ESP Eclipse - Can I Get Some Opinions On Pickup Colors?

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  1. kingneptune117

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    Hey all,

    I recently got a new ESP E-II Eclipse in red sparkle. It has black chrome hardware and EMG pickups. I am getting some new Bare Knuckle pickups and have narrowed them down to two colors: Nickel and aged gold.

    I roughly photoshopped them into the guitar. Check out the Imgur album here with both pictures:

    https://imgur.com/a/AHKtVaI

    Personally, something about the aged gold speaks to me...I know it’s an odd combination but it’s something different for a change. Although, the nickel probably matches better...

    Can I get some opinions? Thanks!
     
  2. NickS

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    I think the Nickel goes better with that guitar. You should also check out BKP's burnt chrome finish, I have those in my singlecut and they look great!
     
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    Black is the only right answer to your question.
     
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    nickel. Gold looks great but only if the rest of the hardware is gold too, or if the hardware were black
     
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    People, people, UPLOAD pics or at least embed them

    Don't put a buncha links
     
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    I vote for nickel
     
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    The only thing that ever looks right to me is either black or the same colour as the rest of the hardware on the guitar. Seeing two different metals on the bridge and the pickup drives me crazy for some reason.
     
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    Replace all the hardware with gold and go for gold!
     
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    Nickel for sure! It fits way way better with everything.
     
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    Nickel for sure!
     
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    Nickel; gold would look ok too, but i kind of got tired of the gold hardware on mine.
     
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    Nickel is the safe bet, but aged Gold could look awesome, albeit with more risk--there is a chance it will clash in a bad way.

    As someone else suggested, you could also look into the Burnt Chrome option--that would look really cool I think.

    You seem to want the Aged Gold more, so give it a shot. It's a risk but there is a big potential pay-off if it works. If not, oh well.
     
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    This
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    This is what needs to happen.
     
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    Nickel is the better of these two, but a shiny chrome would be better IMO.
     
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    Nickel matches the binding better to my eyes
     
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    Zebra or black chrome
     
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    Please make an NGD, I would really like to see some pics!

    I will be the odd one voting for gold. It looks great with the red IMO.
     
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