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The Nice Knobs Thread!

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First of all *This thread has nothing to do with male genitalia* :P

Ive created this thread for:

1. People to share some nice Knobs they have found, and where to buy them.

2. to see some alternatives to the Albs (Waldorf) knobs.

(which are the  most distinct and nicest i have seen so far):

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It would be great to see manufactures that do a variety of colours too.

In a perfect world i would love to buy bright green Waldorf Knobs, for my MB colour scheme.

I tried doing a search for distinct knobs myself using google + globalspec,

but it only revealed very generic/plain looking ones.

It will be interesting to see what people can share.  :)

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REAN softtouch P301 are very nice knobs, fitting well with the soundwell encoders.

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Those are maybe my favourite knobs ever, I almost bought those... But they just didn't match with the colour scheme I wanted, nor the milspec rating I was after at the time.

Instead went with these:

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Which I like, as they are the same knobs used in some of the aircraft I used to fly... but are universally hated by everyone else ;)

That palace has good prices though!!

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Those are maybe my favourite knobs ever, I almost bought those... But they just didn't match with the colour scheme I wanted, nor the milspec rating I was after at the time.

Those look like they have really excellent grip!

Goblinz those albs knobs are by far the prettiest ones ive ever seen i have to say.

Shame they dont produce them with more colours!

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these are really expensive, but for those with a little bit of loot kickin around would make a really nice custom knob..

http://banzaipickups.com/Custom-Inlay-c-947.html

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Specifications:

Diameter (bottom): 20,5mm

Diameter (top): 20,5mm

Height: 20,5mm

Shaft diameter: 6,0mm

Shaft type: round shaft

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also, I really really like these knobs and if ANYONE ever finds a place to get these let me know...

i'm currently pricing them as replacements directly from m-audio but i'd really want to find their supplier. i'm sure they're expensive directly from them...

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nice but yes they really are super expensive.

occasionally  hongkongsuper seller does have similar but without the inlay for about $1.00 AUD each

I am trying to save up to buy a bunch but as i need more than a few hundred  it may take me a while. :D

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Check the dims guys, those are guitar knobs and as such are a bit on the big side...

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Check the dims guys, those are guitar knobs and as such are a bit on the big side...

yes a bit big for some things but they are very good for my purposes though

  ;) a very large old school modular synth i started a while ago  :)

38,39........... :P

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Some nice knobs there... Damned shame they all have indicators :(

In the pic there are some without indicators, but there's no page for them ... Doh!

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i've been looking thru all kinds of knobs for my midibox sids..

not to pleased with whats available, or it might be me  :)

anyway, i put some knobs i 'liked' together, see attached image.

i've been looking for very soft rubber knobs aswel, but havent found any yet.

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I`m not sure why every knob manufacturer don`t offer all their knobs in version without pointer. AFAIK from known manufacturers only Re`an do it, but still, it is very difficult to get all their knobs variations in small quantity.

I personally like their P670 model very much. It has so many advantages... it is soft touch, small diameter, small height, It has skirt that covers the nut,  comes in variety of colors and it is cheap! :) Meny DIY people and commercial manufacturers use it for their units. But, they don`t offer a version without pointer. :(

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Recently I find on Farnell knob that seams exact clone of this Re`an knob, It is made by Multicomp and it has pointer-less version. :) But... there is always "but" datasheet says it is made out of plastics, so they are probably not soft touch. Here is the bad quality picture from Farnell

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datasheet: http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/105152.pdf

direct link at Farnell: http://uk.farnell.com/multicomp/cr-bab-6-d/knob-15-7mm-black-no-line/dp/1441143?_requestid=87898

Also, Re`an`s 10mm wide, soft touch P675 is perfect when dense packing is necessary.

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thank you for that farnell suggestion

for the price those knobs cost, i might as well try them if i cant find anything better

on the other hand, i just found a perfect knob on my midi keyboard (CME UF8). rubber soft touch. will look out for those.

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Interesting LED ring there too.

Sasha: I thought it was a soft-touch knob... not soft-focus pic :D

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Stryd, original - Re`an knobs are but this is Multicomp, so I can`t be sure. the datasheet says plastic, but it isn`t specified are they hard or soft.

EDIT: the datasheet gives not much info, but I find on the Farnel product page it says ABS, so they are definitely hard :(

@rvooh

You can`t expect to find all knobs you see on commercial gear in open sale. Some of them are made especially for specific piece of hardware. I don`t remember I`ve seen somewhere this CME knob for sale and obtaining it from manufacturer as a replacement part can be hard or more expensive. I`m always in hunt for nice knobs.

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Sorry my contribution is nothing:

but I laugh every time I see the thread subject. It makes me think of things that would get me fired.

"Hey!  Nice KNOBS!"

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@rvooh

You can`t expect to find all knobs you see on commercial gear in open sale. Some of them are made especially for specific piece of hardware. I don`t remember I`ve seen somewhere this CME knob for sale and obtaining it from manufacturer as a replacement part can be hard or more expensive. I`m always in hunt for nice knobs.

yeah.. i'll keep searching for them though..

too bad CME has crappy service or i just ask them to send me 50 of those.

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made a decent picture of the CME knob on a bourns encoder from SmashTV

it's hard white plastic on the inside, and the soft part seems like rubber wrapped over it, would be nice in other colors.

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