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Daniel Flanigan

 

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Post  Posted 23 Jun 2024 5:59 pm    
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Steve Cole wrote:
Regarding the knobs, it might be worth it to search out “vintage radio knobs” on eBay. That’s actually how I found my pair. I paid $28 when someone else was parting out the same knobs for $80.



Yes, radio knobs can make for some real neat guitar control knobs.

One thing to keep an eye out for with radio knobs is Radium lume pips , which is something you see occasionally, especially if they came from a radio alarm clock. It would of course be up to the individual if that's something that would bother you, I for one wear Radium dialed watches in my daily rotation, but it's something to be aware of.


Another thing to keep in mind is that some radio knobs fit a different size pot shaft than a guitar knob, if I'm not mistaken.
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Tony Oresteen


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Post  Posted 29 Jun 2024 11:54 am    
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Daniel Flanigan wrote:
Hey, Tony, I found some original BR-9 knobs on Reverb. Kinda pricey for what they are, but they're worth takin' a look at.

https://reverb.com/item/81964387-1947-1959-gibson-br9-vintage-lap-steel-guitar-knobs-p233


I saw those Dan but had already bought a cream set.

My second BR-9 arrived! Very Happy I will start a new thread on it.
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Daniel Flanigan

 

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Post  Posted 29 Jun 2024 12:14 pm    
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Nice, Tony. Those BR-9s are sure neat. It's really a crime that I've never owned one, I really need to pick one up one of these days. I've seen a Reverb seller that has a couple BR-9 stripped bodies for around $200 or so, but every time I consider buying one for a project, I figure that after buying all the parts it would probably cost about the same as buying a complete original one. I'll be looking forward to seeing your next project.
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Tony Oresteen


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Post  Posted 29 Jun 2024 2:14 pm    
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Dan,

I understand. Usually buying a husk ends up costing more. I buy them for two reasons:

1. They are rare and deserve a restoration. Or

2. I plan on modding it and will be buying parts I want in the guitar any way so no need to pay a premium for original parts.

My first BR-9 was a husk and I knew I would be modding it.

The BR-9 I just bought had an original case and the BR-9 was in great shape except for the tuners so I grabbed it.

Sometimes you have to pay the piper upfront.
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