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Knob replacement for J Retro Preamp

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by BeSharp, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. BeSharp


    May 17, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    I just bought John East J Retro Deluxe preamp for installation in a new bass. I love the preamp but I'm not a big fan of the big heavy chrome knobs. They won't look right with the more traditional bass I'm building.

    I was wondering if anyone has replaced the knobs and could give me a lead for a good source to purchase a more traditional black plastic set.

    I found these on the Fender site and I like the way they look but I'm not sure they'll fit the J Retro. Does anyone know?


  2. Randyt

    Randyt RAAPT Custom Wood Productions Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2010
    Barrie, Canada
    Give David at DK Knobs a call...he can build you anything...sorry ...i didnt change knobs on my j retro...but on my other bass's.
  3. odarellmc


    Jul 8, 2012
    is there a website for dk knobs because i can't find one...
  4. pmad_bass

    pmad_bass Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2004
    I just shot East an e-mail asking if these would fit. Waiting to hear back.
  5. pmad_bass

    pmad_bass Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2004
    So...I heard back from John. Unfortunately the knob/s won't fit, as Fender users a smaller shaft. East uses 6 mm and 8mm dia knobs. Any word on a website/e-mail contact for David at DK Knobs?
  6. pmad_bass

    pmad_bass Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2004
  7. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California