Re: Where to get chrome/nickel hardware for a S1520?
Why are you so much into changing your new S1520 hardware and pickups?
I have that very same model and personally think it looks fantastic the way it is. I know, it's a matter of likes. But I'm just wondering.
If you wanted to replace the existing knobs because of use, go get the sames from Ibanez parts or ask Rich. Actually, first try cleaning them with a soft cloth. If it doesn't quite work, try some mild cleaner like "Pride", on a small stained section to see if it helps. Same applies for the lo-pro trem. But a soft clean cloth should always be your most important tool. Any stuff like Pride or any other solvent or soap will very likely still leave some residue on the surface.
From my point of view, replacing tuners, locking nut, hardware, tremolo, pups rings, etc just for the fun of it is too much of a hassle and a considerable investment. Unless you really really hate the cosmo finish wholeheartedly.
Even the stock pups are great. Many people including me praise them. Why cashing out $150-200 to get new ones?
The S1520 is a superb guitar as originally delivered from factory IMHO.