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A minor yet irritating problem

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dan B, Apr 28, 2009.


  1. Dan B

    Dan B

    Oct 19, 2008
    Pittsfield, MA
    The knob on the treble pot on my Schecter C-4 keeps coming out. I tried many methods of getting it back in, but it never stays tight.

    Is there a way to make it stay on there without damaging the knob or the pot? I tried hammering it (with many layers of tissue between the hammer and the knob) but it keeps coming out.
     
  2. depending on the type of knob, there maybe is a small screw you can tighten. If it's the other type (with a kind of dented thing on the pot and inside the knob) you can glue it I guess...
     
  3. wingnut

    wingnut

    Apr 18, 2007
    Las Vegas Nv.
    Clear nail polish.
     
  4. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    is there a small screw on the side of the knob? That may need to be tightened.
    If it's a push on (with no screw) you'll have to simply bend apart the two prongs SLIGHTLY on the pot shaft itself then simply press the knob back on that.
     
  5. Mazatleco17

    Mazatleco17

    Mar 27, 2008
    The knobs on c4's are the screw on type.
     
  6. even though its already been answered, for anyone else who is lurking this thread with a similar problem, i have fixed this a few times with wrapping tape around the pot shaft. that almost clear, thin plumbers tape (that goes on the threads of a pipe) works. as well as blue painters tape (which is really the 8th wonder of the world).
     
  7. Dan B

    Dan B

    Oct 19, 2008
    Pittsfield, MA
    Yep; I got the thing tightened although it still falls out. It seems that there isn't a screw head so I don't know how to tighten it correctly (I've just been putting my finger on it and tightening it with friction) so if anyone knows how to tighten them I will be more than happy.
     
  8. mndean

    mndean

    Mar 20, 2009
    California
    I'm guessing it's a grub screw (headless screw w/slot for screwdriver). If it's like that, you may need to get a small so-called jeweler's screwdriver to get it tightened. Hand tightening will never work correctly with them. Worked on cameras for years, they have tons of these screws, especially on lenses.
     
  9. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    The screw could be of the allen type (with a small hex shaped hole in the screw) if so a small allen wrench would be required.
     
  10. Bassgrinder77

    Bassgrinder77 Banned

    Jan 23, 2009
    Keep hammering.
     
  11. IbanezATK

    IbanezATK

    Feb 24, 2009
    Monroe, LA, USA
    Teflon tape.
     
  12. Heavyn_Jazz

    Heavyn_Jazz

    Jan 28, 2009

    hahahahaha.
     
  13. pattyløve

    pattyløve

    Apr 7, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    Endorsing Artist: Ashdown Engineering, D'addario
    Yep. The knobs ket falling of my p bass so i did that. Works fine.
     

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