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I lost my knob...
by es336td on 2013-02-16 11:22:37.5010

Recently, the model select knob on my Vax 600 will fall off if I turn the guitar upside down; to put on new strings, put in the batteries...   I changed strings yesterday and it fell off.  I put it back on, and was pretty sure it was on the guitar when I put it back in the bag.   I got to practice and didn't pay attention.  I turned it over to put in the battery pack and noticed it was gone when I turned it back over.   The damn thing was nowhere to be seen.   I checked everywhere around where I was sitting, and when I got home checked around where I had changed strings... nothing.   Is this available still, or am I out of luck?    I replaced it with an old submarine sonar knob I had from some scrap I brought home when I worked for the Navy.  It works pretty good, but now I know what the little leg on the bottom of the knob does.  The selector switch just continues to spin... the leg stops it.   Tonight should be interesting...

Re: I lost my knob...
by clay-man on 2013-02-16 12:53:23.6760

I literally saw a modeling knob on ebay before when searching for a V1 Variax to buy, but that's probably a very rare occurance.

If you do find it, put a little glue on that sucker next time.

Does your modeling selector still work though?

Re: I lost my knob...
by TheRealZap on 2013-02-16 16:37:23.2740

i'd contact support, i'm sure they can still get that:">">

(they're closed this monday... so you wont be able to call them or get a response until tuesday)

Re: I lost my knob...
by clay-man on 2013-02-16 17:10:27.6810

Heya Zap, aren't the 69's the same knob as the old variaxes? I'm pretty sure they are.

Re: I lost my knob...
by TheRealZap on 2013-02-16 19:28:57.2410

i know the labeling is... i'm just not sure about the backside, being that he said there is some sort of stopping mechanism that i'd never been aware of.

Re: I lost my knob...
by es336td on 2013-02-17 15:49:13.7830

found this...">">

However, it doesn't have the plastic leg on the bottom.   I am assuming the 300/600 series share this.  The shaft of the pot has the D-shaped top so it's keyed...  and the leg keeps the switch from just continually spinning.  The one on eBay looks like it's knurl for a force fit type deal.  Definitely going to put a drop of Elmers or something on there when I get a new one.

Re: I lost my knob...
by es336td on 2013-02-17 21:14:29.4010

I bought it... we shall see.

Re: I lost my knob...
by es336td on 2013-02-17 21:15:48.8490

Yes, it works fine as long as you know where you are.  Once you get to Custom 2, it keeps moving and eventually gets back to Custom 1.   I am assuming that is why the leg is on the knob to give it the finite range.

I found the attached pic on this forum in a search.  It shows the leg on the right side of the pic.

Re: I lost my knob...
by clay-man on 2013-02-18 11:37:03.4440

Maybe use some of the glue to fill it in to the shape properly.

Re: I lost my knob...
by es336td on 2013-02-18 19:07:26.0440

We practice at the other guitar player's house.  He found it today in his basement.  I  bought the other one and will see if I can modify it so I have a good spare.  That leg really does a lot more than it looks like it does.

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