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Compact bell-shaped guitar knobs for Gibson® guitars.

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Bell Knob
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
1194-A Amber, for coarse-knurled pot shaft (Alpha) Yes
6 or more $2.65  
12 or more $2.14  

1194-FA Amber, for fine-knurled pot shaft (CTS) Yes
6 or more $2.65  
12 or more $2.14  

1194-B Black, for coarse-knurled pot shaft (Alpha) Yes
6 or more $2.65  
12 or more $2.14  

1194-FB Black, for fine-knurled pot shaft (CTS) Yes
6 or more $2.65  
12 or more $2.14  

1194-G Gold, for coarse-knurled pot shaft (Alpha) Yes
6 or more $2.65  
12 or more $2.14  

1194-FG Gold, for fine-knurled pot shaft (CTS) Yes
6 or more $2.65  
12 or more $2.14  

Quantity prices apply to multiples of the same item number Selected currency  


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

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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Bell Knob
Bell Knob
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3 11-18-2013
Tight fit

I bought the amber ones for alpha pots along with the wiring kit. As other reviewers have noted, the numbers are hard to see but I have no comparison to Gibson originals. They were well formed with no mold marks or flats. They fit exceptionally tight to the point where it felt as if something would break. If not, then they would likely not come off. The same result when I tried with other pots I had around.
The solution was to gently file the high points of the knurled pot shaft ever so slightly. This allowed them to go on with a comfortably tight fit. Since I like my knobs to be close to the body so as to hide the hex nut (see StewMac product photo), I ended up drilling the knob hole slightly oversize for the first 1/8" to allow the knob to slide on further over the non-knurled portion.
Given the cost I was expecting less trouble. In the end, they did look good so I give them 3 stars.

renmin  Vancouver, BC, Canada Read my reviews (2)
2 9-06-2013
1194-G Bell (a.k.a. "Top Hat") knobs for coarse-knurled pot shafts on Gibson guitars, e.g. Les Pauls

Nice quality, but be aware that the white numbers are much harder to see than the originals from Gibson. They're much less distinct, so much so that I've ordered another set from another online company. I can't use these!

Bob Rainey  Fernandina Beach, FL Read my reviews (9)
5 8-07-2013
Classic Knobs

I have been dressing up my guitars lately, and I shopped around about 8 million knobs available out there. But I always came back to these classics, and I'm quite happy with the appearance, and will be buying more for my next project soon. It's also a revelation to me that there are two different gauges of knurling on pots, so be sure and get the ones that match your pots!

MDH  Texas Read my reviews (3)
5 5-22-2013

Don't waste your bucks in original replacements. This knobs are really goods. Durable quality, nice colour and work perfect. They fit good whatever the pots you have.

J.BLANCO  MADRID Read my reviews (3)
4 5-05-2013
Good but can be better

I used these knobs to "rescue" a Yamaha SG-45 (1972) that suffered a crappy restoration years ago. Looks great but the bottom is not perfectly rounded, there is a flat "side" apparently as the result of removing the plastic excess from the mold.

Arturo Chang  Caracas, Venezuela Read my reviews (3)
Customer supplied image for review
5 3-19-2013
Gold knobs

I recently bought an Epiphone Prophecy and the stock knobs are the most ugly and cheapest looking I've ever seen on a guitar. I ordered a set of amber bells from Epi and I was waiting more than 4 weeks for the knobs to come from China.. I got tired of waiting and ordered a set from SM. Almost the same price and I had them in a few days. Perfect!

HalTwo  Indiana
5 3-18-2013
Nice reproduction knob

Replaced the import pots on an LP style guitar with CTS brand. These new knobs went on perfect and look fantastic. Recommend.

ScottyB61LP  Indianapolis, IN Read my reviews (7)
4 1-06-2013
good quality

These look great but be warned, they don't come off easily which can be both a blessing and a curse.

JohnnyW  Canada Read my reviews (8)
5 12-26-2012
Get the right knob

StewMac is one resource that clarifies the issue of fine vs coarse-knurled shafts and this along with their customer support is helpful for the "newbie"

Chadbourne  Davis,Ca
1 12-10-2012
Amber knobs-unreadableā€¦

Sorry I bought the Amber bell knobs, because the numbers are unreadable, so I need to replace them.
The better knobs have their numbers painted white.

Buffalo Bill  New Buffalo, MI Read my reviews (5)
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