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Thread: Majesty Owners - Any issues yet with the black pearl plated hardware?

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    Question Majesty Owners - Any issues yet with the black pearl plated hardware?

    I received my Glacial Frost Majesty around the middle of November and I absolutely love playing it. However, I noticed the black pearl finish is wearing off at the corner of the bridge where my picking hand rests. Anyone else have this issue? I have only been playing it sparingly in my home studio, so this comes as a surprise to me. I suppose I was expecting it to look brand new more than a few weeks.

    I remember years ago playing Ibanez guitars with the cosmo-black hardware and that finish would also wear away. Is this something Majesty owners will have to just live with?

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    No issue with the plating or hardware, but I have noticed the DT inlay is starting to get foggy under one edge of it

    So much for resale value. Not planning on ever selling, but still.
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    The plating on my bridge started to go shortly after I purchased the guitar about a year ago. It gets used a lot. Not a concern for me.
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    I just looked at mine closely under light to see if it had any wear.

    So far, looks the same as the day I bought it which was last July.

    Play time is anywhere between 45-90 minutes a day with an occasional 120 minutes.
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    Speak to CS, I had the same issue and they sent out a replacement bridge cover straight away - to the UK!

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    Thanks Lewis. I probably should get one to put on when I trade for an Artisan ;-). What I find interesting is the variability in these reports. From no problem to significant. Oh well , rhetorical.
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    My guess was that they had a bad batch which got mixed up with the good ones, thus they can't tell who has a good or bad one

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    plating is the hardest thing and the one we dont control....each year because of envrionmental regulations plating suffers and the world is healthier a good trade off....with any satin finish if you rub i alot you are in essence buffing it....if you have an area of constant friction you will polish that spot....you are making it yours!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa View Post
    ....if you have an area of constant friction you will polish that spot....you are making it yours!
    This^^
    ...the more they get played, the more beautiful they become....
    Enjoy Your Balls!!!

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    That is true but the OP wasn't talking about that.
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    Mine started to fade on the first day. CS replaced the plate, should have it back this week.
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    So far so good on mine, but I play it sparingly because I split my time amongst all five of my EBMM guitars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamrogo View Post
    Mine started to fade on the first day. CS replaced the plate, should have it back this week.
    So this begs the question... if this plating is just going to wear away with use, why would CS replace the hardware? It seems like a battle that can't be won.

    I do find it curious that the standard chrome hardware on my 5 year old BFR JP model still looks brand new with many hours of playing time. Is this why the new Majesty models coming out later this year will have standard chrome hardware instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa View Post
    because of envrionmental regulations plating suffers and the world is healthier a good trade off..
    You have no idea how happy this makes me. Seeing those words come out of a CEO's mouth. Thank you BP!

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    Hi, everyone. !I am new to the forum and a happy owns majesty a Polar noir.
    I have a problem I wanted to share with you.
    I have the bridge that is only discolored after a few hours of playing you happened?
    An oxidation stain,

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