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  • Knobs for Les Paul Special in TV yellow?

    So I'm not doing well with the factory-supplied bell knobs on my Epiphone. What would be better?

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    Bell knobs
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    Dome knobs
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    Bell knobs (factory)
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    Dome knobs
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    Tophat knobs
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    Speed knobs
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    No knobs. I don't ****in' need 'em!
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    Last edited by TMD; 05-23-2020, 03:45 PM.
    What’s funnier than putting up roadblocks to stop the advance of someone who’s running away from you at four hundred miles an hour?

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    Re: Knobs for Les Paul Special in TV yellow?

    What about tophat knobs with the metal inserts? I kinda like those. They seem kinda Fenderish.
    What’s funnier than putting up roadblocks to stop the advance of someone who’s running away from you at four hundred miles an hour?

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    • #3
      Re: Knobs for Les Paul Special in TV yellow?

      Doesn't matter as long as they're black.

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      • #4
        Re: Knobs for Les Paul Special in TV yellow?

        It's really between speed knobs and reflector top hats.
        What’s funnier than putting up roadblocks to stop the advance of someone who’s running away from you at four hundred miles an hour?

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        • #5
          Re: Knobs for Les Paul Special in TV yellow?

          Speed knobs...I love em.

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          • #6
            Re: Knobs for Les Paul Special in TV yellow?

            Speed Knobs are my choise
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            • #7
              Re: Knobs for Les Paul Special in TV yellow?

              Top hats are difficult to manipulate when you need them.

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              • #8
                Re: Knobs for Les Paul Special in TV yellow?

                Originally posted by Gtrjunior View Post
                Top hats are difficult to manipulate when you need them.
                So are bell knobs. I think speed knobs are the best bet, ergonomically.
                What’s funnier than putting up roadblocks to stop the advance of someone who’s running away from you at four hundred miles an hour?

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                • #9
                  Re: Knobs for Les Paul Special in TV yellow?

                  I think what you have on there looks the best to me.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Knobs for Les Paul Special in TV yellow?

                    Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                    I think what you have on there looks the best to me.
                    They feel funny when I grab them for a twist.
                    What’s funnier than putting up roadblocks to stop the advance of someone who’s running away from you at four hundred miles an hour?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Knobs for Les Paul Special in TV yellow?

                      How do you like the sound of the stock pickups? How's the nut and fretwork out of the box?

                      To answer your question: if top hats feel funny, go with speed knobs!
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                      • #12
                        Re: Knobs for Les Paul Special in TV yellow?

                        I like the looks of reflector tophats, probably because that's what my first Gibson had, but if the smaller knobs feel wrong to you then go for the speed knobs.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Knobs for Les Paul Special in TV yellow?

                          Originally posted by TMD View Post
                          So are bell knobs. I think speed knobs are the best bet, ergonomically.
                          Shop around a little bit. There are a few different, cool styles you can get in a speed knob too.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Knobs for Les Paul Special in TV yellow?

                            I'm good with the stock knobs

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                            • #15
                              Re: Knobs for Les Paul Special in TV yellow?

                              Originally posted by AniML View Post
                              I'm good with the stock knobs
                              I'm warming up to them. The product pages for aftermarket knobs describe them as either "fine-knurled, 24 point, for CTS pots" or "coarse-knurled, 18 point, for Alpha pots". Well, the pots in this guitar are CTS branded, but they appear to have coarse knurling. I suspect it's unlikely that either type will fit them. Plus, I do like to have my guitars different, and the bell knobs are different. So there.
                              What’s funnier than putting up roadblocks to stop the advance of someone who’s running away from you at four hundred miles an hour?

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