Is there any difference between nickel & chrome hardware?

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  1. Thunder Dump

    Thunder Dump Senior Member

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    Any visible difference? Is either one more durable than the other?
     
  2. Jason

    Jason Senior Member

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    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.
     
  3. BurstAddict

    BurstAddict Senior Member

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    Hmmm... Just out of curiosity, anybody have pictures of aged chrome hardware by the way?
     
  4. nauc

    nauc Senior Member

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    so, youre saying my gitar looks like a cheap whore

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  5. dennistruckdriver

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    Well....yeah....but, with REAL NICE lipstick!:dude:
     
  6. Silverbursted

    Silverbursted Senior Member

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    Looks like a real cheap slut to me. :fingersx:Hehehe:fingersx:
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    Isn't that just so special???
     
  7. nauc

    nauc Senior Member

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    ah, sounds good to me :D
     
  8. Xandria

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    Nauc, I think your guitar looks sweet.
     
  9. Jason

    Jason Senior Member

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    Yeah, in fact I really don't care for chrome and red. :D
     
  10. AXE

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    Just cheap....:laugh2:


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  11. SKATTERBRANE

    SKATTERBRANE Banned

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    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.
     
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    SKATTERBRANE Banned

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    The very purpose for the chrome plating step, is to prevent the nickel layer from tarnishing.
     
  13. diceman

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    Chrome flakes off, too. Here is the 45 year old tailpiece on my Les Paul - chrome.

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  14. clane04

    clane04 Senior Member

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    I think more pics of this guitar are required. Great looking burst!:dude:
     
  15. Blues Power

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    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
     
  16. CARNAGE222

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    +100! It's one of my all time favorites on here.
     
  17. Slimpsy

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    I like the chrome on mine

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  18. dwagar

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    if you want durable, go chrome. Think car bumpers. If you want an aged look, go nickel.
     
  19. diceman

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    OK - one more! :D

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    This photo looks like it came straight from the 60s !! :dude::dude:
     

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