Does anyone know what the vast majority of chrome-plated hardware is actually made of? Is it nickel? Stainless steel? Specifically, I'm talking about shaller mini-locking tuners, the gotoh hardtail bridge, and various tele knobs and control plate/jack, etc.
What basic materials are Schaller products made of?
The basic materials for our machine heads, bridges, tremolos, etc. are almost exclusively zinc, steel, or brass, i.e. very high-quality materials that are then refined with special surfaces such as gold, ruthenium, chrome, black chrome, nickel, etc. (see images under "Products/Guidelines")