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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-10-2002, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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My knob fell off...

No really!

The volume knob and tone knob on my Uv777bk are both really loose, the volume one falling off whenever i turn it too quick. Violining is out of the question.

Is it me, or are they a little sub-standard for this kind of instrument?

So to the point - anyone got any tips for keeping them in place or any good replacements?
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It's very uncommon and black knobs are super hard to find. I'll sell you the pair for $75 + Shipping/handling/insurance

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Remove the knobs. Take a small flat-head screwdrive. CAREFULLY pry the two halves of the control shaft apart. NOT MUCH THOUGH! Very slightly. Then replace the knob. This will make the knobs fit more snugly.
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It's very uncommon and black knobs are super hard to find. I'll sell you the pair for $75 + Shipping/handling/insurance

~Kenny
Yes.

Maybe i could have phrased that more succinctly.

My implication was:- any suggestions as to replacemnt knobs that aren't as much of a pile of plastic crap as the ones that came with it, go with the style of the instrument, fit the shaft; where's a good pace to get them having never had to mail order guitar parts, anyone actually replaced their own.... etc etc.

Oh wait. That's anything but succinct.
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Remove the knobs. Take a small flat-head screwdrive. CAREFULLY pry the two halves of the control shaft apart. NOT MUCH THOUGH! Very slightly. Then replace the knob. This will make the knobs fit more snugly.
Hmm thanks, i gave that a try actually. They still sit, i dunno, badly...
The cap of the knob still wobbles from side to side, as if the inside of the cap isn't linear.
I guess swapping htem is the answer.

Thanks anyway
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Perhaps you should just get some chrome dome-knob replacements? The type with a set screw on the side would probably be the best. Plus, they'd look killer on a UV777BK. You can get them online at www.stewmac.com
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Re: My knob fell off...

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No really!

The volume knob and tone knob on my Uv777bk are both really loose, the volume one falling off whenever i turn it too quick. Violining is out of the question.

Is it me, or are they a little sub-standard for this kind of instrument?

So to the point - anyone got any tips for keeping them in place or any good replacements?
I have the same guitar, and teh same thing happenned to me a couple of weeks ago, I just pushed it back a little hard...it hasnt fallen off again!
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-11-2002, 08:43 AM
 
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try a little ball of blu-tack
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-14-2002, 12:12 PM
 
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Try tearing the tacky edge off a Rizla paper. Take off the knob, give it a lick ( the Rizla, not the knob!) and wrap it aroung the shaft of the pot. Then put the knob back on. It's worked for me in the past. I had a guitar that was held together with rizlas and gaffa tape once upon a time!
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just get yourself dome knobs. look better anyways
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I agree....I think the real question he was asking was "give me some god d*mn replacements not fixes!" But yes get some chrome-dome knobs. Black if you want them that color. They would look killer on a UV! They come with the JS series standard and I love it because you can raise or lower the knob then tighten it down with the screw. Heavy duty too...
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Remove the knobs. Take a small flat-head screwdrive. CAREFULLY pry the two halves of the control shaft apart. NOT MUCH THOUGH! Very slightly. Then replace the knob. This will make the knobs fit more snugly.
do this and don't worry about new knobs.

you can buy replacements from dimarzio/ibanez. these are standard plastic knobs... glen
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Another option is to turn the Jem upside down (so the face is facing the ground) and hold onto the neck real hard. Then beat the Jem against the head of a Jackson guitar player. Repeat as necessary. I am not 100% sure the knob will be fixed, but it is worth a try anyhow...
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[quote]Another option is to turn the Jem upside down (so the face is facing the ground) and hold onto the neck real hard. Then beat the Jem against the head of a Jackson guitar player. Repeat as necessary. I am not 100% sure the knob will be fixed, but it is worth a try anyhow...

lol [/b]
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-24-2002, 02:03 PM
 
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Try tearing the tacky edge off a Rizla paper. Take off the knob, give it a lick ( the Rizla, not the knob!) and wrap it aroung the shaft of the pot. Then put the knob back on. It's worked for me in the past. I had a guitar that was held together with rizlas and gaffa tape once upon a time!
LOL.

We brits give the best advice.

I also liked the one with the Jackson player - my best friend plays Jackson and I'll try that and let you know what happens.
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