4805 N. Borthwick Ave Portland, OR 97217 USA (503)-282-0327 (9AM-9PM PST)

I'm away from my shop until June, 20th 2017. You may submit an order anytime but I probably won't be able look at custom knob orders until after my return, sorry for the inconvenience.

*All export of true rosewood parts beyond the US borders is suspended indefinitely. These include Brazilian rosewood, East Indian rosewood, African blackwood, tulipwood, kingwood and cocobolo. Domestic USA sales are fine.

Custom Knob Order Form

Contact Information
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Pricing

This custom knob form is for ordering knobs, not for getting estimates. If you are just curious about what it's going to cost then here's a summary:

  • A basic dome knob is $20.
  • Knobs with tapered sides are $20 ea.
  • Pointer knobs start at $27 each.
  • If you want two different woods and possibly a veneer layer between them add $6 per knob.
  • Add-ons such as the inlayed tops, indicator lines or dots are another $6 extra per knob.
  • inlayed abalone indicator line on side, top or both, $10 per surface.
  • A dimple indicator is $4.
  • Knurled sides (that cross-hatching effect to give you a grip) will add $5 per.
  • Fluted sides (parallel grooves down the sides) will add $10 per knob.
  • A narrow skirt adds $5, wide and or flaired skirts add $10 ea.
  • A high gloss finish adds an $8 surcharge per knob.
  • If you are looking for matching wood switch tips, those run between $15 and $25 ea. See this page to order.

If you are sending me pre-laminated cut-offs from an instrument that's under construction, I won't charge you extra for the laminations since that part is already done.

If you are a professional luthier, manufacturer or music store please contact me for quantity pricing.

I try to finish orders and ship them in under a week. All orders are shipped USPS, first class and take 2-5 days to arrive in the continental 48 States.
Domestic first class postage is free.
Foreign orders are sent via Airmail International for $7-10 or Priority International flat rate for $26.50 ($22 for Canada) per order unless other arrangements are made .

Expectations If I'm to match an existing instrument I need a photo taken in daylight with corrected white balance. I'll try to match the wood grain, color, figure and finish as well as I can but I can't guarantee a perfect match. For perfection, I need the instrument at my shop.

I want you to be happy and I warrantee my knobs for proper fit and against defects or my mistakes with a full exchange privilage for the first year. Please contact me before sending anything back. I can't cover for your mistakes but I will try to accommodate you.

Your Order

Not all possible knob options are covered by this form. If you have other ideas just tell me and I'll try to make them a reality but the pricing guidelines above probably won't apply. I have a local fellow with a laser who can make inlays from your artwork to drop into your knobs. I've made specialty metal knobs, metal/wood composites or "recon" stone inlays etc.

Please describe your instrument's controls or active tone system and describe the knobs you want.

Bass players can choose among common active systems:


For help identifying stacked pots see this image
To identify blend pots see this image

Guitars players can choose among common configurations:

Numbers of knobs needed:
Number of single knobs needed:
Number of stacked knob sets needed:

Wood selection You can send me the wood for your parts. Please let me know what woods to expect:

I'll need approximately 3/4 inch cubed per knob, (1/2" thick for stacks) extra wood is always welcome and will become part of my stock. First Class mail is usually the most economical way. A USPS priority mail "Small Flat Rate" box is recommended for packages larger than 13 oz.

Top cap wood:
no top cap.  
holly white curly maple curly maple
birdseye maple quilted maple maple burl
spalted maple curly khaya ash
cherry *tulipwood *cocobolo (Mexican)
redwood burl curly redwood curly koa
monkee pod pink ivory peroba rosa
santos mahogany lacewood pau ferro
black limba /korina myrtle goncalo alves
claro walnut walnut burl curly walnut
zebrawood camphor burl shedua
buckeye burl imbuya purpleheart
padauk bloodwood bubinga
red mallie marblewood makore
black-white ebony *East Indian rosewood katalox
bocote amboyna burl *Brazilian rosewood
wenge zircote striped ebony
macassar ebony black ebony *African blackwood
Other wood for top layer:
Check here if you want knobs made entirely of the top cap wood selected above:
Veneer layer wood:
no veneer layer
holly
maple
cherry
walnut
chacté viga
yellowheart
purpleheart
bloodwood
pau-ferro
ebony
Other wood for veneer:
Main body wood: Solid, 1 piece body, no veneer line or cap.
 
