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#115288 - 03/11/2002 05:53 Re: Volume Knob [Re: sphengali]
Derek
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Registered: 16/08/1999
Posts: 453
Loc: NRW, Germany
From what I saw last night you'd have to modify Tims NewFace to fit in a knob the same size and the original empeg one. It could quite easily be done in a milling machine, and I don't think it would detract from the design at all, but the knob that Tim has come up with is really nice to use, and does look quite good. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it looks with some LEDs behind it! I'm sure he can do a brushed finish on it for you too if you ask him nicely . I actually think the Alpine knob would look a bit silly on any of these faceplates, but then that's just my opinion.
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#115289 - 03/11/2002 07:53 changing the colour of lit buttons [Re: 303]
303
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Registered: 24/04/2002
Posts: 305
Loc: Germany
if you like to change the colour of your transparent buttons, here is my suggestion.

use the following link to oder a sample book (see attachment)
of gel filters


http://www.leefilters.com/LP.asp?PageID=53

choose the colour, take a punch and you have a perfect sized filter for the transparent buttons. all you have to do is to push the filter all the way into the button and youŽre done.

cheers

Tim





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123121-samplebook.gif (227 downloads)


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#115290 - 03/11/2002 08:05 Re: changing the colour of lit buttons [Re: 303]
303
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Registered: 24/04/2002
Posts: 305
Loc: Germany
exsample of buttons with filter


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123122-coloursample.gif (225 downloads)


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#115291 - 03/11/2002 14:58 Re: Volume Knob [Re: tfabris]
jets
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Registered: 08/07/2002
Posts: 237
Loc: Toronto, Canada
As far as using the alpine knob along with the new face, I don't see why it wouldn't be possible to use it. The depth the knob can be adjusted using the little screw (as described on my webpage) and from the pictures it looks like the diameter of the "new" alu-knobs have not grown smaller or bigger in comparison to the original knobs.

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#115292 - 03/11/2002 16:11 Re: Volume Knob [Re: jets]
sphengali
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Registered: 22/10/2002
Posts: 82
Loc: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Thanks for the reply Jets - here is an extract from a PM with Tim:
In reply to:

"if you really want to use the Alpine knob, tell me the exact diameter and the height and I will see if I can make the hole fit the Alpine. "




Jets, you wouldn't happen to have that info would you? My knob from Alpine hasn't come in yet, so I don't know yet..
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#115293 - 03/11/2002 20:47 Re: Volume Knob [Re: sphengali]
jets
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Registered: 08/07/2002
Posts: 237
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Okay then. Since I don't have a side-view photo I used another - you get the idea though. Now the shaft is i little complicated so bear with me. 7.5mm is depth of shaft without the screw in this photo:



When I first put it on the empeg without the screw it sat too close to the fascia and so I found that the most I needed to adjust the depth so that it would work properly is 6.0mm and that is the way I left it. You may also want to note that now has a 1.0mm clearance from the fascia.

Here's the measurements:



I hope this info helps you out. Please keep in mind that getting the alpine knob on right is a bit tricky.
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#115294 - 03/11/2002 20:54 Re: Volume Knob [Re: jets]
sphengali
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Registered: 22/10/2002
Posts: 82
Loc: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Thanks Jets, you're a champion -

Tim, whadya think? Can you make this work for a bruface? <hope, pray!>

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#115295 - 03/11/2002 20:56 Re: Volume Knob [Re: jets]
jets
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Registered: 08/07/2002
Posts: 237
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Oh, I forgot - the diameter of the knob is practically the same as the opening for the knob on the original empeg fascia...it's just a fraction larger. Like I wrote on my site, I can still get the face off without removing the knob.

EDIT: Man you're fast sphengali! By the time this second post was added you got yours in before me LOL. You're welcome too


Edited by jets (03/11/2002 21:00)
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#115296 - 03/11/2002 21:05 Re: Volume Knob [Re: jets]
sphengali
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Registered: 22/10/2002
Posts: 82
Loc: Vancouver, BC, Canada
<sheepish> - ever since I got this Rio player, I have been glued to this site! Never before have I met a group so active and helpful as in this Bbs... quite amazing actually -
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#115297 - 03/11/2002 21:17 Re: Volume Knob [Re: sphengali]
jets
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Registered: 08/07/2002
Posts: 237
Loc: Toronto, Canada
and so Jets' post-whoring continues...

Same with me...this forum has always been better to me than other ones. Melikes.
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#115298 - 04/11/2002 01:21 Re: Volume Knob [Re: sphengali]
303
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Registered: 24/04/2002
Posts: 305
Loc: Germany
iŽll check on this!

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#115299 - 04/11/2002 10:29 Re: Volume Knob [Re: sphengali]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31150
Loc: Seattle, WA
ever since I got this Rio player, I have been glued to this site! Never before have I met a group so active and helpful as in this Bbs

Welcome to the hive.
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#115300 - 04/11/2002 11:15 Re: Volume Knob [Re: tfabris]
303
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Registered: 24/04/2002
Posts: 305
Loc: Germany
bsssssssssssssss

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#115301 - 04/11/2002 11:25 Re: Volume Knob [Re: sphengali]
303
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Registered: 24/04/2002
Posts: 305
Loc: Germany
i checked if i can do it. i have good news and bad news! i will start with the good news, it is possible!! and now the bad news we have to write the cnc data new and we have to do a test with one of these knobs! i called Alpine here in Germany and it takes two weeks to get the knob, so that is not a problem! but what are you willing to pay if we do all this? give me an offer and i speak to my Dad because he is doing the cnc stuff!

