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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-22-2007, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Any regular D'addario user can see the discoloration in the ball ends. Not that it affects tone, feel, or longitivity... Well, not that it matters at all . Just thought I'd share.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-22-2007, 01:27 PM
 
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You're right! Geez, it's horrible how they start off nice and clean brass, and gradually turn purple, green, then blue as they rust!
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The picture also looks crappy b/c there's not enough resolution coming from that camera.

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-22-2007, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well maybe if target had hired me I would have a better camera.

Did I make it clear these are from new strings?
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dude, wtf are you talking about? theres nothing wrong with those ends...
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The A string is the most noticably discoloured. It's brown... when its supposed to be red. The G string is very dark green, as opposed to the brightish green it's supposed to be.
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Guess that means I'm entitled to apologize for bad pictures.
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Flippancy from the intial post aside, are you sure they're "discolored" and not simply a different color? I mean, D'Addario seals the things at the factory, and paint doesn't really oxidize anyway.
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Well maybe if target had hired me I would have a better camera.

You couldn't get a job at Target???
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That picture has the image quality of most ufo sightings pictures.
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You couldn't get a job at Target???
First job... and they just fired someone too. It's a super target... I'll reapply at the end of the month.
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are you sure they're "discolored" and not simply a different color? I mean, D'Addario seals the things at the factory, and paint doesn't really oxidize anyway.
Good point. It was just a pleasant surprise, that's all.
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I noticed that d'addario have started using a metallic type of paint for their ball ends now, making the colour less bright. I think it looks quite snazzy. Haven't noticed a change at all in string quality though. Still sound the best.
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That picture has the image quality of most ufo sightings pictures.
Atleast you can see the windings... and the camera was in macro mode too.
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Haven't noticed a change at all in string quality though. Still sound the best.
And that's what matters.
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