AAaaaaahhh... 40 would make me a lot closer to whole 80 I would needScarpia wrote: ↑26 Feb 2023, 12:45Mu is right. Find a board with tactile Alps (brown, orange, salmon, white damped, cream damped, black — in roughly that order of preference IMO, but don’t worry too much about it) and look to spend between £30-£100. That budget will get you a full board of all but browns and oranges, but condition is more important than colour; a clean cream damped will feel miles better than a scratchy orange.
To try out the brown Alps, often someone will sell loose Alps switches on eBay, and you can pick up one or two without breaking the bank. It won’t really tell you how they feel in a full keyboard, but it’s how I personally ended up going down the rabbit hole. I just sold my remaining 40 loose brown Alps a few weeks ago or I’d help you out myself.
Yeah, I guess you are right. I need to look for those white or cream damped to feel alps for a first time.
I think those FK 2001 or whatever they are called, those keyboards with fixed brown cover looks so cool and I think they come with whites. I could try them?
But like you said - clean cream damped - what are my options in terms of keyboards? Which model would be best and easiest to find nowadays?
Apologies for all those questions - I know nothing about alps, had no experience, so I know and trust you guys can point me straight to right direction