Doepfer compatible replacement knobs?

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Doepfer compatible replacement knobs?

Post by Veqtor » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:05 pm

I'm sick of the doepfer knobs, they're killing the looks of my modular... what knobs can I replace them with?

Also, would you consider it a bad idea to modify the leds on eurorack modules, I'm thinking the A-143-1 since it's the only module w. leds I have currently...

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Post by Cybananna » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:13 pm

You can get the Plan B style knobs from Mouser in the US. I imagine you can find a supplier in Europe too.

I replaced all my Doepfer knobs with Plan B style.

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Post by Tim Stinchcombe » Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:15 am

The original fit grey-black knobs are a standard knob type made by Rean, only in a custom colour combination for Doepfer. Different colour combinations are readily available, for example from Rapid (in the UK):

http://www.rapidonline.com/Tools-Fasten ... 8/kw/knobs

They also make other 'series' (soft touch etc.) one of which I suspect the Plan B knobs are, for example:

http://www.rapidonline.com/Tools-Fasten ... 0/kw/knobs

If you check out the Rean site, I dare say you will find others that would fit, basically anything for a 6mm splined shaft.

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Post by theabsent » Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:49 pm

Are these the same that is used in Metasonix TM & R-series and for example in Plague Bearers (PB-1E)?

I want those if they fit to Doepfer modules

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Post by theabsent » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:45 pm

theabsent wrote:Are these the same
Anyone?

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Post by consumed » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:03 am

we were just talking about it over here--http://muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3700
mouser 550-67003 is the same as plan b knobs and fit perfectly on doepfer.

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Post by theabsent » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:28 pm

consumed wrote:we were just talking about it over here--http://muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3700
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Sorry, imAn00b and stupid. Didn't find an answer there.

Are those teh same or not?

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Post by flight » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:44 pm

Sorry for taking so long to reply.
Yes, the 16mm T18 Re'an SoftTouch knobs from Rapid will work. Those are the ones I use and Rapid is the best source to get them from.
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Post by theabsent » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:10 pm

Thanks you filthy plague bearer!

P.S. I love my two PBs. Will need one of those 3.1s, too!

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Post by swordsect » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:20 pm

this topic should be a stickie maybe?

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Post by theabsent » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:26 pm

swordsect wrote:this topic should be a stickie maybe?
YES! You won't find me saying I'm a noob and stupid in many threads!

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Post by Funky40 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:45 pm

another option is sibalco from germany:


they have small ones with only 9mm. Good if you like to have more fingerclearance.
listet at 1€. i payed 1.60€ for some samples over musikding.


for small quantitys you must see at spareparts( english)
http://www.sibalco.de/spareparts/default.htm

i have:
Typ 3/05- 10mm 2 Colour SOFT-TOUCH


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Post by modularplanner » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:38 pm

I'm just in the process of replacing all my doepfer knobs with soft touch multicomp ones from Farnell UK.

Although I made a massive cock up and for some reason got 100 D-Shaft ones. link :lol:

It's actually not that bad I just have to spend a minute on each one carving out the 2 shafts in each knob that make up the D, slice em out with a tiny flathead screwdriver, like a watchmakers. I dont think farnell sell the non D shaft of this series, at least not on the UK site.

Also as the Doepfer knobs can be hard to get off, I recommend sliding thin plastic (I use the bag from the knobs) under the existing knob. Then with another small and wider flathead screwdriver, pry them up slightly to loosen, dont twist the screwdriver under the knob as you will mark the faceplate. You only need to pry up a little as i've found it loosens them enough to pull off.

I'll post pictures at the weekend maybe.

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Post by wetterberg » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:57 pm

the rapidonline Reans are half the price of the Farnell ones - just nine pounds for a hundred.

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Post by modularplanner » Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:19 pm

Yeah they are not quite the same, I preferred the even smoother appearance of the multicomp ones the grip indent is barely visible, granted theres not much in it though.

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Post by timmah » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:26 pm

I replaced my doepfer knobs with some Sifam knobs.

something like this, although i could be slightlf off on the model#
http://www.sifam.com/knobDetails.asp?kT ... P110%20006

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Post by Montag » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:19 pm

modularplanner wrote: Also as the Doepfer knobs can be hard to get off [...]
I've found it's really easy to pull them off if you just grip it with one of those thin rubber gripper mats that are used to open difficult bottles and such... comes right off!

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Post by felix » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:32 pm

Montag wrote:
modularplanner wrote: Also as the Doepfer knobs can be hard to get off [...]
I've found it's really easy to pull them off if you just grip it with one of those thin rubber gripper mats that are used to open difficult bottles and such... comes right off!
Haha, I do the same thing! Hooray rubber circle jar-opener thingy!
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Post by modularplanner » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:22 am

You americans and your fancy devices :mrgreen:

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Post by Montag » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:26 am

modularplanner wrote:
felix wrote: Haha, I do the same thing! Hooray rubber circle jar-opener thingy!
You americans and your fancy devices :mrgreen:
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Post by martinmodular » Mon May 16, 2016 9:40 am

Does anybody have an idea, if these knobs fit on doepfer modules?
https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... Ec3Okg&s=p

sorry, if it´s too obvious, i couldn´t get my head around this confusing page :/

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Post by fhars » Mon May 16, 2016 12:09 pm

It looks like they may fit on the pot shafts, but won't fit on the modules unless you remove adjacent knobs and jacks (diameter it 20mm).
It's not peak modular until there is a TCM modular.

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Post by martinmodular » Mon May 16, 2016 1:38 pm

ok, thanks i see :)

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Post by groovar » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:21 pm

i notice the there are like three different knobs now

the rego

the dual adsr has some new stuff i would like to know where to get

the special edition lfo has even another one

anyone know who makes those nice little ones?

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