Do they make a nickel plated precision bass bridge cover?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by BusyFingers, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. BusyFingers


    Nov 26, 2016
    I am looking to do an all nickel hardware bass, but all i can find of the precision bridge covers are chrome.
  2. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    H-D XLCR.jpg No, not to my knowledge. I think even the earliest vintage ones were chrome. You will probably have to find a plating shop near you; have the stock chrome ones stripped, then re-plated. It shouldn't be expensive; but I'd be sure to tell them you want a thick nickel plate. The usual plating process is; thin layer of copper; then a thin layer of nickel; then the final layer of chrome. Which is usually known as "triple chrome plated". You will need a thicker layer of nickel than usual, as there will be no chrome. That's what I had done to the gas and oil tanks on my '77 XLCR Harley; turned out nice. Good luck with your project; sounds sweet...:thumbsup:
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2017
  3. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    Yeah, that sounds nice. Not as flashy, and l love the patina nickel gets. Please post photos if you pull this together.