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Odd/Innovative Knob locations/ extra angled headstocks?Post Your Pics?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jim T., Sep 28, 2004.

  1. Anyone out there ever locate their volume/ tone control knobs in order to preserve the look of a gorgeous topwood?

    Any secret slidey panels? Knobs on the body edge? Back? Whatever? I've seen 'em mounted on the top horn but not much else.

    Anyone want to share? Could be fun.
  2. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Control layout:



  3. Wow guys! That was FAST! :)

    Sliders are a cool idea that never occured to me. I've seen 'em done on acoustic guitar EQs but not for volume on solid bodies.

    Obviously headless offers convenient locations for "hidden" controls.

    Keep 'em coming. This IS fun by gar!
  4. Anti_Wish


    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
  5. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL

    That thing needs some more neck bolts, I don't think that is sturdy enough....
  6. How many more bolts can the neck joint have? :D But a great looking bass and a cool idea.
  7. Anti_Wish


    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    maybe a 36 fret neck that bolts on the the body around the 8th fret and there are screws from there to the end of it.

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    now that would be interesting.
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I love the knob layout on my Nordstrand. Aesthetically pleasing, and very intuitive.

    Volume/Blend/Passive tone/Treble/Mids/Bass

    I love the way the layout flows with the design of the body.

  9. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Nordstrand and Elrick have pretty much the same knob half-circle placement. The Fodera/Benavente setup of large volume and tone knobs with smaller bass, mid, and treble knobs below them are a great layout.
  10. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Actually, with that many neck bolts I would start to worry that the neck would be weakened........
  11. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK

    Sorry :bag:
  12. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    pretty simple; volume a, volume b (tone trimpots in the control cavity `round back)

    macassar ebony knob-age :)
  13. DubDubs


    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    You think that's alot the Raptor has 4 more that the Jupiter. That's 14 neck bolts

  14. Smash,
    Cool example. I like those sunken rotary knobs. Those would certainly preserve the "integrity" of the topwood's grain pattern!

    Not Duane, another cool idea. Thanks guys!

    The Ritter is interesting. Heck, where else would you put 'em on that body?

    Let us not head into the valley of neckbolt distraction however ol' faithful ones. This is about KNOB fetishes!

    It would seem like the control cavity location would be getting bumped all the time and how would you make a quick adjustment? Guess you could do it while dancin' the "hoothie coo"!?
  15. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Those are indeed large, flat knobs on the second Leduc, and I think they're the exposed edges of similar ones on the first.

    Here's the all-padauk Leduc with similar knobs:

    and here's the most unusual one:
  16. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Basslabs have their knobs following the generous curves of their bodies:

  17. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    And a whole lot o' plastic... :meh:
  18. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    if you're talking about the control cavity cover, I'm sorry to tell you it's not made out of plastic. It's an aluminium plate.

  19. Jazzguy

    Jazzguy Banned

    May 3, 2004
    Does anyone own one of these things and what's up with the last fret?
  20. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    The last fret is mainly decorative, and perhaps for slapping (according to Heiko). Personality.