(Topic ID: 259083)

Metal tilt-bob vs. Graphite tilt-bob. Whats the difference in function

By wrd1972

1 year ago

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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by Mr_Tantrum
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    #1 1 year ago

    Trying to understand the functional difference in a metal tilt-bob vs. a metal one. Is one or the other much more "conductive" or less sensitive?


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    #4 1 year ago

    Do you have an example of each? I wasn’t aware there were different kinds. I buy them in bulk from PBR and use the same parts from my EMs all the way up to DMDs.

    #5 1 year ago

    The metal one doesn't wear a groove in it like the graphite ones can do after a while.

    #6 1 year ago

    I thought it might have to do with weight, the graphite ones seem lighter maybe the swing easier and settle faster. The heavier ones would take more effort to get moving but swing longer. Its probably just cost cutting.

    #7 1 year ago

    The metal one is certainly heavier. I just installed one on my resto BK. It also seems to be more conductive too. Its not playable yet, so cant speak to the difference in senditivity snd performance as of yet.

    #8 1 year ago

    What kind of bob is PBR selling? Those perform great.

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from wrd1972:

    It also seems to be more conductive too.

    Make sure the ring isn't too tarnished which would affect resistance.

    #10 1 year ago

    I'd say the difference is about $3-5 at Marcos.

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