blacet style knobs for splined shaft pots?

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idiotunderground
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blacet style knobs for splined shaft pots?

Post by idiotunderground » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:22 pm

anyone know where i can get knobs that look like the ones blacet uses but would fit a splined shaft pot? specifically looking for the grey pointer

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Post by Adam-V » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:45 pm

Re'an used to do a splined version of the soft-touch knobs that Blacet use but unfortunately they've been discontinued for a while now. You'll be lucky if find any of their soft-touch range in stock anywhere. It's a bit of a shame as I think they're a really nice knob (cue dirty joke). I believe Sifam do a similar version but they're a bit more expensive.

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Post by idiotunderground » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:11 pm

yah, i searched around & read the various threads about how they've been discontinued. wasn't sure if they might still be available somewhere...

thanks for your help

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Post by werock » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:04 am

Rapid (in the UK) still have them:

http://www.rapidonline.com/Tools-Equipm ... 736267ff16

Maybe I should stock up myself...

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Post by idiotunderground » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:51 am

they've got every color but grey! :doh:

thanks for posting

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Post by Tubeampguy » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:09 am

I use these for spline shaft.
https://www.adafruit.com/product/2047
:tu::blacet: :tu:

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Post by ersatzplanet » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:18 am

Remember, knurled shafts are NOT universal, the orientation of the knurl is spec'd. Knurled shafts are made with the pot mounting orientation in mind. When the pot is turned to its full rotation (almost all pots have 300 degrees of rotation), what is at the "top" of the shaft? Is it to be a "hill" (the pointy bit of a knurl) or is it a "valley" (the bit between the points? They are different if the pot is mounted vertically or horizontally - 10 degrees different. If the knob doesn't match, it will not line up with the graphics. Just look at older Doepfer modules with horizontal vs vertical mounted PCBs. One type has the pots not lining up with the graphics because he used the same knobs for both.
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