Knobs keep falling off

horax

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I have a trad pro v, and the knobs keep popping off due to the pull up pots. Anybody have this same issue? How can you fix this?

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Try a thin layer of tape around the shaft to regain snugness.

P.S. I would not recommend spreading shaft ears to try to accommodate stripped plastic knobs. Tape is non-invasive, effective, and can be removed if you should ever get a new set.
 
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I had this issue on my first guitar, after spreading the ears on the potshaft i managed to pry some lead sheeting in between the ears to keep them from "collapsing". Don't forget to wash your hands afterwards when using lead tho...
 

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Hot glue is ghetto as hell but works well for this, pop some in the knob and press on, I'd put a bit of masking tape around the area to avoid hot glue on finish
 

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Hot glue is ghetto as hell but works well for this, pop some in the knob and press on, I'd put a bit of masking tape around the area to avoid hot glue on finish
This could be a “permanent” fix from what I remember when using hot glue. YMMV…
 

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Painters tape works well. As said above, do not recommend spreading the shaft (that sounds awful) because they are not very strong, and can break. (That sounds even worse!)

Tape or just paper is your friend.
 

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This could be a “permanent” fix from what I remember when using hot glue. YMMV…

I'd say semi permanent, you can slowly start wobbling it back and forth to get a little friction / heat going, then it reverts back to a more gloopy state and you can remove stuff usually that way, if that makes sense :laugh2:
 

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I'd say semi permanent, you can slowly start wobbling it back and forth to get a little friction / heat going, then it reverts back to a more gloopy state and you can remove stuff usually that way, if that makes sense :laugh2:
My experience with hot glue has been pretty permanent. However, what you are saying makes sense.
 

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I think it depends on the surface, on wood I would say for sure, metal and plastic you have more options. I hate the stuff but it has its uses now and then.
 

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Try a thin layer of tape around the shaft to regain snugness.

P.S. I would not recommend spreading shaft ears to try to accommodate stripped plastic knobs. Tape is non-invasive, effective, and can be removed if you should ever get a new set.

Try some Teflon tape
 

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Hot glue is ghetto as hell but works well for this, pop some in the knob and press on, I'd put a bit of masking tape around the area to avoid hot glue on finish

Then you'll never get the knobs off again, EVER. Then if you want to change the knobs out or replace or even clean a pot, where are you? If any of those should occur, you'd have to rewire your guitar from scratch.>
 

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Cutting a small square of tin foil (or two) and covering the shaft would also work great. I like the foil vs. the tape because it doesn't leave a sticky residue.
 

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