Lennon 325 Knobs

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Postby (2ricks) » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:21 pm

why did that post twice?
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Postby (jingle_jangle) » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:54 pm

Of equal interest: Why did that take a week?
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Postby (2ricks) » Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:15 pm

I hadn't looked at this post for a long time
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Postby (beatlefreak) » Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:45 am

Obviously...
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Re: Lennon 325 Knobs

Postby (deaconblues) » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:26 pm

BEHOLD!

http://www.leedsradio.com/parts-knobs.html

I never thought I'd see a site where you can actually get the old Rogan knobs...scroll all the way down, third from the bottom.
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Re: Lennon 325 Knobs

Postby (wj350) » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:24 am

Dan, thanks for the link--I placed an order with them this morning--I'll let you know what turns up.

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Re: Lennon 325 Knobs

Postby (deaconblues) » Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:38 pm

Yeah, I emailed them 2 days ago and haven't received a response yet.
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Re: Lennon 325 Knobs

Postby (wj350) » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:01 pm

Dan, you're kidding! I emailed them last night, had a reply when I woke up this AM, placed the order about 10 mins later.

Only concern I have is that picture--if they're really 1 1/2" in diameter, I think they're going to be too big for the 325. I figured for $8 I'd take the chance, but we'll see.

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Re: Lennon 325 Knobs

Postby (jingle_jangle) » Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:25 am

I didn't get too excited about these:

1. 1 1/2" diameter is 50% too big
2. The Rogans JL used had noticeable angled sides; these are not angled except a slight "draft" angle
3. The knurling on JL's was quite coarse; these are fine
4. JL's bright inserts were definitely cone-shaped; these appear to be flattened
5. These seem to be deeper or taller than the ones JL used

...but, anyway, it'll be interesting to see how this turns out...
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Re: Lennon 325 Knobs

Postby (deaconblues) » Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:57 am

Ahh, I thought those were centimeters but you guys are right, those are HUGE!
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Re: Lennon 325 Knobs

Postby (wj350) » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:57 pm

Maybe I'll be able to use them as wheels on a Monkee Mobile model or something... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Lennon 325 Knobs

Postby (jingle_jangle) » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:31 pm

Dan, if the dimensions were given in cm, the knobs would then be less than 5/8" in diameter.

They're just "another" type of Rogan knob.

The irony is that Rogan probably still has the tooling for the knobs you want, and you could order them if you were willing to pay for a run of, say, 10,000 or so...
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Re: Lennon 325 Knobs

Postby (wj350) » Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:24 am

Yeah, that was a "doh" moment for me, I placed the order before looking at the pic. :roll: :lol: . Maybe I'll ask Paul to build me a 150% scale 325!

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Re: Lennon 325 Knobs

Postby (deaconblues) » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:12 pm

LOL Paul! I guess I'll never learn that new-fangled metric system...

It's actually pretty strange these were never re-issued (outside of Japan), given how widespread the "Burns" knobs are these days.
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Re: Lennon 325 Knobs

Postby (jingle_jangle) » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:28 pm

If by "Burns" you mean those all-metal ones with the concave tops, it's because anyone with a machine lathe can make a set. There are thus set-up costs, but no mold costs, which can go into the tens of thousand$ easily.
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