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Knob Appeal...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Pat Tofield, Feb 17, 2008.


  1. Pat Tofield

    Pat Tofield

    Jul 29, 2004
    Israel
    The story goes like this.....

    I have a lovely old '87 Streamer...one of the originals with the one-piece bridge. Anyway, last year I needed to replace the electronics and decided to stick with EMG (the original electronics are EMG) but upgrade to the EMG BQC system with the stacked Bass/Treble & mid/freq. When I got the bass back, I was shocked to see plack plastic knobs instead of nice gold metalic ones like the originals. After screaming at the guy that fitted the electronics, he said he could find replacements, but all he did was to (unsuccessfully) drill out some MEC ones to fit....they didn't and I screamed some more....

    Here's the results...

    http://www.allplay.tv/images/pat/5.jpg

    or....

    http://www.allplay.tv/images/pat/6.jpg

    And since then I have been on a quest to find a set of gold dome knobs to fit. I have tried just about every supplier that I can think of and done countless net searches.... but nothing. At the moment I have 2 Warwick replacement knobs for the volume & pickup blend that I got from the Bass Center - London (where I bought the bass from) but they don't make the stacked knobs to fit the EMG pots - the shafts are bigger than the now standard MEC ones apparently...and so I have 2 horrible flat-top stacked knobs that I got from Allparts.....

    http://www.allplay.tv/images/pat/warwick.jpg

    discusting eh...!!!

    So that's the challenge....can anyone help me find a set of gold, metalic dome knobs that will fit the stacked EMG pots. I am willing to pay an obscene amount of money....well quite a lot anyway!!!

    The only other alternative I can think of is to get a professional to bore out the MEC ones to fit which would be ok if I could find anyone in Israel (where I currently live) that is professional in anything ....let alone lutherie.

    Cheers
    Pat
     

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