New member! Quick question about knobs

Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
Post Reply
User avatar
Theriff
PAT PEND
PAT PEND
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:07 pm

New member! Quick question about knobs

Post by Theriff » Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:52 am

Hey everyone.

Great forum. Amazing guitars from everyone.

I have a question for the early JM guys. I need Volume and Tone knobs (strat style)for the solid shaft pots.

Ive missed a few on ebay here or there. Thinking of just drilling a splined knob a hair under the size of the solid shaft, and then heating the shaft slightly and pressing it on

Any tips or other ideas are appreciated!
Last edited by Theriff on Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:19 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
sookwinder
Mods
Mods
Posts: 10788
Joined: Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:47 pm
Location: Melbourne Australia

Re: New member! Quick question about knobs

Post by sookwinder » Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:17 am

are you meaning the strat type knobs or the witch's hat knobs?
relaxing alternative to doing actual work ...

User avatar
Theriff
PAT PEND
PAT PEND
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:07 pm

Re: New member! Quick question about knobs

Post by Theriff » Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:19 am

sookwinder wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:17 am
are you meaning the strat type knobs or the witch's hat knobs?
Strat style

User avatar
adamrobertt
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 1732
Joined: Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:28 am
Contact:

Re: New member! Quick question about knobs

Post by adamrobertt » Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:44 am

I don't know if I've ever seen solid shaft strat knobs. They're usually the splined press-on type.

User avatar
Theriff
PAT PEND
PAT PEND
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:07 pm

Re: New member! Quick question about knobs

Post by Theriff » Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:14 am

adamrobertt wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:44 am
I don't know if I've ever seen solid shaft strat knobs. They're usually the splined press-on type.
I have a 59 jazzmaster. Original Solid shaft. The knobs were just pushed on

User avatar
adamrobertt
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 1732
Joined: Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:28 am
Contact:

Re: New member! Quick question about knobs

Post by adamrobertt » Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:50 am

Theriff wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:14 am
adamrobertt wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:44 am
I don't know if I've ever seen solid shaft strat knobs. They're usually the splined press-on type.
I have a 59 jazzmaster. Original Solid shaft. The knobs were just pushed on
It's possible that they drilled the knob holes to enlarge them slightly so they could use the solid pots? Idk, as far as I know if it originally had strat knobs on it it probably was supposed to have split post pots. I just did some quick Googling and I can't find or think of anyone that sells solid shaft strat style knobs, but maybe someone here has a source.

Post Reply