Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Wrighty, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Wrighty

    Wrighty Tele-Afflicted

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    Always struggled with setting Tele tone and volume knobs without any numbers. On my MIM I just swapped them out for LP type knobs but, on my AmPro I wanted something that looked basically the same as the originals. Was about to try and drill a divet into a standard knob and in fill it with black paint when I found what I wanted on Amazon. Chrome, knurled, flat-top Tele knobs with a red indented reference marker. Crucially, screw fixing. Long story short, ordered, delivered, push fit not screw fit and useless. Yeah, I can send them back, get my money back, but still don’t have the knobs I want. Worse things happen, thanks for listening!
     
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    Wildcard_35 Tele-Meister

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    And here I was about to give you the magical delay setting for a U2 song.
     
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    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

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    I think it'd be ok to hijack just for a moment @Wildcard_35
     
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  4. Mr Scallywag

    Mr Scallywag Tele-Holic

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    There's a guy on YouTube that has that covered. It's ten different videos. Spread over an hour. For this one song. This song's one basic riff. An hour.
     
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  5. Wildcard_35

    Wildcard_35 Tele-Meister

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    I don't doubt that!
     
  6. Wrighty

    Wrighty Tele-Afflicted

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    Well, I'm waiting for a return address label from Amazon and, meantime, I've just centre punched the original volume knob, gently enlarged the hole with a countersink bit and in-filled it with black paint. all went well, looks good, should have just been brave enough in the first place. Still not sure why Strats, LPs, Gretschs et al get knobs with numbers and Teles don't, can only see advantages having them.
     
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    Whatizitman Tele-Afflicted

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    On tele and pbass knobs (they're the same), I use the screw as a reference. But I admit I don't fiddle with tone or volume too much. Volume stays full on both. I just set the tone and leave it, generally. I prefer to keep them on full if I can. Same volume and tone means I can tell when I've hit them, which I will eventually do, and I can easily set them back. When you are as hamfisted with huge mits like I am, you only get so many options to work with.
     
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  8. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I simply roll the knobs with my pinky until it sounds good. No numbers, no looking, and probably never set the same way twice.
     
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    65 Champ Amp Tele-Afflicted

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    Some judge tone with their eyes, some with their ears.:cool:

    And by all means, super glue that volume pot on 10! You didn’t spend hundreds on boosts and overdrives for nothing.:D
     
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    A little dot of red nail polish should do the trick.
     
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    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Crazy rant for nothing. You can get speed knobs with a screw nowadays.
     
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    boneyguy Doctor of Teleocity

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    An hour....10 videos....with the end result being that, hopefully, you can sound just like someone else. Now that doesn't sound like something I'm looking for.
     
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  14. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Tele-Afflicted

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    The current knobs are held on wih a set screw, right. I just loosen that screw and re-adjust the position so that I'm seeing the set screw (looking straight at it) and consider that my 10. Since most of my volume and tone adjustments are between 10 and 7, I know where that screw should appear for the volume/tone that I'm looking for. I borrowed that trick from my Jaguar., which has a clear mark at 10.
     
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    While I adjust my volume and tone knobs frequently, during a song I do it by ear.....however, I like to BEGIN a song (somewhat "professionally") by pre-setting the volume BEFORE starting. Tone is less important, it's usually on ten anyway. I use a set of knobs off an old weird model Strat, not the regular Strat style. Slightly taller, "rubber-ized", with raised numbers, same color black as the knob itself. Gives me a good "starting" point to begin with.
     
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    41144 Tele-Holic

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    Wrighty. ....how long have you been playing a Tele cf to a guitar(s) with numbers on the dials?

    I quite understand the point you're making but, as others have intimated, sometimes and certainly with a Tele you've just got to go with the feel.
    Indeed, after a time that's true whether a guitar has numerical dials or not.

    Having said all that ... I do like Tele knobs with a screw fixing.
    I always set the knob so the screw is at 6 o'clock for fully off - giving me a relative "touch" point of reference if I want it.
     
  18. Wrighty

    Wrighty Tele-Afflicted

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    I always wondered if Bono was thinking the same thing...that he hadn't found a Tele that worked for him yet
     
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    MrCairo46 Friend of Leo's

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    But doesn’t he show you how to use a capo and move the song up 1/2 step at a time?
     
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