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    Ok I did my best to read all the threads on this but I haven't found all the questions I have yet...

    First off... the new boards have a 10 pin header connection. I saw these being used by the MF Pros. I picked up a standard 10 pin PCB Mount connection but the pins seem a bit thicker the the holes.



    is there a certain type you guys use?

    Second... I found the knobs to uses...



    http://ie.mouser.com/ProductDetail/A...CYccfZWg%3d%3d

    but I'm still having trouble with faders.

    all the ones I have seen posted are 60mm and I'm trying to find 45mm faders. Plus I would like to find something with a more scratch mixer feel.

    I have a set of P&G faders from a old scratch mixer. I love these faders!



    But I'm guessing they are not 10k.

    I found these on Mouser...



    http://ie.mouser.com/ProductDetail/A...adbYhzcHWtA%3d

    But I'm worried that they will feel cheep.

    Can you recommend any good heavy duty 45mm faders?

    Thanks for the help.

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    Heya punkpc,

    The header you have there should be fine - as long as the pins line up with the holes just force it in.

    Faders I cant really help you with - we had to source ours direct from the manufacturer, you should be able to manage to get the Penny & Giles Faders working though, impedance (resistance) does not really matter.

    If you find a data sheet for them and post back here Ill be happy to help you decipher it.

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    So the pin header fit... I was just being nervous and not pushing hard enough.





    It works nicely so you can switch from classic to pro model.

    Here is the spec sheet for the faders...

    [ame="http://s139.photobucket.com/albums/q316/punkpc/DJ%20Gear/Midi%20Fighter/?action=view&current=PGFX3000.jpg"]Midi Fighter :: P&G FX3000 Fader picture by punkpc - Photobucket[/ame]

    http://www.pennyandgiles.com/Profess...-112,3,27,.php

    PDF Spec Sheet

    Thanks again for the help!

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    Ok so from the data sheet we can see they are dual channel faders - since we are using it for Midi not stereo audio we only need one channel.

    Connect the Pink Wire to +5V, the Purple wire to GND, and the Orange wire to one of the analog inputs.

    Let me know how you get on!

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    any idea what mouser part that header is?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by midifidler View Post
    Ok so from the data sheet we can see they are dual channel faders - since we are using it for Midi not stereo audio we only need one channel.

    Connect the Pink Wire to +5V, the Purple wire to GND, and the Orange wire to one of the analog inputs.

    Let me know how you get on!
    Thanks for the info... I have been super busy at work and haven't had a chance to try this out yet... I'm going to try to give it a shot this weekend. I'll keep you posted

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnymayer View Post
    any idea what mouser part that header is?!
    Not sure... I got mine at Fry's Electronics.

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    futurlec has got those headers!!!

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    also, does anyone know where to get center detent potentiometers?

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    They can be found through mouser.

    This is the part we use RK09L114001T

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