Do we have a thread for KNOBS?



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Do we have a thread for KNOBS?

Postby Invisible Man » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:42 pm

Not the pedal demo/askashrub entity...actual KNOBS.

I love em. Trying to find some cool stuff that's maybe a little out of the ordinary or interesting. Ebay seems cool, BLMS...where else do you source weird stuff? Especially those of you who are builders/etchers/modifiers?
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Re: Do we have a thread for KNOBS?

Postby Chankgeez » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:50 pm

Invisible Man wrote:
I love em.


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Re: Do we have a thread for KNOBS?

Postby Strange Tales » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:02 pm

Smallbear and Tayda have a lot of the standard ones.

Wish I could buy Rogan knobs but it's a pain in the ass to find a reliable supplier for them.
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Re: Do we have a thread for KNOBS?

Postby tremolo3 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:14 pm

Go to a flea market and look for old washing machines and ovens.
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Re: Do we have a thread for KNOBS?

Postby UglyCasanova » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:27 pm

Shut down factories!
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Re: Do we have a thread for KNOBS?

Postby echorec » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:56 pm

Mammoth has been previewing anodized knobs for a while (navy, olive, et cetera), and I imagine they're available for order, even though they're not shown in the knobs inventory.

https://www.mammothelectronics.com/collections/knobs

BLMS has colorful aluminum ones, too, but they're for 6.0mm shafts.

http://bitcheslovemyswitches.com/#!/Kno ... ort=normal

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SB has several synth-style and plastic knobs with the silver faces.

http://smallbear-electronics.mybigcommerce.com/knobs-1/

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Sean Ryan was doing Sovtek-style knobs for a while, but I'm not sure if he's active presently.

http://srceffects.com/russian-style-knobs

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https://reverb.com/shop/centurysoundlab ... type=parts

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If you really want unique knobs, I would hunt down vintage appliance knobs and then duplicate them with a 3D printer or ship them to Asia and have a factory clone them.
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Re: Do we have a thread for KNOBS?

Postby DRodriguez » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:09 pm

I blindly ordered like 40 of the brushed aluminum from mammoth last time they were on sale, I was not hugely impressed. The percentage of them with imperfections like the black line missing, blems in the metal was unfortunately high. Great price though, so I wasn't actually to disapointed. Just make sure you check the knobs out before you order a bunch.

Still love mammoth for their affordable well finished enclosures
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Re: Do we have a thread for KNOBS?

Postby repoman » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:11 pm

Check out suppliers who sell knobs for things like instrument panels in aircraft...some really awesome knobs but they are insanely expensive. Like $45 bucks a piece.
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Re: Do we have a thread for KNOBS?

Postby jwar » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:16 pm

Mouser by far has the best selection I've seen. The quality is great on everything I've ever order as well.

I'd avoid aluminum from Mammoth. I bought like 20 knobs and all the set screws failed on them over time (not a long time either). Like pedals, I don't like cheap crap knobs. So I've paid up to 10 bucks a knob before, but they were amazing. Smallbear has high quality as well for a decent price.
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Re: Do we have a thread for KNOBS?

Postby lost in music » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:52 pm

I bought some fat Boss knobs for my bass at bitcheslovemyswitchees, inspired by some other posters here. I like the look but the feel is kinda dinky plastic.

The cafeteria at my work has some bitchin-looking knobs on their food-warmers, but I think they're of a type that wouldn't fit on any standard guitar pot, sadly.
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Re: Do we have a thread for KNOBS?

Postby lost in music » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:52 pm

Will definitely check back in to this thread with a picture of said bitchin' knobs that I covet.
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Re: Do we have a thread for KNOBS?

Postby tremolo3 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:17 pm

Oh yeah, Mouser FTW!
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Re: Do we have a thread for KNOBS?

Postby Invisible Man » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:51 pm

Holy shit how did I not think of 3D printing? I have access to a ton of them here at work...just had a conversation about printing earlier today.

Now I need to think of something crazy I can draw up...
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Re: Do we have a thread for KNOBS?

Postby BoatRich » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:54 pm

echorec wrote:Mammoth has been previewing anodized knobs for a while (navy, olive, et cetera), and I imagine they're available for order, even though they're not shown in the knobs inventory.

https://www.mammothelectronics.com/collections/knobs

BLMS has colorful aluminum ones, too, but they're for 6.0mm shafts.

http://bitcheslovemyswitches.com/#!/Kno ... ort=normal

Image

SB has several synth-style and plastic knobs with the silver faces.

http://smallbear-electronics.mybigcommerce.com/knobs-1/

ImageImage

Sean Ryan was doing Sovtek-style knobs for a while, but I'm not sure if he's active presently.

http://srceffects.com/russian-style-knobs

Image

https://reverb.com/shop/centurysoundlab ... type=parts

ImageImageImage

If you really want unique knobs, I would hunt down vintage appliance knobs and then duplicate them with a 3D printer or ship them to Asia and have a factory clone them.

Sean is local and a really cool dude, he does knobs still just mainly on a custom order basis. He also sells them at a store here
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Re: Do we have a thread for KNOBS?

Postby BoatRich » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:54 pm

echorec wrote:Mammoth has been previewing anodized knobs for a while (navy, olive, et cetera), and I imagine they're available for order, even though they're not shown in the knobs inventory.

https://www.mammothelectronics.com/collections/knobs

BLMS has colorful aluminum ones, too, but they're for 6.0mm shafts.

http://bitcheslovemyswitches.com/#!/Kno ... ort=normal

Image

SB has several synth-style and plastic knobs with the silver faces.

http://smallbear-electronics.mybigcommerce.com/knobs-1/

ImageImage

Sean Ryan was doing Sovtek-style knobs for a while, but I'm not sure if he's active presently.

http://srceffects.com/russian-style-knobs

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https://reverb.com/shop/centurysoundlab ... type=parts

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If you really want unique knobs, I would hunt down vintage appliance knobs and then duplicate them with a 3D printer or ship them to Asia and have a factory clone them.

Sean is local and a really cool dude, he does knobs still just mainly on a custom order basis. He also sells them at a store here
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