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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-18-2006, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help needed!

Ok, the problem is this...

I have a RGR570FLB, as the model number suggests, it's a reverse headstock 570 in Blue Metal Flake. Anyway, I was thinking about adding some cool mods to it: Blue knobs, blue pickup covers and some blue DR strings. Well, I tried to remove the tone knob, thinking that just the Cosmo Black knob would come off. It seems that the knob is attatched to the stem and the whole thing came out and now I can't get it back in.

Does anyone know how to get them back in? And secondly, can they be modded with the blue plastic knobs?

Any help/input would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-18-2006, 11:53 PM
 
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Re: Help needed!

you mean the shaft came out with the knob..

if you do then you just got yourself a one way ticket to replacing the pot it was attached to..

You really got to be careful prying and pulling on knobs.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-18-2006, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yeah, the shaft came out with the knob. I guess these knobs are welded to the shaft as there is no screw on the side of the knob. So, will I have to replace the pot itself?
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Yeah, the shaft came out with the knob. I guess these knobs are welded to the shaft as there is no screw on the side of the knob. So, will I have to replace the pot itself?

if the shaft came out with the knob you do..

you got to work them off.. I have a tutorial on projectguitar.com on how to do it with no damage
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ok dude, I'll check it out, thanks for your help, much appreciated.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ok, I have just tried removing the knob from the shaft and it seems like it's all one piece, are these knobs removable?
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 02:28 AM
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Re: Help needed!

Yup, your pot is history and needs replacing.


The knob, however, can be salvaged. They are not welded, glued, epoxied, cemented or anything to the shaft. It was just wedged in there real tight. Yes, they are indeed removable.

There are 2 main types of shafts and knobs that accompany them:

Look at this picture: A smooth shafted pot which requires a knob with a set screw:



And then there's the split shaft type. These are commonly used, and you can use both knobs with and without set screws. The split allows you to bend them slightly outward to make the knob fit on tighter (if it happens to slide off) and conversely. . if its too snug, you can get pliers and give them a little pinch and the sides should squeeze togeather a little. Thats how you get around the set screw, is you tailor the shaft to fit to the knob.




Ibanez Dome knobs are unique in that they dont require set screws like most dome style knobs. Dont give up on your knob just yet, you can always dremel/drill that old shaft out of there. That is. . unless a moron previous owner didn't understand that their pot just needed a little tweaking to make the knob fit and they went and glued the knob on.
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Re: Help needed!

i always thought the cosmo knobs had a small allen screw attaching it to the post.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 03:36 AM
 
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my cosmo ones on my 570 do, but the black ones on my 560 don't.....how strange.....
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the input guys, much appreciated.
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So, it seems that I'm gonna have to replace the tone pot.

I'm not sure if it should be 250k or 500k.

Could anyone point me in the direction of a suitable replacement?

Thanks in advance.
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So, it seems that I'm gonna have to replace the tone pot.

I'm not sure if it should be 250k or 500k.

Could anyone point me in the direction of a suitable replacement?

Thanks in advance.
You'll need a 500K. One with a slotted shaft.

www.allparts.com
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the help Gex, much appreciated.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 11:32 PM
 
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Re: Help needed!

what they said +1,000
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