Artificially aging tuners... Stop-it!

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  1. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    To the idiots out there who are subjecting tuners (and other hardware parts) to acid... Enough!
     
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    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    Start the reactor... Free Mars!
    I hate it when they do that.
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member

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    Buy new, you'll never have to deal with that.
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Artificially relicing guitars is just as bad.
     
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    Far Rider Hendrixian VIP Member

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    Agreed. I could never understand spending good money for factory relicing. Just buy new and have it shipped via United Airlines.
     
  7. Filipe Soares

    Filipe Soares Well-Known Member

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    aging guitars, in general, is like getting married with a virgin, or tight, woman and using ginormous dildos to make her wobbly. do it yourself! it's your job to use, so use it well!!!
     
  8. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    I suppose there are other methods of aging, so I can't be certain acid etching is the method the seller used. What I'm seeing does not look like normal aging.
     
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    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Why not just brushed gold or brushed nickel?
     
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    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    I wanted a set for my 1996 LP Custom. I sold the stock tuners, so I needed replacements. I tried early era Grover "milk bottle" type, but those had a negative effect on the sound of the guitar. They're too light.
     
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    Ughh... virgins.

    Nature's take on "frustration packaging". Way to make a normally easy, straightforward process unexpectedly challenging, uncomfortable, and confusing.
     
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    Filipe Soares Well-Known Member

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    I'm not fond of virgins too... It's all about their "software" but i think the "hardware" must follows. but in the end of the day the software is the most important part.
     
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    Near beer. Decaffeinated coffee. Artificial sweeteners. Fake meat. Artificially relicing guitars. Just stop it!!:rofl:
     
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    i can not believe you just went there.
     
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    Filipe Soares Well-Known Member

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    I'm a excellent engineer, but I'm a brillant asshole.
     
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    Yeah, plated parts stored in a garage in Florida is a recipe for disaster. I have a customer that takes his Harley to Florida for the winter every year and it is a routine job to replace chromed parts every couple of years.
     
  18. Filipe Soares

    Filipe Soares Well-Known Member

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    I´m not the assman. I´m the asshole, pendejo, babaca, cunt, arsch...
     
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    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    He must be living on the coast. I'm in Orlando, and have never had an issue. Then again, our garage is air conditioned.
     
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    I am going to start selling relic'd instrument cables, strings and picks. :D
     
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