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Gk 400rb knobs???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by pghjeeper, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. pghjeeper


    Mar 11, 2011
    Hey all I recently picked up a used GK 400rb it looked rough but played great and I got a smoking deal on it. The outside metal case was rough, solved that by taking it apart and painting it with krylon texture paint....looks just like new. It also is missing one knob and almost all of the gray inserts. Anyonne have any idea of what I can do to replace the knobs? I thought about getting some marshall type knobs with set screws or are all knobs threaded the same? Any ideas?
  2. Bassman822


    Sep 1, 2007
    Bessemer, AL
    Call or email GallienKrueger and see what they have to offer
  3. lowendrv


    Dec 12, 2007
    Most good electronic supply stores will plenty of different knobs that will work. Or just call GK customer service if you want original.
  4. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    My old beat-to-death 400RB has the original knobs but if they fell off, I'd go to radio shack and get some. Part of the charm is the scratches, dents and broken handle from gig after gig after gig... No one "relic'ed" my friggin' backup amp - it just got USED.
  5. lowendrv


    Dec 12, 2007
    400RB's are supposed to get beat up. Used and abused they are pretty good work horses.
  6. Jason Brown

    Jason Brown

    May 1, 2000
    SLC, UT
    dannylectro likes this.
  7. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
    These things are built like tanks,and I'll bet mine outlasts anything else I own!
  8. pghjeeper


    Mar 11, 2011
    GK is out of the gray inserts I was able to get 4 but I need 2 more. I with the used look but I bought it used and I want to beat it up LOL.
  9. dannylectro

    dannylectro Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Do what I do - stick in pieces of plastic cut from milk bottles/yogurt containers. mark with a Sharpie. Move on from there. Your amp will still be working. No one can see and no one will care.
  10. Winston Wolf

    Winston Wolf Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    Are the 400rb knob caps that you're looking for the same as the ones on an 800rb?
  11. pghjeeper


    Mar 11, 2011
  12. Winston Wolf

    Winston Wolf Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    I have a few left that you can have. PM me and I'll reply after work later tonight.
  13. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    I'm missing the grey inserts on two of my knobs... Given its overall condition, it matters not.

    Now, were I trying to sell it...
  14. MikeyPic


    Jan 28, 2011
    The guy at SamAsh by me was able to look it up and order it, real cheap. Knobs and inserts sold separately.
  15. analogcabin

    analogcabin Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    Afton, VA
    Anyone have just ONE knob and a cap or 2 knobs for the Old Old type 400RB/800RB?
    (The type on the right)

    Wow this would help me out!

  16. Many years back, when I first got mine, I called G-K to ask about buying a couple of inserts.
    Before i finish asking, the lady on the other end interupted me with "Yeah we know, they fall out. How many do you need and where do we ship them".
    Great customer service.
    No charge!

    Unfortunatly, I have heard they ran out of them.

    I expect there are many knobs that will fir.
    Some may even look close.
    If you buy a full set to have them match, save the old ones for those needing one or two.
  17. 1bassplayinfool

    1bassplayinfool -Nowhere Man- Supporting Member

    Get some chicken-heads


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