Keyboard Fader Knob (top sizes and fit) upgrade?

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2018/09/09 18:38:25 (permalink)

Keyboard Fader Knob (top sizes and fit) upgrade?

Hi there,
I want to upgrade the fader knobs on my Arturia Key Lab 88 keyboard. Something my finger tips can more easily settle into.
 
I'm guessing that the tops of 'some' faders that the knobs fit on might be 'generally' universal, but don't know for sure.
I pulled a fader top knob off my Yamaha S-90 and tried it and it fits on the KL88 snugly, but there's a big gap between the bottom of the knob and the deck of the KL88. The body of the Yamaka knob isn't tall enough.
 
KL 88 Metal fader top measurement with knob removed:
1.40 mm thick (0.555 in.)
4 mm deep
6 mm tall
 
So, I think the question comes out to be:
How do I go about finding good fitting knobs and not wasting a lot of money on ones that don't fit?
Let me know what you think?
Thanks!
 
post edited by Steve_Karl - 2018/09/09 21:58:25
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    Jim Roseberry
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    Re: Keyboard Fader Knob (top sizes and fit) upgrade? 2018/09/10 13:46:21 (permalink)
    Haven't used the KL-88.
    Are the faders "resistance sensing" (touch sensitive)?
    If so, replacing them might be tough.
     

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    Steve_Karl
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    Re: Keyboard Fader Knob (top sizes and fit) upgrade? 2018/09/10 18:26:21 (permalink)
    Hi Jim,

    No. They're just dumb plastic fader knobs. ( Stressing knobs / tops only ... not the fader itself )
    It's just about the difference between a small pointed knob and a knob that cradles the finger tip.
    Steve
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    Re: Keyboard Fader Knob (top sizes and fit) upgrade? 2018/09/11 13:52:47 (permalink)
    Steve -
     
    These guys are pretty good to work with.  Give 'em call and they might be able to tell which are compatible
     
    https://www.fullcompass.c...&search_return=all

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    Steve_Karl
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    Re: Keyboard Fader Knob (top sizes and fit) upgrade? 2018/09/12 20:34:17 (permalink)
    Thanks Bob.

    I've got the local Brick'n'Mortar working on it but if that falls through I'll call Full Compass.
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    Re: Keyboard Fader Knob (top sizes and fit) upgrade? 2018/09/26 13:19:40 (permalink)
    Called Full Compass. Very nice people on the phone but they don't have any specific measurements on faders.
    But, I could order and return if no fit.
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    Re: Keyboard Fader Knob (top sizes and fit) upgrade? 2018/09/26 13:25:14 (permalink)
    Maybe if you send them a pic of the bottom they can find something close enough

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    Re: Keyboard Fader Knob (top sizes and fit) upgrade? 2018/09/26 13:27:30 (permalink)
    send them a picture of your own bottom, that should get something going

    just a sec

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    Re: Keyboard Fader Knob (top sizes and fit) upgrade? 2018/09/28 14:14:15 (permalink)
    Thanks guys. I've been working with the stock ones and getting used to them.
    I think I'll let this little upgrade idea fade away.
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