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How Do I Remove Volume & Tone Knobs???

#1 User is offline   Chas63 

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:39 PM

I recently got a new Epi Wilshire Pro guitar with the coil tapping feature where I can use each of the two pickups as either single coil or humbucker by pulling up or pushing down on the volume knob for that pickup.

I'd like to replace the volume knobs with new knobs that have numbers on them. My question is how do I remove the present knobs? I've tried pulling up rather firmly on them, but that didn't work. I also tried twisting them firmly counterclockwise, but that didn't work either. I don't want to break anything by pulling or twisting too hard. So, how do I remove the existing knobs?

Also, can you recommend a good place to get the replacement knobs?

Thanks for any assistance.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:46 PM

Use an old towel [thumbup]

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:48 PM

LOL, just beat me to it Pete.
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:58 PM

The knobs on mine were also difficult to pull off...
They came off eventually though, they just require a bunch more force than others...
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:03 PM

 Pete B, on 23 December 2011 - 09:46 PM, said:

Use an old towel [thumbup]


Thanks! [thumbup] The video was great! [thumbup]

Any suggestions on where I might find new knobs (with numbers)?

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:08 PM

I always get knobs etc from eBay, just be mindful of needing metric size (6mm shaft), places like GFS carry them at a reasonable price too.
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:56 PM

 Chas63, on 23 December 2011 - 10:03 PM, said:

Thanks! [thumbup] The video was great! [thumbup]

Any suggestions on where I might find new knobs (with numbers)?


Remember, try different variations on the towel technique....ie, with old t-shirts......It also may take time.....I had the same thread a while back.....

It finally worked for me......( God bless the collective smarts here !!!!!!!! )......As per knobs, as RaSTuS says, GFS ( and e-bay)....Also try

"Amplified Parts"......Knobs can be found through many web sites.....Keep in mind that knob 'holes' come in a variety of sizes.........

Do your research...........I now have many knobs that don't fit what I want them to..........[crying] :unsure: [scared] [cursing] :rolleyes: [blush] :blink: .................
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