Installing the Helix Knobs is fairly easy and takes less than 20 minutes.
REMOVING EXISTING KNOBS
Getting the stock knobs off is probably the trickiest part. A proven method for getting these off easily is to take a thin cloth, like a polish cloth and wrapping it around the shaft of the pot, underneath the knob. This provides even pressure across the under surface of the knob allowing you to pull it straight up.
The existing knobs are held on with a plastic insert so it shouldn't be too difficult to remove.
INSTALLING THE HELIX KNOBS
It's fairly straight forward. Line up the set screw with the flat part of the pot or encoder shaft.
* Pro Tip: make sure the set-screw is showing about .5mm on the inside of the knob before you place it on the pot. This speeds up the tightening process.
Place a thin/medium guitar pick below the knob to make sure you have enough space between the knob and the face of your Helix so that the encoders will still click when you press them.
Finally, use the included hex-key to tighten the set-screws and you're done!
NOTE ABOUT THE MAIN VOLUME KNOB: When tightening the main volume knob set-screw take care to make sure it is snug, but do not over-tighten this set screw. The pot shaft is plastic and more prone to damage if it's too tight.
Check out Jaime Trevino's installation on his Helix Stomp
Check out Chad Boston's Helix Knob unboxing and Installation from 11/19/2019.
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