Volume knob won't come off... - Jemsite
Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods Guitar workbench discussion such as setup, repairs, mods, installing new parts and more.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-01-2016, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Canada
Posts: 323
Volume knob won't come off...

This may sound stupid, but I tried pulling on the volume knob pretty hard, with my pick wedged underneath, but no luck. I picked up a 2001 JEM7V a few months ago, and the volume pot is loose/wobbly, but the knob seems to be on there really tight, and I'm worried that I'll break something if I use any more force. Any suggestions?
Steveche is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-01-2016, 04:09 PM
Vendor
 
Rich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 25,719
Re: Volume knob won't come off...

2 picks, one on each side, alternate pressure.
Rich is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-01-2016, 05:11 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,567
Re: Volume knob won't come off...

Yip...wiggle side to side while pulling up... always worked for me, even with stubborn ones
Sean777 is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-01-2016, 08:37 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Melbourne, FL 32940
Posts: 3,348
Re: Volume knob won't come off...

I stick part of an old T-shirt under it.
Wrap it around so it won't slip off, then pull up!
POP!
sebastian is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-12-2016, 08:01 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 157
Reviews: 1
Re: Volume knob won't come off...

I'm no authority, but aside from what Rich mentioned there is a tool I purchased from Stewart McDonald specifically made for removing knobs. It's maybe $15.

I've also used 40# fishing line but wear safety classes - when it pops off, it pops off fast.

Brett
brett8388 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-12-2016, 08:09 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Germany
Posts: 147
A shoelace works for me. You can put a lot of pressure on the knob and there is nothing that can scratch the paint.
Jemerator is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-12-2016, 09:31 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Croatia
Posts: 570
Re: Volume knob won't come off...

You can use ordinary spoon for stubborn knob.
Put top (of eating part) under knob, bulging part down on guitar body, maybe some fabric to prevent top damage, and press handle toward guitar body, top of spun will go up with knob.
peromucho7 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wire between toggle and volume knob on JEM 7V has broken off the knob side Hiketsu Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 2 11-17-2010 04:22 AM
my tone knob is a volume knob... Homebake Pickups & wiring 12 06-27-2009 02:15 PM
less volume when knob on 10. 70Seven Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 5 08-06-2008 05:25 AM
Pb with volume knob Attwad Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 4 02-27-2004 01:38 PM
volume pot - just won't go down! Kelv Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 1 07-14-2001 12:30 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome