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Old 04-09-2004, 07:33 PM
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Cosmo Hardware

I wish Ibanez would do away with their Cosmo colored hardware. It tends to look cheap and ugly, especially on white guitars as well the Jem VSBL and other non-black guitars. Chrome is the way to go.
Old 04-10-2004, 03:08 AM
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Don't really know what you're talking about. The VSBL has vintage silver hardware. The 77FP has cosmo hardware, and it looks great. In fact, I'm pretty sure I have two guitars will cosmo hardware. It looks fine.
Old 04-10-2004, 04:09 AM
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To each his own...
Old 04-10-2004, 05:27 AM
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i have a cosmo on a few guitars, always looks nice, never cheap and nasty.
the vintage silver is a very very nice hardware imho
Old 04-10-2004, 07:21 PM
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I love Cosmo! My absolute favorite harware finish. SAVE THE COSMO!!
Old 04-30-2004, 06:23 PM
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I definatly like the cosmo colour, but it wears off too fast.
Old 05-01-2004, 04:33 PM
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Some guitars just look right because of the cosmo chrome hardware !!!


Old 05-28-2004, 08:36 PM
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The cosmo hardware on my DNA looks just right. I love cosmo!

Old 05-28-2004, 10:30 PM
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DNA has powder cosmo, not actually the same thing, but the original poster never really specified either
Old 05-29-2004, 03:58 PM
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Yeah, for some reason I just thought he was talking about powder cosmo, since that what everybody seems to be complaining about.
Old 08-12-2004, 12:42 PM
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I like the old Cozmo. Very classy - not so bright and glitzy as straight chrome, and more refined than just black. Keep your axe clean, and you won't have a problem with the plating. Wear is something else. Every finish will wear with enough play time on it.
Old 01-05-2005, 12:14 AM
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Re: Cosmo Hardware

I think Cosmo is the best hardware finish ever. If you're gonna do away with a hardware color please be gold.
Old 01-05-2005, 12:33 AM
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Re: Cosmo Hardware

i swapped out the cosmo for gold on my BFP and it's sweet looking. I don't like the cosmo on the BFPs, but i don't always like the gold on other guitars, so .....

Old 01-05-2005, 05:56 AM
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Re: Cosmo Hardware

The only problem i see with "exclusive" finishes like Cosmo Black, Powder Cosmo or Vintage Silver is if parts wear out or you want to replace or upgrade other parts of your guitar, you're often out of luck with finding parts that match. The rest of the industry is still using your standard chrome, gold and black, and only occasionally do you see something different like satin nickel.
Old 01-05-2005, 02:12 PM
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Re: Cosmo Hardware

I think cosmo black is the best hardware finish I have ever seen, I think it really makes Ibanez stand out too, as everyone else is either black, chrome, or gold. I think that you may be getting the powder coated, flat version of the cosmo finish, which is called powder cosmo, confused with the cosmo black finish as the VSBL's "vintage silver" finish looks very similar to the powder cosmo finish that they started to use on almost everything after 2001 or so. If that is the case I totally agree with you as I cannot stand the powder cosmo it looks cheap, it kind of makes the hardware look like it is made out of plastic.

chrome hardware , cosmo hardware , jem vsbl

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