Loose Tone Knob

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Jazzman23, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. Jazzman23


    Dec 23, 2005
    Hey guys,

    I have a loose tone knob on my base. LIke, its loose to the touch (it jiggles), and you can turn it past the extremes if you wanted to.

    My guitar doesnt have a pickguard to remove, so I cant "get under it". How do I go about tightening the knob? Im sure its a simple repair, but I don't want to mess anything up.

    Thanks for the help.
  2. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Some knobs have a small flathead screw on the side that you can adjust.

    If you have a knob that just pushes on and pulls off, take it off and look at the shaft. If it is a split shaft, that is, there are two prongs that you push the knob onto, you can *carefully* take a pair of pliers and bend them apart a little bit, making for a more snug fit for your knob.