Just ordered a nathan east 5 string.. This is the second one I've had. This is bass IMHO is the best value in a high end 5er. Sound pickups. Spacing. Preamp and build quality...The one problem I have is the gold hardware ...and maybe the finish on the back of the neck. But I can live with that I think...I've searched high and low and can't find who makes this bridge and hardware .. I'm thinking of having it powder coated. Any thoughts or maybe someone know where yamaha gets the hardware... I called and asked if the would help me with black they said no.. Lol. I even asked Nathan for some assistance.. He said they wouldn't do it for him either Love this bass hate the gold ...any ideas?