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Potentiometers too long for knobs
« on: December 07, 2016, 06:39:22 PM »
I just waited 3 weeks for knobs for my SB4000. They showed up today and the potentiometers are too long for the knobs to fit flush against the faceplate. Is it ok to cut the potentiometers down? Thanks!


Rob Flinn

Re: Potentiometers too long for knobs
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 07:36:11 PM »
Yes.
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johnheath

Re: Potentiometers too long for knobs
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 08:24:28 PM »
Yep

Just remove the pot and fasten the shaft in a vise and cut it in desired lenght with a metal saw. Solid shafts are easier and knurled split shafts are more difficult.


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Re: Potentiometers too long for knobs
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2016, 09:42:15 PM »
I always put a piece of tape around the bushing to keep any particles out.