Yamaha CL/QL fader knobs on an SKP D-Touch 20?

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Yamaha CL/QL fader knobs on an SKP D-Touch 20?

#1 Post by Radian » Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:35 pm

Why yes, they do fit...and quite nicely.

When using my mixer I noticed two things I didn't particularly like about the faders.

1. Their rounded profile makes them kind of slippery when pushed using a single-finger.
2. The black-on-black color scheme makes it difficult to see where the faders are at in low light conditions.

So I searched for a solution, and I really liked the style of knobs found on either the Yamaha CL series or above, and the Behringer X32. Once I saw a video on the CL series motorized fader maintenance, I noticed they may be the same fit as on the SKP.

Yamaha parts are really easy to order, so I sent out for eight WN980500 knobs and one WR791401. Sure enough. They have to be orientated correctly and fit very tightly, where as the SKP knobs snap into place, but the end result is much improved feel and visibility during use.
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Re: Yamaha CL/QL fader knobs on an SKP D-Touch 20?

#2 Post by Seth » Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:05 pm

I love little mods like that. That's great. Thanks for sharing your little victory :thumbsup:
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Re: Yamaha CL/QL fader knobs on an SKP D-Touch 20?

#3 Post by Bruce Weldy » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:57 pm

Seth wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:05 pm
I love little mods like that. That's great. Thanks for sharing your little victory :thumbsup:
I have a whole board's worth of Yamaha fader caps and knobs.....fits all of the MG series boards....probably more.

If anyone needs some, let me know.

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Re: Yamaha CL/QL fader knobs on an SKP D-Touch 20?

#4 Post by Tom Smit » Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:24 pm

Lookin' good, Radian.
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Re: Yamaha CL/QL fader knobs on an SKP D-Touch 20?

#5 Post by jimbo7 » Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:53 pm

I lost/broke all the fader knobs on my backup mixer, so I made some with my 3d printer. They're a nice tight push-on fit. The hobby can be really useful sometimes.
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Re: Yamaha CL/QL fader knobs on an SKP D-Touch 20?

#6 Post by Radian » Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:56 pm

Bruce Weldy wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:57 pm
I have a whole board's worth of Yamaha fader caps and knobs.....fits all of the MG series boards....probably more.

If anyone needs some, let me know.
Bruce, could you post pics of the tops and undersides of what you've got? Might help someone determine if they'll work for their application.
jimbo7 wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:53 pm
I lost/broke all the fader knobs on my backup mixer, so I made some with my 3d printer. They're a nice tight push-on fit. The hobby can be really useful sometimes.
Jimbo, I'd think you'd be able to unload a few if you were able to figure out how to copy this style of fader knob, make the base fit various styles of faders, and offer them in various glo-in-dark colors (ie. orange, green, blue).
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