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

Gold, for fine-knurled pot shaft (CTS)

Item # 0554-FG
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Speed Knob

About This Item

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.


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Stewmac steps up!

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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!

5.0

Excellent, fit perfectly

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And look great!

5.0

Perfect!

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

5.0

Top quality knobs

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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.

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Knob upgrade

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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.

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Work great

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

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Fantastic!

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

4.0

They are OK

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Not a great fit to the pots...

5.0

They work

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Clearly marked course or fine knurled so you get the correct ones. If you're buying these for pots your purchased here, then get the course knurl knobs for proper pot fit.

5.0

Perfect match

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Although I ordered these knobs for a new build I still wanted them to match what was on a Gibson. They do this, however they are coarse splines and Gibson uses fine splines... no real problem here, I'm also using StewMac's Alpha pots so the match is perfect!

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