The Good Knob (and Pots + Encoders) Thread

#101

nice but expensive

#102

@shiftr: oh you might be right. I hadn’t understood you want the smaller ones… but they used to carry them. I had bought a bunch of them some time ago.

#103

On the topic of knobs - what would the minimum distance between two knobs be in your opinion?
For example, do you think it would be okay with a CC distance of 3cm between these: http://www.banzaimusic.com/BS-knob-small-push-on.html

#104

Depends on what you use the knobs for.

On pedals, small distance is ok because you don’t tend to operate them while performing, more like a setup use.

On synths, if you need to use them for performance, you might be more comfortable with a bigger distance.

And then there´s personal preference and hand/finger size.

#105

30 mm is bigger then the normal distance in a shruthi (about 27mm) and i’ve seen people use those on em. if you have 30 mm you’ll have 10mm space in between wich is the same as with standard shruthi knobs on a shruthi, The big difference is also the shape of the knobs. Shruthi knobs are 16 mm but that is the skirt of the knob. The actual part where you touch them is much smaller so there is more room for you fingers.

I need them for a programmer with the same CC distance as a Shruthi and then i don’t have enough space left for the labels if i use 20mm.

#106

just found some at farnell
http://nl.farnell.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?sku=1441066
http://nl.farnell.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?sku=1441068

#107

I am also using the knobs for a programmer.

The CF-X5-M:s don’t seem to have a skirt, so I’m guessing they are almost identical to the smaller knobs on a microkorg. Maybe I should use them for the four shruthi pots and then 20mm skirted knobs for the rest. Farnell’s prices are surprisingly good too.

#108

Could somebody please tell me the correct length or better yet give me a link to the correct pots for the edit 1-4 pots for the shruthi controller board from any american supplier. The ones on the bom:

http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en?x=0&y=0&lang=en&site=us&KeyWords=P3K1103-ND

are too long @ 21.50mm
and this one I got from a wiki bom is the same incorrect length:

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Panasonic/EVU-F2MFL3B14/?qs=%2Fha2pyFadujwYzh5u5cdmhssScGV34BCXmyHR9jU184%3D

These are longer than the ones that came with my kits…

Thanks!

#109

I personally did not care about the exact length, as Mr. Dremel was always near to help, as long the pots do have a plastic axis.

#110

@ kingrhythm

15mm?
These worked for my LP2 Yellow Magic Edition.

Alpha Pots.
Somewhat more expensive @ Mouser.

They have a solid metal shaft, and you need to use different knobs that utilize a set screw, and the rotation action has more physical resistance than the ones from the Shruthi kit, but they’re nice solid pots.

Small Bear and others also sell the same pots.

#111

All those cheap farnell knobs are the knurled type. Though very nice they are not usable for me. Or i’ll have to find knuled pots that fit the shruthi control board.
Do the screw type knobs work on a d shaft pot?

#112

Which knobs are used on the new MI modular beauty’s ?

#113

Looks like something from Davies Molding. They make more than the old 1100…

#114

Looks more like Rogan albeit in a custom color.

#115

I was looking at this and yup, Rogan is also a suspect.

#116

@jojjelito
Nope thats not quite the same when you compare the slots on the sides…

#117

Juu juu. I wasn’t really looking that hard, but I see what you mean.

#118

Yes, they are from Rogan.

#119

So finally found the ones i want… Now i just need to get nice 6,3mm pots to go with them…Something like this … but i’d like them to be a bit cheaper… anyone any idea?

#120

Tayda Electronics - you get the pots there for about the half of the price, but you need time !

And all the possible customs stuff, they are out of Europe…