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Can't get those suckers off. No visible set screw. Anyone know what I might be doing wrong? It's a 2011 S970CW in case that helps.

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Is is possible that the set screw is under what appears to be a rubber sleeve?
(or is that where you have already looked?... apologies if that is the case).
This is the method I depend on....

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I just figured it out. The little cap at the top unscrews and reveals a locking sleeve assembly. Very weird.
 

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Here's the cap in case anyone ever has this same challenge. I had to use rubber jawed pliers to get the cap to start to twist.

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Perhaps they're just easier to remove...assuming you know to look under the cap. Alternatively, it could have been just a proprietary thing, so that no one would stick on Fender or Gibson-style knobs and take away from the branding.
 

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Perhaps they're just easier to remove...assuming you know to look under the cap. Alternatively, it could have been just a proprietary thing, so that no one would stick on Fender or Gibson-style knobs and take away from the branding.
They are ‭a nice design. You have the security of a set screw but it’s hidden.
 

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The only other company I ever saw use collet knobs on guitars was Alembic. Excellent design, but pricey.
 
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