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    You guys have any tips/experience on removing the knobs/faders on a Vestax midi controller?

    I have a Vestax VCM-100 but it should be rather similar to the VCI-100. I have tried tugging on them carefully but they don't seem to budge. I don't want to damage the controller.

    Thanks.

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    I just get a thin but strong piece of string, tie a not (so its a circle), put it under one side of the knob, then twist it, and do the same for the other, sort of like a figure of 8 so the string is on both sides of the knob then just pull up on the string and pull the knob off...

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    as above i think bento once mentioned dental floss is useful for this task
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    i just yank them off by hand, not going to break

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradCee View Post
    i just yank them off by hand, not going to break
    So long as you pull with a steady force and STRAIGHT up! You could break the post if you get side load on there.

    This is how I did mine on the VCI and Oxygen 25, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilmat View Post
    So long as you pull with a steady force and STRAIGHT up! You could break the post if you get side load on there.

    This is how I did mine on the VCI and Oxygen 25, too.

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    i found the faders are the ones to be most careful with though, they can bend even easier

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    I just pulled my knob and it came off... Oooh matron !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlos Santos View Post
    I just pulled my knob and it came off... Oooh matron !!!
    Shit! Now I have to clean coffee off my screen and keyboard...
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    LOL ! Thanks guys.
    I just pulled off the Big Main Level Knobs and they had yellowish sticky stuff holding them on. Thank god it wasn't glue.

    How do I know whether it's a 1/4" shaft or a 1/8" shaft ?

    It looks like a 1/4" to me.

    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loverocket View Post
    LOL ! Thanks guys.
    I just pulled off the Big Main Level Knobs and they had yellowish sticky stuff holding them on. Thank god it wasn't glue.

    How do I know whether it's a 1/4" shaft or a 1/8" shaft ?

    It looks like a 1/4" to me.

    Thanks again.
    if you can't tell the difference between 1/4" and 1/8"....


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