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  1. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Well-Known Member

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    Trying to spread the shaft of a volume pot a bit to hold the new knob meant breaking the shaft. Fortunately, Gibson sells replacement pots. $15 is a litte expensive for a pot, but what the heck.

    Tom
     
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    So get the CTS for $5 and keep it to yourself.
    I just paid $1000 real us for a set of all-weather tires. THAT'S EXPENSIVE.
     
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    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    I just super glued the knob on one I broke.

    If I ever have to change the pot I’ll worry about it then.
     
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    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    Waddayamean ? ? ? ? Can't do that ! ! !
     
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    He’ll just have to re break it when he does.
     
  7. Norlin SG

    Norlin SG Well-Known Member

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    Of all the things in this life you might have to deal with I think spending $15 on a genuine Gibson pot is a non issue. The same exact after market pot is available for a lot less if you are worried about cost.

    Why are you even bothering with changing out knobs? Were the factory knobs not working for you? My 78 SG has had the same knobs with zero issues for about 40 years. Seriously, don't fix something that is not broken.

    If you have a no *stuff* Gibson SG, just play the damn thing. Mods seem to turn into a rabbit hole that you will never be happy with. I went through that with my 78 and happily i never did anything that was not reversible.

    Of course if you have an EPI, it's not actually an SG so MOD's are O.K. in order to replace some of the garbage parts they came with.
     
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    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    Norlin ... didn't you read the OP's message before replying ?
    ... not actually an SG ... garbage ... why such contempt ? The garbage parts still works flawlessly on my non SG SG, after years of playing it.

    How come Gibson doesn't bring Epiphone to court over that flagrant copyright infringement ?
     
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    Norlin SG Well-Known Member

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    Well sir, my bad. I sounded like one of those LP cork sniffers, didn't I? From what I have heard/read recently, a good EPI has a VG chance of better quality than a Gibby.

    No copyright infringement. EPI's are made under license from Gibson. The price break on an EPI does give you an opportunity to upgrade parts that may not be to your liking which can be a good thing.
     
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    I thought about doing that with the sidewall on my left front that got torn out from a pothole, but decided that wasn't a good idea. The other tires were only about half-way through the tread life, but I like matched sets. I used to put hi-performance tires on my Saleen Mustang for about $600, now Firestone all-weathers for a sedan cost $1k. BTW, after looking at a project my son-in-law proposed, I went to a local radio hobbyist store and got four CTS 500k pots and a couple of caps for $23.00. I like the place because I'm "the young guy" in there. I actually had a Guild Starfire with glued knobs for years and didn't know it until the volume pot died. Turned out all the knob were glued.
     
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    VetPsychWars Well-Known Member

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    All done!

    Tom
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    I broke a pot trying to spread the split shaft. I learned from that and next time I needed to, I used one wrap of thread tape. Problem solved. Thread tape is the white thin tape you use to wrap threads on pipes. Cheap and simple and easily removed if needed.
     
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    Is that pickguard transparent ? It looks like lingerie.

    Kinky SG !
     
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    VetPsychWars Well-Known Member

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    It is!

    Tom
     
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    Dang it son I say look at me when I'm a talkin to ya boy! I say that..I say that's what them thar match books are for! Ya just put a little piece a thar paper all up in that thar hole ya got thar & shove it on down over yer shaft like thisee here boy! See that son?? I said look at me whem I'ma talk'n to ya boy!

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