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Old 15th January 2007, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default zero resistance faders?

I'm trying to modify a commercial synthesiser (internal electronics of synthesisers are so awesome!) to make my own personalised audio controller with super stylish faders arranged really ergonomically, so I am on a mission to find some of the best faders available so I could just move them with flicks of the finger.

does anyone know if there are faders with adjustable friction? is there some special terminology I should look for, places around the UK with tons of really nice faders. anything about to 3 inches long and very slithery would be lovely.

with potentiometres, do I have to find something with a very special type of resistance by measuring voltages and all sorts or do all potentiometres just go from zero to full resistance?

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Old 16th January 2007, 08:56 AM   #2
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I managed to figure out the resistance for the parts on the synthesiser that potentiometres would be 10K...

any ideas how I go about sourcing faders with virtually zero friction just for finger flicking?
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Old 16th January 2007, 09:12 AM   #3
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all right sorry the keyword is Actuation force: Schiebekraft: 0,7 - 2N

1N=101.7gram-force
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Old 16th January 2007, 10:43 AM   #4
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Hi,

You may wish to check out these:

http://www.pennyandgiles.com/docGallery/77.PDF

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Old 16th January 2007, 10:48 AM   #5
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Penny & Giles are what the broadcasters use. Super slick due to PTFE bushes running on a stainless steel rod with nice wipers sliding over a slippery conductive plastic track. Prices match the quality...
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P&G seconded. The best faders in the world, bar none.
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Old 16th January 2007, 06:25 PM   #7
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sounds great I am writing to them, I wonder how much it will cost for five of them because they look like they're made for mixers...are they very slithery? Can you adjust friction?
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Old 16th January 2007, 06:29 PM   #8
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Slithery - yes.
Adjust friction - no.

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Old 16th January 2007, 07:59 PM   #9
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Yeah, when they're at room temperature. When they're cold, not so silky. Rather like having sex using Vaseline.

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