#1
On my Epiphone SG I purchased new, I've had it for a bit over 6 months now and I'm getting pinkish-orange corrosion where my hand rests on the bridge.

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Any way to fix this? It feels kinda rough. So annoyed now, especially as this was like £300 and I bought new expecting no problems.
#2
That looks like it's actually a copper bridge, with either silver spray paint or chrome plating on it, that's a bit of a rip-off. It's not corrosion, it's your hand rubbing away the top layer, there's not really much you can do, seems to just be a low quality bridge.
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#3
Quote by FuzzLove
That looks like it's actually a copper bridge, with either silver spray paint or chrome plating on it, that's a bit of a rip-off. It's not corrosion, it's your hand rubbing away the top layer, there's not really much you can do, seems to just be a low quality bridge.


Ugh, that really sucks. It's not the first problem either, the gold paint on "treble" has worn away really fast near the pickup switch. I know gibsons are better but I didn't expect problems like this. :/
#4
^ Copper is pretty expensive and quite soft. it's probably brass or something.
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#5
it's brass. i would save for a gibson or gibson pieces..
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#6
Yeah, it does suck. Some Epiphones are very bad quality.

Copper is expensive, but so is brass really as it's a copper alloy.
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#7
Brass is only partly copper hence the alloy. If it's straight copper go sell that crap and buy a new guitar with the bank you'll make because that would be one nice chunk of cash.
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#8
Quote by FuzzLove
Copper is expensive, but so is brass really as it's a copper alloy.
That depends on how much copper is in the brass...

Anyway, it's EXTREMELY unlikely the bridge is made out of copper.
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#9
Wow that's really bad... the most viable option would be to get a new one.

I have the same thing on my Schecter which I've had for years but no where near as bad.
#10
It's the copper plating layer under the hex chrome layer. I suspect the copper will also wear thru and you'll be left with the cheap die cast zinc bridge.

Quote by xkreedx
Brass is only partly copper hence the alloy. If it's straight copper go sell that crap and buy a new guitar with the bank you'll make because that would be one nice chunk of cash.


LOL what planet are you from bro? The machining is the expensive part. A hunk of copper that size is probably worth less than a dollar..
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#11
Geez, I bought from a reputable huge music store. Reckon I could get a refund based on bad build quality or something? :S

This is really terrible, curse you epiphone, I thought you were cool.

EDIT: If it's no hope I guess I'll try and buy a new bridge and make sure it's not a piece of crap like this one was...
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#12
Epiphone is good. Of course they're going to use cheap-ish parts. That's why the prices are so low as compared to Gibbo or USA Fender, etc...

It's not the store's fault. It's just not quality chrome plating. It's really no big deal. You could just get another bridge for it.

Personally, I like how guitars look like that.
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#13
Quote by stratman_13
Epiphone is good. Of course they're going to use cheap-ish parts. That's why the prices are so low as compared to Gibbo or USA Fender, etc...

It's not the store's fault. It's just not quality chrome plating. It's really no big deal. You could just get another bridge for it.

Personally, I like how guitars look like that.


I know it's not the store's fault but I still deserve my money back under warranty due to crappy build quality don't I? :S
#14
Quote by Pikachao
I know it's not the store's fault but I still deserve my money back under warranty due to crappy build quality don't I? :S


Well, no you don't deserve your money back. You bought a budget guitar, played the crap out of it and wore the finish off of it. (that's so rock and roll)

Point is you got what you paid for...
#15
Quote by BobDetroit
Well, no you don't deserve your money back. You bought a budget guitar, played the crap out of it and wore the finish off of it. (that's so rock and roll)

Point is you got what you paid for...


Fairsfair I guess. Just sucks paying for a new bridge when I had almost finally saved up the money to buy an amp that doesn't suck. :P

Thanks for the help y'all
#16
UPDATE: For anyone interested, after being left under my bed while I played my strat instead for a month, the orange corrosion has now turned rather a darker silver colour.

Idk if it'll turn orange again after being played but now it looks worn in and pretty cool so don't lose hope if you have the same problem.

oh, and sorry to necro
#17
Its copper. Obviously you people don't know how chrome plating works.
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#18
^ Pretty sure you can chrome plate brass just fine..
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#19
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Its copper. Obviously you people don't know how chrome plating works.

Yes, we do.

If it was a pure copper bridge, that would be one expensive ass bridge. It's nickel plated brass. Skin oils and sweat pH can have extremely adverse effects on every type of metal on a guitar. It's just like how people's rings can turn their fingers green.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if, after the plating wore off, the brass changed color. He even said that it turned back to a "dark silver color".
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#20
Quote by stratman_13
It wouldn't surprise me at all if, after the plating wore off, the brass changed color. He even said that it turned back to a "dark silver color".


An hour of playing it and it's orange again. Oh well, I'll get a new bridge for christmas or something. I'm just glad to be playing it atm. Used my strat copy for a month and now I'm back to this it's just beautiful.
#21
I don't see why you think you need a new bridge. Are the saddles ruint? Oh, it stilll plays fine too?

Get that amp.
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#22
Okay another thing. I just restrung my SG and after a couple hours playing the same has happened at a few of the frets on my strings. They're going orange.

WHAT THE **** IS WRONG WITH MY HANDS. It's like they destroy everything they touch. Q_Q
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#23
Some people just have really corrosive sweat. Try using gloves?
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#24
Quote by Kanthras
Some people just have really corrosive sweat. Try using gloves?


It's like I'm cursed. :|
#25
Quote by Pikachao
It's like I'm cursed. :|

Check Rory Gallagher's Strat. All the finish is worn off pretty much because of his sweat. It also was pretty acidic.
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#26
Quote by FuzzLove
That looks like it's actually a copper bridge, with either silver spray paint or chrome plating on it, that's a bit of a rip-off. It's not corrosion, it's your hand rubbing away the top layer, there's not really much you can do, seems to just be a low quality bridge.

This.