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how do I take off these knobs?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BassGreaser, Apr 10, 2006.


  1. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I've bought some white knobs to replace to stock black ones on my YBA200, but I can't seem to get the OEM knobs off. There are no screws on the knobs so I assume they just pull off, but I have pulled them pretty hard...anyone know how to take these knobs off, or any tips on how to?:help:
     
  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    How did you buy new knobs with the proper diameter shaft holes if you haven't taken off the original knobs yet . . . or did you assume that all knobs fit all shafts?:eyebrow:
     
  3. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I just took a guess with 1/4" shafts
     
  4. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Mar 6, 2005
    日本/Alyeska
    Some knobs require way too much effort to get off. I usually slip a long, slim screwdrive blade under the knob and try to leverage it against the nut or washer and turn it incrementally while giving a gentle lift from all sides of the knob.

    I hope I worded this in an understandable way.
     
  5. 4 year old broke one of mine off. Either get a 4 year old, the screwdriver may work, or just smash it if u dont want to keep it lol. Good luck ^^
     
  6. BillytheBassist

    BillytheBassist

    Aug 18, 2005
    Texas
    small visegrips and a lil elbow grease.
     
  7. You're not going to believe this, but I asked the service guys at Traynor the same question.

    They said you just pry 'em off with a spoon or knife, that's what they do.

    Have'nt tried that yet, but I sure as hell can't get em off with my hands!
     
  8. A spoon! Brilliant! All this time I've been using screwdrivers and trying not to damage the panels! That's another thing for my toolkit.
     

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