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Username: rockinrick

Post Number: 1
Registered: 8-2007
Posted on Monday, August 06, 2007 - 6:06 pm:   Edit Post

Username: rockinrick

Post Number: 2
Registered: 8-2007
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 - 3:51 pm:   Edit Post

I bought this bass at Moe's Music in Virginia Beach,VA. The treble control is broken.It works,but spins all the way around.The others are very loose. I want to replace all 4 controls.There are 2 modules with 2 controls each.
They plug in easily.After reading the manual on the collet knobs,I suspect someone tried to pull
the knobs off.I couldn't find how to order these
parts online.I'm guessing I need to make a long distance call.I love playing this bass!
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Username: 2400wattman

Post Number: 437
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 - 7:04 pm:   Edit Post

Rick, try prying the cap of the knob off with a little screwdriver. The nut that tightens the knob down is inside the knob.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5400
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 12:34 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Rick, welcome to the board!

Is the pot itself spinning or just the shaft that's spinning all the way around?

If the pot is spinning, then as Adam suggested, you may just need to tighten the nut under the knob that secures the pot to the body. If it's the shaft, then it does sound like it may need to be replaced.

More info on collet knobs is here.
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1583
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, August 10, 2007 - 3:04 am:   Edit Post

As it's a very early Epic, note that the original pots actually have a smaller shaft than the current ones. If you need a replacement, and you decide to buy from Alembic direct, they do sell both sizes - just let them know which one you need.
Username: rockinrick

Post Number: 3
Registered: 8-2007
Posted on Saturday, August 18, 2007 - 5:35 pm:   Edit Post

Hey thanks for the input guys.The knobs aren't loose.The shafts on the pots are loose.I was not aware that there are two sizes used however.I emailed support and they gave me prices on the controls and also the entire modules.
Username: mica

Post Number: 4768
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 1:03 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Reese,

Here's what was in the file for your bass:

top: Flame Koa
accent: Maple pinstripe
body: Mahogany
set neck: 3-piece Maple, 34" long scale
pickups: MXY4
controls: volume, pan, bass, treble, mono output
birthday: September 21, 1993
originally made for: Hot Licks Guitars, HI

The original owner lived in Hawaii.
Username: rockinrick

Post Number: 4
Registered: 8-2007
Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2007 - 12:20 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks so much for looking up the file on my favorite bass Mica.That's awsome that it got from HI to me in Va Bch.I leave tomorrow for Greenland then Iceland for music Fest.When I'm back I'll pull the modules out and post pictures so we can get the right pots ordered.Thanks again! You're the bomb!

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