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The Nice Knobs Thread!

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Hey!

Are there photos anywhere of all the other ALBS knobs, not just the DK16-190V3? There is quite a large list on http://www.albs.de/, but there are only very few photos.

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Hey!

Are there photos anywhere of all the other ALBS knobs, not just the DK16-190V3? There is quite a large list on http://www.albs.de/, but there are only very few photos.

Their site is pretty awful for pics isnt it?

theres about 5 pics attached on the knob stocklist page.

Will you try emailing them to get up some more pics?

Its a real shame you cant just click on a pic, and order 1000s of the suckers if you like them!

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Their site is pretty awful for pics isnt it?

Yep.

Will you try emailing them to get up some more pics?

I'll do that.

Edit: Since they are located in Germany, I can call them for free. I think I'll do that, maybe they have a print catalog with pics or something.

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I could just drop by and take pics ;) They're right around the corner.

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I could just drop by and take pics ;) They're right around the corner.

Slap the manager with a large trout, and tell him to upload the friggin catalogue!

If they have one!

That site could badly do with a pic for each product.

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I could just drop by and take pics ;) They're right around the corner.

Hehe that would be cool :)

I'll phone them later today and see what they tell me.

By the way, what is the minimum quantity you have to buy from them?

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I just called them. They have a catalog, and they will send it to my mail address. I also found out that the minimum you have to order from them is just 30 EUR.

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I just called them. They have a catalog, and they will send it to my mail address. I also found out that the minimum you have to order from them is just 30 EUR.

Sweet!

Thats a great minimum order price too, especially when mouser/reichelt is like 100 euro outside of europe (cant remember really).

Have you got a scanner flip?

Any if you do, is there any chance you can some pages of the nice knobs?  ;)

Unless someone beats you to it, and finds piccies online first!

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Have you got a scanner flip?

Any if you do, is there any chance you can some pages of the nice knobs?  ;)

Unfortunately not, but I could make some photos of the catalog if you want.

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Unfortunately not, but I could make some photos of the catalog if you want.

That would be great dude! Thanks! :)

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Many of knobs offered here are for round shaft. I see that ALPS pots usually are D-shaft. What about these knobs? Anyone knows good?

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Many of knobs offered here are for round shaft. I see that ALPS pots usually are D-shaft. What about these knobs? Anyone knows good?

Which knobs do you mean by "these"?

Do you mean the ALBS knobs?

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Which knobs do you mean by "these"?

Do you mean the ALBS knobs?

No, I mean D-shaft knobs.

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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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Sorry to reply to such an old thread, but it's been a long time since I was on here. This is EXACTLY the sort of knob I've been looking for for a long time. Thanks for pointing this out. 26 pence seems a decent enough price too.

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Sorry to reply to such an old thread, but it's been a long time since I was on here. This is EXACTLY the sort of knob I've been looking for for a long time. Thanks for pointing this out. 26 pence seems a decent enough price too.

Anybody know of a place to buy nice (soft touch) pointerless encoder knobs in small quantiites? I guess not but I guess it doesn't hurt asking...

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Necro bumping because this seems to be the most suitable place.

I got a reply from Julian at Sonic Potions. The encoder knob used in the LXR is this one. It's plastic but a kinda soft plastic. I actually thought it was rubber. I'll be ordering this to go with my SEQ build as I have an LXR and know what it feels like.

http://au.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=450-BA600virtualkey56100000virtualkey450-BA600

Don't be confused by the picture. It looks pretty much exactly like the one above posted by @Sasha

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That's the same knob as used on the MI Shruthi encoder.

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For datawheels which are easily the hardest part to get for a SEQ.

Adafruit Scrubber Knob for Rotary Encoder: https://www.adafruit.com/products/2055

and the real ALPS DK38 available in singles. 

http://www.conrad-electronic.co.uk/ce/en/product/715751/ALPS-863002-Rotary-Knob-With-Finger-Grooves?ref=searchDetail

I just love how Conrad want to charge me $80AUD for delivering a $2 part. Luckily my mum lives in the UK. 

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hello mongrol ,

where did you found them on ebay ?

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