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Dice knobs

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Rufustelestrats, Sep 23, 2017.

Dice knobs

  1. Cool but I would not use them

    17 vote(s)
    65.4%
  2. Cool how did you do that

    3 vote(s)
    11.5%
  3. Dice knobs... what kind of knob noob are you it should be skulls.

    6 vote(s)
    23.1%
  1. Rufustelestrats

    Rufustelestrats Tele-Meister

    20170923_113951.jpg I made these opinion poll at the top.
     
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  2. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
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  3. archiemax

    archiemax TDPRI Member

    Age:
    66
    62
    Oct 11, 2016
    Phoenix AZ
    Once had a gold sparkle-top Jay Turser hollowbody where I used regular red dice for the controls and smaller red dice for the switches, of which it had a total of 5. Pretty simple actually: bought the dice off Ebay, drilled a hole for the shaft with the drill press, then drilled & tapped a hole in the side for set screws that I bought at Ace Hardware. On the right guitar they can be stunning, somehow they don't look right to me on your Tele.......knurled chrome would be my choice.
     
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  4. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    I did those once except I sanded one corner flat and drilled there. Kinda gave them a look as if they were Tumblin' Dice.
     

  5. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 13, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    I'm a Gretsch guy, but they've never been my thing.
     
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  6. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    59
    Sep 2, 2016
    Houston, TX
    I like my dice fuzzy. They have warmer tone!
     

  7. Deeve

    Deeve Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 7, 2009
    Ballard
    Looks Cool - but how does a volume swell work w/ those knobs?
    Peace - Deeve
     
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  8. Milspec

    Milspec Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 15, 2016
    Nebraska
    I did that to a cigar box guitar, but not sure I would like it on a traditional instrument. The looks is okay, but the function would be a little inferior in feel with sharp edges. If you are the kind of player that just runs the controls full out all the time, it would be a thumbs up from me. Otherwise, it would not be my choice.
     

  9. JayFreddy

    JayFreddy Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    52
    Nov 6, 2006
    Dallas TX USA
    I have an Epiphone Flamekat that came with dice knobs and a Bigsby. It's a good looking guitar, and it plays and sounds good too, but the square dice knobs aren't as comfortable as regular round knobs.

    If you think about it, it's kind of like the guitar equivalent of wearing high heels...

    It would be cool if you could have knobs that were square dice mounted inside of rounded clear urethane or glass. That way they would look square but still be round to the touch...
     
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  10. Lefty Addams

    Lefty Addams Tele-Holic

    927
    May 6, 2012
    England
    I like dice knobs but not on a 'normal' Tele. On a Gretsch, fine!
     

  11. johnny k

    johnny k Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 15, 2011
    France
    Yeah they look a little bit too fancy for a tele. If i was Brian setzer, i d have them, but as i m not i ll stick to my washhing machine knobs.
     

  12. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    For volume swells, you use Mexican Jumping Beans.

    It does it by itself.
     
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  13. Jack S

    Jack S Friend of Leo's

    Sep 25, 2008
    Berwyn, IL
    On the right guitar I think they can look cool, but I wouldn't want them on a Tele because I use the controls for swells and that would bother me. I probably wouldn't be bothered by them on any other guitar if they looked good.
     

  14. sjtalon

    sjtalon Poster Extraordinaire

    I have been thinking of making a set of those for my Epi Casino. It is cherry red. I think those red ones (white dots) would look pretty cool.

    I'm not sure I dig them on that Tele though ?

    I don't know why, sorry.
     

  15. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 15, 2010
    Texas
    Very cool on the right guitar.
     

  16. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    60
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    I love the guitar except for the dice knobs.
     

  17. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    I think white die with red inlays would look better on your red Epi.
     

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