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#115302 - 04/11/2002 20:42 Re: Volume Knob [Re: 303]
jets
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Registered: 08/07/2002
Posts: 237
Loc: Toronto, Canada
I can hear that famous quote now... "I've created a monster!!!"
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#115303 - 04/11/2002 20:44 Re: Volume Knob [Re: jets]
303
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Registered: 24/04/2002
Posts: 305
Loc: Germany
it looks like!!!

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#115304 - 04/11/2002 21:07 Re: Volume Knob [Re: 303]
sphengali
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Registered: 22/10/2002
Posts: 82
Loc: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Thank you for checking up on this - what am I willing to pay, that is the question of the day, ins't it?! Well, only you and your Dad really know how much extra work is involved in doing this - I am totally willing to buy the Alpine knob from you if you want to sell it once you've got the template made - who knows, maybe you can offer the two parallel models for those that want it? I wanted to buy two faces, the brush and the black - the brush for sure to work with Alpine knob.. Let me know what you think...
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#115305 - 05/11/2002 02:01 Re: Volume Knob [Re: sphengali]
303
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Registered: 24/04/2002
Posts: 305
Loc: Germany
he really want the Alpine look!

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#115306 - 05/11/2002 10:27 Re: Volume Knob [Re: 303]
sphengali
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Registered: 22/10/2002
Posts: 82
Loc: Vancouver, BC, Canada
OK Tim - payment of One-Hundred-Ninety-Five Euros has been made to your account just now, for the Bru face, Alpine Knob, screws, shipping & handling... now the waiting game begins!

I'm so excited!
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#115307 - 05/11/2002 11:06 Re: Volume Knob [Re: sphengali]
303
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Registered: 24/04/2002
Posts: 305
Loc: Germany
torment, isnŽt it?!

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#115308 - 06/11/2002 07:58 Re: Volume Knob [Re: 303]
fusto
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Registered: 27/12/2001
Posts: 504
Loc: Lummi Island, WA
Hey, I just stumbled into this thread, and had no idea that your faces were in production!
Do you think you'll still be producing them in about 6 months?
I'm going away for about that long in a couple of days, and I would love to pick up one of these lovely beauties when I get back.
If this is a short term run, I may have to go without.

Just curious.
Z~
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#115309 - 06/11/2002 08:51 Re: Volume Knob [Re: fusto]
303
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Registered: 24/04/2002
Posts: 305
Loc: Germany
i just started, so i think youŽre fine in six month.

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#115310 - 06/11/2002 10:27 New Face installs [Re: 303]
303
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Registered: 24/04/2002
Posts: 305
Loc: Germany
you will find it here!

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#115311 - 28/11/2002 10:17 Re: New Face installs [Re: 303]
snoopstah
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Registered: 07/01/2002
Posts: 324
Loc: Squamish, BC
I'd just like to say 'wow' to this - just found the thread and webpage, and these fascias look stunningly good!

Sadly, as a poor student, I can't afford €150 just now (although it is worth more than that in my opinion), but hopefully I'll be able to get one early next year - so make sure you keep making them, ok?!
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#115312 - 28/11/2002 12:14 Re: New Face installs [Re: snoopstah]
303
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Registered: 24/04/2002
Posts: 305
Loc: Germany
sure, everything for a brother in mind!

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#115313 - 03/12/2002 00:08 Re: New Face [Re: 303]
JaBZ
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Registered: 08/08/2001
Posts: 452
Loc: NZ
DAMMIT, I cant decide between the Polished and the Brushed Aluminum. DAMN, which one!??!!??!
Although I am going to do what Dr_DOS did to his handle here , I have a Dremel Rotary Tool.
So in doing this which face will suit better with the handle?

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#115314 - 03/12/2002 03:39 Re: New Face [Re: JaBZ]
303
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Registered: 24/04/2002
Posts: 305
Loc: Germany
my suggestion is, TAKE BOTH

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#115315 - 03/12/2002 03:59 Re: New Face [Re: 303]
JaBZ
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Registered: 08/08/2001
Posts: 452
Loc: NZ
LOL, ok back to reality If I hadn't of just bought my
Tissot T-Touch, I would've been all over this.....
NZ$330 shipped, ouch! maybe next year

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#115316 - 03/12/2002 13:28 Re: New Face [Re: JaBZ]
dr_dos
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Registered: 02/03/2002
Posts: 134
Loc: Bendorf, Germany
In reply to:

So in doing this which face will suit better with the handle?




I assume it's easier to polish the handle rather than brushing it the same way the face looks like. So I'd go for the polished one. But keep in mind that you're gonna see every fingerprint on the polished face.

Peter

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#115317 - 03/12/2002 14:45 Re: New Face [Re: dr_dos]
JaBZ
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Registered: 08/08/2001
Posts: 452
Loc: NZ
Is your face brushed or polished?, I couldn't tell from the photos.
What did you use to polish the handle?

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