#1
Hey folks,

I've got a right handed Epi SG special that I play lefty due to a medical condition.

Anyways the knobs are getting in the way, I'd like to replace them.


I was thinking about getting a low profile knob thats wide but VERY short. (I could cut down the pot shaft if I have to). Maybe like a few 16ths in height a 7/8's or an inch wide or so

The problem is I can't find anything along these lines. So does anyone know of where I could find something like this? Or how I would go about fabricating it if I had too?

Thanks in advance guys
My Gear:

Guitar #1: 1997 Fender MIM Strat
Guitar #2: 2007 Epi SG (G-310)

Effects: Roland DS-1 Distortion (for switching in distortion quickly, NOT cause I want a "l33t brootalz tonz!")
Amp: Roland Microcube
#3
Quote by postmortem2006
How about buying a left handed guitar.....



I have two left handed guitars.......

maybe I want to play the SG?

it's all setup, and the intonation is fine, just the knobs are in the way....
My Gear:

Guitar #1: 1997 Fender MIM Strat
Guitar #2: 2007 Epi SG (G-310)

Effects: Roland DS-1 Distortion (for switching in distortion quickly, NOT cause I want a "l33t brootalz tonz!")
Amp: Roland Microcube
#4
make some out of wood is probably the best way to get exactly what you want, and outta curiosity, why does a medical condition make you have to play lefty
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#5
Quote by ChaoticVengence
make some out of wood is probably the best way to get exactly what you want, and outta curiosity, why does a medical condition make you have to play lefty


My left hand has weak fingers, it doesn't give me any problems in daily life but I can't fret with it cause my ring finger only has one knuckle my middle finger, has no joints only two floating bones, and my index is weak....
My Gear:

Guitar #1: 1997 Fender MIM Strat
Guitar #2: 2007 Epi SG (G-310)

Effects: Roland DS-1 Distortion (for switching in distortion quickly, NOT cause I want a "l33t brootalz tonz!")
Amp: Roland Microcube
#6
You could try using knobs that are designed for the lower half of concentric pots, they're 3/8 of an inch tall, but you'd probably have to cut down the shaft of the pot...
Other than that, I'm not sure what you could try.

edit: there's also ones that are 13/32 tall. Not much of a difference, but they're a bit lower and wider.
Last edited by james4 at Nov 2, 2007,
#7
you could take off the pot, add washers and such to the bottom, and then the nut to the top, and make them out of wood then you can get them pretty low. i feel for you man i really do
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#8
Quote by t heff
you could take off the pot, add washers and such to the bottom, and then the nut to the top, and make them out of wood then you can get them pretty low. i feel for you man i really do



Thanks for the ideas guys!

I'll give some of them a try and see what works.

and heff: no need to "feel for me" It's an inconvenience, that's about all....
My Gear:

Guitar #1: 1997 Fender MIM Strat
Guitar #2: 2007 Epi SG (G-310)

Effects: Roland DS-1 Distortion (for switching in distortion quickly, NOT cause I want a "l33t brootalz tonz!")
Amp: Roland Microcube
#9
well i hand an accedent where i became partialy paralized in my fretting hand so
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T Heff, No shit I'm a n00b

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EDIT: t heff wins the for the best response.

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i im gonna have to agree with t heff