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El Sid



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Retro Knob Suppliers new
      #903115 - 23/03/11 04:39 PM
anyone knows where i can source and buy retro knobs and potis from?
in europe preferably.

somethings like the knobs they use on Tubetech gear for example or similar.
am looking for big, chuncky black knobs for my DIY controller.
have searched so much online but no luck yet.

many thanks.

Sid

Edited by Martin Walker (26/08/11 05:04 PM)


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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #903124 - 23/03/11 05:12 PM
Hi Sid!

Here are a few suppliers to get you started:

www.cliffuk.co.uk/products/knobs/index.htm

www.bitsbox.co.uk/resistors/potentiometers.html

This one from bitsbox isn't too far off the Tubetech 'look'



www.jhs.co.uk/guitartechparts.html#knobs

This one from John Hornby Skewes is the business though - exactly what you were searching for, and only £8.99 for a packet of three!




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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #903131 - 23/03/11 05:36 PM
Have you checked CPC/Farnell, Rapid Electronics and RS? CPC is probably the best bet, but Rapid sometimes has decent stuff at lower prices, and they're a bit cheaper on postage than CPC. RS is usually a last-ditch effort.


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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #903136 - 23/03/11 06:06 PM
Quote Martin Walker:



www.jhs.co.uk/guitartechparts.html#knobs

This one from John Hornby Skewes is the business though - exactly what you were searching for, and only £8.99 for a packet of three!




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thanks a lot Martin,
that one does look the business but no info on size there...
need something with approx. 3.5 to 4cm diameter!!

will search through those sites though.
thanks again...

Sid


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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #903154 - 23/03/11 07:20 PM
If you can wade through the data, Farnell have a pretty good range. The online search is painful, but the print catalogue is more useful I find.

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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #903177 - 23/03/11 08:39 PM
TAD have a selection, including a couple of chickenhead types in assorted colours. Luscious

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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #903255 - 24/03/11 09:13 AM
Quote El Sid:

thanks a lot Martin,
that one does look the business but no info on size there...
need something with approx. 3.5 to 4cm diameter!!




My pleasure

After taking another look I noticed it says the packet is three is '2 Large/1Small', so if you want loads of one size that could be wasteful

If I can find out any more I'll let you know.

P.S. At £6.99 they are cheaper here:

www.stringsdirect.co.uk/guitar_parts/knobs


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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #903457 - 24/03/11 03:28 PM
Good stuff here..
http://www.partridgeelectronics.co.uk/10hardware.htm

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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: ef37a]
      #903601 - 25/03/11 06:13 AM
thanks for all the links guys...
good to have for future searches as well.

Sid


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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #903661 - 25/03/11 12:26 PM
I'll add any more I find for future reference then


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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #903711 - 25/03/11 03:46 PM
Here are some more Retro knob links:


United States

I hadn't realised that the black knobs Sid originally asked for were from Fender, but here they are again described as '001-9455-000 LARGE SKIRTED KNOB FOR USA JAGUAR & MUSTANG GUITAR & USA JAZZ BASS', along with plenty more knobs of quality for our US members. Elsewhere I've seen them described as 'MXR Style' and the two diameters are 3/4" and 1":

www.guitarpartsresource.com/guitarknobs_fender.htm

Superb range here - the most comprehensive I've seen so far:
http://www.smallbearelec.com/Categories.bok?category=Knobs&searchpath= 2475946&start=9&total=61

Anyone looking for something unusual should take a peek here (18 karat Gold, Skulls):
http://qparts.com/index.php?cPath=20



UK

These are really good value:
www.ampmaker.com/control-panels-and-knobs-1283-0.html

Another good range here:
www.axesrus.com/axenob.htm#Knobs

Plenty here at Maplin with good prices:
www.maplin.co.uk/searchtemplate.asp?criteria=POTENTIOMETER


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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #903763 - 25/03/11 07:42 PM
I never knew there were so many knobs

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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: Folderol]
      #903821 - 26/03/11 06:03 AM
Quote Folderol:

I never knew there were so many knobs




Not so many here Will but quite a few at
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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #903876 - 26/03/11 01:28 PM
Mark Ronson
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...sorry, didn't read the question properly.

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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #903904 - 26/03/11 04:26 PM
Here's another resource. In the USA, but it has lots of electronics stuff and kits, especially for guitar FX.

Lots of shapes, sizes, and colours.

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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #903907 - 26/03/11 04:38 PM
great stuff Martin!

being a fussy bugg*r i still havent found that 4cm knob i have in mind.
the prettiest ones i have come across so far are here (they cost a bit):
http://www.modushop.biz/ecommerce/cat100_l2.php?n=1#6

where do all those boutique audio guys get their knobs?
they cant be all made to order? can they?

well i have given myself till monday to decide.

thanks again.

Sid


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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #904036 - 27/03/11 01:35 PM
May be a touch *too* retro but... Antique Radio Knobs


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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #904089 - 27/03/11 05:51 PM
Digi-Key is a few miles down the road, & has access to an insanely huge selection of parts. Here's their search-page for knobs:

http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Cat=2097177&k=kno bs

They're a major supplier to manufacturers in Japan, Korea, & China. Often their prices are much cheaper than from guitar-parts vendors.


