Black chickenhead knob
By far the easiest control knob to see and use on-stage
Not a lot to say about these, except that they’re affordable and effective. The pointer makes it easy to read control settings at a glance, and the shape makes them easy to turn for the most sweaty-handed guitarist. The knob fits to the pot’s shaft via a brass set-screw in a brass sleeve, which also make it a lot longer-lasting and reliable compared to those modern knobs where the set screw is threaded into softer plastic.
Dimensions & info
From tip-to-tail, it’s 33mm long. On the underside, the 19mm-diameter central ‘hub’ has a recess to cover the pot’s mounting nut. Order a pack of 10 for a discount.
£0.55 – £4.50
Note: (April 2022: the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the sanctions have disrupted the global supply of valves. Therefore, only the version without valves is available until further notice.).