knob upgrade for DFAM

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jamesfarrell
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knob upgrade for DFAM

Post by jamesfarrell » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:00 pm

This sucks, can't find these in the USA

Knob upgrade. Looks awesome. I would have paid extra for this. Charge another $50 for the DFAM Moog and give us real knobs :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1rMdeZxBgo

(You will need 16 of the Black - Small (6.35mm Round Shaft) for the pitch and velocity and 3 of the Black - Mini (6.35mm Round Shaft) for the VCO and Noise levels)

Schlabadiwutz
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Re: knob upgrade for DFAM

Post by Schlabadiwutz » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:27 pm

thanks for sharing. Ordered the knobs today. :D

jamesfarrell
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Re: knob upgrade for DFAM

Post by jamesfarrell » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:04 pm

Yeah I bent over and ordered from the UK and will see then in 2 months when they arrive.

captainkidd
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Re: knob upgrade for DFAM

Post by captainkidd » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:04 pm

jamesfarrell wrote:Yeah I bent over and ordered from the UK and will see then in 2 months when they arrive.


Yeah I also ordered them yesterday from Thonk. I really didn't even think about putting knobs on mine until I saw the video and thought that it really does look quite a bit nicer. 8)

jamesfarrell
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Re: knob upgrade for DFAM

Post by jamesfarrell » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:52 pm

Bob @ Thonk
"Hey Jed, watchuu think is up wit all the sudden knob orders?"

grenert
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Re: knob upgrade for DFAM

Post by grenert » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:00 am

These look similar, and no overseas shipping:
http://www.smallbear-electronics.mybigc ... -pointers/
Moog stuff: Slim Phatty, Minitaur, Mother-32, Werkstatt x2, MF-103, MF-104M, MF-108M
Running Moog software on Win7 64-bit
Dreams of a Voyager XL some day...

captainkidd
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Re: knob upgrade for DFAM

Post by captainkidd » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:50 am

I just received my knobs from Thonk in the post today. Got them quicker than I thought coming from the UK to the US. The really do spiff up the looks of the DFAM.
Thanks for the heads up there James.

Lexer
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Re: knob upgrade for DFAM

Post by Lexer » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:36 pm

I ordered some high-quality knobs from:
https://www.mammothelectronics.com/collections/plastic-knobs

I used 16 of the "1250 Series Fluted Plastic" knobs for pitch/velocity.
And 3 of the "1900 Davies Style" knobs for the VCO's.

Then, I adapted this brilliant hack:
https://youtu.be/9pwYgESNBFc

It works perfectly: the hole in the 1250 knob is 0.02" larger than the DFAM knob and the thick "milkshake" straw is 0.01" thickness = a perfect fit!
Make sure to cut the plastic straw insert to 0.2" x 0.7"
The thick plastic also acts as a protector to your DFAM knob when you tighten the screw on the new knobs!

Much more precision dialing in the pitches and velocities.

Here are some photos:
Aa.jpg

Ba.jpg

Ca.jpg

jamesfarrell
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Re: knob upgrade for DFAM

Post by jamesfarrell » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:07 pm

captainkidd wrote:I just received my knobs from Thonk in the post today. Got them quicker than I thought coming from the UK to the US. The really do spiff up the looks of the DFAM.
Thanks for the heads up there James.


Don't know how you got yours so quick. Did you do the super duper fast shipping?

That last post. Holy knobs batman :mrgreen:

captainkidd
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Re: knob upgrade for DFAM

Post by captainkidd » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:00 pm

jamesfarrell wrote:
captainkidd wrote:I just received my knobs from Thonk in the post today. Got them quicker than I thought coming from the UK to the US. The really do spiff up the looks of the DFAM.
Thanks for the heads up there James.


Don't know how you got yours so quick. Did you do the super duper fast shipping?


Actually no, I just used their cheapest/slowest shipping option with no tracking. I figured I would eventually get them.

jamesfarrell
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Re: knob upgrade for DFAM

Post by jamesfarrell » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:42 pm

I ordered mine 3/21. Website says they just left customs.

Acid Mitch
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Re: knob upgrade for DFAM

Post by Acid Mitch » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:15 am

I can’t believe we have to buy half the knobs ourselves. :?:
Those trim pot thingies are horrid.

piper
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Re: knob upgrade for DFAM

Post by piper » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:28 pm

For those in the US I found these on Amazon. $7 for 10 black and aluminum knobs. I don't have either the knobs or the DFAM yet, but the DFAM is on the way ;-)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LX ... 4HTQ&psc=1

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