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Nice knobs....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stevensivak, Apr 9, 2015.


  1. stevensivak

    stevensivak Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2014
    Anyone with an idea about where these might be procured?

    thanks zzz-330-dls549-5.
     
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  2. scourgeofgod

    scourgeofgod

    Aug 17, 2006
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  3. Mickey Mao

    Mickey Mao

    Jun 7, 2011
    SF Bay Area
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  4. stevensivak

    stevensivak Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2014
    thanks! BBG looks pretty close.....
    GPR not so much....
     
  5. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    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.
     
  6. stevensivak

    stevensivak Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2014
    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.....

    thanks!
     
  7. ODDBALL

    ODDBALL Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Salida, CA
    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?

    Thanks

    Shaun
     
  8. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    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.
     
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  9. Whippet

    Whippet

    Aug 30, 2014
    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.
     
  10. Whippet

    Whippet

    Aug 30, 2014
    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.
     
  11. ODDBALL

    ODDBALL Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Salida, CA
    Thanks for the reply. I have the new 2014 Ibanez ATK205. The knobs have a set screw.

    Thanks

    Shaun
     
  12. SamJ

    SamJ Founder - Fender MIA Club

    Apr 22, 2006
    PDX / SFO / HNL
    those are nice, they look like the ones Sadowsky uses on his bass preamp
     
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  13. Not a stupid question at all.

    bholder explained it very well, but a pic can help in understanding.

    EP-4386-000-t. EP-0085-000_thumbnail. Note the split down the middle of the shafts and ridges.

    EP-0886-000-t. EP-0885-000-t. No ridges, smooth and solid.


    Fret-Not Guitar Repair recommends a sleeve for putting screw-set knobs on split shafts:

    solid-split-shaft-pot. Solid & Split Shaft Pots
    "A small brass sleeve can be used on a split shaft pot to accomodate
    screw on knobs."
     
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  14. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    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.
     
  15. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Yeah, I should have found some pics to include, it was late...
     
  16. Basehead

    Basehead Now with even more synthy goodness... Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    New York NY
  17. Thanks for bringing that site to my attention! Great prices!
     
  18. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    LOVE the top on that STR!
     
  19. Basehead

    Basehead Now with even more synthy goodness... Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    New York NY
  20. Awesome Sauce

    Awesome Sauce Already tired tomorrow

    Dec 21, 2011
    NW Chicago 'burbs
    The BBG knobs are the exact same Kilo knobs that Sadowsky uses.
     

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