- Jan 13, 2017
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Pointers are great for peeling eggs.
Interesting that even Gibson doesn’t reproduce them correctly, at least not vintage correct.
I have those on my Les Paul. They work well on the LP pots, which are fairly stiff to turn, not like those on the 339 which need barely a touch.
Egg-xactly...and I have them on all my guitars specifically for recording purposesMust have pointers. The cheapest and easiest and best mod for your SG.
Seriously, without the pointers how exactly would I know if I am on 8 or 9 or 7 or 8.4? Knobs and the numbers on them do not matter unless you have pointers.
Yeah, no kidding around the pointers do serve a real purpose. I don't need memory or constant fiddling about to get the tone I like. I just go to the numbers I always go to.Egg-xactly...and I have them on all my guitars specifically for recording purposes
right here...those look great! You have a source for those?
Guys, what do you think my knob of choice is?
Hint: i was unable to pull off the knobs from the Epi (far right on the picture)
That's an inventive display! Laughing myself silly!
Thanks for getting my day off to a good start!
MY favorite knobs are the stock knobs for the era, but slightly aged, if on an older guitar (Gibson 'Pauls and , of course, SGs). Speed knobs for hot rod modded types with classy finishes (stock knobs for a "sleeper" look).
I do get a kick out of the Greeny/Moore/Hammett
Les Paul with the mix of '50s/'60s knobs.
Those red "aged" things have to go...do they really go red like that?
Reflectors have silver inserts.
Top Hats do not have silver inserts.
I've also seen both referred to as Bell Knobs.
Pictured below are Reflectors:
Pictured below are Top Hats:
thanks for voting, I’m aware of the subtle distinctions the guy pointed out, but decided to keep it simple, hence the picture i posted. That and the top hat (non-reflector knobs) dont look like tophats to me, just curved speed knobs really. All good.
I try not to be too "precious" about knobs... I must confess a secret fetish for the venerable "chicken head" even though I don't have any on my guitars. I do have them on some of my other gear though much to my delight. I draw the line at wrapping 20 or 30 layers of tape around the pot shaft (which I have seen more than once) but pretty much anything else is fair game. If it actually looks cool, well, that is a bonus. I can certainly deal with any OEM knobs I have seen on a reputable manufacturer instrument. Give me a handful of radio knobs from the '20s, '30s, and 40s, and those puppies are dang sure going on something!
i love all the retro knobs like the chicken heads and radio knobs. I would love to find a beat up Sg, LP or any Gibson really to do a odd ball funky build
I spent twenty years with my main squeeze being a '74 Kalamazoo Small Script Standard with gold reflectors (gold inserts). Got used to them.
I suppose I prefer reflectors.
Sweet - Those look like the knobs that came with my 1966 Barney Bessel.
So true.In the end they are just a handle for twisting. You can get used to anything