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  1. Starclassic Guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dexplosion View Post
    I don't get the small pedal thing.
    How do you not just step all over the knobs trying to stomp on the switch?
    Itís not really that bad. If you look at my 3 Ibanez pedals, the buttons themselves are on a slant away from the dials, and are spaced out just enough to be easy to hit. My pedal board is set up mostly for tone shaping. The only two pedals that I use in an on and off fashion are the delay and chorus. The volume pedal is essentially my master volume, and I use the tube screamer as a front end boost to add to the mids and tighten up the distortion.
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  2. Starclassic Guy

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    Gig cymbals are done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilB1029 View Post
    Gig cymbals are done.
    Looking good.
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    Thank goodness you got those pesky logos off. They can really effect sound.
    Way Too Much Crap

  5. Starclassic Guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    Thank goodness you got those pesky logos off. They can really effect sound.
    I don’t have time to care about sound when shiny is my favorite color...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilB1029 View Post
    Yes and no. I do yearly cymbal polishes, and last year it crossed my mind to remove them. I did like how your kit looked without, so i decided this year to go ahead and lose them. Iím getting ready to do the cymbals from my gig kit tonight. I used bar keepers friend, a hose, a couple of microfiber towels, and a big fluffy bath towel to dry them. Took about an hour and the results speak for themselves. Itís a simple and cost effective way to go about it. Iím not much of a guitar player. I just started getting the gear so it would be in the house for my son to be around as he gets older. Iíve written a few riffs that will make their way into a few of my bands songs, and Iím obsessed with dialing in a great metal tone, but other wise, the guitars are just for fun. I have small hands so Ibanez and their small wizard necks are perfect for me.
    I have bar keeper's friend. That helped remove the logos huh? I would never have guessed... do you mean the cleanser (powder) or spray?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    I have bar keeper's friend. That helped remove the logos huh? I would never have guessed... do you mean the cleanser (powder) or spray?
    The powder. One thing I noticed with it, when I cleaned cymbals that had a very faded logo, there wasn’t a lot of black soot coming off with the water and paste, which means it wasn’t stripping as much of the metal away like a highly abrasive cymbal polish. It’s going to be my go to cleaner and polish from now on. I got the idea from Facebook pages where cymbal cleaning is an often used discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilB1029 View Post
    The powder. One thing I noticed with it, when I cleaned cymbals that had a very faded logo, there wasn’t a lot of black soot coming off with the water and paste, which means it wasn’t stripping as much of the metal away like a highly abrasive cymbal polish. It’s going to be my go to cleaner and polish from now on. I got the idea from Facebook pages where cymbal cleaning is an often used discussion.
    That sounds like a good idea. I'm wondering if the cleanser has any abrasive effect on the mirror finish? I used the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for years, until I realized that I was [very slowly] dulling the finish of the cymbals. It was very mildly scratching the surface, creating haze on the surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    That sounds like a good idea. I'm wondering if the cleanser has any abrasive effect on the mirror finish? I used the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for years, until I realized that I was [very slowly] dulling the finish of the cymbals. It was very mildly scratching the surface, creating haze on the surface.

    Your cymbals look great. Nice job!
    All I can say from the one time I used the BKF, the cymbals I bought new look like they did when I got them, and the cymbals I bought used look the best they have since I’ve had them. And I used trick polish for a few years, but it took way more elbow grease than I deemed necessary, and it took quite a bit of metal off the top.

    I also spent a few years working in restaurants. One I worked at used bar keepers friend on its mirror finish flat top at the end of shift for the 3 years I worked there, and the shine never dulled from night to night so I’d say that’s a pretty good indicator that it won’t cause to much harm to the actual brilliant finish of our cymbals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilB1029 View Post
    Gig cymbals are done.
    How did you get the cymbals to stay like they are without rolling downhill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain View Post
    How did you get the cymbals to stay like they are without rolling downhill?
    Ohio’s crazy weather?
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    I got a new toy in i thought this forum might appreciate.
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