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Show Us Your Best Bass Knobs

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nightman, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. RayLawrenceJr


    Jan 1, 2020
    Jazz bass knobs on a P bass.

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  2. clayworx

    clayworx Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    Just needs one.

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  3. diegom

    diegom Supporting Member

    So, loosely related to the subject, how many different types/sizes of pot shafts are there, in use in musical instruments?

    1/4" (6.4mm)

    knurled (are they always 18T?)

    Again, this is only related to musical instruments, onboard preamps, etc.

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  4. BeefPie84


    Mar 29, 2019
    Some are 6mm, some are 6.4. Most are 6mm I believe, which was each of the basses in my case.
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  5. My Thunderbird's go to 11.

  6. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    I'm no expert, but I believe knobs for split post pots will fit other split post pots, but not solid post pots.
  7. upload_2020-1-14_16-5-7.jpeg Mike Kroeger,Bassist for Nickleback.. Best Bass Knob out there!:roflmao::D
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  8. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    I've always like the tops on Rob Allen basses!! The knob(s) on the bridge is/are cool, too!
  9. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    May 3, 2009
    N.E Illinois
    Tune basses come with black plastic knobs.
    I put on Q-parts abalone topped gold knobs on my both my basses.
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  10. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    here you go. The 411 on metric and standard pots, split and solid pot shafts, and what knobs fit what. The problem i had when looking for knobs was so many sellers fail to tell you what their products will (and won’t) fit.

    Mod Garage: Dealing with Knobs and Pots
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  11. James Willie

    James Willie Serious Business Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2016
    Austin, Texas
    Oh my gosh, I need that knob, blind as a bat.
    Thanks for posting.

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  12. Dave Campbell

    Dave Campbell

    Jul 13, 2006
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  13. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Those are pretty cool looking plates with knobs!
  14. Panek


    Mar 20, 2009
    Warsaw, Poland
    The knobs on slider pots on my late '70's DEFIL Baston :)

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  15. Kerplunk


    Sep 29, 2015

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  16. AudioTaper


    Sep 23, 2018
    I just bought some Kilo International knurled aluminum knobs from Digikey.com for my Cirrus. Shown next to the stock Cirrus knob. 20200112_143918.jpg
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  17. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    Another vote for "StoveTops" :woot:

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  18. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    phenolic... :)

    also phenolic ( 4 of them, anyways)
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  19. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    i always liked these:

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  20. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    Not necessarily. There are fine splined shafts and coarse splines. There are aftermarket knobs that will fit either, but not all of them do.
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