Have you sanded your knobs lately?

efstop

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I have a cheap Gretsch with a long name: G2210 Streamliner Junior Jet™ Club And it came with clear knobs with black paint on the bottom and into the splines. So, naturally, the knobs appear black. Yeesh. I saw a photo of a vintage clear acrylic '52 Gretsch knob and decided I wanted those.

It takes a while to sand that paint off, and I had to use a tiny screwdriver to remove the paint from the splines, but I got most of it off. I'll have to find a way to polish the bottoms. The original knob attaches like a Tele knob, but drilling and tapping for a screw is too far... plus I'd have to ream out the holes, and change the pots to 1/4" smooth shaft. It's a $400 guitar.

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Black in the center could look good, too. Especially since the pot shaft will appear to have some color.

In any case, nice work!
 

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Black in the center could look good, too. Especially since the pot shaft will appear to have some color.

In any case, nice work!
Thanks! I might put a tiny piece of aluminum tape on the end of the pot shaft. A dab of the body color paint or something close would work, too.
 

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Too much work for me. Good thing I bought the cheap Gretsch with the chrome knobs.
 

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Not those knobs but I was totally mislead by the title of this thread.
 


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