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    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 [img]/images/graemlins/scratchhead.gif[/img]

  • #2
    Re: tightening pots and volume knobs

    Take the knobs off, get a wrench and tighten the nuts.

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    • #3
      Re: tightening pots and volume knobs

      yea but how should i pry the knobs off without scratching the guitar

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      • #4
        Re: tightening pots and volume knobs

        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! [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]









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        • #5
          Re: tightening pots and volume knobs

          Yeah, the shirt idea is good. Dental floss and a spoon also work well. [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
          I feel my soul go cold... only the dead are smiling.

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          • #6
            Re: tightening pots and volume knobs

            joe, i don't wanna hear about your crazy bedroom antics!
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            • #7
              Re: tightening pots and volume knobs

              hahah thanks alot all

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              • #8
                Re: tightening pots and volume knobs

                [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
                I feel my soul go cold... only the dead are smiling.

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