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Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by Thunder Dump, May 29, 2009.
Any visible difference? Is either one more durable than the other?
Chrome has a blueish tint, while nickel is a bit yellowish. Nickel will tarnish with age, while chrome is nearly indestructible and hard as hell. Chrome looks a bit like a cheap whore to me though, way too shiny.
Hmmm... Just out of curiosity, anybody have pictures of aged chrome hardware by the way?
so, youre saying my gitar looks like a cheap whore
Well....yeah....but, with REAL NICE lipstick!
Looks like a real cheap slut to me. Hehehe
Isn't that just so special???
ah, sounds good to me
Nauc, I think your guitar looks sweet.
Yeah, in fact I really don't care for chrome and red.
When chrome ages, it just scratches up or pits, it really does not tarnish in the way nickel does. Chrome has nickel plating under it however. A typical chrome plating has first copper, then nickel and finally chrome. Nickel helps give chrome its silver color, as chrome is a bit translucent.
The very purpose for the chrome plating step, is to prevent the nickel layer from tarnishing.
Chrome flakes off, too. Here is the 45 year old tailpiece on my Les Paul - chrome.
I think more pics of this guitar are required. Great looking burst!
like eveyone said. Ive experianced both. the chrome on my 80 still shines like the day i bought er new and the nickle on my 02 is dull and blacky strikey to say the least
+100! It's one of my all time favorites on here.
I like the chrome on mine
if you want durable, go chrome. Think car bumpers. If you want an aged look, go nickel.
OK - one more!
This photo looks like it came straight from the 60s !!