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PostPosted: 03 Oct 2011, 22:53 
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If you have seen images of any of my gear it is usualy anything but dead plain. If it is dead plain that is because I wanted it understated. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

Knobs: I love my knobs and most of the time I use the 30mm 4 oz solid brass variety. Expensive but "flash". Matt, who designed the Silver Dragon and the soon to be built 807 amp has ruined me for life. I now drink Woodford Reserve Kentucky whishy as a result of Matt's suggesting I try it. Whisky, knobs, what is the connection?

Woodford's corks have a timber cover. Once the cork is removed (easy job over a few whiskies) a smaller Al knob can be glued in (see imges). Now you have a soild shaft contact with a dark real timber Kentucky whisky knob. The Al knobs I use are a snug fit ($2 each) and you really don't need glue but I add it for security. Take a look and let me know what you think?? You could drink your way to better looking amps (lel - laugh even louder)
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PostPosted: 06 Oct 2011, 08:52 
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Do you have any pics of those knobs installed in an amp?
I would like to see the overall effect.
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PostPosted: 06 Oct 2011, 17:27 
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I wouldn't get too excited though I think the Woodford knobs are good they are nothing great but are definitely unique. I intent to make a small three-ply (timber) face board for this amp and place it behind the knob. This will hide part of the Al mounting knob and add just a touch more to the timber look.

The knobs do feel nice to use. Being wood they are neither hot nor cold have a large diameter and a "grippy" touch. I think they are made from old American oak barrels but I'm not sure. It would be nice to see others come up with some different knobs based on bottle tops etc.

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PostPosted: 07 Oct 2011, 13:33 
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I used to use wood, but they looked like crap over time, unless naturally dark (walnut, cocobolo, etc.)

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PostPosted: 12 Oct 2011, 22:30 
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I have failed to generate any excitement about genuine Woodford American Oak (possibly) timber knobs. But then I thought maybe the Al mounting knob is a bit glary. Well you now have a range of mounting colours. Small range anyhow. Take a look at the black based ones. Getting excited?

The glue from the label can be hard to remove. Rub off as much as you can then use eucalyptus oil to remove the rest. In fact rubbing this oil into the timber knobs really made them shine. And what man doesn't want a shiny knob. Use the oil. It will help protect the timber also. Here’s to a shiny knob!!
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you cannot beat a shiny knob. love your work mate.

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Nice way to doll up a plain inexpensive knob. Better yet, you have a good excuse to order up some bottles.

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Gio wrote:
Nice way to doll up a plain inexpensive knob. Better yet, you have a good excuse to order up some bottles.

My wife has banned any more purchase of expensive hooch. The knob stop here. They are nice but.

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mwhouston wrote:
My wife has banned any more purchase of expensive hooch.


Isn't that against the Geneva Convention or something? :shock: :?

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PostPosted: 18 Oct 2011, 21:59 
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Geek wrote:
mwhouston wrote:
My wife has banned any more purchase of expensive hooch.

Isn't that against the Geneva Convention or something? :shock: :?

I thought it may fall under cruality to animals??

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