Ao i hear a lot about people doing this due to the fact that its gold... I have no problem with gold anymore than anoyher color- brand names and labels bother me more. My question is, what do you do with all thsoe quality gold parts? I have a few guitars almost all with lowest quality hardware and might be willing to buy or trade for parts just to get away from the dirt cheap stuff for one reason or another. I dont really care what color it is if it functions well or close to ideally.