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by Bass
16 Oct 2020, 22:10
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Spare Model F AT foot
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: [WTB] Spare Model F AT foot

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by Bass
06 Sep 2020, 23:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Shit, I fell for it
Replies: 41
Views: 1881

Re: Shit, I fell for it

You should cancel mate, this was andj00's full intention from the start. It was his full intention to bait someone into making this error, and it has worked, he's already had to face people cancelling purchases on his Apple IIc multiple times for the same reason. Mistake purchases (which is what th...
by Bass
06 Sep 2020, 23:00
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM 3278 Beam Spring
Replies: 47
Views: 2034

Re: IBM 3278 Beam Spring

You are certainly not doing "terrible things community wise", getting flac for selling anything with a high price tag is just par for the course. It's something I know all too well as I ended up finding over a dozen 3278's a few years ago and sold most of them for $700-800 each, depending on the con...
by Bass
06 Sep 2020, 12:35
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM 3278 Beam Spring
Replies: 47
Views: 2034

Re: IBM 3278 Beam Spring

I am a little surprised that someone actually suggested asking $3K for this given it's one of the more common models of Beamspring out there. I mean yeah it's in great condition, but if you had asked me 2 years ago I would have said $1.5K would have been close to the upper limit. I guess beamers are...
by Bass
06 Sep 2020, 03:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Technical Manual Project
Replies: 110
Views: 5267

Re: Model F Technical Manual Project

I have updated the Manual (both sizes) with a few more items and photos: http://linux-tin.org/ModelFManual.pdf http://linux-tin.org/ModelFManual-Small.pdf I also received some wonderful updates (from depletedvespene and others), which I am reviewing at the moment and probably upload over the next d...
by Bass
06 Sep 2020, 03:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Shit, I fell for it
Replies: 41
Views: 1881

Re: Shit, I fell for it

I don't get it...what is this? Basically, the keyboard that was sold in this listing normally comes with SKCM Amber Alps switches which are highly coveted and can normally go for more than $2.50 per switch. The seller replaced the switches with Dampened SKCM Creams which are not very desirable (as ...
by Bass
05 Sep 2020, 22:35
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5612
Views: 724123

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

If anyone is having issues with a rattly or shrill spacebar, try putting thin adhesive neoprene under the stabiliser wire next to the tabs on the barrel frame. This has made the spacebar quieter and more solid, without making it mushy. For some reason after disassembling the keyboard, the spacebar ...
by Bass
24 Aug 2020, 23:42
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] 2x Wyse WY-50 keyboards, Keycreative Black PBT Dyesub keycaps
Replies: 1
Views: 391

[WTS] 2x Wyse WY-50 keyboards, Keycreative Black PBT Dyesub keycaps

Timestamp and photos All prices include shipping to CONUS and are OBO. International buyers will be charged separately for shipping. I am local to Northern Colorado and will offer a discount for pick-up ($20 for the keyboards, $5 for keycaps). Wyse WY-50 Terminal Keyboard - $95 This keyboard is in ...
by Bass
16 Aug 2020, 02:52
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Spare Model F AT foot
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: [WTB] Spare Model F AT foot

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by Bass
11 Aug 2020, 00:35
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5612
Views: 724123

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: 9
Views: 714

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: 1349

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: 5612
Views: 724123

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: 9
Views: 714

[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: 5612
Views: 724123

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: 387

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: 22
Views: 2692

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: 2692

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: 5546

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: 387

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: 1553

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: 4845

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: 1795

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: 9525

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: 14842

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: 2547

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: 1927

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: 6726

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: 1743

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.

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