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Want to get rid of the volume pot...

Discussion in 'Backline' started by AD Chaos, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. AD Chaos

    AD Chaos MGTOW

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    .. On a couple of gtrs, because it's located way too close to the bridge pup for my chord playing (hurts my fingers on the down strokes, as I like to play those chugz hard)-

    I'm planning to yank the tone gate/pot altogether (no use for it, personally) and put the volume in there instead, would like it if the front of the instrument ends up looking cleaner- so my question is this:
    What can I put in there to cover the hole (where the vol pot was) and hopefully not mess the aesthetics of the gtr? are there items sold for this kind of thing (like some very low-profile pot or knob-like lid, if that makes sense) or some epoxy resin kinda thing maybe?

    Thanks
     
  2. MatrixClaw

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    You might be able to find some kind of plug that fits the same size hole. That's what I'd do if you don't want to fill it in, so it's reversible.
     
  3. Rupturemetal

    Rupturemetal I am rape-I am hate

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    Yea I'm doing the same thing. Jackson puts the volume pot in a bad spot. Look at Karl's (Nile) guitar . he uses a plastic plug of some sorts, looks clean
     
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    You can get little rubber plugs at just about any hardware store. I did the same thing to my ESP and my Ibanez and the end result is a super simple, sleek look.

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    I just filled the gap with rubber and then put some nailpolish on top of it. Ain't the best but worked for my Ibanez.

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    i put gaff on it from the inside lol
     
  7. AD Chaos

    AD Chaos MGTOW

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    Adhesive tape? :guh:


    :lol:
     
  8. D.Vial

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    This. I already move the volume pot on my Jackson Ke-2 to the tone pot spot, Marty Friedman used to do the same thing on his early kellys (pre ke-1)
     

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