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by directheatedtriode
25 Oct 2020, 22:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage MX Blacks - smoothness due to use, manufacture or something else?
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Vintage MX Blacks - smoothness due to use, manufacture or something else?

Worn blacks vint blacks are ridiculously smooth though If wear was the deciding factor, commonly used keys would feel significantly different from rarely used keys. I haven't noticed that, and my finest keyboards have been in pristine condition. That has been my experience as well, I've now broke d...
by directheatedtriode
22 Sep 2020, 03:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage MX Blacks - smoothness due to use, manufacture or something else?
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Vintage MX Blacks - smoothness due to use, manufacture or something else?

Just to clarify I don't mean the differences between vintage MX blacks and ones that are made after 1994 (but before the retooling from a few years ago). I mean differences among vintage MX blacks themselves
by directheatedtriode
22 Sep 2020, 00:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage MX Blacks - smoothness due to use, manufacture or something else?
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Vintage MX Blacks - smoothness due to use, manufacture or something else?

I've done a decent amount of searching and it seems like this is either controversial, or no real consensus on what makes the vintage (pre-1994 or whatever) blacks smooth - is it due to heavy use or variance in manufacturing? At some point I've even read comments where the person replying admitted a...
by directheatedtriode
27 Feb 2018, 16:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3627
Views: 305863

Any suggestions for which Dell AT101 to transplant SKCM blue into? I am a sound junky, so looking for whatever will give me most of that deep Alps click sound, and must be PS/2 termination; not sure if very early ones were something else.
by directheatedtriode
17 Jul 2017, 22:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3627
Views: 305863

$103 for an Apple M0116 mentioning SKCM orange in the title: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Apple-M ... 2578829851

Jeez are these the next SKCM to blow up in popularity? :?
by directheatedtriode
17 Jul 2017, 21:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3627
Views: 305863

Simple, blue alps that came from taobao, and had been lying in some chinese junkyard submerged in mud and dirt. some of the absolute worst switches I have ever had, both in feel and condition. The shade of blue on them (almost a greyish on some of the switches) makes it look like they are real SKCM...
by directheatedtriode
17 Jul 2017, 20:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3627
Views: 305863

Simple, blue alps that came from taobao, and had been lying in some chinese junkyard submerged in mud and dirt. some of the absolute worst switches I have ever had, both in feel and condition. The shade of blue on them (almost a greyish on some of the switches) makes it look like they are real SKCM?
by directheatedtriode
17 Jul 2017, 19:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3627
Views: 305863

mike52787 wrote:
Menuhin wrote: Have been procrastinating on this challenging cleanup task for a few months...
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So you want to attempt the impossible... :O are those taobao blue alps? THE WORST!
What are TaoBao blue alps?
by directheatedtriode
15 Jul 2017, 03:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3627
Views: 305863

This is my experience so far with SKCM blue- the switches feel very smooth, very slightly smoother than SKCM orange though I think I would need to do a back and forth comparison between the two to notice that difference. Also on my M0116 they are not as forgiving to off center keypresses and requir...
by directheatedtriode
14 Jul 2017, 21:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3627
Views: 305863

This is my experience so far with SKCM blue- the switches feel very smooth, very slightly smoother than SKCM orange though I think I would need to do a back and forth comparison between the two to notice that difference. Also on my M0116 they are not as forgiving to off center keypresses and require...
by directheatedtriode
09 Jul 2017, 21:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Filco Zero keysets (Alps)
Replies: 0
Views: 383

Filco Zero keysets (Alps)

I'm looking for advice from Filco Zero owners on what some current options are. I'm getting one that has a bit of shine on the caps, so I'd like to replace them eventually. My preference is for black with printed legends, just like the stock keys. Though I'm flexible and something like a Dolch looks...
by directheatedtriode
09 Jul 2017, 17:57
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5676
Views: 751484

Ellipse- sorry if this is a question you get asked often - will this be a limited edition, ie once the final run is completed this project is done for good or are there plans to continue production or have someone else take over? The reason I ask is twofold, one as a fan of the Model M (growing up m...
by directheatedtriode
13 Feb 2017, 18:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Matias Force Curves
Replies: 25
Views: 6640

It struck me that almost all Alps switches have this second bump (okay perhaps not quite a 'tactile' and obvious event) near the end of the key travel at around 3mm or tiny bit early. Another noteworthy and quite telling observation is, Alps SKCM browns has a really round curve, with its shape almo...

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