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    I know there are a few uk builders on this forum.

    Which suppliers should i be looking at to get the best pots and faders?
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    i use ebay for any and all parts

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    What you after mate, I got some stuff I bought for a build I never started, top quality as well - alps pots, encoders, panasonic faders etc...
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    Im just on my first build at the moment,
    Im going to try 16buttons, 2faders, 2rotary.

    I was just really looking for places that do the components.

    www.maplin.co.uk/
    uk.farnell.com/
    uk.rs-online.com/

    Google gave me the above just wondered if any others were preferred.
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    All are really expensive compared to EBay's specialist stores. I'll post a few up when I have time.

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    I used mouser shipped to Ireland. Would advise not to use fed-ex,first order took 10 days.(supposed to be 3) second order i used the other option(think it was dhl not sure off hand, had my order 2 days later!They are expensive though(orders over 75 have free shipping)I have gotten random bits of ebay since and been happy with them too.

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    The ebay links would be good, cheers archie!

    I have been looking at the pots at maplins... too good to be true?

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/miniature-du...rdercode=JM85G
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/dual-miniatu...rdercode=JM81C
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    I've got several of both of those. The rotary pots are decent... ALPS potentiometer with (quite long) metal shafts (no centre indent though).

    The faders aren't as good - the stem/shaft is plastic and the feel isn't great.

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    If you are looking for reliability, then go to a local record shop as they can order in parts as they commonly do repairs. I do this as I can't trust ebay as their are too many counterfeit parts on there / poorly manufactured.

    Also don't go anywhere near Maplins! Awful service when ordering an opto isolator for a non DJ related project and all the pins were bent and one was fully snapped off, plus all the components are poorly wired up (cheap, thin wire) and snaps off to easily when moving around parts.

    I bought all my arcade buttons from a Dutch computer arcade games supplier purely as I wanted to order Arc Eye 2 LED's PCB's thus saving on postage

    But ask at your local store as they may have a few parts lying about that will go for cheap. I.e. picked up 2 needle cartridges for my vinyl decks for 20 quid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiL0 View Post
    I've got several of both of those. The rotary pots are decent... ALPS potentiometer with (quite long) metal shafts (no centre indent though).
    Is this the ALPS potentiometer with LED feedback? If so how bright are the LED's and how nice is it to use.

    As I am ordering 4 on the next payday
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