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FDP Forum / Amp Mods, Repairs, and Projects / What are your favorite knobs on a amp?


LA , Calif

I try my best
Nov 25th, 2016 08:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

I ask since most amps I've had were fender and the only Tweed style i own is a AA763 Champ build.

I used the black chicken head knobs. Happen to like the fender SF and Blackface knobs.

I don't mind the chicken type and do have 2 cream ones and 4 cream round knobs Fender used on the first BF 6G2 princeton and 2 of the same type brown. Can't use the SF/BF type because to large and would cover the face numbers and 2 sets of numbers.

Thought I'd use the Brown round Fender knobs with the white line since this build's cab is all Mahogany 3/4" ply and a brown /gold round speaker grill. Never mind the brown knobs I need three. I looked on AES and see they still have the real fender knobs without the brass insert that always seems to crack the plastic. That's the type I have. Have plenty of SF/BF type and black chicken head.

I did have three sort of narrow panel tweed 94 Pro Jr and 2001 black tolex Pro Jr and a 94 tweed blues deluxe.

I think the small round fender knobs might have a better feel just one finger used.

I like front facing panels best though.

(This message was last edited by catnineblue at 10:55 PM, Nov 25th, 2016)

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Whitehorse Canada

I don't get out much
Nov 25th, 2016 09:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

" I looked on AES and see they still have the real fender knobs"

They also stock an aftermarket knock-off for less money.
Don't go there.



all your tone are belong to us
Nov 26th, 2016 04:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

I like the one marked 'volume'



Nov 26th, 2016 05:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

Knobs that go to twelve!

Goes to 12

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Notice the music

not the guitar brand
Nov 26th, 2016 05:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

Chicken heads and stove knobs (think early Ampeg) make a lot of sense on amps because from 10 feet away you can see where they're set.

Round knobs with winky little pointer lines are dopey on amps, especially on less-than-ideal lighting situations.

Same goes for chicken head knobs on a guitar: dopey! Can't easily wrap a pinky around 'em and nudge 'em into position.

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American Patriot

I'm Loron, Moron's twin brother.
Nov 27th, 2016 04:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

I like the ones I can see.

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