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    oh sure- some people keep the tone pegged at 10 and never touch it, which is fine. But their application is almost certainly very different from mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    oh sure- some people keep the tone pegged at 10 and never touch it, which is fine. But their application is almost certainly very different from mine.
    I used to do that, as I said--but now I prefer having more variety to my sound--depending on the song
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    I actually used to do that when I was a teenager too. I thought bright was the only setting that sounded good. I wonder how many other feel that way.

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    Our tastes change, our ears change--all that sort of thing
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    and the music we play changes-----

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    and the music we play changes-----
    Well the two go hand in hand...
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    I'm mulling over a change to my Tele with the Toaster pickups. It needs the pickguard redone....The Antique Pearl guard I ordered came misfilled as Bright White Pearl twice, so I "antiqued" it myself with coffee. It worked, sort of, but over time, it's fading back to white, so I need to redo it.

    Also, thinking about cutting it down to a Tuff Dog-style. I've never been happy with the skewed string-through holes on this POS Guitar Fetish body. I thought maybe being able to curve away the guard from the bridge might help to minimize that flaw.

    This is sort of what I have in mind....



    ....and this is what I've got right now....

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    That could look cool...
    Not sure how it would work in regards to the skewing though.
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    Would exposure to the sun fade that PG?

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    Would exposure to the sun fade that PG?
    I don't think so. I've read a lot of different approaches to creating discoloration with the aim of relicing.

    Fading from UV is certainly one approach, but I think it's less likely to make a marked difference on plastics, at least over the short term. I've heard of pickguards that show changes from stickers left on for extended periods of time, but it could take a long time. Also, recently read a thread from a guy who tried UV aging to turn a bright white guard into more of a parchment hue. All he got for his trouble was a warped guard.

    I even tried the brown shoe dye approach that some guys use to create more of a vintage hue on overly-white maple necks. It worked...a bit....but the plastic doesn't have the porosity to retain much of it. I think I'll try the coffee thing again. Ultimately, I think the best approach long-term would be to buy a proper antique pearl guard when finances permit.
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