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Custom Knobs for my Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by j-raj, May 9, 2005.


  1. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Well here is my present Fender Jazz Bass Plus ('94 MIA) that has seen many changes (Marcus Pups, OBP-1 and pup guard) and is about to receive a new set of knobs.

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    TB'er Josh Curry is going to make a set of solid black ebony knobs w/ a birch dot inlay...
     
  2. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    wau...beautifull bass..... :)
     
  3. Sutton

    Sutton

    Mar 3, 2005
    Plainwell, MI
    Yeah, very nice bass. Not a fan of the pup guard though
     
  4. i really like the pup guard. it gives it flavor
     
  5. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    I picked up the ebony this afternoon. I'm at work so I can't post pics right now. I'll try to post them tomorrow.

    J-raj, do you want a step by step kind of thing? I could post pics of each stage?
     
  6. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Heeeyyyy......I may be interested in some neat-o knobs on my Jazz. I have a J-Retro in it. Can you do me up some knobs for it Josh?

    -Mike
     
  7. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    PM sent..

    If anyone else is interested, please PM me, I don't want to get in trouble with the moderators.
     
  8. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Cool, when you get a chance, I'm interested to see the wood.

    Oh BTW, I dropped the old knobs in the mail to you Monday, you should see them soon. Feel free to take the metal centers out of them if you would like to use them for the new ebony knobs. We already know that those sleeves fit the odd sized pots that are on my jazz presently.

    It would be great to see what is involved in the process of making knobs. Others might dig seeing it as well. If it isn't too imposing, a pic each step of the way would be cool.

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    :::mods feel free to move this to luthier's forum, if you need to:::
     
  9. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    J-raj, I need you to pick a Dome Style for them. Look at the graphic below and let me know which you like.

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  10. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    I like number 3 the most.
     
  11. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    OK cool, I will probably cut the knobs out tonight and put the dots in the top, but I won't be able to do anything else until I get your old knobs to verify the hole sizes.
     
  12. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    I'm thinking ebony might look the best on Conklin.
     

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  13. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
  14. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    You're giving away the surprise dude! :)
     
  15. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    OK, I tend to take a little longer than I say sometimes. Here's some pics of the process so far...

    Our raw materials, 2 pieces of ebony and 1 piece of maple laminate.
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    All 3 pieces glued together, I like to use these kind of clamps so the whole thing has even pressure.
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  16. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    Very cool josh, cant wait to get mine, here take a peek at the bass they're going to be put on :)

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  17. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    mmmm, that sure is purdy.
     
  18. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    oops... My bad. :scowl:

    I'm really excited to see these knobs. the ebony looks great!
     
  19. Hounddog

    Hounddog

    Dec 2, 2004
    Southern, Illinois
    Sadowsky Featured Artist
    I would also check out Roger's work at thg knobs here is his e-mail address. roger@thgknobs.com He does out standing work. I had him make my knobs for my Cirrus and they are beautiful and very detailed. Awesome craftsmanship.

    Josh,

    It looks like you also do some fine work.
     
  20. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    Thanks, actually, Roger @ THG helped me with the set screws. His work is definitely at a much higher level. I'm just getting started.