Need make/type of ancient Paia knobs

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bloodyhell
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Need make/type of ancient Paia knobs

Post by bloodyhell » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:39 pm

I'm (trying) to restore some old paia modules (both 2720 and 4700 types) that have knobs missing here and there. I've been looking around the web but haven't found any that come close enough (I'm trying to keep the over all look consistent) and frankly have no clue what exactly to look for make and type wise. Any suggestions?

I'm also thinking about making new modules and/or recreations of originals, so yeah I need a good source for those knobs.

I would also like to make some single width sequencer/trigger modules, so the same question applies for the little 4780 black hat knobs, thanks!

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Re: Need make/type of ancient Paia knobs

Post by diophantine » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:53 pm

See Dave Brown's page here; there's a section about knobs:
https://modularsynthesis.com/paia/4700/4700.htm

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Re: Need make/type of ancient Paia knobs

Post by KSS » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:43 am

The original PAIA knobs were Cosmo unskirted with an upper dot. Like the minimoog, but without the skirt and second dot. <--Actually early mini's also had unskirted Cosmos.

These are still available and look fine on both 2700 and 4700 modules.

PAIA had changed to the more well known finely knurled type with line insert by the introduction of the 4700. But some modules used in the 4700 -like the 2720-11 shown here- and the 2720-5 control osc-noise did have the Cosmo knobs.
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