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Heavy Sixer with Orange Bezel?

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#1 mathflicks2901 OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:13 PM

Hello everyone! I recently bought a heavy sixer from ebay. However, it seems very different than most heavy sixers. Mainly, it has an orange lining (bezel) instead of a yellow one. Why is it this way? Thanks for replying.

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#2 R.Cade OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:24 PM

They were originally orange. I have one like that...

#3 RamrodHare OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:58 PM

I've ran into color issues like this on joysticks and consoles. I've had joysticks that the color was anywhere from gold to dark orange, even tan/brown. Yes, yellow too. I always figured it was due to UV exposure or other environmental factors. It's also possible that someone touched up the bezel. There's a guy on eBay who sells joysticks that he salvages and repairs and he paints the orange back on them with a really nice shade of almost neon orange.

#4 R.Cade OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:03 PM

This is original... Not mine, but mine is the same color.


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#5 atari-dna OFFLINE  


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Posted Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:27 AM

I’ve seen orange and yellow, both appear legit with age and wear spots.

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#6 BassGuitari OFFLINE  


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Posted Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:35 AM

Could be an example of Atari mixing and matching H6 and L6 parts as they phased out the H6. In this case, H6 bottom with L6 top (or at least switch panel).

Edited by BassGuitari, Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:37 AM.

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