The top hats look so much better. I love speed knobs but those top hats go with that guitar
I know...that's why they put them on there to begin with
I really do think the color has something to do with it though. On the Traditionals (and a lot of the replica 50s and 60s Standards), they put gold top hats on there...but those guitars have the pickguard as well.
For whatever reason, the burst top without any pickguard covering it up just seems to go well with amber. And while I don't think the amber speed knobs will look as good as the stock top hats, they'll look better (on this particular guitar) than gold...anything gold.
I had the four speed knobs on there, and it just doesn't look right. So right now, two top hats (amber), on the top, and the gold speed knobs on bottom. It actually looks pretty good. Replacing the bridge speed knobs with amber ones will look good....I think.