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30mm travel slide pots

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 8:18 am
by jpshea
Hi Folks,

Greetings from Brisbane. I'm trying to source the following vintage parts (new, NOS or re-used) for a Pearl SY-1 Syncussion:

1x 500K log mono slide potentiometer - 30mm travel (metal shaft)
1x 100K log mono slide potentiometer - 30mm travel (metal shaft)
1x 100K linear mono slide potentiometer - 30mm travel (metal shaft)

The body is 8mm W x 45mm L x 13mm H, with a 15mm metal shaft. I'm happy to do a bit of surgey on the PCB btw to fit terminal spacing.

I'm also looking for a set of 16 "wide" style slider knobs (e.g. around 12mm across in a blade style, and not in a "squashed" fader style), just like these ones:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/matrixsynth/456143592/in/set-72157600067928509

Any advice very much appreciated, have tried the ususal suspects including RS, Farnell, Digikey, Mouser, Maplin etc. (and have active eBay saved searches on the prowl...).

Regards,
JPS

Re: 30mm travel slide pots

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 12:51 pm
by Futureman
can you repair the old ones? ie, take apart, wash out, re-lube and put back together?

Mike

Re: 30mm travel slide pots

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 1:01 pm
by Chinagraf
Maybe VIntage Planet. THey have bits of all sorts popping up here and there..
http://www.vintageplanet.nl/

Re: 30mm travel slide pots

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 7:20 pm
by jpshea
VP haven't answered yet, emailed 'em 26/05.

Re: 30mm travel slide pots

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:48 pm
by jpshea
Bingo! eBay saved search success. Picked up some new 30mm travel Panasonic 110K and 500K slide pots (data sheet: http://www.panasonic.com/industrial/components/pdf/aol0000ce2.pdf ) from this seller:

http://myworld.ebay.com.au/cashfrog

By a remarkable co-incidence, I happened to be in the States @ the time (US-only shipping) and got them posted to the hotel!

The PCB will need a bit of surgery tho to fit the pins/mounting pins, and I may need to glue in some brackets to the top of the PCB for support (the existing ones are all screwed to a common top support bar, and the Panasonics don't have a threaded hole at each end). The new ones are not quite as tall, but have a longer shaft to make up for this.

Regards,
JPS