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

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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  6. Bassmec


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

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    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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