Power starvation comes with black knobs

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Power starvation comes with black knobs

Post by ws9848 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:38 pm

Hi, I just thought I should let everyone know that the power starvation comes with black knobs even though all the pictures of it show white knobs.
I didn't take any pictures from the front before I sent it back.

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Post by Summa » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:36 pm

what? :lol: , just get 4 davies knobs from ADDAC then, takes literally under a minute to swap them.

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Post by ws9848 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:48 pm

They said they wouldn't sell me any but that's not the main reason I sent it back.

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Post by Summa » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:52 pm

ws9848 wrote:They said they wouldn't sell me any but that's not the main reason I sent it back.
ok, I can send you 4 white Davies knobs for your black ones :omg: they're really not that expensive you know.

BUT..

you're saying the reason for you returning it wasn't the "wrong color of the knobs" but something entirely different... :hmm: :hmm: :despair:

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Post by ws9848 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:12 pm

yes, I know how easy it is to put knobs on but I think the reason they are putting black knobs on this module is because they had to use a different type of potentiometer then the one that they might have designed this with and now everything will be off axis so if you put the normal white knob on it will not be centered and cover the text graphics on the panel.

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Post by Summa » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:17 pm

:hmm: but the davies are smaller than the black ones?

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I'm not sure I follow you about the "off axis" part..

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Post by ws9848 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:21 pm

the black knobs are smaller. they white knobs will not be centered and would cover the text that says positive or negative rail.

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Post by acgenerator » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:25 am

I have an early serial number with the typical cream (not white) knobs found on other ADDAC products. They had to have a layer of rubber/plastic between them and the precision potentiometers (Bournes with 1/8 inch shafts). This is likely the reason for the change.

Ironically, I changed the knobs on mine. I think the OP just wanted to provide info to anyone that's particular on their machine's look.

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:47 pm

This is weird for an ADDAC product :hmm: Can't you get proper davies knobs from Thonk? I think you can choose the ones that would fit the potentiometer. If not, you can always cut a piece of plastic straw and use that to prevent the knob from being off axis. I mean, Flame used to do that on their factory modules :hihi:

Anyway, is there a reason this module comes with different pots than usual?!?
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Post by ws9848 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:50 pm

except if the potentiometer is not centered in the first place that's not going to help

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:06 pm

Aren't there different types of fillings for the Davies to accommodate different pots? Not sure, but Thonk has some options to allow for D-shat, Doepfer, etc. Just sayin' ... :despair:
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Post by ws9848 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:12 pm

the pots were not centered. the one I had looked really sloppy so I think the small black knobs were used because the normal white knobs will cover up text on the panel. I mean..why do they come with black knobs now anyway? and why doesn't it show black knobs on their website?

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Post by JohnLRice » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:19 pm

That's a shame! I'll put up with somewhat sloppy stuff for my own use :oops: but it's not cool to sell new items to customers in that condition IMHO.

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