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ilan



127.0.0.1

Nov 2nd, 2017 12:36 AM        

For years I had repro P knobs on my '70, and I didn't like them because they were too shiny and didn't look right. So I bought a 70's set off eBay (â¬22, about $26). <br /> <br /> Seems like a waste of money just to dull a couple of shiny knobs, right? But what a difference. <br /> <br /> It's mainly the mass. "Real" 70s P knobs are 2-3 times heavier than repro. They are really heavy, and as a consequence, they roll so much easier. <br /> <br /> So, assuming my '77 J will get 3 of those soon, Jaco style, are there repro P-type knobs that weigh like the old ones? <br />



Bubbalou



USA

THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Nov 3rd, 2017 06:20 AM        

Bet they are all metal and do not just have metal shell and plastic interiour



ilan



127.0.0.1

Nov 3rd, 2017 06:30 AM        

Exactly. Chrome plated brass, I think.



Te 52



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Nov 3rd, 2017 10:36 AM        

Chrome- or nickel-plated flat-top solid brass knobs are easy to find, but it sounds like you want aged or reliced ones.



ilan



127.0.0.1

Nov 4th, 2017 09:21 AM        

Also the new ones have finer or tighter knurling, and I prefer the older knurling.



Bubbalou



USA

THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Nov 4th, 2017 09:34 PM        

ilan, I will see if I can find some if possible



rwb

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Canada

The Plankster of Love
Nov 5th, 2017 02:34 PM        

I just noticed how heavy feeling the lower profile "dome" style knobs are that came on my new Nash "52 P" - love the feel of them



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