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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #904102 - 27/03/11 07:14 PM
This should be made sticky. If only so we can refer future questions to the sticky knob post

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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #904276 - 28/03/11 03:40 PM
Here's a shop from Germany I usually order mine from:
http://www.musikding.de/index.php/cat/c36_Knobs.html

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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: zenguitar]
      #905354 - 01/04/11 10:46 AM
Quote zenguitar:

This should be made sticky. If only so we can refer future questions to the sticky knob post

Andy






And agree, it should be sticky

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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: jellyjim]
      #905457 - 01/04/11 04:33 PM
We now have a sticky knob thread


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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #905495 - 01/04/11 06:55 PM
Quote Martin Walker:

We now have a sticky knob thread

Martin




YAY !!!

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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #905541 - 02/04/11 08:22 AM
ah, i feel so honourd to have started the 'sticky knob' thread!

Sid

ps.
another german site with a massive selection:
http://www.conrad.de/ce/de/overview/0200320/Geraeteknoepfe?categorycode=02 00320&page=0&perPage=100


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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #905853 - 04/04/11 01:03 PM
Two more selections from Mojo Musical Supply.

Amp and guitar.

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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #906104 - 05/04/11 03:36 PM
This is building into a really good resource for those anongst us that are knobless


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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #906593 - 07/04/11 11:51 AM
A couple more for folk who want synth lookalike knobs:

For more Roland knobs in particular:
www.technologytransplant.com/index.php?cPath=6_44

http://synthparts.com/
ARP Odyssey mkI+II/Axxe/Omni/Sequencer Slider Cap $5
ARP Odyssey mkIII/Axxe mkII/Omni-2 slider cap $10
Korg MonoPoly, Polysix knob $10
Moog Liberation/Rogue Slider Cap $5
Oberheim OB-Xa/OB-8 knob $8
Roland Jupiter-6 Slider Cap $8
Roland Juno-106 Slider Cap $7
Roland MC-202, SH-101 Slider Cap $7
Roland MPG-80, MKS-30 Slider Cap $5
Roland Juno-106, SH-101 knob $7
Roland SH-1/2/5/7/09, Jupiter-4, System-100, Space Echo knob $10
Sequential Pro-One, Prophet-600, Sixtrak, Multitrak knob $7
Yamaha CS-50/60/80 slider cap (large/small) $7


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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #906623 - 07/04/11 12:56 PM
Another UK supplier.

Electronic Projects Online.

And this is worth checking, not many knobs but a whole host of other weird and wonderful stuff for the hobbyist.Sparkfun.

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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #906637 - 07/04/11 01:32 PM
This sticky knob thread is good. I recently got a home made pedal and the knobs are a pretty average. Some big Pultec/Moog style ones would make it look a lot better, but may cost more than the pedal itself!

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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: Richie Royale]
      #906738 - 08/04/11 12:34 AM
Quote Richie Royale:

This sticky knob thread is good. I recently got a home made pedal and the knobs are a pretty average. Some big Pultec/Moog style ones would make it look a lot better, but may cost more than the pedal itself!




OK, not a link, BUT....

If you really want a Moog/Pultec/whatever knob there's no harm in approaching your local dealer and asking them to order spare parts/replacements

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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: zenguitar]
      #906818 - 08/04/11 11:24 AM
Sources of Pultec knobs: www.nrgrecording.de/html/pultec_knobs.html


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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #906821 - 08/04/11 11:39 AM
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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #907816 - 13/04/11 12:13 AM
Lots of knurling and Bakelite at Bobs Bits.

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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: zenguitar]
      #907911 - 13/04/11 03:22 PM
Good find Andy!

They are obviously 'reclaimed' from elderly gear rather than modern renakes, and I particularly like this one for its charm:




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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #907998 - 13/04/11 08:41 PM
And if you need to buy in bulk, why not get them cheap direct from China.

http://omter.en.alibaba.com/collection_product/bakelite_knob/1.html

http://cnflin.en.alibaba.com/collection_product/bakelite_knob/1.html

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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #908118 - 14/04/11 10:19 AM
http://www.mojotone.com/amp-parts/Amp-Knobs/ADA-Flanger-Cream-Push-On-Knob

"Cream, push on knob"

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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: jellyjim]
      #908144 - 14/04/11 12:06 PM
Quote jellyjim:

http://www.mojotone.com/amp-parts/Amp-Knobs/ADA-Flanger-Cream-Push-On-Knob

"Cream, push on knob"

(Snigger)




LOL... I got the Mojotone links in earlier. But the quote justifies a double posting fnar.

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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: El Sid]
      #909005 - 18/04/11 02:57 PM
More knobs than you can shake a stick at...

http://www.ehcknobs.com/



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Re: Retro knobs? new [Re: Paradigm X]
      #909152 - 19/04/11 08:44 AM
Quote Paradigm X:

More knobs than you can shake a stick at...

http://www.ehcknobs.com/






A veritable fistful there. Great website, very hands-on ... can we rename this the retro knobs cum double entendre thread ... Oh go on please!

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Re: Retro Knob Suppliers [Re: El Sid]
      #957557 - 06/12/11 05:18 PM
Could have done with this thread when James and I were trying to source System 1000's sequencer knobs. Eventually had to pay a bucket load to have them made to spec...



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