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New tailpiece for ES-339 (recommendations?)

#1 User is offline   maller 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 06:17 AM

Hi. Looking to get a new tailpiece for an 09 ES-339. What do you recommend?

Thanks.
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Posted 03 March 2016 - 01:11 PM

I had 2 of the original run 339's and am fine with the original lightweight tailpiece. I now had a new 339 that i really like. I know that is probably what you want to hear but I do not have any issues with the original.

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 09:00 AM

Check out Faber Germany, too; vintage style aluminium and they make some special studs, too. Worth considering!
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Posted 04 March 2016 - 09:06 AM

Thanks. I have some corrosion on mine. Not sure how or why. Maybe just age. So, thought of replacing it. But not at that cost!

It's chrome plated? Any ideas on how to get it looking new again?
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Posted 19 March 2016 - 04:05 AM

View Postmaller, on 04 March 2016 - 09:06 AM, said:

Thanks. I have some corrosion on mine. Not sure how or why. Maybe just age. So, thought of replacing it. But not at that cost!

It's chrome plated? Any ideas on how to get it looking new again?


Simichrome is a good polish.
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Posted 19 March 2016 - 04:47 AM

View Postmaller, on 04 March 2016 - 09:06 AM, said:

Thanks. I have some corrosion on mine. Not sure how or why. Maybe just age. So, thought of replacing it. But not at that cost!

It's chrome plated? Any ideas on how to get it looking new again?

It's a nickel plating, and all of them tarnish rather soon. All the nickel surfaces on guitars of mine are corroding faster than the strings on them do. Gold is wearing fast, and the nickel below corrodes even faster.

Chrome platings are much more durable against wear an corrosion. As long as they are covering the nickel layer below them completely, no tarnish will appear.

I leave all of my tarnished nickel parts as they are. As soon as polishing would have removed the nickel, the ZAMAK respectively brass surface would appear and subsequently corrode, making it all worse.
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