Guild B301 Volume and Tone knobs

sarlscharisma

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Hi, I've just bought a B301 bass but need to get hold of the original style knobs. It is a 1977 model but it seems there are variations out there that look the same but I'm not sure they will fit my bass. Any advice would be appreciated.
 

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Welcome. No clue. A quick image search suggests the same vintage knobs as used on Starfires and JS basses but I can't confirm that. I do know that current knobs on Newark Street instruments don't fit vintage shafts. Vintage knobs can get pricey.
 

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This is related to my earlier post asking about B301 knobs. I am now wondering if the knobs I have in my b301 are the original. There are a few out there that don’t have the Guild logo on them. Can anyone confirm this?
 

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That's them! I thought they all came with the Guild logo on them? Is it rare to have the ones with no logo?
 

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Since I confused the issue there are a lot of B301 images that do seem to have the black knob with numbered skirt and Guild logo. But I could not find a 77 so... As always, I defer to Hans :)

Kurt's 1979


1979-B301AF.jpg
 

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Here's one of my S300s with the older knobs.

 

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Aren't they older than the 0-10 knobs? Did the S300 come with 1-9 knobs?
I stated (correctly or not), "older he "10" knobs.

No, I don't believe an S-300 came with "9" knobs. Now for sure I would think they're older then the "speed" dimpled knobs.
 

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I’m a bit confused now. Are the knobs I posted on my bass original to a 1978 b301? I have seen some b302s with the same ones on now so I suspect they are.
 
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