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A little bling for the J-45

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Always interesting to see a little personal touch. Isn't the nut changed as well - I would think this was a black-nut Standard.

 

Regarding tuners I have one faded gold among my J-45 Std. now matt chrome Grovers.

But it's only the knob, not the whole mechanic. Taken from the 96 Dove btw.

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Did you just change the buttons, or the tuners also? I'm curious because I don't like the bright white color of the buttons on my SJ. All other white colors on bindings etc are more aged/cream in appearance, and the white buttons don't look right in comparison. I don't want to change the tuners because they work perfectly.

 

Lars

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Did you just change the buttons, or the tuners also? I'm curious because I don't like the bright white color of the buttons on my SJ. All other white colors on bindings etc are more aged/cream in appearance, and the white buttons don't look right in comparison. I don't want to change the tuners because they work perfectly.

Without bein' sure the link tells me Rev Roy switched the whole thing. Unlike me, who - as you understand - only exchanged the button.

As for the white ones in your SJ, there' always the ol' shoe-polish trick.

Smear brown cream on paper or fabric and wrap it around the tuners. Check after 8-12-16-24 hours till they match the bindings.

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Without bein' sure the link tells me Rev Roy switched the whole thing. Unlike me, who - as you understand - only exchanged the button.

As for the white ones in your SJ, there' always the ol' shoe-polish trick.

Smear brown cream on paper or fabric and wrap it around the tuners. Check after 8-12-16-24 hours till they match the bindings.

 

Ah, thanks Em7, I'll give that a try.

 

Lars

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Ah, thanks Em7, I'll give that a try.

My pal did it on his J-45 Historic Collection and came out satisfied. Go with care though - you don't want 200 year old ivory.

And do report.

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Did you just change the buttons, or the tuners also? I'm curious because I don't like the bright white color of the buttons on my SJ. All other white colors on bindings etc are more aged/cream in appearance, and the white buttons don't look right in comparison. I don't want to change the tuners because they work perfectly.

 

Lars

 

Just changer the buttons. Quick swap out. Took less than 10 mins.

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Always interesting to see a little personal touch. Isn't the nut changed as well - I would think this was a black-nut Standard.

 

Regarding tuners I have one faded gold among my J-45 Std. now matt chrome Grovers.

But it's only the knob, not the whole mechanic. Taken from the 96 Dove btw.

 

Yep...upgraded with bone nut/saddle and bone unslotted pins.

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Just changer the buttons. Quick swap out. Took less than 10 mins.

Glad you kept the 6 boxes there.

 

 

Yep...upgraded with bone nut/saddle and bone unslotted pins.

, , , any difference ?

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, , , any difference ?

 

To my ears, the upgrade to bone nut/saddle and unslotted bone pins gave the tone a little extra zing...

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