Leave the age or not?

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  1. Imgettingcloser

    Imgettingcloser New Member

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    Quick question for everyone. I just received my first PRS (NGD to come soon). It's a 1996 so the bridge has that aged finish on it. I can't decide whether to leave it or polish it up. So please help me make up my mind. Leave the 21 year age or shiny and new?

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  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    Have to see the rest of it to tell if it matches.
     
  3. Imgettingcloser

    Imgettingcloser New Member

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    Well the strap buttons are the same but the tuners are nice and shiny. Frets have same aged finish but those are getting polished.

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  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    Tough call... I suppose you could polish it and then play it until it gets worn again. It might be better if it was your dirt.
     
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  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    CU 22 or McCarty?
     
  6. Imgettingcloser

    Imgettingcloser New Member

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    CU 22
     
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  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    Nice! I bet it has cool tuners.
     
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  8. Imgettingcloser

    Imgettingcloser New Member

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    You know it. I love the old school wings.
     
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  9. flux

    flux feline dominated

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    I vote for "shiny and new".
     
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  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I'd buff it, but leave some evidence of the age around the edges maybe.
     
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  11. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    When you polish it some of the underlying brass may show thru it a look I like :)
     
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  12. Imgettingcloser

    Imgettingcloser New Member

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    It's sounding like I'm going to put a shine on it. Thanks for the help.
     
  13. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I vote shine as well,
     
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  14. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenf├╝hrer

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    Are you going to leave the tuning in standard? Is there no rust? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, I say leave it.
     
  15. Imgettingcloser

    Imgettingcloser New Member

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    No rust. I use drop D every now and then.
     
  16. veinbuster

    veinbuster In the cards

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    I'd probably leave it. It will go that way again anyway.
     
  17. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Blue Magic to the rescue.
     
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  18. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    WINGS! WINGS! WINGS!

    Polish if it feels crudy and then add your own crud.
    Or, if it feels smooth, leave it.
     
  19. Huggy B

    Huggy B Ha! You can't hit me.

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    There you go.
     
  20. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Another thumbs up for the Blue Magic. It'll shine up, but will still have some patina.
     

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