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Old 18th November 2009, 01:56 PM   #1
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I'm looking for cool looking vol control knobs for my simple se.
I would prefer chrome, aluminum would be adequate.
I think I'll use a guitar knob (there are some nice looking ones) for the cathode selector switch, but too small for a volume control.
I've seen some of your diy pictures, and some have real cool looking knobs. All I can find are kind of cheap looking.
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Old 18th November 2009, 02:17 PM   #2
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I was using OKW knob in my passive preamp.

OKW Enclosures Ltd - TUNING KNOBS

Anodized aluminum -about 4cm diameter- take a look on picture!
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Old 18th November 2009, 02:34 PM   #3
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Antique Electronic Supply has a whole bunch of cool knobs.

Antique Electronic Supply

Click on Knobs on the left.
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Old 18th November 2009, 03:33 PM   #4
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Digikey, Mouser, and Mcmaster-Carr have loads of knobs in plastic, aluminum, etc. A few months ago I stumbled across a Hong Kong website that had lots of very sexy knobs in varying sizes in aluminum (clear and champagne finish), exotic wood knobs, etc for very reasonable $$. I cannot seem to find the site at the moment though... I recall that it had a black background on the web pages.

edit: here are some additional knobs: http://www.thlaudio.com/indexE.htm

a few more...http://www.8audio-mall.com/servlet/t...ing/Categories

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Old 18th November 2009, 03:36 PM   #5
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hey-Hey!!!,
Old equipment is my source. The TEK 571 has some nice ones in a variety of sizes...and hunting through the vintage electronics pages on ebay will yeild many nice options IMO. Buy the piece and ask the seller to pull the knobs and leave him to re-auction it...
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Old 18th November 2009, 04:04 PM   #6
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Savage a 571? Well, it would certainly make anything look retro. I generally make my own knobs on my lathe.
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Old 18th November 2009, 06:16 PM   #7
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A few months ago I stumbled across a Hong Kong website that had lots of very sexy knobs in varying sizes in aluminum (clear and champagne finish), exotic wood knobs, etc for very reasonable $$. I cannot seem to find the site at the moment though... I recall that it had a black background on the web pages.
Probably VT4C.com I purchased some of their KB-AL25 knobs and they are very nice.

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Old 18th November 2009, 08:40 PM   #9
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Probably VT4C.com I purchased some of their KB-AL25 knobs and they are very nice.

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Old 19th November 2009, 09:35 AM   #10
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A friend brought over his bass guitar for service once, and it was missing its knobs. We found a couple knobs from a kitchen stove that fit, and stuck them on. He decided to leave them on it. Now his volume goes from high to medium to low, and of course "simmer."
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