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Changing knobs on a Modulus

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by salog, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. salog


    Jan 5, 2011
    Alright, I think this is a pretty dumb question but I honestly don't know because I've never changed out my knobs before.

    I have a Modulus Funk Unlimited and I absolutely love it. But I dislike how the bass/treble knobs don't have a midway indent. So my question is, can I change out the knobs to get ones that have a midway indent in them or are indents just part of the hardware inside the bass?
  2. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    The center detents are in the pot, not the knob.
  3. salog


    Jan 5, 2011
    Is that easy to change out or should I just leave it alone and deal with no midway dent?
  4. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    They're easy enough to swap out but pots with detents are typically used in preamps that have cut and boost. Without knowing the specifics of your preamp, it's hard to say whether or not it'd work.
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  6. wcriley


    Apr 5, 2010
    Western PA
    How are your soldering skills?
    If the pots aren't directly attached to any circuit boards, it's very easy. If the pots are attached directly to circuit boards, it requires a bit more skill.
  7. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    What preamp is in your Modulus? If it has the Aguilar OBP-1, that preamp is boost only with no cut, and that's why it has no detents--"flat" is all the way down.
  8. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    Even with some boost/cut preamps, like the original Musicman Stingray, the flat setting doesn't fall where the detent would be. I tried putting detent knobs on my 1-band preamp, and it didn't work right.

    Just use your ears and dial in the tone you like.

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