitely opt for a trim pot and a kill switch for LEDs so I could tailor their brightness for any lighting situation.
There is something to be said for how far we can go these days to customize instruments! I currently own two Sadowsky basses, and I could never replace them... just add more to my collection and/or do little things, like adding LEDs just to make them even more fun for myself.
Thank you again for chiming in, guys!
Here is the video I mentioned earlier...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBWmzEObxTU