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    Good Evening,

    I have a question, can someone please in the most detailed minutiae explain the difference between these two Fender finishes:

    1) TAOS TURQUOISE
    2) MIAMI BLUE

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MIAMI BLUE AND TAOS TURQUOISE FINISH

    seriously?

    bot much? Skynet's learning at a geometric rate, apparently. We're hosed.
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    Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MIAMI BLUE AND TAOS TURQUOISE FINISH

    The difference between them is 01001111011101011101001
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    Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MIAMI BLUE AND TAOS TURQUOISE FINISH

    looks like bots are now looking for inactive members and hacking their accounts. The OP made one post in 2005 and now a question like this? If their IP gets banned, they're determined to get here somehow. Why we're such a popular attraction is a mystery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanTheBluesMan View Post
    seriously?

    bot much? Skynet's learning at a geometric rate, apparently. We're hosed.
    Actually, the current IP is legit, and so was the original 'Registration IP'... For what it's worth...

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    Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MIAMI BLUE AND TAOS TURQUOISE FINISH

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fortunato View Post
    Actually, the current IP is legit, and so was the original 'Registration IP'... For what it's worth...
    true but the OP asked one question 16 years ago about a foot pedal for an amp, and in the midst of an onslaught by bots invading, the likelihood that the long dormant account was hacked is seemingly extremely high. Then the nature of the question screams 'trolling'. Hence my 'skynet is learning'. Once AIs start mocking us, our demise is surely not far behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanTheBluesMan View Post
    true but the OP asked one question 16 years ago about a foot pedal for an amp, and in the midst of an onslaught by bots invading, the likelihood that the long dormant account was hacked is seemingly extremely high. Then the nature of the question screams 'trolling'. Hence my 'skynet is learning'. Once AIs start mocking us, our demise is surely not far behind.
    If that's the case, and it very well could be, then every account is subject to hacking... I need to discuss this with "the powers that be"...

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    Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MIAMI BLUE AND TAOS TURQUOISE FINISH

    Just tangentially, on the forum I created as a proof-of-concept (I'm in Las Vegas this week and hope to show it to MY powers that be), I noted that an account had been created from a Russian IP address, but no posts were made. The forum software has some safeguards (Captcha, etc.) in place to prevent that.
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    Nice, OS. I wish we had some way of making things easier on Ken F. I'm not trying to kiss his ass, but we all owe him endless thank-yous. Is something like Capcha easily integratable?
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    Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MIAMI BLUE AND TAOS TURQUOISE FINISH

    Quote Originally Posted by ch willie View Post
    Nice, OS. I wish we had some way of making things easier on Ken F. I'm not trying to kiss his ass, but we all owe him endless thank-yous. Is something like Capcha easily integratable?
    Define "easily." The version of vBulletin used here (4.2.4) is end of lifed (not even on life support). There are some items already integrated, there are also add-ons.

    https://forum.vbulletin.com/forum/vb...-new-recaptcha

    https://www.keycaptcha.com/?cms=plugin_vbul_37#plans

    https://imtips.co/stop-vbulletin-spam.html
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    Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MIAMI BLUE AND TAOS TURQUOISE FINISH

    Quote Originally Posted by gregggyf View Post
    Good Evening,

    I have a question, can someone please in the most detailed minutiae explain the difference between these two Fender finishes:

    1) TAOS TURQUOISE
    2) MIAMI BLUE

    Thank you very much.
    Good Evening to everyone in this thread. Believe it or not,.... This is a legitimately posted question and it is quite true that I have not posted on this site FOR A DAMN LONG TIME. : )
    But it is a real question.
    The two colors look very similar to me but, technically these are two different colors hence the two different names, so I was wondering if anyone definitively knew what the differences are between them.
    Thank you again.

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    Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MIAMI BLUE AND TAOS TURQUOISE FINISH

    Taos Turquoise was introduced on a limited basis for 1956 only though never listed in Fender's "official" roster of custom DuPont paints. The color was originally developed by the Ford Motor Company's Lincoln-Mercury division. Fender would later resurrect this shade as an available color for selected Custom Shop instruments.

    I've never seen "Miami Blue" but this is Taos Turquoise......

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    Taos Turquoise was introduced on a limited basis for 1956 only though never listed in Fender's "official" roster of custom DuPont paints. The color was originally developed by the Ford Motor Company's Lincoln-Mercury division. Fender would later resurrect this shade as an available color for selected Custom Shop instruments.

