It’s Tuesday! You know what that means? It’s #telecastertuesday and band practice with @summerlastsforeverband
Walter & Astrid (and Jean)
(4/16/14): Is it August yet?
Usually when I hear the word “knob”, it is being used by someone derogatorily with reference to me (or some recent behaviour of mine), e.g. “F*ck but that DeeBee™ is knob!” or “In my life I have never so much as met as big a knob as you, DeeBee™, and trust me I have met some pretty f*cking huge knobs in my time…”
But in the context of this post, “knob” refers strictly to “guitar controls”, and not “bellends”, “wankers”, or “boner-biting dick-fart f*ckfaces”. Just thought I would clear that up before we start.
There’s a nice little cross section of Gibson knobs here, including “witch hat” knobs, which may be my favourite knob name, and “bells” which are my favourite design, but the name ain’t so great…
Also, you’ll notice that the Ricky knobs are labeled…I am guessing this is because Ric has an arrangement of the tone and volume knobs that is different from Gibson - so if you are used to playing Gibsons, you will be perpetually reaching for the wrong knob (i.e. tuning the tone down when you meant to be turning the volume down and vice versa).
PS: Reaching for the wrong knob is the 3rd leading cause of violent death in Canada.
- 1966 Gibson ES-330.
- 1961 Gibson Les Paul Junior
- 2009 Gibson ES-339
- 1997 Rickenbacker 360
- 1961 Gibson Les Paul Junior (again!)
- 1968 Gibson SG Special