Epiphone SG Muse Knob Fell Off

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  1. mrtunes

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    I was showing this to my friend and was explaining the split coil feature and he pulled one of the volume knobs right off. I imagine he used a whole lot of force, or maybe someone had been pulling on it when it was on display in the store?

    Either way i'm wondering how to fix this because it does need to stay on properly in order to act as a split coil. Will I need a new knob and how will i find a matching one for this guitar?
     
  2. GeneB

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    I would trying draping a small square of tin foil over the shaft of the pot. Then carefully force the old knob down over it. Don't hammer it down, but push it in slowly and make sure it's level with the body. The foil will fill any gaps and secure it.
     
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    If the shaft is the split type, gently spread the two halves apart with a screwdriver. A little Elmer's glue might be a good fix otherwise.
     
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  4. maggieo

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    Clear nail polish works wonders, too.
     
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    All good ideas here.

    how is this used?
     
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    Take a good huff before you work on a guitar. Gets you in the right mood.
     
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    Hmmm...

    Have you tried putting it back on?
     
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    Just put a drop on the post. It's sticky enough to hold bits in place but the adhesion can be broken if required later. Handy for things such as rattle Bridge screws etc. as well.
     
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    Just, do go easy on it if you use that - I'd advise a toothpick instead of the nail polish's own brush, and as mentioned, just a drop on the side of the shaft, then push the knob on. Protect the pot below the shaft and whatever the pot attaches to, the nail polish is not really great friends with plastics etc. That's why I suggested Elmer's glue - it's not aggressive in any way and you will still be able to remove the knob once it dries if you give it a good pull.
     
  10. maggieo

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    Yep. Put the polish on the metal shaft, let it get tacky and then push the knob on. For metal parts, like a Strat trem, you can screw the arm in while the polish is still wet.
     
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    The important key word here is GENTLY!! You run the risk of snapping one of the split shafts if too much pressure is applied...
    If knobs are loose, I simply wrap the shaft a couple times (or more as required) with some plumbing tape and that works for me.
     
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    +1 on GENTLY....
     
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    I definitely should have all-capsed GENTLY, it's true. My bad.

    GENTLY. Just a skosch.
     
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    I use a small crescent wrench on either side of the shaft to make sure that when I spread it with a small screwdriver blade, it doesn’t separate too much and break off.
     
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    Clever!
     
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    Well it is made in China.
     
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    I'm going to ask what no one else has. If you put the knob back on does it stay on if you pull up on it to activate the coil split without using excessive force?
     
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    There are 5 mentions of the word GENTLY up to now on this thread, not including quoted posts. Now there are 6.
     
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    Just smack it back on and play the guitar.
     
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