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    Hi.

    Got this charvel desolation and its got a black chrome hardware. Floyd rose 1000 series. With hardened steel saddles and brass sustain block.

    Got a deal on a gold hardware german made original floyd rose but came with an R2 nut, thats the deal.

    I wont be installing that R2 because of a horrible missmatch with it being a small/short fitting that means i will be using the stock black chrome nut that cames with the guitar.

    Need help so i can sleep better.

    Should i go with all black chrome hardware or does it look ok with gold bridge and the stock black chrome nut?





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    Are the blocks the same depth on both? Or will you transfer the big-block (which I assume is the correct depth for the guitar) over the the gold trem?

    If the blocks aren't close there can be a weird angle on the springs from claw to block,,,,,,can cause issues depending,,,,,,,some do have spring-locker bars too.

    Also, you could always just buy some gold locking pads for the nut instead of changing the nut itself.
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    Default Re: Need help choosing a color

    Visually, the color mis-match isn't my favorite, but you could also use the clamp pads from the R2 nut on your factory nut to bring a little gold to the headstock, as well

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    Default Re: Need help choosing a color

    Chrome or black for me.
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    Default Re: Need help choosing a color

    Not into gold, but I don’t mind the mismatch. Agree on using the gold pieces from the new nut.

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    Black....definitely.

    I’ve never really liked gold hardware.

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    IMHO, black, that guitar has enough going on already with all the abalone.

    To me the only place gold hardware is acceptable is on a LP Custom.

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    Tricky.

    I guess I'd go with black as that huge gold piece of trem steers my attention away from the fancy figured top of the guitar.

    Not my style at all but I think it looks fantastic.

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    Spray it black
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    Default Re: Need help choosing a color

    I see a gold trem and I want to paint it black

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    Gold looks great --- for a little while then it looks like pure s#$t. Stay with the Black trust me you WILL regret the gold if you are going to actually play the guitar and regret it quickly!
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    Default Re: Need help choosing a color

    Black & chrome

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    Yet another vote for black chrome.

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    I dont like the gold bridge unless it's with other gold hardware on the guitar like tuners

    Also, that's not a great color green with the tiger maple stripes for gold hardware -a lighter like mint, sea foam or shoreline mist green or a darker flat art deco era green would look WAAAAY better with gold hardware IMO







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    If you go gold you can't skimp on the gold.. tuners, string tree, strap buttons, volume knob, switch, pickup height screws, and whatever parts you can use for the locking nut.

    If you go that route I'd also suggest switching to an aged white/parchment set of pickup rings. Same for the switch tip. Details matter

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    So after asking the wife without her recognizing iv bought a new toy we came up with the gold hardware. But let me explain.

    The gold hardware is all i could afford. I got it nos for like 180 dollars as opposed to 400 new from the store. Its even cheaper than a chrome floyd.

    The floyd the guitar came with was a 1000 series (not the special although i do have that also from another guitar, ill talk about that later).

    This is how she looks



    Ok so i hate gold. I know that itll fade ugly but im not planning on playing this alot because its actually the most beautiful axe iv owned for 20 years.

    But since its only this gold hardware i could afford that has the german steel so i went with it.

    Its an 800 dollar axe and now it feels like 1000 dollars more.

    The 1000 series floyd i transfered that to an LTD guitar that has a special on it. That guitar now is very loud acoustically.

    The charvel also comes with EMG 81/85. Im still not used to this type since iv never owned an active setup before. Im not sure if im suppose to lower the pickup like youd do to a passive. Im not even sure when to know if the battery is dying though a new rechargable is in there.

    Its also my first neckthru. I cant believe the sustain this guitar has. When cant hear the strings ringing i could still feel the vibration on my left palm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    I dont like the gold bridge unless it's with other gold hardware on the guitar like tuners
    While I agree that the hardware should match, we will have to agree to disagree on colors, gold only goes with black or white, on a LPC although I will give you the Gretsch. It has no place on any form of strat-ish instrument. There are a couple of the Charvels that I really like, except they have gold hardware, yuck, IMHO that Angel Vivaldi model is hideous. {Please read that in a semi-sarcastic tone, it is all ice cream and I only like the gold flavor in relatively few, specific settings}

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    Quote Originally Posted by budubum92 View Post
    So after asking the wife without her recognizing iv bought a new toy we came up with the gold hardware. But let me explain.

    The gold hardware is all i could afford. I got it nos for like 180 dollars as opposed to 400 new from the store. Its even cheaper than a chrome floyd.

    The floyd the guitar came with was a 1000 series (not the special although i do have that also from another guitar, ill talk about that later).

    This is how she looks



    Ok so i hate gold. I know that itll fade ugly but im not planning on playing this alot because its actually the most beautiful axe iv owned for 20 years.

    But since its only this gold hardware i could afford that has the german steel so i went with it.

    Its an 800 dollar axe and now it feels like 1000 dollars more.

    The 1000 series floyd i transfered that to an LTD guitar that has a special on it. That guitar now is very loud acoustically.

    The charvel also comes with EMG 81/85. Im still not used to this type since iv never owned an active setup before. Im not sure if im suppose to lower the pickup like youd do to a passive. Im not even sure when to know if the battery is dying though a new rechargable is in there.

    Its also my first neckthru. I cant believe the sustain this guitar has. When cant hear the strings ringing i could still feel the vibration on my left palm.
    I think the theme would be complete with gold pick up rings. That would really stand out.



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    Oh that looks fine

    I'm not a fan of gold hardware either
    But you cant hear the difference
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