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Black Ibanez Bass Knob

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by kirkdickinson, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

    I just put a new 3 band preamp in my Ibanez GWB35 and it required a new hole and pot. I can't seem to find a matching knob for it. Here is the bass:

    The part number for the Ibanez knob that is the same as the volume is: 4KB1C1B
    Can't find one in stock anywhere. A couple places say 3-4 weeks special order, but if you call, they say May.

    There is a black knob very similar that has a pointer, which I would like to have because it is for mid control and it has a center detente.

    I was wanting one of these knobs or similar enough that it would match. I can't seem to find one. I have been to Allparts, Stew Mac, and spent about 3 hours on Google searching. No luck. AllParts may have one, but there is no way to sort their list down to a manageable on and they have hundreds of knobs.

    The bass/treble is a center/concentric knob. If I could find a black set with a center/concentric knob, and a knob with a marker or not, I would just replace them all to match.

    Any recommendations? This can't be that difficult!


  2. JustForSport


    Nov 17, 2011
    Try this place:
    Search 'ibanez knob', there's a few pages of 'em.
    I was able to find Ibanez pickups and bridges that couldn't find anywhere else.
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  4. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    Tons of cool knobs here:
  5. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

    I actually ordered two knobs from there. Backordered until at least May. Found a site in Europe somewhere in some foreign language that I can't understand, but it was clear that they didn't have one in stock either.

  6. Awesome Sauce

    Awesome Sauce Already tired tomorrow

    Dec 21, 2011
    NW Chicago 'burbs
  7. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

  8. MothBox


    Oct 25, 2010
    You might be better just buying a new set of knobs. I've had problems ordering stock kit from Ibanez. Online stores quoting delivery times of 4 weeks then finding they're ordering direct from Ibanez and I ended up cancelling orders after 3 months of waiting.

    My local Ibanez dealer has also commented about long waits when ordering replacement parts.

    I picked up some black knobs that were similar to those but for American pot sizes from a local dealer. May be a better option than trying to get legit Ibanez ones.
  9. MothBox


    Oct 25, 2010
    Or email this guy: http://www.ibanezrules.com/

    Sites a bit dated but I've seen the site referred to a few times for Ibanez parts. See what he has in stock.
  10. Jamie_Funk

    Jamie_Funk Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2002
    London, Ontario
  11. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Any way you can get me a lateral / side shot of the knob? I have a set of 5 knurled knobs which are black and have a shallow domed profile. They may match...you can have a couple if it serves the cause. I can't remember where they came from but, then again, I can't recall what I had for breakfast.

  12. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

    Thanks Riis.. I already ordered from Bestbassgear.com
  13. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Okaaaaay....how 'bout a Payday candy bar I found under the front seat of my car?

  14. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

    LOL... Giving mood today?

    Thanks, but no... I am on a diet.
  15. That looks very similar to the knobs on my EDB605. The low/mid/treble knobs are slightly smaller than the vol/bal knobs and have a small white dot. The part number is 4KB1C3B if that helps. Find someone selling either the EDB600 or 605 for parts or who's swapped out the pre and had to buy new knobs.

    The vol/bal knobs are the same part number as the one you listed in your first post. The smaller knobs take the same diameter shaft but slightly shorter. They will ride a little higher if you use them to replace the 4KB1C1B you've already got.

    I've had luck ordering parts from Ibanez Japan but it takes a while.
  16. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Two matching knurled knobs and a complete set (including stacked) are en route. Normally, I would have addressed this via PM but I had to share with all:

    Muskrat Road in Barnesville?!? This is too good to be true...I can imagine a typical Saturday morning:

    "Clem...the fence needs a'fixin!"

    "I'll get right on it, ma!"

    My dad is from across the river in Moundsville so I kinda know the territory.

  17. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

  18. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Well, I was right about needing a fence that's 100%.

    Susan said I could have my own steer provided I feed it, clean up after it, and walk it twice a day.