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Is there any trick to removing the volume knob from the JTV69? It doesn't seem to want to budge and I don't want to mess it up by pulling on it if it's not going to come loose....

 

Thanks for any help here. 

 

Best to all,

Bradley GT

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Pair of spoons or flat-head drivers,... very carefully.

 

Why do you need to pull off the knob?

 

 

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Thank for the response. When I removed the plastic from the pickguard a large piece refused to come loose from under the volume control knob. Part of it is still under there and sticks out. Just would like to clean it up. Personal pride thing I guess... nothing functional.

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Be very careful loosening the nut under it. It holds in a bracket underneath. If it gets too loose, it can fall inside.

Also, if it gets too loose and you tighten the nut again, it can leave the Model knob off center and can hang-up when

you go to engage the Models. So be very careful and aware.  

 

 

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Understood. So, just to make sure I understand - the volume knob slips off by moving it up vertically - there's no set screw or anything else holding it. Is that correct?

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You can use a rag slipped under the knob, wrapped around and pull up. Its safer than prying which can damage the pick guard. 

 

 

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Great! Thanks to you both for responding - I have now removed the volume knob, peeled off the plastic and replaced the knob. 

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This is interesting, My jTV69 has stopped responding to model changes from my Pod hd500 and it happened just after I tightened up my loose volume knob. I never connected the two things until I saw this post. Could that have caused my problem and if so what can I do about it?

cheers.

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Loose nut under the knob can result in an intermittent chassis ground,

and that can lead to a host of minor issues.

 

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27 minutes ago, psarkissian said:

Loose nut under the knob can result in an intermittent chassis ground,

and that can lead to a host of minor issues.

 

 

Thanks - it did come off. I VERY lovingly and gently worked it loose using a pair of spoons. It didn't want to come off at all. Took about a half hour moving it a micron at a time so as not to stress the pot. It went back on a lot easier than it came off. Allowed me to cleanly removed the leftover pickguard plastic. Best to all!!!

 

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