Let's get superficial - knobs.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gremson, Jun 24, 2013.


  1. Gremson

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    A knob fell off my Allen Woody bass, and I'm gonna need a replacement. Rather than finding the same old boring knob to match, I'm thinking about getting a new set of something different and classy.
    I'd like some ideas from you fine, well groomed, folks. I'm thinking some gold tele style knobs could be cool. What do you think? And where's a good source for neat knobs?

    Here's the bass in question (Pre incident)
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  2. ThatBassBoy

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  3. Profania_bass

    Profania_bass Profanity Fish. Supporting Member

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    www.warmoth.com and I've been lucky with ebay too! I'm considering changing the knobs on my Spector. To me it's weird that the bass is so amazingly made and feels so solid but then it has these cheap feeling plastic crap knobs on it.

    I'd go with the Tele look on your bass, it screams class! :)
  4. phangtonpower

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    Just remember that Asian pots and CTS pots have a different number of teeth (?) on the shaft.
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  6. WoodyG3

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    I don't know if that's true or not, but why would that matter?

    There is a good variety of knobs sold on ebay. Also there's a place online called mojotone you might check.

    I really like the original knobs on your bass, FWIW.
  7. Gorn Captain

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    I don't know about a source, but someone put Hofner teacup knobs on their Allen Woody. It looked good.
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  8. mmbongo

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  9. phangtonpower

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    It matters if you really like a set f knobs only to find out they don't fit. If you check out the stewmac's website, they ask you to specify if you want knobs for fine (CTS) or coarse (Alpha) knurled control pot shafts.
  10. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    That looks amazingly good.
  11. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    Do you intend to use household knobs or instrument?
  12. Gremson

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    Yes.
  13. neren

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  14. IPA

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    My all-time favorite knob is the fender amp-style knobs--

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  15. WoodyG3

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    Thanks for that info. I've never found a push on knob that didn't fit the application I was using if for, but this page at Stew Mac actually has a diagram showing the difference in pot shafts:

    http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Knobs/Speed_knobs.html
  16. Caca de Kick

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    Look on ebay for knobs. You'll find all kinds of custom made ones.
  17. phangtonpower

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    No problem. It's what we're all here for :)
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