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SILENTSCREAM
10-20-2005, 08:52 PM
hey sorry about this stupid topic (im an idiot, i know) but two of my gibson explorers volume knob pots are pretty loose, and i just was wondering what are the best methods of tightening them.

thanks, jack the noob /images/graemlins/scratchhead.gif

Sunbane
10-21-2005, 02:48 AM
Take the knobs off, get a wrench and tighten the nuts.

SILENTSCREAM
10-21-2005, 07:35 AM
yea but how should i pry the knobs off without scratching the guitar

sully
10-21-2005, 10:12 AM
there's a few ways you can do it. one is to slide a credit card underneath the knob (using that as a protector for the body) and use a thin slothead screwdriver and slide it underneath the knob (but on top of the credit card). GENTLY use the screwdriver to loosen the knob enough for you to where you should be able to remove the knob by hand. be careful b/c you can crack or chip the knob if you pry too hard or too fast.

another way to remove them (and this may be a little bit easier) is to take a t-shirt or something similar and slide it under the knob. wrap the tshirt tightly around the underside of the knob and then twist the excess tightly and pull straight up. see pix. if you don't wrap the tshirt tight enough, it will come flying off and probably scare the hell out of you the first time it happens. at least that's what my experience was the first time! /images/graemlins/laugh.gif

http://www.sullyville.net/crap/knob1.jpg

http://www.sullyville.net/crap/knob2.jpg

http://www.sullyville.net/crap/knob3.jpg

http://www.sullyville.net/crap/knob4.jpg

http://www.sullyville.net/crap/knob5.jpg

toejam
10-21-2005, 10:29 AM
Yeah, the shirt idea is good. Dental floss and a spoon also work well. /images/graemlins/grin.gif

sully
10-21-2005, 10:49 AM
joe, i don't wanna hear about your crazy bedroom antics!

SILENTSCREAM
10-21-2005, 03:55 PM
hahah thanks alot all

toejam
10-21-2005, 05:08 PM
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