[sdiy] I need your knob expertise
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Thu Oct 8 23:49:08 CEST 2015
PKES (S = skirted)
--- grant at musictechnologiesgroup.com wrote:
From: MTG <grant at musictechnologiesgroup.com>
To: Pete Hartman <pete.hartman at gmail.com>
Cc: synthdiy diy <Synth-diy at synth-diy.org>
Subject: Re: [sdiy] I need your knob expertise
Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:42:19 -0700
Those look like they could be the Alcoswitch PKE series.
On 10/8/2015 12:03 PM, Pete Hartman wrote:
> I have these for exactly that purpose
> Unfortunately they're in an unmarked bag, and I got them a long time
> ago, so I couldn't tell you part numbers or suppliers.
> If I needed more I'd probably search mouser for knob brass insert, limit
> to 1/8" rather than 1/4" or common equivalents (e.g. 6mm) and see what
> came up. These particular ones also use a hex wrench for adjusting the
> set screw rather than a standard jeweler's screwdriver.
> These have the advantage of matching 99% of the rest of the knobs on my
> 5U gear....
> On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 1:47 PM, MTG <grant at musictechnologiesgroup.com
> <mailto:grant at musictechnologiesgroup.com>> wrote:
> I'm looking for a relatively low profile knob for a rotary switch.
> 1/8" diameter shaft. The switch does seems to require some force to
> turn, so knob diameter should not be tiny. I don't know for sure
> yet, but probably >= 1/2" in diameter and about the same in height?
> It's for a retrofit mod that will appear on the outside of some NOT
> rare vintage gear.
> Curiously I have zero knob stock, =:-o so rather than just buy a
> pile of stuff to test off eBay, I thought I should ask here first.
> I'm using a Grayhill 4 position rotary switch ($$$) because it seems
> to be the only thing I can find that will fit in small places.
> Anyway it has a 1/8" shaft with "a bit" of a flat spot.
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