holly white curly maple curly maple
birdseye maple quilted maple maple burl
spalted maple curly khaya ash
cherry tulipwood *cocobolo (Mexican)
redwood burl curly redwood curly koa
monkee pod wood pink ivory peroba rosa
santos mahogany lacewood wood pau ferro
black limba /korina myrtle goncalo alves
claro walnut walnut burl curly walnut
zebrawood camphor burl shedua
buckeye burl imbuya purpleheart
padauk bloodwood bubinga
red mallie marblewood makore
black-white ebony East Indian rosewood katalox
bocote amboyna burl *Brazilian rosewood
wenge zircote striped ebony
macassar ebony black ebony *African blackwood
Other wood for body:
Dimensions
Pot shaft dimensions for single knobs: 3.2 mm, (0.125 inch)
4 mm, (0.158 inch)
6 mm, (.236 inch)
1/4 inch, (6.3 mm)
Single knob diameter and height dimensions:
Small, 5/8 x 5/8 inch, (16 mm)
Medium, 11/16 x 11/16 inch, (17.5 mm)
Large, 3/4 x 3/4 inch, (19 mm)
Extra large, 7/8 x 3/4 inch, (22 mm x 19 mm)
Gibson Speed, 1 x 1/2 inch, (25 mm x 12.5 mm) with tapered sides.
Audio equipment knob, 1-1/2 inch, (30.5 mm x 19 mm).
Audio equipment knob, 1-3/4 inch, (44.5 mm x 19 mm).
Audio equipment knob, 2 inch, (50.8 mm x 19 mm).

Custom knob dimensions:
Single knob diameter:
Single knob height:

Smaller pot shaft dimension for stacked knobs: 3 mm, (0.118 inch)
1/8 inch, (3.15 mm)
3.5 mm, (0.138 inch)
4 mm, (0.158 inch)
3/16 inch, (0.185 inch, 4.70 mm)
7/32 inch,(0.218inch, 5.55 mm)
6 mm, (.236 inch)
1/4 inch, (6.3 mm)
Larger pot shaft dimension for stacked knobs: 6 mm, (.236 inch)
1/4 inch, (6.3 mm)
17/64 inch, (.2656" 6.72 mm)
5/16 inch, (7.94 mm)
8 mm, (.314 inch)
3/8 inch, (9.5 mm)
Stacked knob diameters and height dimensions for top knob:
Medium, 5/8 x 1/2 inch, (16mm x 12.5 mm)
Large, 11/16 x 1/2 inch, (17.5mm x 12.5 mm)

Custom upper stacked knob dimensions:
Upper knob diameter:
Upper knob height:

Dimensions for lower knob:
Thin, 3/4 x 3/8 inch, (19 mm x 9.5mm)
Medium, 3/4 x 1/2 inch, (19 mm x 12.5mm)
Large, 7/8 x 1/2 inch, (22 mm x 12.5 mm)
Extra large, 1 x 1/2 inch, (25.4 mm x 12.5 mm)

Custom lower stacked knob dimensions:
Lower knob diameter:
Lower knob height:

Appearance:
Attachment method
Choose between locking setscrew (best for solid shaft pots).
Or press-on ( for 6mm and 1/4" split, splined shafts).
Side setscrew (aluminum insert with 4-40 setscrew).
Press-on 6mm (18 spline Acetal insert fits Alpha, Noble pots).
Press-on 1/4" coarse knurl (18 point spline Acetal insert fits Bourns pots).
Press-on, 6mm fine knurl (24 spline Acetal insert fits USA Gibson, Fender, PRS CTS brand split pots).
Knob top edge profile:
domed top
flat top
radius edge
beveled edge
Side treatment: Select whether you want smooth-sided knobs, knurled (cross-hatching to improve grip), fluted and/or tapered.
Smooth sides.
Pointer.
Knurled sides.
Fluted sides.
Fluted sides with skirt.
Tapered sides.
Tapered sides with skirt.
Fluted, tapered sides.
Fluted taper with skirt.
Top inlay: Check here if you want an inlayed disk of contrasting wood in a flat-topped knob.
Inlay wood: Choose inlay wood on "Top cap wood" list above or type the name in here.
Knob finishing options:
Unfinished
Cyanoacrylate, satin
Polyurethane, gloss
Indicator: Move the cursor over the small images/picture you wish to enlarge.
None
Dimple
Line
White dot
Black dot
Pearl dot
Abalone dot
Abalone line
(flat top only)
Indicator line inlay wood: Choose a wood from a list above and type the name in here.
Default choice will be holly on darker woods and ebony on lighter woods. Wider lines will be used as needed for visibility. Line widths are .032", .040" and .060".

You are hopefully sending me a full set of instructions for custom knobs. I will contact you shortly with a price per knob and a paypal link. As soon as I receive your payment I'll get started on your set. Most orders will be ready to ship within a week. I'll send you a photo of a sample knob or the full set for your approval as soon as they are ready. If you would like me to recommend a knob design and woods to match your instrument, please send me a jpeg image via the email address below. Thanks for your order!

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