Revo shaft red tip silencer

railbird99

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So I have a 12.9mm Revo shaft, which has a red tip silencer. I am trying to purchase a 12.4mm Revo shaft second-hand. All official photos, i.e. from predator or seyberts all show an unmistakably red tip silencer, and my current shaft is no exception.

However, I've seen several photos of second-hand revo shafts that have nothing red under the tip. The layer that seems like it could be the silencer is brown/dark brown. It's hard to believe that this color is solely due to camera or lighting issues. Am I missing something?

I'm wondering if predator manufactured some differently when they first came out, or if these shafts have possibly been altered afterwards.

From predator:

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An actual 12.4mm revo shaft with red tip silencer:

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From third party seller with what seems like a brown silencer? (cue is advertised as new):

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Hits 'em Hard

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Looks like the red silencer pads I’ve seen. It’s not bright red, more like a dark brick red. Dried blood red?
 

railbird99

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Looks like the red silencer pads I’ve seen. It’s not bright red, more like a dark brick red. Dried blood red?

I don't see any red whatsoever in the third photo from the third party seller. It looks dark brown to me... The other photos are unmistakably red, no question.
 

GoldCrown

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It does get darker from dirt. That looks like the original tip...however any doubt simply pass.
 

WinnerBreaks

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In third photo everything is a shade lighter than everything in photo two. Explanation: Due to lighting variances between photos, silencer appears red versus brown.

I wouldn't be concerned whatsoever.
 

railbird99

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It does get darker from dirt. That looks like the original tip...however any doubt simply pass.

It's advertised as new from a reputable seller on ebay, but dishing out $1,300 for the whole cue, I don't want to have any doubts like that. I contacted the seller about it, so we'll see.
 

Danimal

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The picture is not conclusive, but a the pad could have been replaced with a brown phenolic disk (if it were a used cue).

If the cue is indeed new, I wouldn't worry about it.
 

Kim Bye

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The picture from Predator is a computer generated picture. After replacing a few tips, you might see some structure in the side of the pad. The picture with the darker more grainy pad looks alot like the pad that Longasy sells.
 

seven_7days

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In third photo everything is a shade lighter than everything in photo two. Explanation: Due to lighting variances between photos, silencer appears red versus brown.

I wouldn't be concerned whatsoever.

I’d be concerned if the seller didn’t use actual pics instead of ones on the Internet.
 

gutshot

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All of those pictures have the red pad. If you scrape the side of the pad with sandpaper or cutter, it will dull the red and show some whiteness.
 

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