#1
i was just going over my price list for my frankenstrat and was checking the websites and adding it all up and i saw something. the chrome floyd rose special from guitar parts depot is sold out! at least thets what it says. now my next option would be the nickel finish. but im not sure what the difference is. the nickel one costs like $3 more but looks the same??? anyone know the difference? i mean i still have a few weeks till i order the parts but i wana make sure they have what i want...

t;dr- whats the difference between crome and nickel finishes (on floyds)?
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#2
Nickel is a little darker. Looks better IMO.
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#4
anyone else? im really not sure if im into a darker finish.
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#5
nickel will age sympathetically to your guitar. It'll tarnish and relic

chrome will just look **** a few years down the line
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#6
so nickel is just a darker chrome? can some1 gimme an example?
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#8

^Chrome


I can't find a nickel one though... sorry. It's just a bit darker and like it's been said, it will age better than this one will. It's color though, that's one of the things that doesn't 100% affect your tone right?

WIZ?EDIT: I did a bit more searching and found a nickel one, just for you
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#9
thanks for the pics!

and i know it doesnt affect tone but i do want it to look like the original(frankenstrat) and im also getting chrome tuners so i would want it to match with that too...
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#10
Some people have a pretty sweet allergic reaction to nickle. I know people that had to get new glasses because of the nickle content.
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thanks for the pics!

and i know it doesnt affect tone but i do want it to look like the original(frankenstrat) and im also getting chrome tuners so i would want it to match with that too...

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haha nice

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#13
lol. The reason steel doesn't corrode is because of a ~2% addition of nickel. Chrome is literally just making chromium attach to metal it normally wouldn't.

Its up to you. Personally I think nickel looks badass.
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lol. The reason steel doesn't corrode is because of a ~2% addition of nickel. Chrome is literally just making chromium attach to metal it normally wouldn't.

Its up to you. Personally I think nickel looks badass.



+1

That nickel trem looks waaaaay better to my eyes.
#15
yes it may look better...BUT...it wont match the other hardware. and eddie used chrome not nickel. and i want this to be a fairly accurate replica.
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#17
I actually think the chrome one looks better. Just try ordering it off another site or something?

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#18
to highvoltage: technically, this is a question about metal coloring, not floyds. it just happens to be the color OF the floyd.

to Zoso: this is the only site that sells the FR specials. apparently, they have the "exsclusive" on them. i havent even found any on ebay!(yet)
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#19
nickel looks less polished. Almost like matte chrome if that makes any sense
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