Here's a few pictures of the construction process:
First up: whether to use the traditional Omeg pots (the green one on the right) or
try some Piher carbon pots (the black one). As far as board mounting id concerned,
they are interchangeable, and either fit into the bracket. The Omeg pots have quite
a stiff feel to them, as they are full of grease. The Pihers have a much lighter
feel. As there was some discussion on preferences on the Oakly yahoo groups forum,
I thought I'd give the Pihers a try out.
Here's the completed VCA board ready to have the pots fitted.
Piher pots mounted in their brackets
The front panel has arrived ! Mmmmm.....Sweeties
Yup. That's the one. Ready to start mounting the board. But first.......
Mount the Jack sockets and construct a grounding frame.
Board and panel pots mounted. Ready to start wiring
Here we go.
Time to crop those pot shafts. Just snip them off.
So whats the conclusion of the pots preferences then?
Well, I have to say that I still prefer the Omegs. If it ain't stiff in the knob
department, then it ain't worth a ....oohhh er.