Which knobs do I need? '74 LP Special

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  1. stilwel

    stilwel Member

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    I'm looking to replace the black speed knobs on my '74 55 Special with some black top hat knobs.

    I see mention of 18 and 24 spline. I counted the splines on these split-shaft pots and I'm getting 10 splines on each half, which doesn't make sense.

    Are these actually 24 spline?
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    Currently have these:
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    Want to install Black Top Hats/Bells like these:
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  2. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Are the pots look stock?

    If so they should be fine-knurled 24-spline.
     
  3. stilwel

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    Yeah, everything in the control cavity looks original and unmolested.

    Thanks!
     
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    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Troy McClure Senior Member

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    The 24 splines refer to the splines on the knobs not the shafts, just remember the shafts are split so missing sections that if whole would have those missing 4 splines.
     
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    Thanks for the info guys! I ordered a set of 24-spline Aged Top Hats from Creamtone.

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  7. stilwel

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    Mission accomplished.

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