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I got tired of not being able to see the controls clearly on my SJ when on stage, so I carefully painted the holes with nail polish. I'm not so sure about the color - it sort of matches the body - but that's easy enough to change.

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Great work. Have you thought of using any "Glow in the Dark" kind of thing? I am sure it would be even more visible. I am not sure what the seller would think of the person asking :lol:
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That opens the door to a really interesting application for LEDs....
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[quote="lomo":3n9fz7j5]That opens the door to a really interseting application for LEDs....[/quote:3n9fz7j5]

You're right. Do they make pots that 'light up"? That would definitely solve the visibility problem.


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I think THG knobs does.
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[quote="fullrangebass":16nba1vu]Great work. Have you thought of using any "Glow in the Dark" kind of thing? [/quote:16nba1vu]

I haven't considered it, but it sounds like a good idea. Where would you find the stuff to do it with? Paint? Stickers?

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[quote="Dragonlord":1qj46rvw]I think THG knobs does.[/quote:1qj46rvw]
http://thgknobsforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=22.0
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Nice work Mark.

We've considered LEDs and fiber optics. We couldn't find an economical solution. Maybe sometime in the future.

Our newest knobs feature a round bump indicator instead of a disc shaped pocket. The bump is a little easier to see and if needed you can feel it.
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":22l0mnpk]
Our newest knobs feature a round bump indicator instead of a disc shaped pocket. The bump is a little easier to see and if needed you can feel it.[/quote:22l0mnpk]

Evolution is beautiful :-)
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I'm hearin' you Gueetard. Over the last 2 days I've been contemplating putting either paint or a dot in the hole. Also putting something on the side of the knob.

If you can't remember where your pu setting is, you have to turn the knob all the way then go to where you need to be.

I've been boosting the bass a little lately and it'd be great to have some kinda marker to see where you're at.

Sheldon, how would you put an extra hole in the side of the knob so you can drop some paint in?
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[quote="Funkshwey":25w8y6h7]I'm hearin' you Gueetard. Over the last 2 days I've been contemplating putting either paint or a dot in the hole. Also putting something on the side of the knob.

If you can't remember where your pu setting is, you have to turn the knob all the way then go to where you need to be.

I've been boosting the bass a little lately and it'd be great to have some kinda marker to see where you're at.

Sheldon, how would you put an extra hole in the side of the knob so you can drop some paint in?[/quote:25w8y6h7]

I would make the hole with a brand new drill bit, hand-held, so you could control the depth. However, these knobs that I fixed up are easily visible, so it seems like a hole on the side would be redundant.

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Mark,

I'd like a set if Fire Engine Red. How much do you charge? :D

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Rubber doesn't drill well at all. A dot inside one of the scallops would probably last a long time.
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[quote="John H.":2diiaspm]Mark,

I'd like a set if Fire Engine Red. How much do you charge? :D

John[/quote:2diiaspm]

Sorry, John. I'm not taking any orders at this time - I ran out of toothpicks! :wink:

Hey, Sheldon. Do you need a full-time knob painter? :D I'd be willing to do it for $75K/yr. :shock: I guess we all have to start somewhere!


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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":2eio4xkg]Rubber doesn't drill well at all. A dot inside one of the scallops would probably last a long time.[/quote:2eio4xkg]

I was actually thinking that you would not put the bit in a hand drill, or a press, but you would hold the bit itself in your hand and easily [i:2eio4xkg]cut[/i:2eio4xkg] a hole into the rubber. High speed would definitely not work.

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How exactly did you apply the nail polish? With the brush or a toothpick drip method?
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[quote="Funkshwey":199vlbyn]How exactly did you apply the nail polish? With the brush or a toothpick drip method?[/quote:199vlbyn]

The latter.

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