Who's picking vol knob locations on these "metal" guitars?

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by MYGFH, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Science_Penguin

    Science_Penguin SS.org Regular

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    I had this problem with my old Jackson a few years back. My solution was just to remove the knob. Just the knob. The pot was still there, looked kinda weird, but at least the only way I could mess with the volume was on purpose.
     
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    It's not necessarily a poor technique thing; if someone grew up playing a guitar with knobs further away from the bridge, like a Les Paul, moving to a strat or similar can require an adjustment (though I find the typical plastic strat knobs to be short enough that they don't bother me).


    You can probably get used to raising your pinky a bit so it clears the volume knob pretty easily, but moving the knob works, too.
     
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    Sure but if it was really that much of a nuisance there's plenty of possible solutions. Rewiring a mini toggle switch to turn the guitar into an on/off deal in the place of the volume knob. Or even on a minor scale just removing the knob for the show/taping it down at full volume so those minor knudges don't slowly turn your volume to zero.

    I totally get you, but at the same time I'm explaining why it isn't a problem for me. My hand is curled into an almost-fist 90% of the time unless I'm hybrid picking and I never make contact with my knobs. My main guitar right now has them pretty close and even then I never feel it, if it was an issue for me I've long since overcome it.

    It's different than on a Strat, it has the closest volume knob by design to the bridge/high e and sure I can definitely attest to that being slightly uncomfortable, but that's the worst case scenario design wise with the literal extreme.
     

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