WTB: Old Lighting Console

Andy Haefner

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Let's hope the faders work. Not all end users cover their boards when not in use. In my area, lighting and sound boards often have liquids mysteriously spilled on / in them by unseen / unknown invisible persons of questionable parentage.
Think POSITIVE.
Test NEGATIVE.
Toodleoo!
Ron Hebbard
More like lets hope the faders are a standard slide potentiometer I can replace where needed, in a perfect world they would all work, but im seriously doubting it 😅
 

RonHebbard

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Waterdown, ON, CA
More like lets hope the faders are a standard slide potentiometer I can replace where needed, in a perfect world they would all work, but im seriously doubting it 😅
ALPS is one popular brand (Used in Strand GSX / LBX's). One thing I found odd / interesting / unusual / surprising was the use of a potentiometer's metal frame as a jumper (or two or three) with its four or six legs not only being used for mechanical support but to electrically interconnect portions of a board's traces.
Toodleoo!
Ron Hebbard
 

Jay Ashworth

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Feb 7, 2014
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St Pete FL USA
Thats exactly the thing, I expect to pay at least a few hundred dollars in parts/materials/a computer to stuff inside. So a shipped console at $140, where I might have to modify circuitry/create my own, is well worth it to me. I'm fully expecting to have to design circuitry to get the faders to talk to a microcontroller in the way I want them to anyways.
Yup; you want to do exactly what I want to do; make a board into a wing.

I'm just not up to it.

What I see of the Express's suggest they'd be better suited for it than some...

We have one, but sadly, it's college inventory and impossible to pry loose.
 
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Would a Strand 520i be useful to you?
 
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