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Does Anyone Know How To Remove The Knobs From A Markbass Little Mark?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by fatcrabb, Jan 13, 2013.


  1. Im at a loss........
     
  2. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    I couldn't get mine off either. I was afraid to try to pull any harder. All I wanted to do was put the yellow knobs in different positions on my Little Mark III.
     
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  4. If I have time this week Im going to take it to my local amp repair guy and see if he can figure it out. Will post once I get an answer from him.
     
  5. bertbass666

    bertbass666

    Mar 6, 2009
    Used to work at a place that used knobs that gripped the shaft of the knob with a collet which was tightened up with a nut under the cap of the knob. Prise the cab of the knob off and you may well see a nut underneath. Undo the nut and the knob should pull off easily. Mark bass may well use the same type of knobs. Worth a try.
     
  6. Bassmec

    Bassmec

    May 9, 2008
    Ipswich UK
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    Proprietor Springvale Studios
    If that don't work then just a tap or two with this bad boy will get it off:D
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    :D
     
  7. bertbass666

    bertbass666

    Mar 6, 2009
  8. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

    Markbass does not use collet knobs. I loved them on the Alembic stuff I used to own, great knobs, but not used by Markbass.
     
  9. sconix

    sconix Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    High Point, NC
  10. EthanTheHeathen

    EthanTheHeathen Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    Twin Cities, MN
    Electro Harmonix shoelace method? Do a search and you'll see what I mean.
     
  11. joelb79

    joelb79 Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
  12. Well sure enough I just pulled em off with a pair of pliers.

    My local Guitar Center was clearing out the Markbass Little Mark 10th Anniversary models FOR $399.00 BRAND NEW!!!

    Couldn't stand the black/yellow knob combo so I swapped em out for chrome.

    Looks pretty sweet, huh?

    My first Little Mark, (which I still have and has performed flawlessly and faithfully), was the 08 Limited Editon that I bought in January 2009.
     

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  13. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Did you wrap the knobs with anything to keep the pliers from scratching them or leaving an imprint?
     
  14. No, but that would've been a good idea. Only one of them was scratched. I would think electrical tape would've been a good idea.
     
  15. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Baltimore, MD USA
    Yup.
     
  16. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Knoxville
    That's some chrome hotness.
     
  17. Not as hot as your Dr Seuss p bass. That's pretty cool!
     
  18. Another method to pull those knobs off is to wrap a cloth or towel between the knob and the unit and pull on the cloth.
     
  19. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    I think pliers might cut through tape. I was thinking more about something like one of those rubber things you wrap around a jar lid to give you friction. They're usually pretty thin. Or maybe some thin leather?
     



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