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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stevensivak, Apr 9, 2015.
Anyone with an idea about where these might be procured?
Bottom right corner
Guitar Parts ResourceÂ ::Â Metal Barrel Knobs
Lots of similar knobs on ebay too under "aluminum knob"
Looks like the 'Black Aluminum Knobs' halfway down the page at Best Bass Gear:
Knobs - Best Bass Gear
thanks! BBG looks pretty close.....
GPR not so much....
Also similar here:
Aluminum Knobs (.25" Shaft)
There are two different sizes on that bass. I think the two bigger ones are not quite as big as the ones in the top left corner of that page but maybe. The others look to be the very close to the ones in the middle of the 2nd row.
I can't tell if the original knobs are smooth on the sides or knurled-
might have to get the smooth ones and have them anodized.....
Ok, stupid question. What is a solid shaft vs a split shaft? And how can you tell the difference? How would I go about figuring out what knob would fit my bass?
Well, solid is solid and split is split. Seriously. The split ones have the knurling (ridges) around the circumference to match that type of push-on knobs, and are split down the center so the push-on knobs can squeeze them a bit, so there's some spring tension to keep the knobs on. The solid ones have solid shafts, typically metal, and you use knobs with set screws, not the push on type. (Set screw knobs can be used on either type.)
There are also older pot and knob types that aren't typically seen in guitars and basses any more, with half-circle cylindrical shafts, and half circle or triangular holes in the knobs, often with a spring across the flat side. (Typical vintage radio knobs, for example.)
Anyway, to figure out what fits your bass, take a knob off and look at the pot shaft and knob hole, and check whether there's a set screw or not. You also have to worry about diameter - US shafts and knobs are 1/4", while euro and everyone else mostly uses 6mm, close, but....
Not sure if the shaft diameter difference is important using knurled split shafts and push-on knobs, but it certainly is with set screw knobs.
I believe it is an STR guitar bridge. Write to them or look on their homepage or go to this link http://www.str-guitars.com/pdf/photobook2014.pdf
They have their guitars on this catalog with pics. You'll be able to tell. Also they outsource a lot of their hardware so you'll probably be able to find the exact same one if you try hard enough.
go to page 8-11. You will see that the line goes all the way around the top to the side of the nobs. This is actually the real way these pin stripe nobs should be made, so that it's easy to see where the dial is set when you are actually playing the bass. If you want the same nobs, look for this stripe.
Thanks for the reply. I have the new 2014 Ibanez ATK205. The knobs have a set screw.
those are nice, they look like the ones Sadowsky uses on his bass preamp
Not a stupid question at all.
bholder explained it very well, but a pic can help in understanding.
Note the split down the middle of the shafts and ridges.
No ridges, smooth and solid.
Fret-Not Guitar Repair recommends a sleeve for putting screw-set knobs on split shafts:
Solid & Split Shaft Pots
"A small brass sleeve can be used on a split shaft pot to accomodate
screw on knobs."
Ok, you need to determine whether the shaft size is 1/4" or 6mm. You can make the larger work on the smaller, but not the other way around, obviously.
Yeah, I should have found some pics to include, it was late...
They do look like Sadowsky knobs, which look great...you can buy some on their site:
Electronic Parts - Sadowsky Guitars - Online Store
Thanks for bringing that site to my attention! Great prices!
LOVE the top on that STR!
Annnd you can get them in chrome:
The BBG knobs are the exact same Kilo knobs that Sadowsky uses.