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post #1726 of 2869
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Originally Posted by signet02 View Post
 

 

Ilove: I'd like to be able to do that; however, I currently have my LD1+ on top of my digital piano, and with the WE408A tubes, the unit runs a lot hotter... I know the top of the Yamaha CP 300 is metal, and that it can take a certain amount of heat... But I don't know how much before it might discolor the paint... Perhaps the cut-out would make the unit run cooler, but the heat would likely radiate out of the bottom cut-out, possibly making the heat transference to the piano top issue worse... So, there's a question-mark there...

HI,

  Actually i don't run my LD with open bottom i still put back the cut-out plate held by a masking tape  for  now until i find a  hinge and latch that i like to hold it in place.

post #1727 of 2869
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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

HI,

  Actually i don't run my LD with open bottom i still put back the cut-out plate held by a masking tape  for  now until i find a  hinge and latch that i like to hold it in place.


I too, am looking for hinges.  The problem seems to be the clearance between the bottom plate and the tops of the larger capacitors.  So I am looking for two narrow hinges, one for each side.   Do you have any ideas for a suitable latch?

post #1728 of 2869
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Originally Posted by MunkyOne View Post
 


I too, am looking for hinges.  The problem seems to be the clearance between the bottom plate and the tops of the larger capacitors.  So I am looking for two narrow hinges, one for each side.   Do you have any ideas for a suitable latch?

I'am thinking  one of those jewelry box latch and hinges.

post #1729 of 2869

Has anyone pulled the volume knob off at all?
How does it come off?
Just thinking of replacing it with something with a bit of texture rather than it being smoother than my dad's head :D

post #1730 of 2869
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post
 

Has anyone pulled the volume knob off at all?
How does it come off?
Just thinking of replacing it with something with a bit of texture rather than it being smoother than my dad's head :D


You should be able to prise the knob from the spindle.  It is probably a splined spindle, as there is no retaining screw.  I would remove the tubes before attempting to remove the knob, as it may require some effort if it's a tight fit.

 

It would look cool with a knob from some vintage radio, or similar.  Post a pic when your'e done :-)

post #1731 of 2869
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post
 

Has anyone pulled the volume knob off at all?
How does it come off?
Just thinking of replacing it with something with a bit of texture rather than it being smoother than my dad's head :D

Mine pulled right off. Almost too easily...

post #1732 of 2869

This is very good to know!

 

I would really like to replace mine too. If I am measuring correctly, the stock knob is about 22mm wide x 17mm tall.... Maybe knob a bit more than 30mm will fit? I wonder if 35mm is too large?

 

All those who have replaced the knob, please post a pic and tell us the size. :)

post #1733 of 2869

I will definitely have a look into it... I know there's a US online store called potentiometer.com or something like that and they allow you to customize sizes and stuff :)

post #1734 of 2869
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

Mine pulled right off. Almost too easily...

Hi Joe, 
Not had chance to pull mine off yet, but can you recall what type of shaft it was? Was it a D-shaped shaft or was it splined?

post #1735 of 2869

I could totally be mixing this up with one of the cMoys I assembled this weekend but I believe it was D-shaped.

post #1736 of 2869
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

I could totally be mixing this up with one of the cMoys I assembled this weekend but I believe it was D-shaped.

I just managed to pull mine off and mine was splined... maybe they used different potentiometers on different revisions or batches, who knows :)

 

EDIT:
Ok so done a little bit of research and if you have a splined knob (which is more likely than a D-shaped one, and also munky said it was splined :P), then it will be the 6mm splined shaft that you will want.  Due to there being a lack of D-shaped shafted knobs at this size (lololol), then I would be leaning towards yours being splined too Joe :) 


Edited by SJWorne - 1/28/14 at 4:50am
post #1737 of 2869
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Originally Posted by SJWorne View Post
 

I just managed to pull mine off and mine was splined... maybe they used different potentiometers on different revisions or batches, who knows :)

Thank you for sparing my pride, but I'm sure I was remembering the two or three cMoys I was working on.

post #1738 of 2869
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

Thank you for sparing my pride, but I'm sure I was remembering the two or three cMoys I was working on.

As I said, who knows :) lol
After all this talk of a new knob... I cannot find one I like anywhere :(

post #1739 of 2869

Well, I got my muses02 in today, and you know I just had to put it in... Anyway, it's acting like any new device:  A little subdued at first... Put a looped demo on my digital piano ( where I have my LD 1+ right now)... Just running it in for a few hours...

 

I'm currently running the WE 408A tubes...

 

Note: My Yamaha CP 300 has HiFi stereo outputs, both unbalanced and balanced, and is dead quiet... Hoping the sound comes up after 30 hrs. or so... The ole' 5 on, five off routine...

 

Friday: I order a pair of Sennheiser HD 600s... I'm hoping that that will also add to the definition I can get from my instrument... Note: I'm ordering from Sennheiser Factory Outlet... $341.00, like new, full warranty, free ship... [Note: No affiliation]

 

I think those cans will work well for both professional and home audio use...

 

Anyone have any recommendations for alternative tubes?... I'm looking for lots of air on top, fair bass, and 'there' midrange...

post #1740 of 2869
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Originally Posted by signet02 View Post

 

Anyone have any recommendations for alternative tubes?... I'm looking for lots of air on top, fair bass, and 'there' midrange...

 

Tung Sol 6AK5

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