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Who makes the most durable black hardware ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Aug 18, 2007.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    In your expirence who makes the most durable black hardware ? For example a black finished bridge that the finish dosent chip up every time you change strings.
  2. (subscribed) im also interested in this, i need good strong stuff.
  3. Melvin7822

    Melvin7822 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2004
    Broomfield, CO
    I have a black Hipshot A that the finish hasn't chipped yet.
  4. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    +1. I have black Hipshot hardware on with my Roscoe. It seems to be holding up really well.
  5. +1 on the hipshot bridge...

    I also put on some black hipshot tuners and unfortunately used a ratchet to tighten the top part, took the finish off both the washer and the corners of the nut. I'd amagine if any tool were used it would do the same so I guess next time I have to see how tight my hands will be able to get it.
  6. iplay4-5

    iplay4-5 Guest

    Feb 4, 2004
    rockford, IL
    +1 on the hipshot bridge but for tuners for some reason gotoh holds up very well but hipshot ultra lites are my game!

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Hipshot has proven durable for you guys ?
  8. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    Hey MM,

    IME hipshot is a good company, but not the best! The painted tuners don't hold the finish at all, the bridge are better, tho.
    IME, Gotoh tuners are the best I came along. ABM and Schaller are very good, too.

    Just my 2 pesos

  9. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    Adjustable wrenches and masking tape are your friends. :)

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