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Old 18th February 2007, 12:50 AM   #1
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Default Pots with long adjustment knobs

I have seen some pictures of amp designs where a volume control pot or selector switch is located in the back of the chassis, but the volume adjustment knob is very long and sticks out the front of the amp.

==> What are these special pots called, the ones with an extended knob? Is there a term for such a pot or selector switch
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Old 18th February 2007, 01:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: Pots with long adjustment knobs

Hi,
A rod and coupler(s) are normally used to extend a regular pot. Like these : http://www.hificollective.co.uk/comp...tiometers.html
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Here's how I used a similar method in my Cyrus amp with an Alps blue pot .........
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Here's a ready made kit that includes a bushing for the faceplate.........

http://cgi.ebay.com/Volume-Potentiom...QQcmdZViewItem
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Pots with long adjustment knobs
You can get everything you need for this from McMaster extensions etc.
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Old 18th February 2007, 05:05 AM   #5
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I used the flange from an old switch to mount on the front panel, a piece of 1/4" brass tubing from the hardware store, a small piece of urethane air hose, and a couple tie-wraps. The urethane tubing is flexible so the whole assembly will tolerate some misalignment.

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