Pot discussions

Ron Scott ronscott at direct.ca
Thu Jun 12 08:13:53 CEST 1997

At 09:30 AM 6/11/97 -0600, Ric wrote:
>Heh.  Seeing all of the talk about pots on here over the last couple of days,
>I've been wondering if I'm one of the only people that uses the 21HE6 series of
>pots from Piher.  ???  I've found them to be a 'very good' quality.  Out of my
>scale of -11 to +11 (all positives are liked) I'd give them a +6.  :)
>And they've got a good selection of Logs, as well.  :)
>Come to think of them though, I haven't seen them in too many of the catalogs
>that I have. (Mouser; Allied; Digikey; Active/Future; Cardinal/Simmonds; ABRA).
> Hmmmm.  Does anyone else use them, except for people that bought gear from me
>that was using them?

I used a bunch of them in a custom recording console in 1980. They are still
smooth and scratch free today. They were cheap at the time too. The only
thing I noticed is that the shafts are a shade smaller than 1/4 inch (0.6 mm
to be exact) so the knobs are a little off center and wobble slightly when
you turn them. Also the threaded portion is slightly larger than 3/8 inch
(10 mm) so you need a slightly larger hole punch. Other than that I would
buy them again.


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