Aftermarket Knobs for SX Basses?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by SGT. Pepper, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Inactive

    Nov 20, 2005
    What kind of shafts do these basses have?
    What aftermarket knobs would fit?
    All replies appreciated.
  2. pkr2


    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    My guess is whatever was least expensive that week. There are only three types. Knurled, Knurled with a split shaft and setscrew: round with a flat milled side for the setscrew to land on. performance wise, there's no difference

    There are a couple of other types but they wouldn't be on a bass.

    The majority of after market knobs are set screw type because they are universal. The split shaft type should have the slot filled to keep the screw from mashinng the slot closed.

    Sarge, have you ever thought of making your own?

    They are super easy to make if you have a good variable speed drill.

    The exotic wooden knobs are sky high, too. But they sure do look good.

    Matching knobs and pup covers would make a beater look good. :)
  3. Bass


    Nov 10, 2003
    Pkr2: would you provide more details on how to make knobs?
  4. pkr2


    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    Sure. Give me a day or two and I'll shoot you PM with the info. It would make for a fairly long post and rather than shanghai Sarges post, I'll start a new thread if there is any interest.
  5. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    When I replaced the knobs on the SX Jazz I bought, I went to and bought the "Import Jazz Knobs". They fit just fine.