Ricardus

Smorgasbord of Parts
« on: July 15, 2019, 11:03:45 AM »
So like 2 decades ago a buddy of mine was going to build a console. He's had parts lying around since then and he said he'd send them to me. Looks like a ton of pots. Most are unused and have been in a box for 20 years. Still looks like a nice score.
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clintrubber

Re: Smorgasbord of Parts
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 11:22:41 AM »
Nice!  Pre-aged parts, so when completed, your mixer can immediately considered 'vintage' (...)  ;-)

Those knobs, looks like the type as used on early Peavey guitar-amps ?

fazer

Re: Smorgasbord of Parts
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2019, 05:06:12 PM »
Score!  Look like Sealed pots.   Nice.

boji

Re: Smorgasbord of Parts
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2019, 06:05:52 PM »
BTW I've got scores of older pots if you need em for a vintage type  project. I've never checked values (old wheastone audioarts 2k) but I imagine they are 1k/10k for volume, plus dual concentric's for TL074 eq sections. Somebody smarter than me should test the input tranny... tell me if they are worth reusing.
-Boji


Re: Smorgasbord of Parts
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2019, 09:30:41 AM »
I had a search for vintage Peavey gear and found the PA -900 ,
It kind of recreates the vibe of the great RCA consoles of the 50's ,
Circuitry is  as simple as you can get , might make a good enclosure for converting to valve once you cleared out all the poweramp guts .

clintrubber

Re: Smorgasbord of Parts
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2019, 10:39:45 AM »
Nice, didn't know Peavey also used those mushroom knobs, looks great!

These must pre-date those aluminium knobs (with that 'Russian vibe')

Re: Smorgasbord of Parts
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2019, 01:25:34 PM »
There was a PA-6A  version too  ,six channel  ,which later became a PA-600 , I wonder what transformers they had for the lo-z balanced inputs ,cant seem to find a reference or photo .

The fluted alu knobs on the old peaveys ,they were quality alright , milled from solid billet , well worth finding a new use for.

clintrubber

Re: Smorgasbord of Parts
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2019, 07:37:04 PM »

The fluted alu knobs on the old peaveys ,they were quality alright , milled from solid billet , well worth finding a new use for.

A closer look to that first pic now more makes me think of Auditronics-knobs, but that's just another guess.

Back to those alu Peavey-knobs (pic added of the type), as it happens I scored a little old Backstage 30 yesterday, with one missing knob ...
if anybody else has one of those knobs around that he/she doesn't have a use for, please let me know, thanks!

(Often these have lost the central black insert, no problem!)


 

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