Ricardus

Rocket Sockets
« on: May 25, 2020, 07:18:33 PM »
Now sure if anyone has ever seen these before. Bought a set of these because I'm tired of scratching my beautiful panels. We'll see how they work.

https://lovemyswitches.com/rocket-sockets-pedal-building-socket-set/
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Re: Rocket Sockets
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2020, 10:31:42 PM »
Nice! thanks for sharing!

ruffrecords

Re: Rocket Sockets
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2020, 04:24:04 AM »
Brilliant idea. I can't seem to find anyone in Europe who has any in stock.

Cheers

Ian
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wlinart

Re: Rocket Sockets
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2020, 08:22:49 AM »
I think those things would be ideal to print with a 3D-printer?

scott2000

Re: Rocket Sockets
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2020, 08:30:14 AM »
I think those things would be ideal to print with a 3D-printer?

I knew we talked something along these lines not too terribly long ago....

Hello guys,

Looking for something that won't damage / scratch anodized front panels (super delicate) when tightening toggle switches ! I've even got made some of then in a 3D printer but they're not hard enough, not durable...Metal ones will scratch if i do the slightest pressure on the panel. Any ideas ??

https://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=73496.0

Ricardus

Re: Rocket Sockets
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2020, 04:06:33 PM »
They're made from a very strong plastic. I don't think any 3D printer filament has the same strength.

I mentioned these in a forum on FB and people say they work great. Can't wait to get them. I'm working on four 500-series projects right now.
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scott2000

Re: Rocket Sockets
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2020, 06:54:38 PM »
Apparently glass fiber reinforced material including nylon  is around for 3D printers..  ....

https://marketplace.ultimaker.com/app/cura/materials

Fuzz Face

Re: Rocket Sockets
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2020, 08:36:46 PM »
These look cool. There are sockets with a plastic or rubber rim for this purpose, but not all of them are deep enough for pot shafts.

I cut a hole in a piece of paper and protect the panel around the nut because I don’t want anything rubbing against the finish. I find that pretty quick to do and like the feel of a regular wrench

Ricardus

Re: Rocket Sockets
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2020, 09:10:43 PM »
These look cool. There are sockets with a plastic or rubber rim for this purpose, but not all of them are deep enough for pot shafts.

I cut a hole in a piece of paper and protect the panel around the nut because I don’t want anything rubbing against the finish. I find that pretty quick to do and like the feel of a regular wrench

Why would anyone do that when you could have ROCKET SOCKETS?   ;D
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abbey road d enfer

Re: Rocket Sockets
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2020, 02:37:28 PM »
Thanks for the tip! Just ordered a set from Peper's direct, since the UK retailer says they're out of stock. Anyway I like the idea of supporting small businesses.
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Ricardus

Re: Rocket Sockets
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2020, 05:55:10 PM »
Thanks for the tip! Just ordered a set from Peper's direct, since the UK retailer says they're out of stock. Anyway I like the idea of supporting small businesses.

Got mine in the mail yesterday!
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Rochey

Re: Rocket Sockets
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2020, 07:41:46 PM »
I’ve 3d printed my own for a while now.
Didn’t realize there was so much demand...

I could throw some up on expat audio if anyone’s interested. A little something to add to the rest of your order :)
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Whoops

Re: Rocket Sockets
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2020, 07:43:18 PM »
Seem to be sold out also in the UK/EU store.

Sent an email asking when it will be re-stocked.

3D printed might work for a while, but these are plastic molded, stronger than most filaments and with a completely solid infill, something not easy in a 3D printer
« Last Edit: June 06, 2020, 07:53:07 PM by Whoops »

Ricardus

Re: Rocket Sockets
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2020, 11:22:38 PM »
3D printed might work for a while, but these are plastic molded, stronger than most filaments and with a completely solid infill, something not easy in a 3D printer

 Exactly.

I used mine while doing final assembly on two SSL 9000 preamps from Gustav. Still waiting for my panels from Germany so I can use them to finish my Studer EQs.
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Re: Rocket Sockets
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2020, 10:27:56 AM »
I've just been using a bit of masking tape on the end edge of the metal socket, has worked fine so far as not to scratch the panel. But I've been eyeing these


 

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