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    When did reflector knobs become a thing? This Epiphone came with black plastic bell knobs, but I found these reflectors that felt better, and I like the look better, too. What are the origins of these fine knobs? Who, where, when, and why? And while we’re at it, how come?
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    Eighteen guitars, but where is the music?

  • #2
    i think 1960

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    • #3
      Why? "I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? Plastics."
      Originally posted by Demanic
      Incompetence is widespread in a world that rewards mediocrity while punishing excellence.
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      I am currently using Skullcandy headphones I found in the garbage.
      I did find the DS-1 in the garbage.
      I once found a guitar amp in the garbage, a Peavey Studio 110. It caught fire at the first gig I played it at.. But it was at the end of it, thank god.

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      • #4
        Go out into the Googleverse and learn your basic Gibson history.
        Originally posted by LesStrat
        Yogi Berra was correct.
        Originally posted by JOLLY
        I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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        • #5
          I have them on my Eastman. I don't particularly like them. I might switch them out for nice ebony knobs.
          Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ItsaBass View Post
            Go out into the Googleverse and learn your basic Gibson history.
            I can do that, but I also really like gathering ‘round the camp fire and letting someone tell the story.
            Eighteen guitars, but where is the music?

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            • #7
              To me, it depends on the guitar they're on. For example, I like them on the Bonamassa LP.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                I have them on my Eastman. I don't particularly like them. I might switch them out for nice ebony knobs.
                The only place I buy my knobs

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                • #9
                  speed knobs rule


                  or chicken head knobs

                  let everyone know you are on 10
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                  • #10
                    They came stock on my new hollowbody and I'm replacing them with aged amber speed knobs. They didn't look wrong for guitar, but they didn't add anything special either.

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                    • #11
                      My Epiphone Wildkat came with them. I thought they were weird, but I never thought of changing them. I mean, what would look better on a Wildkat?
                      Eighteen guitars, but where is the music?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TMD View Post
                        My Epiphone Wildkat came with them. I thought they were weird, but I never thought of changing them. I mean, what would look better on a Wildkat?
                        Too much chrome, trim and tailfins on that guitar for me. I would have preferred a more spartan workhorse guitar and less diesel punk streamliner ethos.

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                        • #13
                          I seem to recall old Siver face Fender amps having those.


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by idsnowdog View Post
                            Too much chrome, trim and tailfins on that guitar for me. I would have preferred a more spartan workhorse guitar and less diesel punk streamliner ethos.
                            That’s how the Koreans made ‘em.
                            Eighteen guitars, but where is the music?

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                            • #15
                              I like them. A lot. I have them on my '76 Marauder (totally wrong era, came with black speed knobs, I don't care). My first really special guitar, one that just had "it," was a '62 SG and it had them so it's probably an association with that for me.

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