September 10th, 2011, 05:09 PM
Something in this picture just doesn't sit right with me...can you guess???
How can I make it right??
September 10th, 2011, 05:13 PM
The trem knob "too white"?
September 10th, 2011, 05:18 PM
Everything is off white except the mint green pick guard?
September 10th, 2011, 05:20 PM
Both are true but the damn tremelo arm pisses me off something fierce!!
The backplate is also bright ass white but I just take those off anyways...
Any suggestions on how to darken it up a bit??
September 10th, 2011, 05:23 PM
Take up cigar smoking.
September 10th, 2011, 05:28 PM
September 10th, 2011, 05:30 PM
Soak it in black coffee for a few minutes .
September 12th, 2011, 02:59 PM
Tea works better than coffee for me, and wood stain can work, too. If you remove the tip to replace it, remember older ones thread on but newer ones push/pull without threads on the handle-end of the rod. IRRC the trem tip and parchment colored back-plate both come with the aged white plastic accessory kit, don't they?
September 12th, 2011, 03:16 PM
How did you end up with such a mismatch of plasticware ?
September 12th, 2011, 03:41 PM
Have the same thing on my CP60s Strat. Stupid nitpick, but it really drives me nutty. Try the tea or coffee trick, but you may find that it won't work due to the plastic used on current tips. In that case, there's an aftermarket replacement for about $4 that'll do the job. Last check, both my local shop and GC had them in stock regularly.
September 12th, 2011, 05:16 PM
Brown shoe polish works fine as well. I just use Kiwi liquid - put a little on a rag, wipe it on the white tip, let it dry for 5 minutes/wipe off excess and you're done.
If you want it a hair darker rub it with purple or finer Micromesh pad(s) before using the shoe polish.
September 12th, 2011, 05:18 PM
Walnut wood stain works best. Scuff it up with some steel wool first though. the stain will go into the fine scuff marks and will also give it a slightly aged look. It will be permanent.
September 12th, 2011, 08:27 PM
I would try soaking it in green tea
September 12th, 2011, 08:36 PM
It looks to me as though it is missing a right hand.
September 12th, 2011, 08:42 PM
one too many pickups and one of those gosh-darned whammy thingies!