Anodized Gold?

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  1. Sage

    Sage While you were partying I studied the blade.

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    What are people's thoughts on the anodized gold stoptail that PRS offers? I think they offer anodized gold tuner buttons as well. I'm interested in them because they're a lot less prone to wear than gold plating, but I haven't seen them in person. Do you think the anodized gold parts look cheap? Do they match well with real gold-plated parts, like pickups?
     
  2. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    If it's from PRS or John Mann, I wouldn't sweat it.
     
  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    I have one of the stop tails... It's nice, and far enough away from the tuners to not really spend too much time obsessing over it. It sounds and feels f@cking great though.
     
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  4. Sage

    Sage While you were partying I studied the blade.

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    Have you seen issues with gold plating wearing off on real gold-plated bridges or pickups? I spec'd gold-plated hardware on my Private Stock build and I'm starting to worry about the plating fading or rubbing off, which is why I was considering the anodized as an alternative.
     
  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    Not really... but there may be some pitting going on on some of my tuners, but the stuff is old. What're ya gonna do?
     
  6. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    I have a non-PRS with gold bridge. I wore off the gold. I take that as a good thing. I put a lot of hours in on that guitar. I hope to wear the chrome off my PRS bridges.
     
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  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster In the cards

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    I have a 2009 with gold plate and have had no issues with it.
     
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  8. shallbe

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    I think they look great.
     
  9. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    I have a 2008 model with gold hardware - no wear at all, and I gig the guitar regularly....
     
  10. goof1073

    goof1073 New Member

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    For me it all depends on the guitar...

    I had one of the Brazilian Limited McCarty's in Royal Blue and loved the looked of the anodized bridge:
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    Fast forward to my first Private Stock build and I went with the anodized bridge and frankly, to me, it just didn't totally work on this guitar:
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    ...opinions may vary, but it looks WAY better (to me) with this Black Bridge:
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