#1
I just bought my Epiphone SG Special for $100 Cad. I know I'm going to get **** from you guys, but I like the guitar and I think it plays great.

And is it possible to remove the tone and volume knobs from the guitar? I'm pretty sure mine are backwards since when I turn the volume knob it doesn't turn up the volume, but when I turn my tone knob it does tun up the volume.( Tone knob is on the volume pot, and Volume knob is on the Tone Pot)






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#2
Eh. Not a fan of Epiphone stuff, especially their lower end stuff, but at least it looks ok.

Good job on not going for the overused Red finish + black pickguard
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#3
just pop the knobs off and change them voila!

i kinda like it... its screaming to be modded and repainted
#4
HNGD how do you like btw is this your first or second guitar?
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HNGD how do you like btw is this your first or second guitar?



First ever electric, so in my mind it's GREAT


just pop the knobs off and change them voila!

i kinda like it... its screaming to be modded and repainted



So I just pull them off? Or do I have to open up the back and access the pots.
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#6
there should be a nut holding the pot onto the top of the guitar, just loosen that and switch them. you'll have to open the back, but just be careful not to wrap the wires around eachother inside or anything (you don't want to disconnect anything) and if i were you i'd switch those knobs for speed knobs!



i do love speed knobs

anyway nice starter guitar! enjoy dude
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there should be a nut holding the pot onto the top of the guitar, just loosen that and switch them. you'll have to open the back, but just be careful not to wrap the wires around eachother inside or anything (you don't want to disconnect anything) and if i were you i'd switch those knobs for speed knobs!



i do love speed knobs

anyway nice starter guitar! enjoy dude



The knob is covering the little nut.

And thanks
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#8
just use a screwdriver or a knife to pull the off... it sounds scary as it is you new guitar but knobs are not glued or anything... just pop em' out

EDIT: ooohhhh i read it as if you wanted to switch the KNOBS not POTS... for the pots you do have to mess around the back... just be careful with the soldering points
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just use a screwdriver or a knife to pull the off... it sounds scary as it is you new guitar but knobs are not glued or anything... just pop em' out

EDIT: ooohhhh i read it as if you wanted to switch the KNOBS not POTS... for the pots you do have to mess around the back... just be careful with the soldering points



No I actually want to switch the knobs around, I will try to pull them off carefully.

Is it possible for me to add in another volume and tone knobs, So I have a separate one for each pick-up?
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#10
yes it is possible... and no you wont be able to... something like that will cost more than your guitar itself... so live it alone and start messing with it and having fun...


ive never had a guitar 2 volumes and 2 tone knobs btw... its all the same to me... the only true use i see in it is to use it like a kill switch...
#11
yeah sorry lol forgot the first part. pop the knob off. they're pretty solid, but no glued or anything, so a good careful pull and they should be off. then just loosen the nut and you're good!
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No I actually want to switch the knobs around, I will try to pull them off carefully.

Is it possible for me to add in another volume and tone knobs, So I have a separate one for each pick-up?

You'll need to solder them in and drill new holes for them AND maybe rout out the back even more, which would require a new plate to cover it. It's most likely not worth the effort, honestly. But yes, it is possible.
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#13
if you want separate controls for each but don't want to drill any new holes you could look into getting some concentric pots.
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#16
HNGD! mod it mod it
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if you want separate controls for each but don't want to drill any new holes you could look into getting some concentric pots.



They're also known as stacked pots right? How do they work?


nice guitar...........how do u like the neck?


It's not a big switch from my Washburn acoustic actually.
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They're also known as stacked pots right? How do they work?


here's a good picture of some concentric pots with knobs attached to them.



basically 2 pots in the space you'd need for one. turn the top knob it controls the first set of lugs, turn the bottom knob it controls the second set.
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