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Post by kidtesla » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:31 am

I'm looking for these knobs(serge?)

(I'm not crazy about the gray doepfer or plan B knobs)
Does anybody know where I can get them?
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Post by Muff Wiggler » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:44 am

Those are Davies #1900-H knobs, I think they are the best knobs :oops:

you can get them at Mouser, Allied, etc., just search "Davies 1900H", they are a phenolic knob made by "Davies Molding".

However, I think they are pretty expensive, they are $2.42 each at Allied...

http://www.alliedelec.com/Search/Produc ... ESC=1900-H

Small Bear sells a Davies 'replica' quite a bit cheaper at $0.85 each...

http://www.smallbearelec.com/Detail.bok?no=707

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Post by kidtesla » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:52 am

Thanks Muff! yo the best! Also,thanks for turning me onto the Malekko.

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Post by thetwlo » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:57 am

weird, that's mine!
those knobs are the Small Bear clones, not sure why Ross has a photo of my modular on his Flickr....
Maybe a couple real Davies mixed in, for the price difference get the clones. The grip grooves in the shaft are a bit(very slightly) more rounded/shallow/smoother on the clones, and the indicator line isn't engraved. But the small bear come in colors!

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Post by Kwote » Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:06 am

fuck yeah. i need to place another order of these REAL SOON.
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Post by consumed » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:12 pm

i do not like the 1900H style knobs on doepfer for two reasons:

1. they dont fit quite right (so they wobble when you turn them)
2. they are hard and smooth like the doepfer standard knobs i dont like (slipping when trying to turn knob)

the rean soft touch knobs are all around improvements in functionality and aesthetics IMO (mouser# 550-67003)

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Post by Kwote » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:27 pm

the reans are cool because there's no adjusting just pop on and go. the davies or clones require a super small screwdriver and a mindful eye. but i really love the davies.

the look of the reans is a bit weak for certain formats but for doepfer it seems cool. works for blacet. i've actually toyed with the thought of going all rean for cheapness or all davies for aesthetics but i'm too lazy to go replacing things so whatever
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Post by kidtesla » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:34 pm

thetwlo wrote:weird, that's mine!
BEAUTIFUL! setup you have...(btw,the picture of your system in the monster case(s) blew my mind :spin: )...If I could vote for president you'd be the one(Sorry Felix, you'd have to be VP. :lol: )
thetwlo wrote:those knobs are the Small Bear clones, not sure why Ross has a photo of my modular on his Flickr....
oops!...hope I didn't cause any trouble...
thetwlo wrote:Maybe a couple real Davies mixed in, for the price difference get the clones. The grip grooves in the shaft are a bit(very slightly) more rounded/shallow/smoother on the clones, and the indicator line isn't engraved. But the small bear come in colors!
I'm a bit of a numb nuts when it comes to modifications, ~so can I ask~,do the doepfer knobs just pull off? Is the process reversible?
-thanks!

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Post by thetwlo » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:04 pm

thanks!
Consumed is correct about the fit of the 1900s, and aside from the expense that's why I haven't bought more and changed them all out. but I love the look of them. I know someone posted that you can fit a drinking straw over the shaft first to fix the wobble, but haven't found one that fits yet.
Still undecided may switch to the Rean's.

Yes, the Doepfer knobs just pull off pretty easily.

(oh yeah, no worries, Ross is a friend-- just got a surprise when I clicked your link!)

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Post by consumed » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:21 pm

there is one thing i do not like about replacing the doepfer knobs with the reans: the reans have a deeper shaft depth, allowing the skirt of the knob to touch the panel. this causes a little drag when turning the knobs.

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Post by Kwote » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:38 pm

consumed wrote:there is one thing i do not like about replacing the doepfer knobs with the reans: the reans have a deeper shaft depth, allowing the skirt of the knob to touch the panel. this causes a little drag when turning the knobs.
may make for more tight and precise settings though.
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Post by consumed » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:57 pm

Kwote wrote:
consumed wrote:there is one thing i do not like about replacing the doepfer knobs with the reans: the reans have a deeper shaft depth, allowing the skirt of the knob to touch the panel. this causes a little drag when turning the knobs.
may make for more tight and precise settings though.
the alpha pots used on most of those modules are already pretty stiff.

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Post by felix » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:34 pm

Yeah, but oddly enough, that seemed to only be a problem on a few of my Doepfers...particularly the A-188-2, where I just pulled the reann knobs up a little bit so they were not touching the face plate.

Most of my Doepfer knobs did not pull off that easy...I had to use pliers (and a rubber "jar-opener-helper" for protecting the knob) to get some of them off, which also means the reann fit on snugly and don't slide down the shaft on the modules where I have to lift them up a bit.

You could always wad up some paper and shove it inside the reann...
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Post by Kwote » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:18 pm

consumed wrote:
Kwote wrote:
consumed wrote:there is one thing i do not like about replacing the doepfer knobs with the reans: the reans have a deeper shaft depth, allowing the skirt of the knob to touch the panel. this causes a little drag when turning the knobs.
may make for more tight and precise settings though.
the alpha pots used on most of those modules are already pretty stiff.
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Post by felix » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:19 pm

kidtesla wrote:
thetwlo wrote:weird, that's mine!
BEAUTIFUL! setup you have...(btw,the picture of your system in the monster case(s) blew my mind :spin: )...If I could vote for president you'd be the one(Sorry Felix, you'd have to be VP. :lol: )
That's cool, VP has less to live up to, and has time to "invent the internet" just like Al Gore! :nut:
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Post by ehdyn » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:38 pm

A Bucket Brigade of BBD's - wots that sound like?

Talk about a cascade.

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Post by Liquidcolor » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:03 pm

1/4" thin wall brass tubing works great for using a set screw knob on a split shaft pot.

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Post by Moog$FooL$ » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:31 pm

Liquidcolor wrote:1/4" thin wall brass tubing works great for using a set screw knob on a split shaft pot.
perfect!!
this seems so obvious, yet none of us have thought to mention it yet. :doh:

i'm now reminded of Ferrules: use by jewellers & in electronics. this would work on split shafts as well, you'd just need the uninsulated kind i suppose.

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Post by Kwote » Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:08 pm

felix wrote:
kidtesla wrote:
thetwlo wrote:weird, that's mine!
BEAUTIFUL! setup you have...(btw,the picture of your system in the monster case(s) blew my mind :spin: )...If I could vote for president you'd be the one(Sorry Felix, you'd have to be VP. :lol: )
That's cool, VP has less to live up to, and has time to "invent the internet" just like Al Gore! :nut:
excuse me sir but we all know I invented the internet!

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Post by kidtesla » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:44 am

Thanks everyone for your help!

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