2005palehorse Posted February 4, 2011 Report Share Posted February 4, 2011 Hi. I'm building an "explorer" type guitar with three controls: 1V, 1 selector pot and 1T. The problem is that one pot is a push/ pull to allow for single coil configuration. I wanted to use a "speed" or "UFO" type knob that had the V / T indicated on top and numbered so I can set quickly. I think standard "push on" knobs will work loose after some use so a set screw is needed. Here's what I had in mind: 3 (set screw) knobs made from ebony (preferred) or mahagony in a speed or UFO shape with some sort of edge groove to allow better grip (for pulling). The volume and tone knobs need to be indicated on top with a V/T. I plan to use an indicator to show the level I'm setting to so the bottom edge needs to be numbered or painted in a widening pattern to indicate the intensity is increasing. I'm using a center d'tent pot instead of a selector switch to vary the pick up input so that knob only needs some dot or arrow indicator showing the middle position. the bottom could be numbered 54321^12345 or painted to show that the pot is increasing more for a bridge or neck pick up. I've considered having a B/N marked on top of this knob to indicate its purpose. Only one knob truly needs a set screw but I had a specialist to pre wire the guitar and have no idea which pot will serve that purpose (wiring hasn't arrived)so having set screws for all three is a safe bet. I would really like your thoughts on making these knobs. Your suggestions on who could do it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Tom Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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