Speed Knob

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Speed knobs' fumble-free shape is easy to wrap a pinkie around. Found on many Gibsons, they're also called "hatbox" knobs.

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Speed Knob Amber, for coarse-knurled pot shaft (Alpha)

Amber, for coarse-knurled pot shaft (Alpha)

Item # 0554-A
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$3.37

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Speed Knob Black, for coarse-knurled pot shaft (Alpha)

Black, for coarse-knurled pot shaft (Alpha)

Item # 0554-B
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Speed Knob Gold, for coarse-knurled pot shaft (Alpha)

Gold, for coarse-knurled pot shaft (Alpha)

Item # 0554-G
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$3.37

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Speed Knob Amber, for fine-knurled pot shaft (CTS)

Amber, for fine-knurled pot shaft (CTS)

Item # 0554-FA
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Speed Knob Black, for fine-knurled pot shaft (CTS)

Black, for fine-knurled pot shaft (CTS)

Item # 0554-FB
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$3.37

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Speed Knob Gold, for fine-knurled pot shaft (CTS)

Gold, for fine-knurled pot shaft (CTS)

Item # 0554-FG
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$3.37

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Details

Speed knobs' fumble-free shape is easy to wrap a pinkie around. Found on many Gibsons, they're also called "hatbox" knobs.

Choose knobs to press-fit onto fine (CTS) or coarse (Alpha) knurled control pot shafts. Sold individually.

Check your control pot shafts before you order!

Black: Clear plastic with black painted bottom and white numerals
Gold: Clear plastic with gold painted bottom and white numerals
Amber: Amber plastic with gold painted bottom and white numerals

Check your control pot shafts before you order!
Almost all press-on knobs that fit coarse-knurled 18-spline pot shafts (such as Alpha) won't fit fine-knurled 24-spline shafts (such as CTS), and vice versa.


Ratings & Reviews

Speed Knob

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Good quality, but needs modification for non-stewmac pots

By Michael S from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 27, 2012


The construction and numbering on the coarse splined black knobs was great, they didn't fit though. It's my fault for not buying stewmacs control pots to suit their knobs because i wanted linear tapered 500k long shaft pots, not log tapered. The pots i bought oddly enough have splines of 5.8mm, and the knobs I have, have an inner width of 5.7mm, not close to the 6mm width of the splines on the alpha pots they suit. It would seem that they would press on, but they wont. They look great though, and once i drill them out just a little they will work perfectly too! My advice, pay the extra money and buy the pots they sell to suit the knobs!

Good knobs

By CWaggs from Illinois
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 25, 2012


If speed knobs are needed, these are fine.

Great looking knobs, perfect fit

By Bob from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Nice looking and high quality speed knobs. Absolutely perfect fit on CTS fine-knurled pots. Not too snug, not too loose. They slid on with the right amount of resistance.

Stewmac steps up!

By YoungTurq from Oregon coast
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 30, 2012


OK, so I ordered speed knobs for my new-used SG according to Stewmac's criteria and they didn't fit; I checked and re-checked...thought maybe they just fit that tight. Got the first one on, then broke the next two and gave up.

I called Stewmac, explained the situation and, on my word alone, they just sent me replacements that were the other of the two choices (according to the type of splines on the pot) available. I even changed the color because I decided that the color I chose didn't look right. They didn't even want the old ones back.

I know....they're just knobs, not expensive, not a huge deal, but the fact that these guys just took care of it without giving me any grief just speaks volumes! Try getting that kind of service from Guitar Center!

BTW the new black speed knobs look just right on that cherry red SG, and are a lot easier to get a handle on than the Gibson-stock knobs.

Stewmac demonstrates excellent customer-service ethics!

Excellent, fit perfectly

By Muhammad from New Zealand
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 14, 2012


And look great!

Perfect!

By Davis from New Jersey
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Used these speed knobs on a chocolate sunburst I did, they worked great!

Top quality knobs

By Robert S from Virgil, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Nice, high quality knobs. Sometimes it's a tight fit getting these all the way onto the pot shaft. To minimize the required push force, I soak the knob in HOT water for two minutes, then quickly push it onto the pot shaft. It makes installation much easier. To remove stubborn knobs, I apply heat directly to the knob with a hair dryer for 2 minutes, placing cardboard under the knob to protect the guitar finish. Pulls right off easily.

Knob upgrade

By BirdRiverCustoms from Maryland
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 29, 2011


These knobs were a great upgrade for a kit build i did. They immediately stood out in amber on the two tone sunburst, and are a cheap way to improve any look over stock knobs. Perfect fit, not too tight but easy to remove if needed.

Work great

By Randy B from CT
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, December 06, 2011


they get the job done and work great. very durable and you get what you pay for.

Fantastic!

By Matt Heath from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, October 24, 2011


Perfect fit for CTS pots as described.
Great feel too. Cheers

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