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Golden Mastery Kit

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:02 pm
by tammyw
So Mastery produced some gold plated bridge/vibrato sets, but they're kind of a two-tone affair having silver saddles, string plate, arm, and screws. Assuming you'd pair it with gold tuners, I was wondering how you'd coordinate the rest of the little bits of hardware, like the jack, switch, pickguard screws, strap buttons, string tree, etc. - all gold or leave some parts silver? Would you get gold screws for the vibrato?
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Re: Golden Mastery Kit

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:25 pm
by HNB
Would look good on the blonde Japanese Jazzy or Jags with the gold hardwear. They have all the metal bits as gold except the pole pieces.

Re: Golden Mastery Kit

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:33 am
by hpr_hpr
To me at least it actually looks more classy than a completely gold set . . is is gloss or satin, can't make that out from the picture . . . As for the combination of gold and silver . . .

Sperzl lets you customize their tuners when you order directly from them http://www.sperzel.com/colors-finishes.php. Combine with Gold body and knob with a chrome post between body and knob? If going that route I would probably use a chrome jack on a gold plate (probably football shaped to keep the size down); pick guard screws maybe gold (but depends a bit on the guard), strap buttons: gold with chrome screws, string tree: gold with chrome screws, coordinate the screw color with with PG screws . . . which means I would probably go for chrome in both cases to keep the theme going and choose the PG color to go with that . . . .

In the case of at least the gold set this must be a deliberate choice . . . they DO make gold bridges as evidenced in their hard tail bridges.

N.B. there is also a black set . . . .

Pretty dear though . . . .

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maybe with these
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or a pair of these wound with plain copper and a white bezel
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Re: Golden Mastery Kit

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:14 pm
by solfege
I mean, if we're talking pickups and its going onto a JM: Image

Re: Golden Mastery Kit

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:01 pm
by hpr_hpr
Indeed ...

Re: Golden Mastery Kit

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:46 pm
by dmb
Not very constructive, but :-X

sorry... :k

Re: Golden Mastery Kit

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:48 am
by PorkyPrimeCut
Nothing wrong with mixing chrome and gold (or brass, in this case), if it's done right...

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:)

Re: Golden Mastery Kit

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:45 am
by bdf83
My Jazzmaster has four gold JM saddles and two stainless Mustang saddles on the B & G and my Jag has four stainless steel and the two gold saddles I took from the other one. It's purely cosmetic but visually I quite like having a little flash of gold/stainless against the rest of the guitar, I think it makes it stand out. I've also got a tele with chrome hardware that has a gold string tree because it was already on the neck I transfered over.

Re: Golden Mastery Kit

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:49 am
by Gordon
PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:48 am
Nothing wrong with mixing chrome and gold
Indeed... ;D

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Re: Golden Mastery Kit

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:27 pm
by tammyw
^ Cool stuff.

I couldn't find a blondie with gold hardware to start with, so this is what I've come up with so far.

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The screws are all silver, but I replaced the nuts on the jack and switch with gold, as well as the gold switch tip, knobs, and strap buttons. The tuners are locking Gotoh's which have silver knobs on the back, and I left the silver bushings in the headstock. Gold string tree with a silver screw, too.

I'm not sure if this looks good or just half-assed. :wacko: Maybe it would be better to go with all gold screws and regular white plastic knobs and switch tip.

Re: Golden Mastery Kit

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:15 pm
by mbene085
Not half-assed at all! That's one of the most unique JMs I've seen in a while. Pretty tough to come up with something original these days. I love it!

Re: Golden Mastery Kit

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:58 pm
by BoringPostcards
that looks awesome Tammy!@

Re: Golden Mastery Kit

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:02 am
by hpr_hpr
Classy