Knob and Bushing Puller

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This must-have "two-in-one" tool from Schatten Design applies a steady, controlled pull to safely remove them.

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Knob and Bushing Puller

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Guitar Knob Puller vs. Knob/Bushing Puller

Erick Coleman compares a simple knob puller and the Schatten Knob and Bushing Puller, which does multiple jobs in a guitar repair shop.

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This must-have "two-in-one" tool from Schatten Design applies a steady, controlled pull to safely remove them.

Stubborn hard-to-remove guitar knobs?
The Knob and Bushing Puller's clear acrylic housing has a rubberized base to help protect the guitar's finish. Includes hardware to easily extract Gibson, Schaller or Gotoh bridge and tailpiece stud bushings, without damaging the guitar.

For just removing standard knobs, consider a simple Knob Puller.

Tailpiece bushing removal tip:
In some cases, especially with Gibson guitars, the tailpiece bushings are installed before the guitar is finished. To avoid chipping the finish, we recommend scoring the bushing with a sharp knife. For stubborn bushings, careful heat from a soldering iron will help break them free.

Instructions and bolts for pulling various threads are included:

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Knob and Bushing Puller

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Works a treat

By Franky from London, England
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 24, 2012

After struggling for a while with what should be an easy and straight-forward task, I finally bought one. Saves time and works well. Could be a tad cheaper perhaps.

No washer to use the 5mm or 10-32 bolts included

By Satchmo from Hades (Phx Az)
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 09, 2012

A parts list would be nice so I know if something was missing, or what. I found a 1/4" large washer and a 3/16" large washer that fit inside the square tube. I like my old stud puller for 8mm, and 5/16 a bit better, but this does it all, and unless I am cramped for space will use this. Not sure if I would trust this on guitars with soft easily dented woods without a flat base plate under this. It is still darn cool! Usually I can pry most knobs off with my fingers, but it can get painful with those skirted Gibson top hat witch hat knobs, and even speed knobs.

Another cool StewMac tool!

By Guitarzan from Albuquerque, NM
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, June 25, 2012

Great little tool. Pricey? How much is your time worth, what if you damage the pickguard or finish, or break the knob trying to remove it with a prying tool? I recently used it while replacing some electronics and pick ups, well worth it. It is a little thick to put under the knobs, but unless your knobs are right on the surface it should work just fine. After years of using screwdrivers and blades I am sold on this tool.

Schatten Knob & Bush Puller

By whitefire92 from U.K
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 15, 2012

This is an awesome tool. Arrived quicker than some goods posted here in the UK. Well packaged, easy to use instructions. The tool in question is very well made and should give years of reliable service. Thanks to Stewmac for a fabulous service. Safe to say I will be ordering more items in the near future.

A great tool. Saved more than it cost

By Jim Pearson of Vivid Peace from Elon, NC USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Schatten Design knob and bushing puller has been worth every cent I paid for it. I've been using it since the time StewMac started selling them.

At first when I saw the price, I gulped and almost didn't buy one. They are (short-term) expensive on the surface.

But, good tools are almost always worth their price. A good tool is good because it works and is smartly designed and well made. My puller has pulled countless knobs (I'm a tech and a gear nut) and countless studs and bushings (even the little tuner bushings from old 9mm setups).

It has worked well, it has worked every time, and has NEVER destroyed a knob or hurt a guitar. I do put a thin cotton cloth around the edges when I pull a knob or stud on an expensive guitar "just in case", but the foamy black ring on the clear tube tends to do its job very well. In most cases, just being gentle with the setup is enough.

Buy one, even if you're only replacing one set of knobs on your favorite guitar. My old methods of strings, laces, and t-shirts were always too scary to do and often broke old knobs.


By Loux Custom Instruments from Harleysville,Pa
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 19, 2012

A tool that could easily be made in the shop, but for the price, I'd rather repair another instrument and make $! Just buy this one! It works good.

Worth every dollar!

By Steve Fazekas from Sarver,Pa.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I had a customer's late 50's Epiphone lap steel on the bench, needed to remove the original knobs without damaging the finish or knobs...the knob & bushing puller did the trick effortlessly and flawlessly. Pulling bushings are a breeze with the included hardware. This tool's a keeper!!

Simple and works

By Oldy-r-goody from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 29, 2011

You can acheive many end results with a few bolts. pulling sleeves for bridge parts for instance is that easy. However this little unit is a clever little tool that one could make themself but never gets around to.

Couldn't be better... Just expensive.

By Daniel Heo from Hyattsville, MD
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Only rated it four stars b/c it is so expensive! But, once you have one, you don't have to worry about scratching finishes on high-end guitars (or any guitar, for that matter), and you don't need to use the old, back-water methods (shoe-string, cloth over screwdriver, etc) anymore. Worth the peace of mind. Just gotta swallow the cost.

What a helper

By Julyan Wallis, Guitar Doctor / J Gu from Cornwall, UK
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Does exactly what it says on the tin, cheers.

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