Why do people call pots 'knobs'?

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fishmonkey
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Re: Why do people call pots 'knobs'?

Post by fishmonkey » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:41 am

"piss off ya big potentiometer!" just doesn't have the same ring to it...
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Komodovaran
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Re: Why do people call pots 'knobs'?

Post by Komodovaran » Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:26 am

It caused too much confusion among Jamaican musicians. Later it spread to the US and soon throughout the whole world.

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