Early 60's Strat-style Jazzmaster Knobs for solid shaft pot...how to source them?

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Early 60's Strat-style Jazzmaster Knobs for solid shaft pot...how to source them?

Post by pnfrank1234 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:42 am

I recently bought a 1961 Jazzmaster that was refinished at the factory in 66 or 67. While all the rest of the parts stayed with the guitar, they put the mid/late 60's witch hat knobs on the guitar.

I would like to put era-correct knobs on the guitar, but I cannot find suitable knobs anywhere. Did early Jazzmaster knobs have set screws or were they just Stratocaster knobs? For that matter, did early 50s and 60s strats have solid shaft pots like the Jazzmaster?

Strat knobs won't fit these solid shaft pots and I have heard from Fender that the '62 AVRI guitars had knurled/split pot shafts and used strat knobs, so that doesn't help.

And I know I could drill some strat knobs out to 1/4" and drill them for set screws but before I do that I wanted to know if I'm missing something else here...

Buying actual early Jazzmaster knobs is out of the question too...to expensive.

thanks!

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Re: Early 60's Strat-style Jazzmaster Knobs for solid shaft pot...how to source them?

Post by Djdubed » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:59 pm

i have a 1962 jazzmaster and they are split pots

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Re: Early 60's Strat-style Jazzmaster Knobs for solid shaft pot...how to source them?

Post by timtam » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:33 pm

Period JM examples all seem to be strat-like, knurled, for split shaft ...
https://reverb.com/item/6782032-fender- ... ntage-rare
https://reverb.com/item/353929-pre-cbs- ... -1963-1964
https://reverb.com/au/item/3589584-1964 ... -1959-1958
https://reverb.com/uk/item/1665649-vint ... 9-60-61-62

Strat period ...
http://guitarhq.com/fenddiff/repro_strat_knobs.jpg

Not sure that there is an early 60's period-correct strat style knob with set screw.
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Re: Early 60's Strat-style Jazzmaster Knobs for solid shaft pot...how to source them?

Post by zepset » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:35 am

My 1959 has solid shaft pots. The knobs do not have a set screw.

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