Author Topic: Looking for control knobs for a 1962 Fender Rhodes Piano Bass  (Read 576 times)

Offline Christian Clarke

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Hi all!

Hopefully someone out there can help. I have a client that needs replacement control knobs for his 1962 Piano Bass. He'd be happy with either white or brown knobs.

I know these are as rare as Hen's teeth, but if there are any around, I'm sure you guys would know. So if you have any you wouldn't mind selling, or know of anyone I can get in touch with, that would be amazing.

Thanks
Christian

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Re: Looking for control knobs for a 1962 Fender Rhodes Piano Bass
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 03:00:47 AM »
Waldom WA 1550 Round Pointer Knob

This may fit, he'll need to measure the pot shaft.

0.25" (6.35mm) 1.125" Diameter

If it were me I'd rub off the black marker.



https://octopart.com/wa-1550-waldom+electronics-6278035

« Last Edit: May 25, 2018, 04:38:56 AM by Tim Hodges »
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Re: Looking for control knobs for a 1962 Fender Rhodes Piano Bass
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2018, 05:32:55 AM »
Thanks Tim, I've passed this information on.

Would be great to find some originals though in good nick.

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Re: Looking for control knobs for a 1962 Fender Rhodes Piano Bass
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2018, 06:20:33 AM »
Try Bulgin white knobs, be very careful with the Google search  ;D

They used to produce knobs for radio equipment back in the day and they have a round pointer knob which looks to be an exact match and as it's old stock it looks period correct. Check out past sales on eBay.co.uk to get an idea of them.
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Re: Looking for control knobs for a 1962 Fender Rhodes Piano Bass
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2018, 06:54:05 AM »
Thanks again Tim  :)

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Re: Looking for control knobs for a 1962 Fender Rhodes Piano Bass
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2018, 04:57:23 AM »
Hi Christian, if he still needs some I have them in stock.

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Re: Looking for control knobs for a 1962 Fender Rhodes Piano Bass
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2018, 05:15:13 AM »
Hi Tim,

You got some Waldom WA 1550 Round Pointer Knobs in stock?

Do you want to send me a pm with a price?

Thanks
Christian

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Re: Looking for control knobs for a 1962 Fender Rhodes Piano Bass
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 07:40:26 PM »
I still need these in the U.S. if anyone has any. If prefer them in white or brown if possible
current gear:
1965 Fender Rhodes Gold Sparkle Piano Bass
1965 Fender Rhodes Gold Sparkle Piano Bass
1962 Fender Rhodes white top piano bass
1966 Fender Rhodessilver sparkle piano bass
1968 Gibson G101 organ
1966 Vox 301H wood key conitnental
1968 Vox 301E Continental
1967 RMI 300A Electra-piano and Harpsichord

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Re: Looking for control knobs for a 1962 Fender Rhodes Piano Bass
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2018, 07:17:39 AM »
I finally found some. These were listed as 60s NOS and appear to be correct. I will have enough to paint a brown set, keep one set white and have a spare.


« Last Edit: October 03, 2018, 07:21:56 AM by Peacefrog35 »
current gear:
1965 Fender Rhodes Gold Sparkle Piano Bass
1965 Fender Rhodes Gold Sparkle Piano Bass
1962 Fender Rhodes white top piano bass
1966 Fender Rhodessilver sparkle piano bass
1968 Gibson G101 organ
1966 Vox 301H wood key conitnental
1968 Vox 301E Continental
1967 RMI 300A Electra-piano and Harpsichord

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Re: Looking for control knobs for a 1962 Fender Rhodes Piano Bass
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2018, 10:18:42 AM »
That's a great find!

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Re: Looking for control knobs for a 1962 Fender Rhodes Piano Bass
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2018, 09:15:05 PM »
Thanks! I think these are a 100% match. The are slightly different from the Waldom version and have the flatter base and thinner profile. I'm ecstatic after searching so long.
current gear:
1965 Fender Rhodes Gold Sparkle Piano Bass
1965 Fender Rhodes Gold Sparkle Piano Bass
1962 Fender Rhodes white top piano bass
1966 Fender Rhodessilver sparkle piano bass
1968 Gibson G101 organ
1966 Vox 301H wood key conitnental
1968 Vox 301E Continental
1967 RMI 300A Electra-piano and Harpsichord

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Re: Looking for control knobs for a 1962 Fender Rhodes Piano Bass
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2018, 09:37:30 PM »
They just arrived and are definitely the correct stock knobs. These are larger at the base than the waldom or Daka ware knobs. The guy I got them from was able to get these many years ago as a buy out of a dealer's stock. I may have a set or 2 available as I purchased his remaining few knobs this morning.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2018, 03:27:18 PM by Peacefrog35 »
current gear:
1965 Fender Rhodes Gold Sparkle Piano Bass
1965 Fender Rhodes Gold Sparkle Piano Bass
1962 Fender Rhodes white top piano bass
1966 Fender Rhodessilver sparkle piano bass
1968 Gibson G101 organ
1966 Vox 301H wood key conitnental
1968 Vox 301E Continental
1967 RMI 300A Electra-piano and Harpsichord

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Re: Looking for control knobs for a 1962 Fender Rhodes Piano Bass
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2018, 06:17:42 AM »
Excellent! I know where to come if I need any more  ;D

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Re: Looking for control knobs for a 1962 Fender Rhodes Piano Bass
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2018, 03:31:38 PM »
I ended up with 14 sets plus a spare. I will probably keep a couple for myself snd sell the rest. I'm not sure how much to ask, but these are the correct vintage knobs and not a close enough look alike. I will post in the selling section when I figure it out.
current gear:
1965 Fender Rhodes Gold Sparkle Piano Bass
1965 Fender Rhodes Gold Sparkle Piano Bass
1962 Fender Rhodes white top piano bass
1966 Fender Rhodessilver sparkle piano bass
1968 Gibson G101 organ
1966 Vox 301H wood key conitnental
1968 Vox 301E Continental
1967 RMI 300A Electra-piano and Harpsichord