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those vintage les paul knobs

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blackzerogsh
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just for fun, i'm planning on getting my les paul as close to jimmy page's as i can (new humbuckers...jimmy page wiring mod...etc).

i've been looking at some pictures and i noticed that on his les paul, and other vintage gibsons, on the volume/tone knobs, it looks like there is some sort of metal arrow shape thingie attached to the pot, so that you can indicate what number level you are on.

i was wondering, is this an add on that you screw on underneath the actual knob, or is this a certain type of knob that has those metal arrow things built in?

where could i buy some?


you can see them on the 1 o'clock position of each knob


   
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blackzerogsh
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i just found a much better picture


   
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quarterfront
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http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Knobs/Position_indicators.html

I've heard these referred to as "Blood Testers".


   
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blackzerogsh
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thanks

i just bought the pickup selector plate. the one that says "rhythm" and treble" and i was wondering...how do i actually get it on? do i just pull the old one off and slid the new one in its palce? or do i need to unscrew the pickup selector or something?


   
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kent_eh
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It goes underneath the nut that holds the selector in place. The nut holds the name plate and the switch on the guitar.

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