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Control Knobs

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Recording Engineer, Feb 12, 2003.

  1. Recording Engineer

    Recording Engineer Active Member

    Mar 4, 2001
    Does anyone know of a good source for decent priced knobs (non-metal) to outfit an entire mixing console?

    I think I've about covered all that are listed in the distributor catalogs (print and online) (Mouser, Allied, Newark, Peerless, State, etc.). And I've contacted a most all the manufacturers I can find on the net that are not in those catalogs.

    Unfortunantely, out of all I've found (which is a lot), the only knobs I really like are the EHC 3000 Series with the line indictor at the price of about $1.5k-2k to cover the entire console!

    Anyway, just checking to see if anyone knows of any sources I haven't covered.

  2. Mark Burnley

    Mark Burnley Guest


    Have you tried Farnell? They've got a good range of collet knobs with interchangeable colourcaps with index lines, pointers, skirts etc in different sizes. They fit 1/4 and 1/8" pots. I know they do International orders, not sure of the terms...Tech Talk may be able to help you,


  3. Recording Engineer

    Recording Engineer Active Member

    Mar 4, 2001

    Thank you for the tip! I hadn't checked Farnell yet... Don't think I'll be using collets though. Most likely set screw w/ brass or nickel-plated brass inserts for 1/4" shafts. Possibly push-on, but not likely.

    I will certainly ask in Tech Talk...

    Thanks so much again!


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