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Old 10th Jan 2020, 3:49 pm   #1
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Default Set of 7 knobs for an Armstrong 226 Tuner/Amplifier

Hi - I have owned one of these since the early 1970s - it was in a poor physical state when I got it and never had the right knobs on it. I used it for a while then stored it, promising myself that 'one day, I will.....'. Well we've all been there and that day has come.

So first off, I need a complete set of knobs - 7 of them - they do not need to be original, but they should look right - about 25mm diameter, about 15mm deep, with 6mm(1/4") shaft, fixed with a grub screw. If they have an indicator 'spot' on them, all the better!

Anybody got a supply of these (or know of a supplier?) The internet searches are driving me mad with 'knurled shaft fixing' and less that accurate descriptions - please help me if you can
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Old 10th Jan 2020, 8:20 pm   #2
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Default Re: Set of 7 knobs for an Armstrong 226 Tuner/Amplifier

There are lots of knobs around, e.g.
https://cpc.farnell.com/multicomp/mc...tic/dp/SW05852
but a lot of these are 6mm round shaft, your Armstrong will have 1/4" shafts (6.3mm)
and you may have to enlarge the hole with a pillar drill - remove the grub screw first.
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Old 10th Jan 2020, 8:35 pm   #3
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Thanks - I have ordered a similar knob from Rapid with a 6.35mm hole, but I'm still not happy with the look - they are cheap though! There are other knobs without the ally hat and just a dot on the skirt which may be ok, but they are more expensive and they are still black! I'll keep looking - thanks very much for your reply
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Old 11th Jan 2020, 3:06 am   #4
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-Hi-Fi-...AOSwAetdBUBeHi Andy. I don't know if this would be of interest but I can see 4 of the original grey knobs in this lot :- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BIG-JOB-L...wAAOSwSMZeE6bo

Edit :- when I tried to edit and post the second idea it all went a bit wrong but the 2 links appear to work still.

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Old 11th Jan 2020, 8:21 am   #5
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Default Re: Set of 7 knobs for an Armstrong 226 Tuner/Amplifier

Yes I can see 4 in the listing above as well.
And I have another 4 if you want to make a set. (Just a couple of set screw / nuts missing, but presentable.)
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Old 11th Jan 2020, 11:38 am   #6
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ah! what good eyes you both have! I will attempt to win that auction David, and if I could buy the other 4 knobs from you Alan, I'd be grateful.
If you give me details (via PM) I'll do the necessary to get the money to you - I can do paypal as well as bank transfer
Thanks again!
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Old 11th Jan 2020, 4:46 pm   #7
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I have one, why only one is a mystery. It's a bit grubby but should clean up OK.

If you need it PM your address.
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Old 12th Jan 2020, 11:35 am   #8
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I have one, why only one is a mystery. It's a bit grubby but should clean up OK.

If you need it PM your address.
Yes please! - I'll PM you!

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Old 14th Jan 2020, 11:36 am   #9
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well, I didn't win that auction - the knobs went for 23 in the end!!!
Never mind - I have been promised 5 and I have a couple that are similar (wrong colour)
Thanks for all the help - especially See_Mos and snowman_al!
If anyone else comes across these knobs, I would be grateful to know
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Old 21st Jan 2020, 2:54 pm   #10
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The batch of knobs that Andy bid on have reappeared on EBAY at 9.99 EACH plus 1.60 post.

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Old 27th Jan 2020, 1:14 pm   #11
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wow! I'm not going to bid on them! - thanks again to See_Mos and snowman_al for the knobs (and I won't be selling them either!)

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