Sources for knobs

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by SixStringSlinger, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. SixStringSlinger

    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    May 21, 2006
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    I need some replacement knobs (just the knob, not pots) and I'm wondering if there's any site where I can see a wide variety of knobs that will fit a certain shaft size/type (skirted knobs with numbers, barrel knobs, speed knobs, all the knobs).

    Whaddaya got?
     
  2. Mr. Neutron

    Mr. Neutron Tele-Meister

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    Try the "Knobs" section at Amplified Parts, one of the advertisers in the banner at the top of the page.

    Try the Chicken Head Knobs! :cool:
     
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  3. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    Just checked and stewmc.com gave them and I also think WE Music has them- that's where i've sourced them in the past.
     
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  4. SixStringSlinger

    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Bless you all.

    Chicken head knobs may be perfect for one of my guitars.
     
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  6. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    My cousin’s house...He’s always acting like a knob.
     
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  7. SixStringSlinger

    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Is he a chicken head?
     
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  8. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    :D
     
  9. SixStringSlinger

    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    So I'm looking for some black chicken-head knobs, but I need them to fit a metric pot (6mm) rather than the 1/4" (~6.23mm).

    I'm looking for this size (of the knob overall), color and style (with the raised center bit).:

    http://smallbear-electronics.mybigcommerce.com/black-chicken-head/

    I can't find the shaft size on this site, so I'm emailing them to ask. Any others?

    EDIT: I noticed at the top of the page there's a sort of directory that shows the path you took through the site to get to that point. Apparently these are also 1/4".
     
  10. Greggorios

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    Mojotone has a pretty good assortment. Oops edit, they're amp knobs...never mind.
     
  11. SixStringSlinger

    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    May 21, 2006
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    Would it matter, so long as the shaft size is right? Unless the knobs themselves are massively huge, or something.
     
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  12. SixStringSlinger

    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I found metric ones on Small Bear, but I'm still open to other sources. I was hopeful about Amazon, if only to avoid paying $5 shipping on a $0.85 part, but all the explicitly metric ones look like crap.
     
  13. Greggorios

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    I'll let one of the more experienced builders give a definitive answer but if the overall size works for the guitar and shaft size fits should be OK.
     
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