Let's get superficial - knobs.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gremson, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Gremson


    Mar 22, 2012
    North-Leftern USA
    A knob fell off my Allen Woody bass, and I'm gonna need a replacement. Rather than finding the same old boring knob to match, I'm thinking about getting a new set of something different and classy.
    I'd like some ideas from you fine, well groomed, folks. I'm thinking some gold tele style knobs could be cool. What do you think? And where's a good source for neat knobs?

    Here's the bass in question (Pre incident)
  2. ThatBassBoy


    Nov 22, 2012
  3. Betrayer_Bass

    Betrayer_Bass Profanity Fish. Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    Endorsing: Spector basses, Winspear Picks, Spector Formula 603 strings
    www.warmoth.com and I've been lucky with ebay too! I'm considering changing the knobs on my Spector. To me it's weird that the bass is so amazingly made and feels so solid but then it has these cheap feeling plastic crap knobs on it.

    I'd go with the Tele look on your bass, it screams class! :)
  4. Just remember that Asian pots and CTS pots have a different number of teeth (?) on the shaft.
  5. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    I don't know if that's true or not, but why would that matter?

    There is a good variety of knobs sold on ebay. Also there's a place online called mojotone you might check.

    I really like the original knobs on your bass, FWIW.
  6. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I don't know about a source, but someone put Hofner teacup knobs on their Allen Woody. It looked good.
  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

  8. It matters if you really like a set f knobs only to find out they don't fit. If you check out the stewmac's website, they ask you to specify if you want knobs for fine (CTS) or coarse (Alpha) knurled control pot shafts.
  9. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    That looks amazingly good.
  10. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Do you intend to use household knobs or instrument?
  11. Gremson


    Mar 22, 2012
    North-Leftern USA
  12. neren


    Jun 5, 2012
    Eugene, Oregon
  13. IPA


    May 5, 2010
    My all-time favorite knob is the fender amp-style knobs--

  14. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Thanks for that info. I've never found a push on knob that didn't fit the application I was using if for, but this page at Stew Mac actually has a diagram showing the difference in pot shafts:

  15. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Look on ebay for knobs. You'll find all kinds of custom made ones.
  16. No problem. It's what we're all here for :)
  17. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD