Speed knobs for G5420T

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by CalicoSkies, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Gretschie

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    Nov 18, 2019
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    I like the look of these knobs.. To each their own. I do think the stock chrome Gretsch knobs look good too.
     
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  2. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

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    Feb 13, 2015
    tejas
    I totally get it. I've been thinking of putting these on my EC for a while now. Maybe I might just actually do it now!

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  3. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Gretschie

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    Nov 18, 2019
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  4. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I actually like those and think they would look good on an El Pescadoro! You should buy one and try it!
     
  5. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

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    Feb 13, 2015
    tejas
    dead serious. I dunno, i like the antique white with the aged binding and I just think it'd look pretty cool. If not, no big loss.
     
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  6. TW4990

    TW4990 Gretschie

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    Aug 20, 2016
    Sydney Australia
    Have a look at the Streamliners, they have similar looking plastic control knobs, most folks cant wait to get them off.
    I have to ask this question though, WHY????????
     
  7. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    Speed Knobs for a Epiphone Les Paul should fit. Gibson knobs pretty likely won‘t, I guess.

    From the design point of view silver Speed Knobs would be my choice, but come on ... the original knobs look much better ;)
     
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  8. snakestretcher

    snakestretcher Gretschie

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    If you want 'speed' knobs then the closest genuine Gretsch near-equivalent would be those fitted to Streamliners. Slightly taller than the Gibson variety they are unnumbered (who looks at the numbers anyway?), but are very similar to the early Gretsch knobs they are supposed to emulate-although they are push-fit as opposed to the originals which used grub screws to tighten. Personally I think they look good; whether or not they can be bought separately is another matter.

    https://www.capitolguitars.com/list...-hollow-body-w-bigsby-broadtron-gold/18352589
     
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  9. snakestretcher

    snakestretcher Gretschie

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    I agree; the idea was to emulate early Gretsch plastic knobs. I like them.
     
  10. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Where did you get these from? I would like to buy a handful.
     
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  11. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

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    Feb 13, 2015
    tejas
    They are replicas that TK Smith makes tksmith.net. I haven't bought any yet, but he's a legend so I trust that they're top flight.
     
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  12. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Gretschie

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    Nov 18, 2019
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    I like the look of these black knobs with the numbers on the inside. Is there a particular problem with these types of knobs that make people want to remove them?
     
  13. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I think it’s just personal taste. Not really my thing but who knows a future project may call for them.
     
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  14. TW4990

    TW4990 Gretschie

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    Aug 20, 2016
    Sydney Australia
    No Problem at all, I have them on my Streamliner.
    It's a personal taste thing I guess.
    5420's just look right with the g knobs.
     
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