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Knob replacement for J Retro Preamp

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


  1. BeSharp

    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?

    http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/images/large/004-9411-000.jpg

    Thanks.
     
  2. Randyt

    Randyt RAAPT Custom Wood Productions

    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

    odarellmc

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

    pmad_bass

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

    pmad_bass

    Oct 24, 2004
    Maryland
    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

    Oct 24, 2004
    Maryland
  7. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California