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Steve_Karl

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KL88 fader knob upgrade?
« on: September 09, 2018, 07:17:14 pm »
Hi there,

I want to upgrade the fader knobs on my KL88. Something my finger tips can more easily settle into. (see attached picture)
I'm guessing that the tops of the faders that the knobs fit on are 'generally' universal but don't know for sure.

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?

Any input from anyone is very welcome. Let me know what you think.
Thanks!
« Last Edit: September 09, 2018, 08:03:22 pm by Steve_Karl »

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Re: KL88 fader knob upgrade?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 01:14:32 pm »
I'm giving these a try:
http://store.djtechtools.com/products/chroma-caps-knobs-and-faders

Ordered slider caps in a color scheme that follows Hammond organ drawbars. Better visual cue than a line of black knobs, but thats just me.

The glow in the dark knobs are interesting with my Black Edition. I would do things different next time, but some might like the scheme.

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Re: KL88 fader knob upgrade?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 09:18:31 pm »
Those look very interesting.

Please let me know how they fit when you get them.

Thank you!

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Re: KL88 fader knob upgrade?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2018, 10:02:00 pm »
The faders are wide enough to control two with one finger. The Fatty & Encoder sit a little high but I like the larger diameter for finer control. Preferring the soft texture although hard texture is closer to stock.

Keylab49 and Keylab88 (not pictured) just had the sliders replaced. Keylab61BE got A) sliders, B) glow thin encoders on Category and Preset controls and C) glow encoder for Volume and other Encoders.

And the keybeds are all even. The 49 is just propped up on the couch making it look uneven.

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Re: KL88 fader knob upgrade?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2018, 12:53:51 am »
Nice!

Thanks!

[UPDATE Aug. 3rd 2021]
I don't know why I didn't follow through on this when you posted your photos, but I just ordered 9 Fader MK2 (plastic).

I'll post photos when they're in place.

Thank you again!
« Last Edit: August 03, 2021, 05:58:05 pm by Steve_Karl »

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Re: KL88 fader knob upgrade?
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2021, 02:11:33 pm »
Got 'em. Hard plastic. Very nice! Not at all slightly gummy feeling like the stock smaller ones.

From: http://store.djtechtools.com/products/chroma-caps-knobs-and-faders

They're called Fader MK2.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2021, 02:14:58 pm by Steve_Karl »

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Re: KL88 fader knob upgrade?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2022, 02:53:01 pm »
Well, that last photo convinced me. I'd been trying to find a single matching replacement for the missing fader knob on my battered old Keylab, but now I've hauled off and ordered a set of nine.  8)
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Re: KL88 fader knob upgrade?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2022, 05:01:07 pm »
Mine are still great 6 months later and it's like they've been there forever. Totally used to them now.
A great upgrade!

 

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