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Just a quick question, I just purchased an incredible Smith vintage 1986 dovetail, Walnut body, birdseye center block, ebony board. The pots on this bass are super small and very thin, not standard sized pots. Does anyone have any experience with getting new knobs for these type of pots? As they are a bit loose and shaky and do not seem to tighten properly. Other than that, completely love the preamp and tone and neck and ....
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Just a quick question, I just purchased an incredible Smith vintage 1986 dovetail, Walnut body, birdseye center block, ebony board. The pots on this bass are super small and very thin, not standard sized pots. Does anyone have any experience with getting new knobs for these type of pots? As they are a bit loose and shaky and do not seem to tighten properly. Other than that, completely love the preamp and tone and neck and ....
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Only I would know, I think. Pics of the bass?
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Here are some pics of the bass, Ill get a pic of the pot shaft in the next day or two. Thank you for your help.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=a0414a1fc2
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:17 PM
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Here are some pics of the bass, Ill get a pic of the pot shaft in the next day or two. Thank you for your help.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=a0414a1fc2
Ok, they look like the original knobs. The shafts are different sizes I believe as well. Are you using the right size wrench to tighten them? The small ones might us a .050" (same as the bridge). The bigger knobs a 1/16" (.0625"). Each might have two screws but I don't remember exactly. Just look!
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