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by Bass
Today, 00:35
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5303
Views: 642961

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

You can see it however the fuck you want lad, the fact is I've seen NIB SSK's live on ebay for a maximum of $600. Some of these had even been opened up and bolt modded to ensure they pretty much last forever. How exactly can you boil down my thoughts to jealousy? I decided not to buy new SSKs in th...
by Bass
08 Aug 2020, 19:16
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Spare Model F AT foot
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: [WTB] Spare Model F AT foot

I managed to find someone who sold me a 2-piece F122 set, so I have updated the title. Figured I might as well ask for an F AT foot since I have meant to find a replacement for a while.
by Bass
03 Aug 2020, 01:12
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] IBM Doubleshot Key Cap Set Group Buy?
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Re: [IC] IBM Doubleshot Key Cap Set Group Buy?

I am definitely interested but have a few questions. Mainly: 1) Have you already decided on the colorway? My personal favorite for spherical sets is something like space cadet (eg, gray alphas and blue modifiers and vice versa). 2) What layouts are you planning to support? I would assume by default ...
by Bass
02 Aug 2020, 17:39
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5303
Views: 642961

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

I am sure an extra zero was added by accident. Ellipse has priced far rarer things on his site for far less than that.
by Bass
01 Aug 2020, 01:52
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Spare Model F AT foot
Replies: 6
Views: 297

[WTB] Spare Model F AT foot

Looking for a spare F AT foot. I don't care if it is original or something you have made with a 3D printer.

Thanks!
by Bass
18 May 2020, 13:50
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5303
Views: 642961

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Just wanted to stop by to say that I am pretty excited to see all the progress that has been happening with this project recently, including the effort that has been made to port QMK to xwhatsit. I have not actually used a keyboard with QMK, but the feature that excites me most is the automatic cali...
by Bass
28 Jan 2020, 00:32
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB - Model F 2-piece caps
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: WTB - Model F 2-piece caps

bump
by Bass
24 Jan 2020, 23:16
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5100 find
Replies: 22
Views: 2275

Re: IBM 5100 find

Congrats man! I could be wrong but I don't think you'll have much trouble diagnosing your keyboard problem unless there is physical damage somewhere. It's quite easy to remove from the rest of the machine and can then be disassembled just like any other beamspring.
by Bass
20 Jan 2020, 00:18
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5100 find
Replies: 22
Views: 2275

Re: IBM 5100 find

That 5100 of yours looks to be in pretty good shape considering it's a barn house find. I suggest wearing gloves when you begin your restoration as the foam underneath the card cage will most likely have turned into a nasty puddle of tar that can be very difficult to wash off. Good luck on the resto...
by Bass
19 Jan 2020, 11:35
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Honest opinion on beamspring boards?
Replies: 19
Views: 3948

Re: Honest opinion on beamspring boards?

I too like the feel of beamsprings a tad more than capacitive BS, but they are much more vulnerable to contamination, which is a con that very few people mention. My guess is that YMMV and some models are just more prone than others to negative side-effects when enough dust and debris makes it into ...
by Bass
19 Jan 2020, 11:21
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB - Model F 2-piece caps
Replies: 1
Views: 343

WTB - Model F 2-piece caps

I know this is an unusual request, but seeing the recent 5291 review from Thomas made me remember that there is a difference in quality between Model M and OG Model F caps in terms of smoothness as mounted on F barrels. I need a set of at least 104 and don't care about the legends as I only actually...
by Bass
19 Jan 2020, 11:09
Forum: Reviews
Topic: IBM 5291 Model F "Bigfoot" keyboard review (capacitive buckling springs)
Replies: 9
Views: 1332

Re: IBM 5291 Model F "Bigfoot" keyboard review (capacitive buckling springs)

Have you tried mounting some caps from your other F's and seeing if that makes a difference in smoothness? I've long suspected that my 1386965 Unsaver was actually Lexmark made and have found that the stock caps it came with are scratchier than other F caps I have tried mounted on the same keyboard ...
by Bass
20 Dec 2019, 01:35
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Model F Labs, Compact F77 review
Replies: 19
Views: 4241

Re: Model F Labs, Compact F77 review

Care to post some pictures? Since I think you are the first person who has confirmed to receive one of these, I think this would excite a lot of us.
by Bass
01 Dec 2019, 00:49
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Bay Area Keyboard Meetup - Nov 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1605

Re: Bay Area Keyboard Meetup - Nov 2019

Do my eyes deceive me, or do I spot a space cadet on the last page? This is the first time I recall seeing one spotted at one of these meetups.

