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Old 8th September 2003, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default Where can I find good selection of knobs for pots?

Anyone know who sells knobs for rotary switchs and pots? I kinda like the big white plastic ones on Acurus and Mark Levinson stuff. And also those soft rubber ones on the old Carver stuff. But most places just sell little wimpy <1" generic knobs. I'd like something in the 2" range that has some solidity.

Even something flimsy like the volume knobs on most recievers might work.

And by me looking I mean Mouser, Digikey, PartsExpress. I have never looked at Farnell or whatever, but I mean to.
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Old 8th September 2003, 10:55 PM   #2
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Yo hybrid! Howdy neighbor, lufkin tx. here.Nuuk (one of those english types hehehe) came up with a great way to make wooden knobs, and they look cool. Ya might try his site as its full of good info.
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Old 8th September 2003, 11:04 PM   #3
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you know, nuuk, you can buy dowels.
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You may have to scavenge old/surplus/dead equipment for them. Take a day and drive around to all the thrift shops and surplus stores and electronics repair shops and see if anything catches your eye.
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Old 8th September 2003, 11:25 PM   #5
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A quick search on Google...

http://www.oscarcontrols.com/index_knobs.htm
http://www.surplussales.com/ShaftHardware/Knobs-5.html
http://www.megastar.com/linecard/knobs/shell2.htm

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Old 9th September 2003, 05:12 AM   #6
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partsconnexion carries some nice knobs too.



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you know, nuuk, you can buy dowels.
Now, where's the fun in that?

Actually, that doesn't make things any easier as you will have to get the hole for the spindle dead centre and amke sure that the dowel is cut at a perfect right-angle.

I know because a friend turned up some round sections on his lathe for me but I actually found it easier to make the knobs from square section.

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Try this .... http://www.apexjr.com/knobs.htm

I got some. They look almost exactly like the one that Aragon pre-amp uses.
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big white plastic ones on Acurus and Mark Levinson stuff
Don't let them Harman Specialty guys hear that...
The Levinson knobs are glass pearl blasted and anodized massive Aluminum.
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