Tops for "collet" knobs?
« on: November 07, 2011, 02:02:25 AM »
Hey all-
I've been hunting for these coloured tips for some knobs for about 6 months now with no luck.  I suspect I might just be looking for the wrong name etc, so if anyone has any hints, please let me know!

They are the tips for these knobs
http://vintageaudiogearbox.com/images/goods/BFE/MK5B/moduleface.html

The tops pop off so you can access the screws underneath.  I believe this is called a collet knob.  I'm looking for some coloured caps (same colours as in the pic) that are about 10mm across.  Any leads?


jensenmann

Re: Tops for "collet" knobs?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011, 03:18:19 AM »
Send the picture to Sibalco.de and ask them if they have these. They are german Sifam distributor and offer these in low quantities.
Jens
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radiance

Re: Tops for "collet" knobs?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 03:53:39 AM »
These look more like Elma knobs to me.
Tell me what size your knobs are. I have some caps laying around but not the same colors and maybe not the right size.

EDIT: my caps are for 15mm knobs. Caps them self measure 10mm. Colors are blue and grey.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2011, 04:06:26 AM by radiance »
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zayance

Re: Tops for "collet" knobs?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 03:57:49 AM »
« Last Edit: November 07, 2011, 05:23:38 AM by zayance »

Re: Tops for "collet" knobs?
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 05:45:01 AM »
Thanks guys, they are great links.  I'll follow them through and hopefully find something.  It seems crazy to spend time chasing $2 worth of plastic!

Rob Flinn

Re: Tops for "collet" knobs?
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011, 11:20:35 AM »
I'm looking for some tops to the knobs on my Barth Dynaset.  they look very similar but the overall knob diameter is about 10mm.  Anyone know where I can get them ?  I need 3 grey & 1 yellow.
regards Rob

riggler

Re: Tops for "collet" knobs?
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011, 11:38:18 AM »
Hmm, add me to the list. I have some Ward Beck modules that do this in a similar way.
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zayance

Re: Tops for "collet" knobs? New
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2011, 12:24:18 PM »
I'm looking for some tops to the knobs on my Barth Dynaset.  they look very similar but the overall knob diameter is about 10mm.  Anyone know where I can get them ?  I need 3 grey & 1 yellow.

Check the measures of the Product specifications on the Farnell link, knobs or Caps, maybe it could help?

EDIT: Ward beck and Barth Dynaset seem to be using Elma's to me, they have that tipical plastic shine while Sifam (Sibalco) is matt finish for what i've experienced.
You should have what you're looking for on both links i gave, because i don't think Elma's have changed over all these years, i could be wrong?

Electrochronic, has those 10mm knobs in Grey, seems he has some sizes in black as well, check "black knobs for other projects"
« Last Edit: November 07, 2011, 01:17:54 PM by zayance »


 

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