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    Les Paul Forum Member ScumbackSpeakers's Avatar
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    1968 Les Paul Custom witch hat knob question...

    Ok, just so I have them for the guitar when I kick the bucket, the witch hat knobs were black with gold inserts on top. Were the numbers gold as well, or silver colored?

    I know, dumb ass question, but I tossed those knobs in a box back in 1976, and if I still have them I'd be surprised! Pics would be great if anyone has them, although I'm guessing knob pics from 69-72 are probably the same.

    Thanks in advance!

    Jim

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    Re: 1968 Les Paul Custom witch hat knob question...

    hey jim ...i'll confirm this tomorrow but i believe the numbers are gold as well

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    Re: 1968 Les Paul Custom witch hat knob question...

    The numbers on my '69 are gold.
    "Know tubes, know tone. No tubes, no tone"

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    Re: 1968 Les Paul Custom witch hat knob question...

    Well, it might be tough to find. Allparts has some, but they are silver numbers. Sigh...hate those knobs. LOL

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    Re: 1968 Les Paul Custom witch hat knob question...

    jim ..the numbers on my '69 lpc have lost all the paint ..still has the gold on the inserts though ..you might consider getting the allparts and buffing the paint away ..that is, if your custom isnt mint

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    Re: 1968 Les Paul Custom witch hat knob question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Grog View Post
    I clicked, I saw, I bought them. They'll be for the next owner just for looks. These knobs suck to use live. LOL

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    Re: 1968 Les Paul Custom witch hat knob question...

    you'll get the true witch hat look when you buff those numbers

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    Re: 1968 Les Paul Custom witch hat knob question...

    Quote Originally Posted by garywright View Post
    you'll get the true witch hat look when you buff those numbers
    I'll let the new owner worry about that...which will be after my wife scatters my ashes! LOL

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    Re: 1968 Les Paul Custom witch hat knob question...

    hopefully that won't be for a very long time

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    Re: 1968 Les Paul Custom witch hat knob question...

    Quote Originally Posted by garywright View Post
    hopefully that won't be for a very long time
    Well, let's hope. She'll need to find a home for this ridiculous pile of gear I have here. LOL

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    Re: 1968 Les Paul Custom witch hat knob question...

    Quote Originally Posted by ScumbackSpeakers View Post
    .....These knobs suck to use live. LOL
    Amen to that! Not really caring for the way these "witch hat" knobs look or feel I have had every conceivable type of knob on my '69 Custom. In an effort to bring it totally back to stock I decided to put the original ones back on, but it had been so long since I bought the guitar the knobs were no longer in my parts box. I got some from my tech, Don Butler (TM1), put them on, then after playing a gig I realized why I took them off in the first place!
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