Bakelite Potentiometer knobs

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Bakelite Potentiometer knobs

Postby sorynzar » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:37 pm

Sticking with the ebay them, while the listing lasts:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bakelite-Knob-Potentiometer-Lot-10-NEW-CHEAP-/290586535925?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a84ea7f5

10 Pack of Bakelite potentiometer knobs. It says Bakelite, but I think they are more of a Bakelite style than the actual material. I'm not sure how to tell the difference without destructive testing.

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Re: Bakelite Potentiometer knobs

Postby JosephMax » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:39 am

Yeah, I'd bet they're ABS plastic or polycarb. Classic style, they go for US$2.19 at Radio Shack, so after shipping across the pond they wouldn't be any cheaper for me, but for UK folks it's a good deal.

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Re: Bakelite Potentiometer knobs

Postby sorynzar » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:37 am

I had a feeling they might be ABS, but it does have a similar pattern to phenolics. Who knows? They do the job! :)

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Re: Bakelite Potentiometer knobs

Postby sorynzar » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:16 pm

Judging by the way it reacts to a high speed drill bit, its phenolic. Not a bad deal I'd say since you will be paying a premium for Vintage components.


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