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Old 4th May 2015
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Replacing knobs on older gear

Hey everyone. I have a few older pieces of gear I need to find some missing knobs for. I have an old Lexicon PCM41 that needs one, an older Neve box that needs one, and several other older higher end pieces of gear. Does anyone know of a place to get just knobs from? How about knob indicators? I would think there must be a company out there that sells just knobs for electronic stuff or am I missing something?
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Finding knobs is easy, finding specific knobs for specific gear can be rather difficult. I would start with contacting the manufacturers first.
Old 4th May 2015
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Be prepared to pay a stupid amount of money if you buy from the manufacturer. (Especially Neve knobs)
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Finding stuff that can fit on the shaft of a potentiometer is easy. Finding the right ones that came on the piece originally is the hard part. I really like my gear to look as new as possible so finding the right stuff matters to me.

Paying a bunch for the Neve knobs will sort of be a given in my mind. However I got such a good deal on my Neve stuff that I can spare a few bucks to make them look as good as possible.
Old 5th May 2015
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For neve style you can try classicapi and diy-tubes.

For general knobs there is mouser and digikey. Pedal parts plus is also good for a variety of stuff.
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Thanks Johnny. Had looked through Mouser but not Digikey. Thanks for the heads up!
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