I'm pretty new to this forum (well, forums all together really) but I need help finding a part I need.
Basically, I had this crazy idea recently after reading one line on a forum somewhere "I put my PH-3 in an expression pedal, with the treadle controlling the rate" and that totally set me off. I've now got the crazy idea that I will make a dual-treadle pedal, with each treadle controlling the Tone and Gain of a boss DS-1 (so I can do various gain swells and the like). I tried it out by just strumming and turning the knobs, and it sounded pretty cool, so I thought I'd go for it.
So far, the only problem I have hit is the cables for the pots are no where near long enough to reach out to where they need to be. I can use a soldering iron, but I don't trust myself when it comes to soldering connections that small, and that close together. So I thought a much easier solution would be to extend the shaft of the pots.
I have (after a long time searching) found various extensions for the pots, but there are two problems:
1. they are all in USA - I live in UK and although I CAN order the parts from USA, I'd rather get UK based as they will be faster and cheaper delivery.
2. they always seem to be smooth shafts. The pots on the pedal have (I don't really know the technical term...) bumpy shafts, which the teeth would grip perfectly and would mean they'd turn fine when I rock the expression, but the extensions are smooth and therefore wouldn't turn when I rock the treadle. Any way around this (some kind of modification I can do to them, or even better an extension that is also "bumpy"?
Any help very much appreciated! Also any other tips for the pedal would be great. So far for it I'm stealing the treadles off a couple of dead cry babies and using a large enclosure (double boss pedal size) from Maplin.