Lampshade knobs look dinky

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I wanted to replace the speed knobs on my Standard 24, because they were kinda slippery and hard to grab, to pull up for the coil split. So...ordered "official" PRS lampshade off Amazon. Package even says PRS on it too (and may cause cancer! lol). But they look 3/4 size, next to the speed knobs and I really don't like them. So I guess more new parts, in the junk drawer. I guess I need those old Flash Gordon 2 inchers!
 
You have no problem finding someone to take those lampshades. I love em.. dibbs! :D

Let me find a link of some big knobs I used that are like the DW CE24 knobs, but a little bigger. Took a bit of adjustment visually, but now I'm a big fan. You might like them

Edit- Found it!

 
I like the style...they just look like they shrunk!....like an imitation, but the sizing is wrong.
Btw...mini toggles...ugh. finished with those in the 80s.
 
Let me find a link of some big knobs I used

I did a search for big knobs as well. 47 pages in, still haven't seen anything guitar-related.

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On my S2 594 McCarty the top is flat and the lampshades on the tone controls I can’t grab underneath enough to pull up. I ended up putting Gibson Speed knobs on those tone controls. Problem solved. Left the lampshades on the volume pots. Looks pretty good… function over form….
 
I think the lampshade knobs have a classy look on a core PRS. I put them on my 06 CU22 and 06 SAS when they first came out. I have them on most of my PRS guitars.

They work well on the core line with how they are recessed into the top. I also think they work with these guitars well due to the low/zero friction pots. If the pots were stiffer I could see them not working as well.

I agree that they make a push pull pot a little challenging to use. Thankfully the PRS core pots are easy enough to pull up that I can still use them. I honestly don't use the taps on my guitars much. I forget they are there on some of my guitars and am always surprised when I find a guitar has them that I didn't think had them. :)
 
I agree that they make a push pull pot a little challenging to use.
This is my only issue with the lampshades; I like the look, however, they're an elegant detail. The DGT model went back to the old style speed knobs, and they're certainly easier to pull up to get single coil sounds.

There have been times I've been tempted to put a set of simple knurled metal knobs on one of my PRS', but haven't had the heart to change the look.
 
These say PRS right on the packaging...part # too, etc....

Yes...there are imitations all over Amazon.

My bad. I guess I have small hands ;)

Are you able to upload pics of them. The copies aren’t as transparent as the real deal, certainly that’s how they look on pics on the net
 
This is my only issue with the lampshades; I like the look, however, they're an elegant detail. The DGT model went back to the old style speed knobs, and they're certainly easier to pull up to get single coil sounds.

There have been times I've been tempted to put a set of simple knurled metal knobs on one of my PRS', but haven't had the heart to change the look.
Your post makes me wonder just how bad a knurled metal knob would on a PRS. I have them on my Suhr carve top customs and they don't look too bad on those. I think that is because the bridges are chrome and the chrome knobs are close enough to the bridge that it seems to tie it together.
 
Your post makes me wonder just how bad a knurled metal knob would on a PRS. I have them on my Suhr carve top customs and they don't look too bad on those. I think that is because the bridges are chrome and the chrome knobs are close enough to the bridge that it seems to tie it together.
I'm sure they'd look fine, but not quite as uniquely PRS. They're probably also available in nickel as well as chrome, so you can get them to match if so desired.

I'd change them out if I toured and needed to get the knobs pulled up quickly. In the studio there's plenty of time to just deal with the lampshades.

The perfect solution would be if PRS simply put a tiny flange around the top edge of the knob, you could easily grab it. Their guitars are so detail oriented, it surprises me that no one at PRS has done it, since the rest of the guitars have ergonomics covered in spades. All you'd need to do is have it add to the ability to pull up - it could be nearly invisible so as not to spoil the look.
 
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