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by Bass
08 Jul 2019, 06:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77 FINISHED
Replies: 85
Views: 8350

Re: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77

Congrats on the find! Curious if you just happened to find it on the street randomly while walking by the bank or if you just asked them first. I am a firm believer that it generally never hurts to ask when it comes to searching for relics like these, but I do remember several banks literally laughi...
by Bass
26 Apr 2019, 06:53
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 56
Views: 12162

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

Very exciting news indeed! I have long been of the opinion that the lack of innovation in switch designs has been one of the things that has made me less interested in modern keyboards as of late, though this reality is understandable since designing new switches requires a lot more know-how and ing...
by Bass
20 Feb 2019, 20:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration
Replies: 18
Views: 2286

Re: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration

This is probably a good thread to help you in your quest. https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=8788&hilit=post+your+beamspring Also here is a crappy photo of mine. IBM DisplayWriter keyboard, 3277 terminal keyboard (66 key), IBM 4978 terminal keyboard (Series/1), IBM 3741 Data Station + bon...
by Bass
19 Feb 2019, 17:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What's Wrong with a Thrift Shop?
Replies: 16
Views: 1687

Re: What's Wrong with a Thrift Shop?

As far as Chyros is concerned I am pretty sure most of his finds were from a recycling center while he was living in the UK rather than a thrift store. I'd say it has little to do with what country you are in since plenty of decent thrift store finds have been documented in the community, but really...
by Bass
15 Feb 2019, 19:58
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Learning to touch-type properly
Replies: 12
Views: 6474

Re: Learning to touch-type properly

I didn't learn to touch type until I turned 20. I was self-taught, never took a formal typing class. What worked for me was consciously forcing my fingers to stay near the home row until I developed the muscle memory and... playing tons of Typing of the Dead. Seriously, it works.
by Bass
13 Feb 2019, 07:39
Forum: For sale
Topic: Bass's for sale thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Re: Bass's for sale thread | Displaywriter (beamspring), Acer KB101AS (blue alps), keycaps

Wow that was fast guys! Just about everything I have listed today is sold or pending sale.
Wingklip wrote:
13 Feb 2019, 05:40
Jesus prices are rising fast. Have ya got any model F's for sale lad?
Not yet, but I am planning on putting up at least an AT and possibly an XT or two for sale a bit later.
by Bass
13 Feb 2019, 04:15
Forum: For sale
Topic: Bass's for sale thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Re: Bass's for sale thread | Displaywriter (beamspring), Acer KB101AS (blue alps), Videowriter (brown alps), keycaps

Videowriter is now sold! I won't complain about the Beamspring prices (since I traded you a pile of really nice boards for one) but will say: we've come a long way since 2015. GLWS. Please do tell us about the boards you've decided to keep - in another thread perhaps. Thanks! I believe I mentioned t...
by Bass
13 Feb 2019, 02:41
Forum: For sale
Topic: Bass's for sale thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Re: Bass's for sale thread | Videowriter w/ SKCM Brown Alps, keycaps, switches

SMK switches and 5251 have been sold. Added a KB101AS, displaywriter, and tai tao Alps doubleshots!
by Bass
10 Feb 2019, 23:31
Forum: For sale
Topic: Bass's for sale thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Bass's for sale thread

The time has come for me to start downsizing my collection to just my absolute favorite boards. As a result I will be gradually selling most of it off. Be sure to check back regularly for updates, as I still have plenty of other stuff left to sell! Rules All prices include shipping unless explicitly...
by Bass
04 Feb 2019, 09:51
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4473
Views: 365751

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

I am planning on selling a large number of boards from my collection pretty soon and was wondering in particular how much an Acer KB101AS (blue alps, double shot keycaps with deep scooped homing keys) in pretty good condition would be worth? Haven't seen one of these come up for sale in a while and...
by Bass
03 Feb 2019, 22:46
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4473
Views: 365751

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

I am planning on selling a large number of boards from my collection pretty soon and was wondering in particular how much an Acer KB101AS (blue alps, double shot keycaps with deep scooped homing keys) in pretty good condition would be worth? Haven't seen one of these come up for sale in a while and ...
by Bass
24 Jan 2019, 01:36
Forum: Group buys
Topic: IC: Metal replacement door for IBM 3278
Replies: 40
Views: 4597

Re: IC: Metal replacement door for IBM 3278

Hi all, I apologize for the long time between updates. To be honest, real life priorities have consumed most of my time -- namely I have been much busier at work and am also trying to buy a house. The latter in particular has really affected the amount of time and money I can now spend on this hobby...
by Bass
01 Jan 2019, 23:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Anyone in Italy? Go rescue those beams man!
Replies: 41
Views: 3794

Regardless of the fact that they are literally covered in pigeon shit, I do hope these get rescued! Keep us posted, as I and I am sure many others here would be interested in parting them out, even if they are probably corroded to oblivion underneath.
by Bass
21 Dec 2018, 16:44
Forum: For sale
Topic: Blue Selectric I keyset for IBM Beamspring boards
Replies: 45
Views: 4134

Bass you have way too much fucking time on your hands. Cba reading your replies. If this price wasn't a complete fucking insult it'd be sold already. My original point stands. I have made much longer replies than this on other forums back in my day :lol: But whatever, I wanted to make my point loud...
by Bass
21 Dec 2018, 02:39
Forum: For sale
Topic: Blue Selectric I keyset for IBM Beamspring boards
Replies: 45
Views: 4134

Okay, but that price estimation is for an original one, would you say that IBM beamspring keycaps are worth 400usd because the usual beamsprings go for 1000usd+ ? because it's eventually the exact same situation, buy a beamspring keyboard, throw it out, sell the keycaps for 400usd since the usual b...

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