Rubber band on push pull pots

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  1. zoddo7

    zoddo7 New Member

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    I have a wonderful PRS studio.
    It’s a great guitar, the best I ever owned: the bridge humbucker is sweet, the narrowfields are some of the best pickups I heard.

    My studio has in my opinion only 1 little defect: the tone pot is push pull to split the humbucker, but the crystal clear knob is difficult to pull.

    I have solved the issue with 2€, buying a silicon ring made for vape sticks. It’s 21-25mm diameter in size and it sticks perfectly on my pots, giving them a perfect grip.

    Mine has a batman logo that fits nice on my blue burst PRS Studio.
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    You can find them on ebay, this is the one i bought but you can find plenty different colors:
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.it/ulk/itm/283049882335

    You can use the rubber band without any risk to damage the guitar, and I find them very confortable.
     
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  2. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Great idea zoddo7, and a beautiful guitar!

    I might try those for my Studio.
     
  3. zoddo7

    zoddo7 New Member

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    They are the perfect size for the knobs, because they leave the numbers readable.

    I love my studio. Extremely underrated guitar, I don’t know why!
     
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  4. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Man - now I want some of those Batman rings.
     
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  5. jvin248

    jvin248 New Member

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    Those bands are the perfect size, good find!

    First Act guitars, some models sold through the big box retailers, had o-rings in grooves cut around their hat-style knobs like these.
    Example picture from an old VOX guitar.

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  6. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Nice Studio!
     
  7. You-S4-It

    You-S4-It New Member

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    i sprayed my knobs with clear plasti-dip. It's not 100% clear (slightly milky) but definitely helps with the pull up grip.
    As I have both PRS and Gibby singlecuts with 4-knobs, every now and again, that slight tactile feel comes in handy when I forget which one's the tone knob in the heat of wail! Sucks going for woman tone and getting zero volume! :eek:
     
  8. zoddo7

    zoddo7 New Member

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    Maybe a different shape, with a little crown on the top, would make easier to pull. But the silicon ring is for me a perfect, reversible and cheap solution. Just wanted to share.
     
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  9. zoddo7

    zoddo7 New Member

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  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    The bands are a great idea! I have trouble getting a decent grip to pull up the knobs on mine, too.

    Sweet guitar, btw.
     
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  11. bricel24

    bricel24 New Member

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    I use a generic rubber band on the 5-way rotary of my 09 Standard 22 :D super helpful!
     
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  12. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Great idea!
     
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    zoddo7 New Member

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    I searched for a generic 20mm-25mm rubber band but couldn’t find, until I discovered that some vape tools uses one of the perfect size.
    There’s a lot of different colors, words and logos, more than plain black ones.
     
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