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Which knobs on my bass??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wild4oldcars, Oct 14, 2013.


  1. wild4oldcars

    wild4oldcars

    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    I have a fender zone bass that looks pretty much like this bass here, except for the electronics and strap buttons:
    http://cdn1.gbase.com/usercontent/gear/2853607/p2_ub4cvpu0u_so.jpg

    However, i recently converted it from passive pups and an active pre to active pups and passive controls so that on top there is a jack, vvt, and a dummy knob. because the knobs on the old pre varied in size, i cannot just reuse the knobs. i don't know what looks most aesthetically pleasing to me at all, but i would certainly like to keep the diameter of the knob small because the pots are fairly close together. oh, and please no chrome domes :p

    any advice or opinion is appreciated, thanks :)
     
  2. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
  3. wild4oldcars

    wild4oldcars

    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    bump

    thanks to ogle for that slightly overwhelming link, much appreciated. im just curious what the tb community would find appealing
     
  4. Thanks a lot for posting that! I’ve been looking to replace the knobs on a couple of my basses and I was unable to find a place with a good selection. I’m sure I’ll be able to find exactly what I want there.

    Thanks again!
     
  5. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
  6. And none of them go to eleven...
     
  7. no knobs, clip small vice grips to them
     
  8. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    Best knobs for metal?
     
  9. bkbirge

    bkbirge

    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    3ussiz.
     
  10. wild4oldcars

    wild4oldcars

    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    does anybody know of any aftermarket manufacturers of the "f-cap" knobs that came on the jazz bass specials and p bass lytes in the 80s and 90s? those might look pretty cool, ive always liked them
     
  11. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Two things I'd like to point out in that direction are:
    #1: they're not so small;
    #2: they're sure neither tight, nor resistant

    Be sure not only look inspires you

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     

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