Struggling to keep knob stiff - any ideas?

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Struggling to keep knob stiff - any ideas?

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I know not all of us are comfortable talking about these kinds of topics, but it can happen to anyone so I'd like to call on the experience of the forum. :angel:

...I have a pedal with a knob that I want to be harder to turn.

How fix?

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erm..... pfizer?

Why harder to turn? is it not staying in place? Maybe an elastic band wrapped around the shaft (steady jb) under the knob (and he's gone....) so the band is in contact with both knob, shaft and pedal (explosion!!!!)
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Bg wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:51 pm

Why harder to turn? is it not staying in place?
Yup, just want to make it stay in one position and more difficult for it to be bumped out of position.

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Make a wee foam washer, remove the knob, put on the washer and put the knob back on slightly compressing the foam. That'll provide a bit of resistance.

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Sorry. My response was boring. LOL

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Molly wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:59 pm
Make a wee foam washer, remove the knob, put on the washer and put the knob back on slightly compressing the foam. That'll provide a bit of resistance.

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Sorry. My response was boring. LOL
yeah thats what I meant with the elastic band. But it was way ruder.
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Paul Gilbert uses rubber O-rings

https://youtu.be/TtffSwbDK8I?t=611

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Michael wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:58 pm
Paul Gilbert uses rubber O-rings

https://youtu.be/TtffSwbDK8I?t=611
Exactly what I need, thanks for this man!!

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which is the best idea :) though my laggy band is in second
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Bg wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:15 pm
which is the best idea :) though my laggy band is in second
Now hopefully I can achieve the big 'O'!

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I'm just pleased you can keep it up now :)
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Rog hastily googling to see who the fuck Paul Gilbert is...
He hit a chord that rocked the spinet and disappeared into the infinite ...

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Bg wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:15 pm
which is the best idea :) though my laggy band is in second
Bollocks. Mine was well the best idea. Hurumph.

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Molly wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:37 pm
Bg wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:15 pm
which is the best idea :) though my laggy band is in second
Bollocks. Mine was well the best idea. Hurumph.
I think mine was more practical, and I actually described an 'o ring' without actually calling it an 'o ring'....

so I win :)
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Plumbers tape on the pot shaft?

Works on my tele.....who knows....
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This should win a prize for best thread title.

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