Barless nut vs previous top mount
I have a project on the go, for which I am using an RG2550 neck.
Now I'm going for proper black (rather than cosmo) hardware for this project.
I have a black low pro edge already. black tuners, knobs, screws etc should be easy enough to find, but the nut on the neck already is a top mount powder cosmo with the retaining bar.
Now, from what I can tell, they don't make a 43mm top lok nut in proper black.
this leaves me with 4 choices that I can see.
1 - Try the gotoh GHL-2 nut. this is available in black. reports suggest the rear mount gotoh is a direct replacement, so would the top mount version also be?
2 - The barless Ibanez nuts are available in black, part number 2LN3YAA001 - can these be retrofitted to guitars with the older style top mount nut?
3 - Have the nut powder coated black. I did this with the nut on my JS100 because annoyingly, they are only available in chrome. it did seem to work ok.
4 - just keep it powder cosmo and put up with it being a different colour.
Thoughts guys? anyone know for fact if either options 1 or 2 is a perfect replacement?