who has the best knobs?

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who has the best knobs?

Post by amnesia » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:41 pm

I LOVE the Livewire knobs, well actually the original Dual Cyclotron knobs were less prickly, more rounded to touch, but I do think they really suit the vibe of mad scientist modules.

Second is the Wiard/Maleko Davies Serge style knobs, great for tightly packed modules and nice and touch

The PLan B style knobs are ok rubbery and do the job.

I absolutely hate the Doepfer knobs, hate the grey and they are so yuk to use. I do like Doepfer modules :-)
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Post by DrOctave » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:42 pm

STRIPPERS
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Post by amnesia » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:47 pm

what company is that? :yay:

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Post by wetterberg » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:48 pm

I really like the MakeNoise qmmg ones - they're ReAn soft touch, but a different model number than the normal Plan B ones. They're longer and feel a bit firmer.

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Post by dkcg » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:52 pm

:waah:
I thought this thread was about wimmins. :hihi:

I like the Davies style knobs, they're slightly longer than the others in my system, and a little easier to tweak with the finger tips when surrounded by cables.

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Post by goiks » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:55 pm

wetterberg wrote:I really like the MakeNoise qmmg ones - they're ReAn soft touch, but a different model number than the normal Plan B ones. They're longer and feel a bit firmer.
yeah, i like these too, they're longer than the davies and have a nice taper. if i could find them to fit on my pots i'd use them instead of the davies. the ones i got from mouser were a little small on the inside.

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Post by JohnLRice » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:57 pm

DrOctave wrote:STRIPPERS
+1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by falafelbiels » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:03 pm

The ones that come with MFB modules feel nice...

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Post by aristotle » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:15 pm

the plan b ones the most...with the rubbery touch. Doepfers I dont mind...dont really care for the tall skinny ones like the makeNoise and serge style. Harvestman ones are interesting but the stems are a little loose for me...maybe their plastic or something.

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Post by timmah » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:17 pm

I like harvestman knobs and the tapered sifam knobs i have on my doepfer stuff.


agree, hate doepfer knobs.

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Post by amnesia » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:25 pm

timmah wrote:I like harvestman knobs and the tapered sifam knobs i have on my doepfer stuff.


agree, hate doepfer knobs.
I do like your knobs Timmah they look cool on your system. Although if it was possible to have all davies knobs I would go that, then I wouldnt need a Serge (again!)

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Post by mateo » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:33 pm

My favorite by far are moog style knobs; pretty much inexistant in euro land :despair:

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Post by Adam-V » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:38 pm

With my recent foray into frac land, I'm really enjoying the rean soft touch knobs, they're a bit smaller than the Doepfer knobs but they offer really good grip and control. Has anybody fitted these to their Doepfer modules - do they come in a spline version?

I agree that the scientific look and feel of the Livewire modules is very appealing.

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Post by wetterberg » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:56 pm

Adam-V wrote:Has anybody fitted these to their Doepfer modules - do they come in a spline version?
Yes and yes.
http://www.rapidonline.com/productinfo. ... ef=32-0450

(oh, and I had forgotten to switch them out on the spring reverb, hehe. That's sorted now too.)
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Post by Adam-V » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:01 pm

Brilliant! Thank you. I need to place an order with mouser so I might just have to grab a few to see if they work for me.

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Post by TrashWaveform » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:04 pm

Love Livewire's knobs. Hate Doefper's knobs. I am a stickler for things being uniform so I will switch out all my knobs once I get to a point of having a completed 6U.

I hate knobs that look toyish or cheap. Livewire gives a look of class and professionalism. Makes the modules look their worth. So it bugs me to see a sleek designed module have knobs that seem out of place.
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Post by NV » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:41 pm

I like having a variety of knobs - Livewire, Harvestman, MakeNoise, TipTop, so on. I think it gives the system a very diverse appearance while still keeping things cohesive in a very aesthetic way. I'm not really a fan of patchwork colors of panels, but I like having the variety of layouts and knobs.

The one thing I can unanimously agree to is that Doepfer's knob choice is pretty lame. The grey knobs on grey/silver panels just seems washed out to me, so I replace all of my Doepfer knobs with Re'an soft touch, like ye olde Plan B modules use. To me it makes the system look much more like a synthesizer and less like a refrigerator.

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Post by SquidInSquidInk » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:21 pm

I love my Z3000, but the knobs are as ugly (and stiff!) as Doepfer. Livewire and Malekko are classy, but I also like the color variety of Make Noise.

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Post by TrashWaveform » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:56 pm

SquidInSquidInk wrote:I love my Z3000, but the knobs are as ugly (and stiff!) as Doepfer. Livewire and Malekko are classy, but I also like the color variety of Make Noise.
I mentioned TipTop but deleted it out of my original post because I thought I would be the only one and in for a world of hurt. :hide:
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Post by bar|none » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:24 pm

I really like the harvestman knobs. So cool.

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Post by gwaidan » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:02 pm

TrashWaveform wrote:
SquidInSquidInk wrote:I love my Z3000, but the knobs are as ugly (and stiff!) as Doepfer. Livewire and Malekko are classy, but I also like the color variety of Make Noise.
I mentioned TipTop but deleted it out of my original post because I thought I would be the only one and in for a world of hurt. :hide:
I actually really like those Multicomp knobs that TipTop uses-affordable, good ergonomics and grip. I find the Plan B/Re'An ones are a bit too short and slippery.

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Post by timmah » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:10 am

i dont like the tiptop knobs either.

but i don't mind too much, it's so easy to repace knobs to ones that you like.

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Post by aristotle » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:12 am

plan b knobs slippery?? :hmm:
I like plan b knobs a lot for the opposite reason....they have a grip when turning them with one finger...because they are the most rubbery along with harvestmans....but I think harvestman uses cheaper stems...dont seem as sturdy to me....but its not gonna stop me from probably buying a piston honda! :omg:

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Post by Cybananna » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:39 am

I like the Plan B type and the Malekko knobs the best. I don't like Doepfer knobs. (modules are great, just don't like the knobs)

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Post by coomby » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:07 am

Cwejman knobs are the best. Like Harvestman but i prefer the colour code.

i've been trying to get Buchla (sifam/selco knobs) for my system but it's really hard to get hold of 'small' quantities in europe.

so i'm going to try for the next best thing: Cwejman knobs

anyone know where I can get these (splined) in europe ?

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