The Mint studies

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The Mint studies

Post by PJazzmaster » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:25 am

To those who care. I am a fan of minty PU covers. At least a slight mint, not the very artificial green looking stuff. A good mint tint pleases my eye a bit more than cream does. Although I do no own any AV65 RI Offset, I really like the slightly minty AV65 JM and Jaguar PU covers. I think they look way better and more vintage like in comparison to the cream AVRI covers. I got lucky enough to find AV65 covers used. But there was one thing that still bothered me and that was the Trem Tip. Order options (e.g. at Staytrem) were usually Cream, White or Black. I recently found out that Stewmac is selling mint Trem Tips, I ordered 1 and I am really happy with what I got.

Mint (above) and White (below). Yes, I know that mint doesn't look like mint on this pic but that's just how the eye sees it in comparison to white:
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White and Mint Tip and a cream cover (AVRI Jag):
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AVRI Jag Cream cover, AV65 JM Mint cover, Mint trem tip:
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Mint tip sandwiched by cream Tip and cream Jag PU cover:
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Mint tip and Mint PU cover, Next to a cream and a white tip:
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I really depends a lot on the room light but I hope the pictures are showing the subtle differences. Next task: find a good mint switch tip. :fp:

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Re: The Mint studies

Post by seattle » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:51 am

Nice. I'm currently trying to figure out exactly what I want to do with regard to color choices for pickguard, pickup covers, etc. In general, I like subtle mint as well.

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Re: The Mint studies

Post by brettjorg » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:24 am

I've been looking for mint JM pickup covers. Is the only way to get as you said, used from AV65?

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Re: The Mint studies

Post by s_mcsleazy » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:32 am

i had a similar issue with my bunnymaster in that none of the white plastic matched any other white plastic. in time it all kinda turns to a more uniform colour but that can take time.
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Re: The Mint studies

Post by PJazzmaster » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:39 pm

brettjorg wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:24 am
I've been looking for mint JM pickup covers. Is the only way to get as you said, used from AV65?
Seems like ! I've never ever seen other minty JM or Jag covers ! If anyone else here knows better, please let us know!

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Re: The Mint studies

Post by Con-Tiki! » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:52 pm

Fun photos.
I like seeing mint mixed in with whites and creams.
I had an e-series strat once, all the plastics aged differently, looked great.
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Re: The Mint studies

Post by PJazzmaster » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:20 am

This is what I wanted to fix:
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Mission accomplished:
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Re: The Mint studies

Post by Futuron » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:44 am

I'm generally not a fan of the cream or aged-white plastics, not even pearloid pickguards. Actually white or a bit green or a bit blue looks 'newer' and therefore nicer to me. (Same thing with yellowed finishes, not a fan, although admittedly I do like the vintage maple on necks. But maple is already kinda yellow to start with.) Sadly, it's hard to come across these plastic parts in a nice 'new part' looking colour. (Well, there's [almost] always black...)

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Re: The Mint studies

Post by BobL » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:55 am

PJazzmaster wanted me to drop this pic in this thread to show some color differences, so... here it is:

Left, '65 pickups in a '65 Thin Skin, right, white Mojotone covers on the '59 Thin Skin. The 'cream' atrocities thrown in for comparison.

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Re: The Mint studies

Post by BobL » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:56 am

And after seeing this thread, apparently I need to order a mint arm tip.

Those StewMac ones will fit on the Staytrem arm?

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Re: The Mint studies

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:26 am

PJazzmaster wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:20 am
This is what I wanted to fix:
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Mission accomplished:
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Indeed! I fully understand the need for the mint tip in this case. That cream/parchment tip is way off. Now it looks perfectly balanced.

The thing is, I'd be thinking about putting an amber tip on that pickup switch. It might sound weird & might be a similar clash to the one you've just got rid of but there's just something about it alongside tinted maple necks. It really works! :freako:
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Re: The Mint studies

Post by PJazzmaster » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:20 pm

BobL wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:56 am
And after seeing this thread, apparently I need to order a mint arm tip.

Those StewMac ones will fit on the Staytrem arm?
Thanks for posting your pic, it clearly demonstrates the differences.
BTW: the Stewmac tip does fit on the Staytrem (I also put mine on a Staytrem arm).
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Re: The Mint studies

Post by PJazzmaster » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:23 pm

PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:26 am

Indeed! I fully understand the need for the mint tip in this case. That cream/parchment tip is way off. Now it looks perfectly balanced.

The thing is, I'd be thinking about putting an amber tip on that pickup switch. It might sound weird & might be a similar clash to the one you've just got rid of but there's just something about it alongside tinted maple necks. It really works! :freako:
Yes, probably OCD driven, but I am satisfied now :freako:
Amber totally works on some models and color combinations.

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Re: The Mint studies

Post by BobL » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:16 am

PJazzmaster wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:20 pm
BobL wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:56 am
And after seeing this thread, apparently I need to order a mint arm tip.

Those StewMac ones will fit on the Staytrem arm?
Thanks for posting your pic, it clearly demonstrates the differences.
BTW: the Stewmac tip does fit on the Staytrem (I also put mine on a Staytrem arm).
Thanks!

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Re: The Mint studies

Post by kosta » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:46 am

That mint trem tip looks awesome!

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