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Advance 25 replacement knobs

The Advance 25 knobs are kinda slippery and I would like to replace them with something with a rubber coating and/or stronger grip for better tactile control. Does anyone know of any good replacements for them?

I've tried various random knobs from other gear I have to try and figure out what kind of knobs I need and I suspect my best bet might be some of the "encoder" type chroma caps from djtechtools. I should double check with them to see if those fit because they don't list the Advance 25 in their fitting guide.

MPC stuff doesn't seem to have anything specifically for the 25 either, as far as I can tell. (they have some fat knobs with a line on top which might fit, but they're over three times as expensive and I'm not sure if the line on them would help as an encoder or be kind of confusing even)

Any suggestions?
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  • Hey onthe1,

    Thanks for posting!

    We can help you get replacement knobs for the Advance but there are no other aftermarket options that we produce. There may be something available from a third party seller. As you mentioned, you might want to stray from a knob with a line indicator on it since the Advance uses endless encoders.

    While I can't really recommend that you alter your hardware as this will affect your warranty, there are products available that can help rubberize surfaces for additional grip. If warranty is not a concern, you might be able to use the knobs you already have by going that route. Just something to consider!
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  • Okay, thanks for the heads up on the warranty situation Nick. I got my Advance second hand so I'm not even sure of the warranty situation.

    I found some knobs that look like they would work called cooler caps. I'll probably give those a try. I'm thinking a rainbow pattern would look good on the Advance and make it easier to grab the correct knob quickly too.
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  • I ended up getting some DJ Tech Tools encoders because I heard they have a better grip. They don't fit quite flush with the surface but they work great.

    I also tried out the encoders from my Novation Circuit and they fit very well and have a decent grip but they're not as wide and easy to turn as these:

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