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Re: Retro Knob Suppliers

Postby Pangloss » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:21 pm

This might sound like a joke but also try looking on old cookers (in scrap yards etc.). I have found some great ones that way (that fitted!).
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Re: Retro Knob Suppliers

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:40 pm

Now THAT is indeed a good idea Pangloss! 8-)


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Re: Retro Knob Suppliers

Postby BJG145 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:49 pm

Why stop at the knobs, an old cooker would make an awesome modular.

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You just need a bit of imagination. :tongue:
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Re: Retro Knob Suppliers

Postby tacitus » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:54 pm

That's not far off the cooker we actually use at my wife's family's holiday home. It's called an English Electric, but it's nowhere near as fast as a Lightning!

I don't think that unit would need much modding - just open the oven door and put a coil or two of mike cable in to warm up the sound ... .
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Re: Retro Knob Suppliers

Postby Pangloss » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:51 pm

That is indeed a very nice looking cooker and I now have a mind to mod the unit in my kitchen.

Now... where to find some retro knobs...

I have seen some on an old Garard 301 which would look buff.
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Re: Retro Knob Suppliers

Postby Folderol » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:23 pm

Certainly looks like it's got a good bottom end, but I imagine it'd be a nightmare to balance the output from those rings :tongue:
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Re: Retro Knob Suppliers

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:06 pm

Nice find!! :thumbup:


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Re: Retro Knob Suppliers

Postby LulaNord » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:15 pm

Hi...i am new user here. As per my knowledge CPC is probably the best choice, 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 Knob Suppliers

Postby moatl » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:38 am

don-audio.comalso has a great selection of vintage looking knobs.
Not cheap but they have some knobs I couldn't find elsewhere (e.g. Pultec knobs)
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Re: Retro Knob Suppliers

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:29 pm

moatl wrote:don-audio.comalso has a great selection of vintage looking knobs.
Not cheap but they have some knobs I couldn't find elsewhere (e.g. Pultec knobs)

Hi moatl, and welcome to the SOS FOrums! 8-)

Wow - just visited your link, and it does indeed have some wonderful (yet sometimes pricey) retro knobs

https://www.don-audio.com/Control-Knobs

I like these in particular:

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