Another looking for knobs post - 50 Plus

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Another looking for knobs post - 50 Plus

Postby bloodspoint on Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:01 pm

Hi,

Yet another person with a 50 Plus in need of knobs. I have three of the black topped, clear skirted knobs on the Bass, Middle, Treble pots, but the volume knobs have been replaced by chicken heads. I don't dislike the chickens, generic as they are, but I want all five the same, so I either need to come up with two more of the skirted knobs, or go with something else.

Checked Partridge Electronics, where I _finally_ found the missing slider knobs for my Concord, but they didn't have the skirt knobs for this amp.

Thanks!
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Re: Another looking for knobs post - 50 Plus

Postby Mr. Foxen on Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:03 am

https://www.okw.co.uk/en/category/bab25 ... 163e72470b

Eventually I'll get round to figuring all the right bits and swill stock them. Or, let me know when you've got some and save me the effort.

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Re: Another looking for knobs post - 50 Plus

Postby Papa Dog on Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:53 pm

Oli,
do you have any idea who made the originals?
I know that they are in high demand amongst Sound City owners.
Because D/A, and later DMI, cheaped out of the pots (they have plastic shafts) they are easily broken and lost
also, back in the day, some folk thought that they looked a lil bit "cheesy" being colors like that, especially when HiWatt had chickenheads.
I do not think I have ever seen one with Marshall style replacement knobs.
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Re: Another looking for knobs post - 50 Plus

Postby Mr. Foxen on Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:36 pm

Papa Dog wrote:Oli,
do you have any idea who made the originals?
I know that they are in high demand amongst Sound City owners.
Because D/A, and later DMI, cheaped out of the pots (they have plastic shafts) they are easily broken and lost
also, back in the day, some folk thought that they looked a lil bit "cheesy" being colors like that, especially when HiWatt had chickenheads.
I do not think I have ever seen one with Marshall style replacement knobs.


There are at least two sorts, some have a screw under the cap and some have a grub screw on the side. One of my 150s and both Impact 120s I've had used silver topped Marshall type knobs.
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Re: Another looking for knobs post - 50 Plus

Postby bloodspoint on Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:43 pm

The type I need are the mostly cylindrical, clear dialed ones with a screw on the side.
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Re: Another looking for knobs post - 50 Plus

Postby Papa Dog on Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:03 am

Mr. Foxen wrote:
Papa Dog wrote:Oli,
do you have any idea who made the originals?
I know that they are in high demand amongst Sound City owners.
Because D/A, and later DMI, cheaped out of the pots (they have plastic shafts) they are easily broken and lost
also, back in the day, some folk thought that they looked a lil bit "cheesy" being colors like that, especially when HiWatt had chickenheads.
I do not think I have ever seen one with Marshall style replacement knobs.


There are at least two sorts, some have a screw under the cap and some have a grub screw on the side. One of my 150s and both Impact 120s I've had used silver topped Marshall type knobs.


Just goes to show ya....I have certainly not seen 'em all...
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Re: Another looking for knobs post - 50 Plus

Postby javamagic on Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:31 pm

Also worth checking out are RS in the UK. Radiospares (as they were back in the sixties) supplied the majority of British amp makers back then, including Marshall, Selmer, Hiwatt and, I believe, Sound City as it was an easy one-stop shop for parts. Today they list their Pro Collet knobs, the same fixing as used on the early SC amps, which are probably close to the originals. I think they probably do grub screw versions too. (I must confess that I haven't looked all the way through their online catalogue. :oops: )

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The skirts are numbered 1-10 over a 360 degree spread whereas others seem to have a shorter range. Using the numbered skirt without the "blind" skirt seems possible. They do a range of coloured tops too but in quantities of ten! Buying in quantity would make it viable but if you only want five or six... :)
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Re: Another looking for knobs post - 50 Plus

Postby Mr. Foxen on Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:20 pm

javamagic wrote:Also worth checking out are RS in the UK. Radiospares (as they were back in the sixties) supplied the majority of British amp makers back then, including Marshall, Selmer, Hiwatt and, I believe, Sound City as it was an easy one-stop shop for parts. Today they list their Pro Collet knobs, the same fixing as used on the early SC amps, which are probably close to the originals. I think they probably do grub screw versions too. (I must confess that I haven't looked all the way through their online catalogue. :oops: )

Image
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The skirts are numbered 1-10 over a 360 degree spread whereas others seem to have a shorter range. Using the numbered skirt without the "blind" skirt seems possible. They do a range of coloured tops too but in quantities of ten! Buying in quantity would make it viable but if you only want five or six... :)


Just had a go at putting together the right knobs from various bits, but the RS branded parts are not compatible with each other, have to work off RS suggestions and use various brands that apparently do fit together. Been on the phone with them. Annoyingly, I currently have knobs, caps and skirts that don't fit each other at all. Just gonna get bits to make up two different sets and see what looks better.
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