We are moving to a new manufacturer for our even heavier duty Davies 1900 clone knob. (Heavier duty?! Sounds impossible, we know, but we're kind of obsessive about this stuff.)
So here's the deal:
Get yer CLOSE OUT Heavy Duty Davies 1900 Clone Knob with brass cup insert and set screw for only $0.57 each while supplies last. Buy a bunch of 'em and snag an even greater discount.
So what's wrong with these close out knobs, anyway?
Nothing. Seriously, these are great knobs. But, they do require a bit more finesse. Here's what you need to know:
Burr in the brass cup: Sometimes there will be a burr left over from the machining of the brass cup that prevents the knob from smoothly sliding on the shaft of the potentiometer. No biggie! Just give it a quick pass with a metal file and say goodbye to burrs.
Set screw: It's the age-old question, how much pressure to apply when tightening the set screw? This is a "Set Screw Whisperer" situation. When you are tightening the screw . . . close your eyes, take a deep breath, and feel the screw go as tight as it can until it tells you, oh so gently, to stop because "now it's starting to hurt." Listen to the screw, my young ones. Remember, that brass cup gives you the extra grip you need.
Our new and improved Heavy Duties don't need the extra steps above.
Davies 1900 Clone Knob
Plastic with indicator
Brass cup insert and set screw
For 1/4" (6.4mm) smooth shaft pot
1/2" diameter at the base
P.S. Not into the brass cup? Check out the "Light Duty" Davies 1900 Clone Knob. No cup, just a screw.