    I've never seen "Miami Blue" but this is Taos Turquoise......


    Hello Phantom,
    Thank you for your reply.
    I recently learned of the Miami Blue finish from this MusicZoo thread:

    https://www.themusiczoo.com/products...32654851801167

    Have a good evening.

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    The Miami Blue hue doesn't seem to have much, if any, green component to it as with the Taos Turquoise color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregggyf View Post
    Good Evening to everyone in this thread. Believe it or not,.... This is a legitimately posted question and it is quite true that I have not posted on this site FOR A DAMN LONG TIME. : )
    But it is a real question.
    The two colors look very similar to me but, technically these are two different colors hence the two different names, so I was wondering if anyone definitively knew what the differences are between them.
    Thank you again.
    Slap me silly and call me Sally, an actual live person. I've been playing whack-a-mole so much that everything was beginning to look like a mole. My apologies.

    I wonder if Miami Blue is one of those colors that doesn't really officially exists. There are numerous shades of reds given monikers that Fender did not create. Between clear coat yellowing and paint pigments reacting to UV over decades, then people try to replicate those colors. I'm pretty sure Fender didn't make a Salmon Pink or a Coral before faded guitars had people trying to figure what to call them.

    Then there is the sticky wicket of how digital cameras capture colors and how monitors display them. Some colors are notoriously difficult to capture, like Metallic Ocean Turquoise.
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    Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MIAMI BLUE AND TAOS TURQUOISE FINISH

    Quote Originally Posted by gregggyf View Post
    Hello Phantom,
    Thank you for your reply.
    I recently learned of the Miami Blue finish from this MusicZoo thread:

    https://www.themusiczoo.com/products...32654851801167

    Have a good evening.
    DANG
    I thought Taos Turquoise was a vivid color, but that blue is POPPIN

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    Taos Turquoise was introduced on a limited basis for 1956 only though never listed in Fender's "official" roster of custom DuPont paints. The color was originally developed by the Ford Motor Company's Lincoln-Mercury division. Fender would later resurrect this shade as an available color for selected Custom Shop instruments.

    I've never seen "Miami Blue" but this is Taos Turquoise......

    Very weird- I cannot see any image or image url in this post unless I go into edit mode, & then https://i.ibb.co/r3BRbsB/DSCN9846sm.jpg shows up inside the img tags. When I paste the img address into my address bar, I am prevented from viewing the page:
    "You cannot visit i.ibb.co right now because the website uses HSTS. Network errors and attacks are usually temporary, so this page will probably work later."

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    Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MIAMI BLUE AND TAOS TURQUOISE FINISH

    looks like something new Fender put out. I checked with Sweetwater and they have it too.

    nice color blue, for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanTheBluesMan View Post
    Slap me silly and call me Sally, an actual live person. I've been playing whack-a-mole so much that everything was beginning to look like a mole. My apologies.

    I wonder if Miami Blue is one of those colors that doesn't really officially exists. There are numerous shades of reds given monikers that Fender did not create. Between clear coat yellowing and paint pigments reacting to UV over decades, then people try to replicate those colors. I'm pretty sure Fender didn't make a Salmon Pink or a Coral before faded guitars had people trying to figure what to call them.

    Then there is the sticky wicket of how digital cameras capture colors and how monitors display them. Some colors are notoriously difficult to capture, like Metallic Ocean Turquoise.
    Thank you everyone for your very inciteful replies. : )

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    So did you buy the Miami Blue Strat or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    So did you buy the Miami Blue Strat or not?
    Good Evening Phantom,
    I did not purchase a Taos Turquoise Strat or a Miami Blue Strat. I was really just inquisitive about those two finishes.

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    Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MIAMI BLUE AND TAOS TURQUOISE FINISH

    Both colors are very becoming......

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    I agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanTheBluesMan View Post
    Then there is the sticky wicket of how digital cameras capture colors and how monitors display them. Some colors are notoriously difficult to capture, like Metallic Ocean Turquoise.
    +1

    Blues are always a bitch for me. It took several tries with editing software to get my '69 Chevelle looking like the LeMans Blue that's actually on the car......



