Hey guys, a few episodes back you did a big rundown of all the major types of tubes. Could you do a similar segment about the most popular types of speakers? Thanks!
Hi there, Pat. I've seen that you've done a couple of relic-ing/age-ing jobs recently, and was wondering if you had any advice on what to do with hardware/pickup covers? I've seen various ideas, from acid, to sandpaper, ammonia (read: urine), steel wool... but given that I'm only after a dulled effect, rather than full-on relic, I'm at a loss of what to go for! Neil
Hey thanks for checking it out. Hardware is a cool thing to relic. Nickel tarnishes really nice over time and chrome just stays shiny. But with scratches from picking away. For chrome you can use steel wool or sandpaper to scratch the chrome. It will still look shiny but not as bad and it would look old.
Nickel is different. It turned greenish and dull over time. Really cool looking and my favorite hardware. To do that you can put a small amount of muriatic acid in a tupperware and put all of the hardware in a dry container. Put that container inside the container with the acid. Don’t let the acid touch the hardware. You just want it to sit in the fumes for 20-30 minutes sealed. Ts very toxic so do it outside and wear a mask and gloves. YouTube “aging nickel hardware” and you’ll find some helpful videos that show you how. The nickel will look 40 years old when you’re done with it. Hope this helps.