Nickel is more 'classic' than chrome. AFAIK
all the early hardware was nickel until the late seventies. I prefer the brown undertone it has. Nice patina with age.
'73-4 Ampeg V4B, Ampeg PF350,PF115HE, PF115LF, 115 Traynor, 1962 Fender Jazz, 75 Gibson G3, '10 Squier VM Jazz, Squier CV 60's P Sonic, Squier CV 50's P blonde, Epiphone Thunderbird IV