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I need a part. a fader for a SR24?4?2 VLZ PRO.

I need a part. a fader for a SR24•4•2 VLZ PRO. the mains fader, or main out fader. mine has been sheered off at the top of the shaft. where can i get a new one and how difficult are they to replace? this unit is S# (21) DW13393 .

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Removing all the knobs from a section of the board where the bad fader is can be a hassle.and sometimes some of the nuts from jack or screws from some connectors.

You are probably better to order the part from Mackie to get the exact part. Most are made by ALPS and I get ones for some equipment from DigiKey.com or Mouser.com. However, it does take a bot o knowledge to get the correct part and sometimes requires cutting the shaft of one that is too long.
One MUST match the mounting holes, resistance value, length of throw AND the "taper". Yours will probably be a standard "Audio taper" for the main output.

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