Check Out My Knobs

Check Out My Knobs

Postby TI4-1009 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:25 pm

nice try....

The knobs for my Tiger project arrived today:

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After looking around I thought these looked the closest, and I'm delighted with them. Michael Slotboom at Armadillo Machine works made them. Brass, light knurl, no position marker flat-top knobs. Even came with the allen wrench, and the service and communication was excellent. He said these weren't the first knobs he's made that found their way onto Tigers.

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Re: Check Out My Knobs

Postby Jon S. » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:45 am

Damn right they're not! I got mine from Armadillo, too. A pleasure to do business with and fine products.
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Re: Check Out My Knobs

Postby strumminsix » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:35 pm

Are they different from regular brass Tele knobs?
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Re: Check Out My Knobs

Postby TI4-1009 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:06 am

They're a little different than the knobs on my tele. My tele knobs are chromed, plus they have little groove and rounded edge on the top. Size and knurl is about the same. I think Armadillo is a tele specialty machine shop.
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Re: Check Out My Knobs

Postby strumminsix » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:20 am

TI4-1009 wrote:They're a little different than the knobs on my tele. My tele knobs are chromed, plus they have little groove and rounded edge on the top. Size and knurl is about the same. I think Armadillo is a tele specialty machine shop.

Thanks for filling in what my eyes couldn't see :)
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Re: Check Out My Knobs

Postby JonnyBoy » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:10 pm

I just bought some new knobs too, I had a hard time finding pewter, my pickup ring is brushed aluminum, which is very similar. I thought I hit the goldmine seeing these kinda have the actual Rosebud rounded top, solid cast metal, and all 4 were $12!!

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