BMG Control Knobs

UK Price  £19.95 Inc. 20% VAT
WORLDWIDE PRICE £16.63
(31 Reviews)
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Product Details

A pair of lathe turned, billet stock, replica "Top Hat" Volume/Tone control knobs.

Faithful to the specification used on Sir Brian May's original Red Special, these rugged, solid aluminium knobs with red indicator dots feature 6mm centre holes and are designed to fit modern, metric sized potentiometer shafts.

With extended use they will take on a distinctive, aged ‘’gun metal gray’’ patina.

These knobs are factory fitted to all post-2017 BMG Special models.

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31 Reviews:

Happy
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20 March 2024  | 

Item quality is very nice. Fast shipping. Happy with purchase.

 
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Perfect
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13 February 2024  | 

All perfect. The ONLY bad thing is the Brexit — I had to pay 30 percent import fees! Crazy... I'll never buy again from England.

 
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This 30% figure includes standard rate local VAT (22% IVA for Italy) which all EU customers are required to pay on goods imported from *anywhere* in the world, not just the United Kingdom.

Accordingly, please note that we do not charge UK sales tax on international deliveries, so customers receive a 20% discount from Brian May Guitars.


Exact looks like the original
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30 January 2024  | 

I was so lucky to find these. It really completes the purchase. It’s looking super sharp, shipped very quickly. Very competitive, can’t ask for more.

 
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They look great and I’m pleased with them
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24 October 2023  | 

Overall happy with the knobs, as they look so cool and really add to the Brian vibe. Only disappointment was that one of the knobs was missing the little grub screw. Fortunately I was able to re-use one from the knobs I was removing; it’s not an exact match and, as it’s slightly longer, it protrudes out slightly. I was surprised by this basic lack of quality control - especially as the knobs are not cheap!

But, as I said, they look great and I’m pleased with them.

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Fits the Burns Red Special!
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27 April 2023  | 

The knobs fit and look great on my Burns Red Special!

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Excellent
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16 November 2022  | 

Perfect knobs to complete my replica's look. Nice and lightweight, and good grip for control.

 
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Looks great, exactly what I was hoping for
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06 October 2022  | 

They fit my CTS pots perfectly and there is no better way then giving any guitar a little Red Special imho

 
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Great service
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29 September 2022  | 

Great service, very prompt. Excellent quality parts, recommended.

 
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Knobs
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29 September 2022  | 

Excellent product

 
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Beautiful
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08 August 2022  | 

I ordered these without a plan because they're so pretty. One of these days I'm going to have to build a Red Special to use them on. In the meantime, they're on my desk looking beautiful.

 
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Great product
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08 July 2022  | 

Replaced the knobs on my Burns BM guitar and love how they fit.

 
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Nice quality, perfect fit
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01 March 2022  | 

Nice quality, perfect fit

 
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Shipped promptly, fit great
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21 February 2022  | 

The knobs were shipped promptly to me (I live in the US) and I am happy with them. They fit great and do the job. The old ones had no position indicator. Not much you can say about guitar knobs!

 
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The very highest quality
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15 February 2022  | 

The control knobs are of the very highest quality. Extremely professional. You get what you are paying for with this. The service went without any issues. The only thing that I can say that there is an issue with is the shipping price. It seems a bit high. There are other products that I would love to buy, but the shipping price is stopping me from the purchase. I decided to treat myself to the control knobs and not worry about it this time as I feel like I have a piece of something from an iconic guitar player/artist/musician/virtuoso/etc.

Thank you to Brian and the staff.

 
 

Fidèle
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26 January 2022  | 

Réplique fidèle de l'original.

 
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I love these knobs
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21 December 2021  | 

I love these knobs. All of my guitars have them. Brian May not only rocks at pretty much everything, but he has great taste in the aesthetics of a guitar.

 
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What a difference in look, and much better control!
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21 October 2021  | 

The product was out of stock on the website so I entered my email for any updates. Within two days the item was available and I ordered it. The knobs arrived very quickly and now fitted to my old (2015) BMG Special. What a difference in look, and much better control! They fitted better than the original chrome plated ones which were slightly awkward to rotate quickly. Thank you for making these available.

 
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Perfect fit
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23 November 2020  | 

Fitted perfectly on my Burns model. Really improved the overall look of the guitar.

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So much nicer than the previous set fitted to my 2015 model
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03 November 2020  | 

Lovely quality control knobs that look and feel better than the originals supplied with my 2015 model guitar. A tad on the expansive side but I expect these are produced in smaller quantities than more 'mainstream' controls. Delivery and communication from BMG was fast and efficient. Thanks

 
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Authentic dimensions, satin finish and knurl
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21 October 2020  | 

I have bought two sets of these control knobs recently because they look more aesthetically pleasing than any other Brian May Red Special knobs I have seen or bought over the years. One set is destined for a 2004 Burns/BMG Signature guitar I am upgrading and the other set will be fitted to the authentic Brian May Red Special replica I completed building in summer 2020. See my website (dsgb.net) for details.

As far as I am aware, the 'skirt' diameter should be 1 1/4" (31.75mm) and the items are correct (in fact, 32.0mm which is the nearest metric equivalent). However, the most pleasing feature, and one which I am particularly fussy about, is the knurl which appears to be the same as Brian's original knobs in two important respects: (a) narrow ridge spacing and (b) applied to the full height of the central grip. I note that this design is different to a previous one offered by BMG (which was shiny and had a sharp knurl ridge with a wider spacing) and is better in my opinion. Beware of other aftermarket versions, some of which have flaws such as badly applied or incorrect knurl.

 
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