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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fatcrabb, Jan 13, 2013.
Im at a loss........
I couldn't get mine off either. I was afraid to try to pull any harder. All I wanted to do was put the yellow knobs in different positions on my Little Mark III.
If I have time this week Im going to take it to my local amp repair guy and see if he can figure it out. Will post once I get an answer from him.
Used to work at a place that used knobs that gripped the shaft of the knob with a collet which was tightened up with a nut under the cap of the knob. Prise the cab of the knob off and you may well see a nut underneath. Undo the nut and the knob should pull off easily. Mark bass may well use the same type of knobs. Worth a try.
If that don't work then just a tap or two with this bad boy will get it off
Just had a look here, http://www.markbass.it/upload_area/files/fname/69_allegato_4.pdf, which shows that Mark Bass use these, http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electronics,_pickups/Potentiometers/Alpha_Control_Pots.html?tab=Pictures. So the knobs appear to be just a push fit.
Markbass does not use collet knobs. I loved them on the Alembic stuff I used to own, great knobs, but not used by Markbass.
PLIERS .... No Joke ..... See service manual here: http://www.eserviceinfo.com/downloadsm/49804/Parsek_LittleMarkII.html
Electro Harmonix shoelace method? Do a search and you'll see what I mean.
OMGOSH THANK YOU!!!!!!!
Now that I found this my tech will look at and FIX my amplifier. BONUS!
Well sure enough I just pulled em off with a pair of pliers.
My local Guitar Center was clearing out the Markbass Little Mark 10th Anniversary models FOR $399.00 BRAND NEW!!!
Couldn't stand the black/yellow knob combo so I swapped em out for chrome.
Looks pretty sweet, huh?
My first Little Mark, (which I still have and has performed flawlessly and faithfully), was the 08 Limited Editon that I bought in January 2009.
Did you wrap the knobs with anything to keep the pliers from scratching them or leaving an imprint?
No, but that would've been a good idea. Only one of them was scratched. I would think electrical tape would've been a good idea.
That's some chrome hotness.
Not as hot as your Dr Seuss p bass. That's pretty cool!
Another method to pull those knobs off is to wrap a cloth or towel between the knob and the unit and pull on the cloth.
I think pliers might cut through tape. I was thinking more about something like one of those rubber things you wrap around a jar lid to give you friction. They're usually pretty thin. Or maybe some thin leather?