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Pillarbox Red?

Postby (drumbob) » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:04 am

Scanning Reverb, I have come across a few Ricks with a finish called Pillarbox Red, which I never heard of before. Some of them seem to be from sellers in Europe. Can someone tell me about this finish?
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Re: Pillarbox Red?

Postby (jps) » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:35 am

Hmm........

My guess it is a colloquial reference to widescreen TV viewed on a 4:3 TV set. Probably they call a Red, or very deep FG with a deep red-to-black edge "burst" a Pillowbox.

The pillarbox effect occurs in widescreen video displays when black bars are placed on the sides [top and bottom] of the image.
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Re: Pillarbox Red?

Postby (jdogric12) » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:02 am

It's the bright red color of public mail boxes (post boxes) in the UK.
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Re: Pillarbox Red?

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:09 pm

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Re: Pillarbox Red?

Postby (collin) » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:50 pm

jps wrote:Hmm........

My guess it is a colloquial reference to widescreen TV viewed on a 4:3 TV set. Probably they call a Red, or very deep FG with a deep red-to-black edge "burst" a Pillowbox.

The pillarbox effect occurs in widescreen video displays when black bars are placed on the sides [top and bottom] of the image.



It's okay to not know the answer... versus speculating.

As pointed out, this was an official color for a limited run last year.
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