#1
I'm going to buy a white ibanez xiphos, and since it comes with ****ty black nickel hardware, i want to change it to black. Since im already buying a new guitar and an original floyd rose to replace the crap edge III, i wont have any money left to buy new hardware. Would it be possible to just spray paint the knobs, tuners and pickup rings black?

Here's a picture of the mods i have in mind for it.. since i know UG loves pics
#2
Quote by R74NOGRADY
I'm going to buy a white ibanez xiphos, and since it comes with ****ty black nickel hardware, i want to change it to black.


you're changing black hardware to black?
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#3
shuolnt affect the tone, just try to make it a thin coat, not too thick and make sure you use some good paint,
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#4
so you want to take something black and paint it black? it wont get any blacker than black. it's about as black as it can get.

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so you want to take something black and paint it black? it wont get any blacker than black. it's about as black as it can get.

Nigel Tufnel: It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black.

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#7
It would have to be special paint meant for metal.
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#8
i think i like it better in the dark chrome
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#10
you could probably do it, a while wgo when i paineted my guitar i did the knobs too to match the guitar and there have been no problems with it at all
#11
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i think i like it better in the dark chrome


yeah that chrome looks frickin badass...kind of like a weathered look to it
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#13
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Do you think i could find some of that at walmart or home depot?


you could definately find it at home depot. I don't know if I'd paint the tuners though. The pressure from the strings might make the paint chip and come off. I'd atleast buy new tuners and paint the other things.
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#16
yeah. i guess you culd paint the knobs. but i wouldn't paint the tuners. when tuning you might just rub the paint off.
#18
Quote by R74NOGRADY
What are some good cheap tuners that i could buy? i dont really need locking ones since i already have a double locking trem.


tuners aren't too cheap. I think Ibanez uses angled headstocks so these will be perfect.
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#19
Quote by R74NOGRADY
everyone knows that if you have a white guitar, you need black hardware


Or gold...
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#23
Sorry but $50 is pretty standard for decent tuners. Especially tuners for an angled headstock.
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#25
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What does headstock angle have to do with the construction of tuners?


I'm not entirely sure. The guy at the guitar shop I go to says it's got something to do with the string trees. I wasn't really paying attention. It may not have anything to do with it at all, but that's what the guy was talking about and those tuners say they are specially made for angled headstocks.
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#26
The guy at the shop sounds like he's just trying to get yuo to buy something more expensive than you need.

The only (functional) thing headstock angle does is eliminate the need for string trees.
#27
Quote by Invader Jim
The guy at the shop sounds like he's just trying to get yuo to buy something more expensive than you need.

The only (functional) thing headstock angle does is eliminate the need for string trees.


yeah I don't really pay much attention to him. He's kind of a douche. He's given me some decent advice in the past though.

to TS: No matter what kind of tuners they are you aren't going to want to buy cheaper tuners. It may seem like a good idea at the time but bad tuners can take the fun out of playing guitar. My nashville tele goes out of tune after playing a couple songs and it's hard to get back in tune. All in all I think the whole painting thing is a bad idea and you should just keep the black nickel hardware until you save up to buy decent black hardware.
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Quote by Invader Jim
The only (functional) thing headstock angle does is eliminate the need for string trees.

wait...
no, they add a bit of sustain dont they? im sure :P
and they look 10x cooler.. imo.
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#30
Powder coating sounds complicated, so im not going to do that
I'm going to try painting the knob and pickup rings just for the hell of it. if it comes off, i didnt lose anything. then i'll just buy black ones. I'm not painting the machine heads though...
#31
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Yeah or that.. Like matt heafy's old dean...


Or a Jem.
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#32
Quote by funkbass369


to TS: No matter what kind of tuners they are you aren't going to want to buy cheaper tuners.


Cheap tuners are fine because the guitar has a locking nut. Stop going on about something you don't know too much about

TS, You can get black knobs and pickup rings really cheap. For those, I'd buy them

And also, spraying the bridge, tuners etc is not a good idea. You may clog parts and stop them from working. Oh, and the job you could do, is nowhere near as good as the factory job, not to be condescending...
#33
Quote by supergerbil
Cheap tuners are fine because the guitar has a locking nut. Stop going on about something you don't know too much about

TS, You can get black knobs and pickup rings really cheap. For those, I'd buy them

And also, spraying the bridge, tuners etc is not a good idea. You may clog parts and stop them from working. Oh, and the job you could do, is nowhere near as good as the factory job, not to be condescending...


Yeah, that's why i said i wont need locking tuners, just some good normal tuners.

And im not spraying the bridge im buying a black original floyd to replace the edge 3.
#34
Quote by metal-matt
wait...
no, they add a bit of sustain dont they? im sure :P
and they look 10x cooler.. imo.

Aesthetics isn't a functional aspect (unless looks are eveything to you) and no, they don't add sustain.

People go on and on about how the slightest thing will make or break a guitar, and for the most part it's all bullshit. Nobody stops to think about how noticable the changes will be to human ears.

I tend to be more realistic about things like that. Will a tilted headstock improve sustain? Maybe, but it WON'T be a noticable change.

Same with the bolt-on v. set neck debate. You can get just as much sustain from a properly made bolt-on as you can get from a set neck.
#36
Quote by Invader Jim
Aesthetics isn't a functional aspect (unless looks are eveything to you) and no, they don't add sustain.

People go on and on about how the slightest thing will make or break a guitar, and for the most part it's all bullshit. Nobody stops to think about how noticable the changes will be to human ears.

I tend to be more realistic about things like that. Will a tilted headstock improve sustain? Maybe, but it WON'T be a noticable change.

Same with the bolt-on v. set neck debate. You can get just as much sustain from a properly made bolt-on as you can get from a set neck.


Yeah, people in the acoustic forum say that someting as small as a pickguard can dramastically change the tone of your acoustic. im reading this and thinking... bull****... XD i ended up paintint my acoustic and i cant even hear a difference.