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    Classic Rocker prsrocker1988's Avatar
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    New Knobs Day - aka "Howard Leese mod"

    So I saw the video of Howard talking about the Fender amp knobs on his PRS's......

    So I knew it'd be a great fit for my McCarty with cream P90s.

    I was right!

    Before (only pic I could find right now):



    After:



    I'm probably not going to do it to every PRS I have, but it works on this baby!
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    Lookin' nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Lookin' nice!
    Certainly is sharp. Easy mod with big impact!
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    Makes you wonder why more knobs don't have a pointer or something that is easy to see where it is set.
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    Looks great on that one.

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    Very cool...love the sound of soapys but they can be blah aesthetically...that really makes it look "all together!"
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    Kickin upgrade...nice job!!

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    Makes you wonder why more knobs don't have a pointer or something that is easy to see where it is set.
    Because the guitar manufactures want us all to play like BB King, he doesn't even look at the knobs when he turns them. It's a conspiracy I tell you!

    In all seriousness, I like the mod. The pickup covers, tuning pegs, and knobs all match now. The way it SHOULD be.

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    It looks great!
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

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    very cool!
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    Thanks guys! I knew the cream knobs would be a color match to the Soaps and I was right.... It certainly fits the vibe way more than the black speed knobs.

    I also kinda like the pointer, lets you know where you are volume wise without looking for a number.
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    Looking good Muh-man!












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    Definitely a good aesthetic. The black knobs with cream pickups seems so wrong now.

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    Very nice!

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    Very cool!

    I had put the brown version on my SE Akesson last year, and they look and feel great in person!





    ...I can see why Howard uses them too....
    In fact, I was thinking about getting some more to try on a few other guitars....
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    Looks great. Good choice.
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    Classic Rocker prsrocker1988's Avatar
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    Here's a better "after" picture:

    "Just 'cuz ya wrote 'em, don't mean you can play 'em!" - Joe Walsh

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    Nice!

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    Much better , as said earlier-The pickup covers, tuning pegs, and knobs all match now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    Very cool!

    I had put the brown version on my SE Akesson last year, and they look and feel great in person!





    ...I can see why Howard uses them too....
    In fact, I was thinking about getting some more to try on a few other guitars....
    Nice!
    "Just 'cuz ya wrote 'em, don't mean you can play 'em!" - Joe Walsh

    2010 Custom 24 10 Top Fire Red Burst with 57/08s
    2007 NOS McCarty Korina/Braz board Vintage Cherry with Soapbars
    2006 SE Custom 22 Grey Black with Seymour Duncan Jazz/JB

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