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100watt
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Tarnished hardware?

Post by 100watt » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:58 pm

Bought a new LS150 a few months ago and now the finish appears to be coming off the bridge, the tail piece and the screws holding them. I know this is desirable to some in the world of relics and such, but I like things new to look new for a little longer than a few months. Any body else had this problem. Am I being too fussy?

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Post by JohnA » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:04 pm

It's one of the good/bad depending how you look at it things about nickel hardware. The only way to keep it looking newer for longer is to clean the hardware each time you play it. It reacts to sweat.

I know it's nice to have a shiny new guitar but you will like it more as it starts to look played, If you think you feel bad now wait till the first time you ding it! It WILL happen :wink:

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Post by 100watt » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:16 pm

Too late already done! One very unhappy ding on the headstock. Oh well welcome to played in.

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Post by marcusnieman » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:19 pm

100watt wrote:Too late already done! One very unhappy ding on the headstock. Oh well welcome to played in.
Think of them as beauty marks. Also makes it easier to identify your gear if someone decides to make off with it.

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Post by 100watt » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:37 pm

Never thought of it like that. Takes some getting used to the "lived in " look instead of shiny shiny. Never mind still sounds the biz!

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Post by stratman323 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:03 am

Now it will look like you're an experienced guitarist, rather than someone who's just started playing. Fender charge about ?200 more for the Custom Shop guitars with knocks and bangs on them - they''re called relics. So your guitar is now a light relic - be happy! :lol:

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Post by PoorMan » Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:15 pm

Mothers Mag and Aluminum Polish will bring the shine back and protect it from oxidation.

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Post by honeyboy » Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:39 am

Brasso works well.
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Post by fartoomany » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:21 pm

Autosol is the best metal polish I have ever used. I used it on some really badly tarnished gold bathroom taps and was amazed how good it was.

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Post by AlanN » Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:14 pm

Just thank the lord you don't have gold hardware. Eight months from new before I ate through the half the gold on the pickup covers of my old Sheraton!

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Post by coolcustomer31 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:33 pm

I had this problem with some gold hardware and it was absolutely terrible. I won't buy another guitar with gold. I hate dings too, but they will always happen if you play it enough.

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