Am I high or is there a new Troy Van Leeuwen color?

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Re: Am I high or is there a new Troy Van Leeuwen color?

Post by nanamour » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:16 am

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Maybe I'm weird here. I think the gold one looks great. It also has more color contrast than the original. I just thought it was overall too dark and maroon (a mint guard would have helped).
I'm with you on the (Firemist?) gold, but I'd lose the tort for a mint or parchment guard here as well.

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Re: Am I high or is there a new Troy Van Leeuwen color?

Post by mbene085 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:23 am

alexpigment wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:59 am
Maybe I'm weird here. I think the gold one looks great. It also has more color contrast than the original. I just thought it was overall too dark and maroon (a mint guard would have helped).
There was an OSG member (carron) who had a mint guard on his TVL and it looked sublime. I believe his guitar was stolen, and the photos he posted are now down, but you're correct that mint looks fantastic on oxblood.

This gold colour is too orangey to be gold and too gold to be orange, definitely not my thing (especially with the tort).

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Re: Am I high or is there a new Troy Van Leeuwen color?

Post by Mechanical Birds » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:23 pm

adamrobertt wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:15 am
Debaser wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:19 pm
Offset Confessions:

I sold my TVL because the Spaghetti logo and block inlays were not ‘66 vintage accurate :freako:
But you were OK with the non vintage accurate switching? This isn't a vintage reissue...
Switching is totally vintage accurate, just with a single switch changed for another style... essentially an aesthetic/small change but it functions exactly the same and yeah, didn’t bother me personally in any way. I understood it wasn’t supposed to be a reissue, but the guitars it’s modeled after have a different decal and the block inlays are something Fender never ever used and if some random buyer is anything like me, the idea that it looked like a CBS variant was the main draw, but having it in your hands and looking at it in person, the fact that the blocks are slightly different becomes like this Telltale Heart level annoying thing that, yeah, I couldn’t fully reconcile.

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Re: Am I high or is there a new Troy Van Leeuwen color?

Post by Debaser » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:02 pm

adamrobertt wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:15 am
Debaser wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:19 pm
Offset Confessions:

I sold my TVL because the Spaghetti logo and block inlays were not ‘66 vintage accurate :freako:
But you were OK with the non vintage accurate switching? This isn't a vintage reissue...
I’m only saying in partial jest. I was Ok with the switch, it was actually functional for me. So were the 500k pots and swapped-in Mastery. My “family heirloom” Spitfire put me in with the ‘right’ switch though.

Just sayin’, those little things sometimes make or break a decision to move on, along with redundancy.

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Re: Am I high or is there a new Troy Van Leeuwen color?

Post by Flesh » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:50 am

I do not like the new color. i would instantly bought a second one, if the color were like the Johnny Marr Jaguar in Metallic KO :?
anyway, that Oxblood Red is still wonderful!

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Re: Am I high or is there a new Troy Van Leeuwen color?

Post by leokula » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:17 am

I like this so much better than the ox blood... I dig it!
Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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Re: Am I high or is there a new Troy Van Leeuwen color?

Post by JVG » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:04 pm

alexpigment wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:59 am
Maybe I'm weird here. I think the gold one looks great. It also has more color contrast than the original. I just thought it was overall too dark and maroon (a mint guard would have helped).
I agree this colour looks great, although the tort guard doesn’t do it any favours. I’d probably go with parchment, or mint as several others have suggested.

Cheers!
J.

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Re: Am I high or is there a new Troy Van Leeuwen color?

Post by smalahove » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:26 am

JVG wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:04 pm
I agree this colour looks great, although the tort guard doesn’t do it any favours. I’d probably go with parchment, or mint as several others have suggested.

Cheers!
J.
I really like most of, if not all of Fender's gold colors. And I do enjoy tort, but prob a little less than your average OSG :-)
That being said, I totally agree with you that the tort "drags" things down on this guitar. This gold looks very similar (but not the same as) to Aztec Gold, but the tort makes it looks a bland, dreary brown.

Parchment looks to be the ticket :-)

For reference (FCS faded aztec gold, AV65 aztec gold):

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Re: Am I high or is there a new Troy Van Leeuwen color?

Post by alexpigment » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:23 pm

smalahove wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:26 am
Parchment looks to be the ticket :-)

For reference (FCS faded aztec gold, AV65 aztec gold):

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I think both of those are mint guards. The latter just has a brighter light on it (see body color and silver hardware brightness for reference) and better matched pickup covers. For what it's worth, Fender's parchment to me always looks way too white.

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Re: Am I high or is there a new Troy Van Leeuwen color?

Post by Kent » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:09 am

https://youtu.be/4c3ZLTa2S7w?t=138

This link will take you to the Board To Death from 2017. The very first TVL prototype was this color. I guess that they are making into a thing.

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Re: Am I high or is there a new Troy Van Leeuwen color?

Post by Floorboardinit » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:39 pm

After owning a handful of Jags as well as other offsets I think this might convince me into buying a jazzmaster. I loved the TVL JM when it first came out but the “metallic oxblood” was a hair too dark for me. It checks alotta boxes for me with the block and bound neck, matching headstock and vintage appointments but the copper is REALLY doing it for me.
For the folks that aren’t impressed or even compare it to baby poo(p), how is copper not a perfect option? Not as gawdy as gold and not as bland as silver?! This might even make me start listening to Queens of the Stone Age now...probably not though.

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Re: Am I high or is there a new Troy Van Leeuwen color?

Post by Mechanical Birds » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:01 am

Debaser wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:02 pm
adamrobertt wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:15 am
Debaser wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:19 pm
Offset Confessions:

I sold my TVL because the Spaghetti logo and block inlays were not ‘66 vintage accurate :freako:
But you were OK with the non vintage accurate switching? This isn't a vintage reissue...

I’m only saying in partial jest. I was Ok with the switch, it was actually functional for me. So were the 500k pots and swapped-in Mastery. My “family heirloom” Spitfire put me in with the ‘right’ switch though.

Just sayin’, those little things sometimes make or break a decision to move on, along with redundancy.

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Re: Am I high or is there a new Troy Van Leeuwen color?

Post by RiffRider » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:01 pm

It's kind of an odd gold color, but I like it better than that hideous maroon. Is it a matte finish? It sort of looks like that. I hope so, because that would make it an instant deal killer and I wouldn't have to spend more money on another guitar.

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Re: Am I high or is there a new Troy Van Leeuwen color?

Post by smalahove » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:58 am

Kent wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:09 am
https://youtu.be/4c3ZLTa2S7w?t=138

This link will take you to the Board To Death from 2017. The very first TVL prototype was this color. I guess that they are making into a thing.
Looks nicer than i expected irl (in the vid ie). Might get one if they adjust their prices (locally).

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Re: Am I high or is there a new Troy Van Leeuwen color?

Post by Debaser » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:29 am

Mechanical Birds wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:01 am
Debaser wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:02 pm
adamrobertt wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:15 am

But you were OK with the non vintage accurate switching? This isn't a vintage reissue...

I’m only saying in partial jest. I was Ok with the switch, it was actually functional for me. So were the 500k pots and swapped-in Mastery. My “family heirloom” Spitfire put me in with the ‘right’ switch though.

Just sayin’, those little things sometimes make or break a decision to move on, along with redundancy.

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What about this one? :shifty: :unsure:

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