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by Bass
28 Jan 2020, 00:32
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB - Model F 2-piece caps
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: WTB - Model F 2-piece caps

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by Bass
24 Jan 2020, 23:16
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5100 find
Replies: 19
Views: 1115

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: 19
Views: 1115

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: 18
Views: 1464

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: 193

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: 619

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: 2449

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: 955

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: 5909

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: 8662

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: 1799

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: 1253

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: 5884

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: 1347

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: 1347

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: 1347

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: 1347

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: 4442
Views: 304055

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: 4442
Views: 304055

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: 3683

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: 2887

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: 3109

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: 3109

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...
by Bass
20 Dec 2018, 21:21
Forum: For sale
Topic: Blue Selectric I keyset for IBM Beamspring boards
Replies: 45
Views: 3109

As someone who has a better understanding of the value of these keycaps than most, allow me to share my 2c. As a disclaimer, this is going to be very tl;dr but I have a lot of pent up feelings I want to let out. First, I agree that $525 is a very high price for these, probably too high in my opinion...
by Bass
17 Dec 2018, 11:16
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1744
Views: 166714

Here's my setup. 43" 4k display on the left, 27" 1440p display in portrait on the right. I know the lighting is terrible but this is the best I can do for now. What display is that? I have a ProLite X4071UHSU-B1 the image quality is good but the response time is so slow i can see trails behind scro...
by Bass
16 Dec 2018, 18:15
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1744
Views: 166714

Isn't such a small distance between the screen and eyes (and also the field of view coverage) quite unhealthy? I guess it's not apparent from the picture, but I don't sit as close to the screens as you might think (about 3 feet away). So neither of these things are any more of an issue than with a ...
by Bass
16 Dec 2018, 02:04
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1744
Views: 166714

Here's my setup. 43" 4k display on the left, 27" 1440p display in portrait on the right. I know the lighting is terrible but this is the best I can do for now.
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by Bass
09 Dec 2018, 01:28
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Selectric I Typewriter w/ Blue Keycaps
Replies: 12
Views: 2197

IBM Selectric I Typewriter w/ Blue Keycaps

https://i.imgur.com/ueT0Qyh.png Introduction This post is actually about one of my finds from several months ago, a very early Selectric typewriter. Talk to any typewriter enthusiast and they will probably tell you that electric typewriters generally don't excite them very much with the Selectric b...
by Bass
05 Dec 2018, 02:25
Forum: Gallery
Topic: AKB-3320
Replies: 18
Views: 2108

That thing looks absolutely gorgeous. I am not used to seeing Alps keyboards that are (1) this compact (well, aside from the M0110), (2) not packaged fully assembled and (3) Alps branded. What's your take on the switches overall? Although I am not really into linears myself, SKCC greens are far and ...
by Bass
04 Dec 2018, 21:26
Forum: DTA News
Topic: Deskthority Awards 2018: the Winners!
Replies: 71
Views: 12162

In all my life I have never won anything in a random drawing until this year, both times being something keyboard related!

Congrats to all the winners and thanks to matt3o for organizing this. It was an honor to be nominated for something in just my first year here.

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