And what is your hardware base metal, is it different between different components (?) though all gold-plated or chromed, plated over some unknown alloy from China.(?) ie all nickel-plated is not even the same nickel plating technique, let alone alloy base metal. Not a cosmetic stage presence question . . . but could be . . . chrome-plated, gold-plated, EF (nickel plating technique . . . , black finish on brass (?) Whaddya got metal-wise goin' on in that . . . that . . . 'lectric twanger . . . (?) sounds like a twisted sister . . . We're Not Going To Take It - Twisted Sister (1984) ..