Witch hat knobs

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  1. PhoenixFear

    PhoenixFear Active Member

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    Does anyone know if you can take the inserts out of witch hat knobs without destroying them? I found some knobs I like but the inserts are just blank. Thanks.
     
  2. DrBGood

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    Doubt it.
    Maybe by heating them, the glue would become softer ? But I can't see how you'll insert something on the periphery, to lift it without damage.
     
  3. plankton

    plankton Well-Known Member

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    It can probably be done, but sounds like more trouble than it's worth. I'd suggest just using the knobs as is, it's not like you're going to forget what each one does.
     
  4. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Which Witch?

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  5. PhoenixFear

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    Thanks. Maybe I’ll buy some cheap ones and try it out.
     
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  6. PhoenixFear

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    Those are what I’m looking for. The new repro ones just aren’t the same and I don’t feel like paying $200-350 for a set of originals. I know it’s picky but oh well.
     
  7. HackeIommi

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    I also like this type of knobs. Especially gold types:

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    But I also don't like to pay $200-350. I think nothing is wrong with new ones. Search eBay, you can find tons of options.
     
  8. Colnago

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    I've read somewhere that those are the ones made for amps, because the numbers face in. The guitar ones have the numbers so that you can read them while playing, so facing out.
     
  9. Piper68Special

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    Mine from '69 face in.
     
  10. papagayo

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    Wow, someone is actually out there paying that much for a set of knobs? I don't blame you not wanting to pay that.

    I bought a set for one of mine, think they were about $15.

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  12. papagayo

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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    I paid a little more than I wanted for mine but they came with a 1970 SG Junior attached to them.
     
  14. PhoenixFear

    PhoenixFear Active Member

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    Gibson does have recent models which have witch hats on them, I’m not sure why they don’t offer it as a replacement part.
     
  15. DaveInSoCal

    DaveInSoCal Active Member

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    I don't understand the problem, they are common.

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  16. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    What guitar is this plankton ? It looks like a Guild.
     
  17. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Those are reflectors.
    The OP is looking for Witch Hats.
     
  18. HackeIommi

    HackeIommi Active Member

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    They came from another guitar but they look cool:

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    Way cooler than this I think:

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  19. Colnago

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    Those aren't what he is looking for.
     
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    I have some '68 witch hats :D

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