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Offline millhouse

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« on: September 06, 2006, 01:40:02 PM »
I recently inherited a battered KC-40v Detroit Series Washburn which still sounds good however the paint job is a disaster! Someone looks to have tried to hand paint it! I intend to dismantle it and have the paint stripped from the body. I have encountered a problem which is, how do you get the pots off? They are the metal type with no obvious means of removal. Can anyone help me please?[:D]
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2006, 05:58:45 PM »
Is there not a small thin bolt holding it on the body?............
 

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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2006, 05:33:05 AM »
No there are no signs of any bolts holding the knobs on. I am wary of trying to pull the things off in case I break them. The knobs area the metal knurled variety.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2006, 10:22:13 AM »
The knobs just pull off if there not aftermarket types with a tiny screw holding them on the pot shaft. Then there has to be a small thin, like a washer on the top side holding the pots  in place .Remove knobs and laying against the top is a thin size nut thin like a very thin washer[8D]
« Last Edit: September 07, 2006, 10:27:15 AM by mrmudcat »
 

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2006, 03:02:55 PM »
I have tried pulling them but the mothers will not move. They are the original knobs but will not come off. Any other ideas or should I try brute force[:(!][?]
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2006, 04:48:52 PM »
For the knobs slide a flathead under and wiggle until they move up. Even if they were glued they will eventually move..........
 

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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2006, 12:05:01 AM »
yea to add to accepts post do a lil on each side evenly all the way around....like dont just put your screwdriver on one side and hope to pop it off push up a lil then do the same on the other side a lil alternate[:D]
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2006, 01:56:40 PM »
Big thanks to mrmudcat and ACCEPT2 for your advice. I have now managed to get the knobs off the KC and can press on with stripping the paint off it[:D][:D][:D][:D] I will post some pics when the job is done, cheers[:D]
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2006, 10:45:29 PM »
Can anyone verify that these guitars are made of solid wood? I've seen people say they are solid alder, but I got one here that is made of freakin' plywood! Look into the pickup cavities and look for the stripes of the plies. I got this as a body only from someone who said it was a KC-40V. It has the Washburn neck plate, 600s Floyd style trem, H-S-S with 5-way switch, one volume and one tone knob. The cavity covers on the back are not recessed. The finish is supposedly a woodstone brown? Looks cool from a distance, but looking close up at it, it looks like some sort of decal with a clearcoat over it. Anyone got any ideas? Maybe it's a lower end model? KC-20V? Any help would be appreciated. [:D]
 

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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2006, 07:08:09 AM »
Sounds like its a KC40V. The Kc20V didnt get the liecensed Floyd for a bridge..........
 

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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2006, 07:09:43 AM »
Sounds like its a KC40V. The KC20V didnt get the liecensed Floyd for a bridge..........
 

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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2006, 11:38:24 AM »
Thanks Accept2, it should be s KC40V but it is definitely not a solid wood body. I am kind of bummed because I was thinking of stripping it down and refinishing, but the top has a very thin laminate. I will try to post a pic later on tonight.
 

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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2006, 11:27:56 PM »
I would add some pics, but it will not let me paste them in. [V]
 

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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2006, 12:00:00 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by GT60

I would add some pics, but it will not let me paste them in. [V]

just use photobucket or imageshack.com to host pics and link them here[:D]
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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2006, 09:26:58 PM »
Thanks mrmudcat! Here they are: