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Old 15th September 2011, 12:52 AM   #1
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I'm trying to install my volume pot and there isn't enough space to install it since the front panel is thick. There's this annoying nub on the left side that gets in the way. Can I file it down or is it important?

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Old 15th September 2011, 01:13 AM   #2
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It's there to prevent the body of the pot. from rotating in the chassis, it does require a hole in the chassis though. If you have no hole just break it off with a pair of pliers, I do it all of the time.

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If you drill a hole inside the panel to seat this tab, it will keep the pot from turning inside the case if someone forces it beyond the stop.

Otherwise, file/cut it away...
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If you drill a hole inside the panel to seat this tab, it will keep the pot from turning inside the case if someone forces it beyond the stop.

Otherwise, file/cut it away...
I'm just going to use a toothed washer since I don't have the patience to drill another hole. I've worked on this amp for 10+ hrs each day this week and it's starting to get old. I just want to have a listen!
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Old 15th September 2011, 05:38 AM   #5
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One normaly drills a little hole the nub fits into, this prevents the pot from turning with the pot.
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