Mallards IBM 4978 "beamship" keyboard

Jacobalbertus1

30 Jan 2021, 03:51

HI I got this IBM 4978 beamship for 575 shipped in emaculet condition
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I plan to do more posts on this as time goes for the new controller

fricked

30 Jan 2021, 03:57

not a horrible price for that keyboard

headphone_jack

30 Jan 2021, 04:13

learn to spell before flexing

nice board though

John Doe

30 Jan 2021, 04:57

that's my next chasing, so jealous!!!

Jacobalbertus1

30 Jan 2021, 05:03

John Doe wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 04:57
that's my next chasing, so jealous!!!
LMAO I could not buy it any faster for this price this is cheap for a beam spring in general

John Doe

30 Jan 2021, 05:11

Jacobalbertus1 wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 05:03
LMAO I could not buy it any faster for this price this is cheap for a beam spring in general
finally you got the affordable beam spring, like bio saying. :D

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Weezer

30 Jan 2021, 06:52

Yo dude, I'm salty af but congrats on that. That's one hell of a keyboard. Where'd you find it for sale?

Jacobalbertus1

30 Jan 2021, 06:54

Weezer wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 06:52
Yo dude, I'm salty af but congrats on that. That's one hell of a keyboard. Where'd you find it for sale?
you'd kill me but someone posted a screencap of the listing as a joke and I tracked it down on FBMP

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Weezer

30 Jan 2021, 08:21

Jacobalbertus1 wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 06:54
Weezer wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 06:52
Yo dude, I'm salty af but congrats on that. That's one hell of a keyboard. Where'd you find it for sale?
you'd kill me but someone posted a screencap of the listing as a joke and I tracked it down on FBMP
Broooo that's crazy. I know you wanna keep it, but lmk if you ever decide to flip it, I'll give you $4000.

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darkcruix

30 Jan 2021, 10:55

Jealous .... soooo jealous. Can't believe you found one... Congrats

Jacobalbertus1

30 Jan 2021, 14:07

Weezer wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 08:21
Jacobalbertus1 wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 06:54
Weezer wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 06:52
Yo dude, I'm salty af but congrats on that. That's one hell of a keyboard. Where'd you find it for sale?
you'd kill me but someone posted a screencap of the listing as a joke and I tracked it down on FBMP

Broooo that's crazy. I know you wanna keep it, but lmk if you ever decide to flip it, I'll give you $4000.
Not realy wanting to sell I want to use it

Riptide666

30 Jan 2021, 14:13

Respect, brother.
Jacobalbertus1 wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 14:07
Weezer wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 08:21
Jacobalbertus1 wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 06:54
you'd kill me but someone posted a screencap of the listing as a joke and I tracked it down on FBMP

Broooo that's crazy. I know you wanna keep it, but lmk if you ever decide to flip it, I'll give you $4000.
Not realy wanting to sell I want to use it

Jacobalbertus1

30 Jan 2021, 14:17

Riptide666 wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 14:13
Respect, brother.


Not realy wanting to sell I want to use it
LMAO what I paid 600 bucks I can afford to keep this thing and use it to SPITE everyone I'm gonna daily it like I do my 5251 for a while.

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depletedvespene

30 Jan 2021, 14:25

Jacobalbertus1 wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 14:17
Riptide666 wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 14:13
Respect, brother.


Not realy wanting to sell I want to use it
LMAO what I paid 600 bucks I can afford to keep this thing and use it to SPITE everyone I'm gonna daily it like I do my 5251 for a while.
I'll be less envious of you if you actually daily-drive it. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

That said, you totally need to collect a few switches and 1U caps and make the F-rows live to their full potential.

Jacobalbertus1

30 Jan 2021, 14:57

depletedvespene wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 14:25
Jacobalbertus1 wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 14:17
Riptide666 wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 14:13
Respect, brother.


Not realy wanting to sell I want to use it
LMAO what I paid 600 bucks I can afford to keep this thing and use it to SPITE everyone I'm gonna daily it like I do my 5251 for a while.
I'll be less envious of you if you actually daily-drive it. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

That said, you totally need to collect a few switches and 1U caps and make the F-rows live to their full potential.
That is FAR too expensive for me to get all of those switches hell I only got the thing because it was a cheap beam spring keyboard 575 bucks, that's a no brainer of a buy for any beam spring keyboard especially in this good of condition

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depletedvespene

30 Jan 2021, 15:16

Jacobalbertus1 wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 14:57
depletedvespene wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 14:25
Jacobalbertus1 wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 14:17
LMAO what I paid 600 bucks I can afford to keep this thing and use it to SPITE everyone I'm gonna daily it like I do my 5251 for a while.
I'll be less envious of you if you actually daily-drive it. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

That said, you totally need to collect a few switches and 1U caps and make the F-rows live to their full potential.
That is FAR too expensive for me to get all of those switches hell I only got the thing because it was a cheap beam spring keyboard 575 bucks, that's a no brainer of a buy for any beam spring keyboard especially in this good of condition
Then enjoy, enjoy, ENJOY your beamship in its current condition. :-)

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Weezer

30 Jan 2021, 19:30

Jacobalbertus1 wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 14:07
Weezer wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 08:21
Jacobalbertus1 wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 06:54
you'd kill me but someone posted a screencap of the listing as a joke and I tracked it down on FBMP

Broooo that's crazy. I know you wanna keep it, but lmk if you ever decide to flip it, I'll give you $4000.
Not realy wanting to sell I want to use it
Figured as much. :D Enjoy your find!

Jacobalbertus1

30 Jan 2021, 19:56

Weezer wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 19:30
Jacobalbertus1 wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 14:07
Weezer wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 08:21



Broooo that's crazy. I know you wanna keep it, but lmk if you ever decide to flip it, I'll give you $4000.
Not realy wanting to sell I want to use it
Figured as much. :D Enjoy your find!
yeah at the price I paid for it I don't have to care about every tiny thing ima use this thing a lot it's not going to be sitting on a shelf it will defiantly be one of my top 2 boards

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Weezer

31 Jan 2021, 02:15

Well... I would still worry about taking care of every tiny thing. It's a very rare and special keyboard. I use a beamspring every day as my daily driver and they need to be cleaned out every once in a while because dead skin and other debris gets built up inside. Definitely enjoy the keyboard, but my recommendation is to don't forgo taking care of the details.

Jacobalbertus1

31 Jan 2021, 02:38

Weezer wrote:
31 Jan 2021, 02:15
Well... I would still worry about taking care of every tiny thing. It's a very rare and special keyboard. I use a beamspring every day as my daily driver and they need to be cleaned out every once in a while because dead skin and other debris gets built up inside. Definitely enjoy the keyboard, but my recommendation is to don't forgo taking care of the details.
Yeah but I'm not goi g to go OH MY GOD THIS THING IS SLIGHTLY SCRACHED ima use the dam thing no point in letting g it sit if I can be literally the only one who daily's a beamship I will be

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

31 Jan 2021, 04:00

Well, not literally, right? I mean, at the very least, people used these at work all day in the late 70s and early 80s, yeah?

=)

Jacobalbertus1

31 Jan 2021, 04:53

//gainsborough wrote:
31 Jan 2021, 04:00
Well, not literally, right? I mean, at the very least, people used these at work all day in the late 70s and early 80s, yeah?

=)
Yep and I will be doing work on this IDGAF how rare it is it's not NOS so I'm going to use it

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