AW: Antilog potmeter

Haible Juergen Juergen.Haible at nbgm.siemens.de
Thu Jan 29 10:45:23 CET 1998


	>Rare? I couldn't get them anywhere yet. Maybe as a replacement
part from
	>mixing console manufacturers, I didn't try that.
	>
	>But I've found a way to get anti-log potmeters for my
SSM2017-based
	>microphone preamps:
	>Use a Piher PC16 log potmeter, drill carefully a few mm deep
with a 4mm
	>drill into the back until the plastic shaft can be pulled out.
Then
	>drill very caryfully a little further, but *not all-way
through*. The
	>shaft has sort of a little cog wheel at its end. If you drill
too deep,
	>there is nothing left this cog wheel can "grip" into.
	>Now it can be inserted at the back side of the potmeter. It is
quite
	>stable if you didn't drill too deep.
	>Of course, the potmeter cannot be front panel mounted in the
usual way
	>anymore. But it can be mounted on a pcb parallel to the front
panel.
	>
	>Ingo

I thought of that, but never tried it. Good to know that someone
actually
did it!

	JH.




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