    Even then it's not perfect but I managed to get an attractive photo nonetheless.
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    great oogly moogly, look at that thang. mmmm. gorgeous.

    i get stuff daily from motor magazine sites, the stream of classic cars going to auction. Not everything sells for crazy money but the standards like Chevelle, Cobra stuff, Mopar are apparently almost paying off what the owners put into them. Some stuff sells for retirement kind of money. 'Kay, thanks, bye. Gone like a fart in the wind. Buy a homestead from a motivated seller and try to live off grid as possible.
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    Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MIAMI BLUE AND TAOS TURQUOISE FINISH

    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    +1

    Blues are always a bitch for me. It took several tries with editing software to get my '69 Chevelle looking like the LeMans Blue that's actually on the car......

    Even then it's not perfect but I managed to get an attractive photo nonetheless.
    That's a '69? I had a '68 El Camino that looked like the front end of that. Just like this one. I thought '69 was when they changed the face. Maybe that was '70?

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    Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MIAMI BLUE AND TAOS TURQUOISE FINISH

    Chevrolet's A body shell remained the same from '68 and '69 but they used different grills and taillights. Also, the '68 still had the wing-vent windows and featured round exterior mirrors. 1970 introduced an all-new platform with a squared-off grill and front clip plus taillights set into the rear bumper. The top-dog Super Sport powerplant was a 454 while the standard 396 grew to 402 cubes (but was still referred to as a 396). Also new for 1970 was the optional cowl-induction hood available on the SS models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    Taos Turquoise was introduced on a limited basis for 1956 only though never listed in Fender's "official" roster of custom DuPont paints. The color was originally developed by the Ford Motor Company's Lincoln-Mercury division. Fender would later resurrect this shade as an available color for selected Custom Shop instruments.

    I've never seen "Miami Blue" but this is Taos Turquoise......
    I own a WildWood, Fender CS '56 Strat in Taos Turquoise... Although, this picture does't accurately portray the color...

    The best Strat I've ever owned...


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    I apologize for my earlier, snide remarks. We've been spammed here so much lately that I thought this was a spammy topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    Chevrolet's A body shell remained the same from '68 and '69 but they used different grills and taillights. Also, the '68 still had the wing-vent windows and featured round exterior mirrors. 1970 introduced an all-new platform with a squared-off grill and front clip plus taillights set into the rear bumper. The top-dog Super Sport powerplant was a 454 while the standard 396 grew to 402 cubes (but was still referred to as a 396). Also new for 1970 was the optional cowl-induction hood available on the SS models.
    I still consider the design lines of those model years the best of Chevy's output. The Nova SS, the 60's Camaros, the Chevelles and the Corvettes, they were all pretty and recognizable.

    It didn't hurt that they ran like bats out of H3ll.
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    Nice, Kenny

    that amp isn't too hard to take, either. Wish I could have gotten one when Bobby was still building them
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    Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MIAMI BLUE AND TAOS TURQUOISE FINISH

    This guitar is just beautiful.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fortunato View Post
    I own a WildWood, Fender CS '56 Strat in Taos Turquoise... Although, this picture does't accurately portray the color...

    The best Strat I've ever owned...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldStrummer View Post
    I still consider the design lines of those model years the best of Chevy's output.
    +1!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanTheBluesMan View Post
    Nice, Kenny

    that amp isn't too hard to take, either. Wish I could have gotten one when Bobby was still building them
    Thanks!

    Yeah, Bob is a STELLAR human being!!! He's doin' good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ch willie View Post
    This guitar is just beautiful.
    Thanks! I absolutely love that thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ch willie View Post
    I apologize for my earlier, snide remarks. We've been spammed here so much lately that I thought this was a spammy topic.
    : )

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    Indeed......lately we've been overrun by a battalion of bots and droids hellbent on corrupting virtually every section of this forum. Often it seems like the last stand at the Alamo.

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    Re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MIAMI BLUE AND TAOS TURQUOISE FINISH

    Quote Originally Posted by gregggyf View Post
    Good Evening to everyone in this thread. Believe it or not,.... This is a legitimately posted question and it is quite true that I have not posted on this site FOR A DAMN LONG TIME. : )
    But it is a real question.
    The two colors look very similar to me but, technically these are two different colors hence the two different names, so I was wondering if anyone definitively knew what the differences are between them.
    Thank you again.

    Glad to have you back, brother!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sérgio View Post
    Glad to have you back, brother!
    Indeed!

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