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#204614 - 15/02/2004 19:01 Production Knobs and Buttons
maczrool
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Registered: 13/01/2002
Posts: 1627
Loc: Louisiana, USA
I think we finally have some finished prototypes. The amber, blue, red, and smoke appear to be just right. The green is still a bit too yellow, so that will come later this week. Every thing fits now, as soon as we get the final price tomorrow, we'll place an order and hopefully have some to sell by the end of the week. I'll post pictures later.

Stu
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#204615 - 15/02/2004 19:36 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: maczrool]
tman
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Registered: 24/12/2001
Posts: 5528
Excellent!

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#204616 - 15/02/2004 19:42 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: tman]
pgrzelak
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Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Me too!!!



Edit: Bah, humbug - I thought it was transparent!


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#204617 - 16/02/2004 20:32 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: pgrzelak]
maczrool
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Registered: 13/01/2002
Posts: 1627
Loc: Louisiana, USA
Here's a picture with everything but red. Blue is just like Brian's now as is amber and red. I'm not sure about smoke, but I think it's close as well. The knob diffuses a bit better than Brian's while the buttons are about the same. Green is still being tweaked. Anyway, here are the production pieces. The picture looks a little blue, and over exposed. Everything looks much better in person.
Smoke is the knob. The top and right button are blue. The left button is the current green and the bottom button is amber. Enjoy!

Stu



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#204618 - 16/02/2004 20:47 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: maczrool]
oliver
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Registered: 02/04/2002
Posts: 691
excellent! where is the order page?
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#204619 - 16/02/2004 21:02 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: oliver]
maczrool
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Registered: 13/01/2002
Posts: 1627
Loc: Louisiana, USA
We'll take orders via e-mail starting on Friday. The website will take a while as we'll have to take lots of pretty pictures.

Stu
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#204620 - 16/02/2004 21:03 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: maczrool]
Russmeister
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Registered: 14/07/2002
Posts: 344
Loc: South Carolina
How much are we talking? Slap me if I've missed that somewhere.
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#204621 - 16/02/2004 22:41 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: Russmeister]
maczrool
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Registered: 13/01/2002
Posts: 1627
Loc: Louisiana, USA
Around $40/set.

Stu
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#204622 - 16/02/2004 22:59 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: maczrool]
Neutrino
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Registered: 23/01/2002
Posts: 506
Loc: The Great Pacific NorthWest
I think the green looks great as is! Very Nice!
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#204623 - 17/02/2004 11:25 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: maczrool]
JrFaust
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Registered: 07/02/2002
Posts: 193
Loc: New Richmond, WI
WOOT, can't wait to see my precious with blue and red buttons.
Me too I want some me too me too.

Posting a me too like some brain-dead AOLer...
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#204624 - 17/02/2004 12:39 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: maczrool]
foxtrot_xray
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Registered: 03/03/2002
Posts: 687
Loc: Atlanta, Georgia
Hmm.. anyone recommend some kinda diffuser for the buttons? I LOVE the blue, will probably order a FEW sets, but to go with my Mini's Interior, I need the light a little more diffused.. (Mind you, not that I'm COMPLAINING... I'll order them ANYWAYS..)

Me.
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#204625 - 17/02/2004 14:07 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: maczrool]
andym
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Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3978
Loc: Manchester UK
Nice work stu! What are the backs of the buttons like? I snagged a set of brian buttons at the amersfoort meet and I find I have to be careful not to push them too hard. The buttons push the leds into the switch leaving it stuck on. I then have to remove the facia and give the led a wiggle to free it off the switch.
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#204626 - 17/02/2004 14:39 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: maczrool]
Memil
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Registered: 03/02/2002
Posts: 101
Loc: Sweden
Looks great!!

Now I only have to get the "Empeg Illumination Kit"....
*5 min later*
Done.... :-)
Now, Red or blue, red or blue... Hrm... :-)

/Fredrik

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#204627 - 17/02/2004 15:30 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: Memil]
Memil
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Registered: 03/02/2002
Posts: 101
Loc: Sweden
Damn... I should have bought it from you also, didnt realize that you sold the ledkit also.
I could have saved little from the shipping costs.. :-(
Well well...

/Fredrik

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#204628 - 17/02/2004 16:17 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: andym]
maczrool
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Registered: 13/01/2002
Posts: 1627
Loc: Louisiana, USA
Thanks guys. I believe there's a little more clearance back there than what Brian's have (at least the set we have). I don't think it will be a problem with our buttons.

Stu
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#204629 - 17/02/2004 17:14 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: andym]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13879
Loc: Canada
I have not had this problem with any of the multitudes of Brian-Button installs. Perhaps the LEDs are not installed exactly right?

Cheers

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#204630 - 17/02/2004 17:44 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: mlord]
genixia
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Registered: 08/02/2002
Posts: 3411
I think it was an issue with early buttons that Brian soon corrected.
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#204631 - 17/02/2004 18:46 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: genixia]
loren
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Registered: 23/08/2000
Posts: 3824
Loc: SLC, UT, USA
Yeah, i got one of Brian's first sets, and i had to drill out the backs of the buttons a bit to make them work. But he corrected this with later sets.
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#204632 - 17/02/2004 18:48 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: loren]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31164
Loc: Seattle, WA
Another option is to dremel down the tops of the LEDs. There is a lot of curved plastic at the tops of the LEDs that isn't necessary. I just ground the tops off of my LEDs. Mostly for the additional diffusion, but it also helped buttons fit a touch better.
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#204633 - 17/02/2004 23:20 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: maczrool]
FireFox31
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Registered: 19/09/2002
Posts: 2491
Loc: East Coast, USA
Very nice. My player is already enroute to Stu to get the glow, so I'm psyched!

I wonder about the green (as I have, annoyingly, all along). Stu, could you take a pic of my player with the current green buttons on it (when you finish the light install, of course)? Then, maybe take a pic of it with the new green buttons, if you have them on hand?

I ask because if the "old" greens seem to match better, I'd offer to buy the old set from you. And if the "new" greens seem better, I'd probably snatch up two sets!

If I'm way overstepping my bounds with these requests / questions, I'm sorry. Just slap me (but be nice to my empeg). Thanks again
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#204634 - 17/02/2004 23:24 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: FireFox31]
genixia
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Registered: 08/02/2002
Posts: 3411
Just slap me (but be nice to my empeg)

LOL. That's classic..
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#204635 - 18/02/2004 05:09 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: maczrool]
frog51
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Registered: 09/08/2000
Posts: 2089
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
I can't wait for the buttons - just did the button and knob LED install on Monday evening. Top kit, nice and easy to do...well, once I had adjusted my eyes to see the exceedingly teeny components

I did come out of it with a slightly sore neck, but it was well worth it.

Now I just need buttons, so I'm there as soon as payday comes around!
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#204636 - 18/02/2004 08:32 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: maczrool]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13879
Loc: Canada
I suppose it's a bit late for this reminder, but the colour that matters, is the matching between the buttons and lens when BOTH are installed and illuminated. Not when the lens is viewed separately.. the lens colour "changes" on the player because the player does not emit white light.

Cheers

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#204637 - 19/02/2004 08:34 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: mlord]
maczrool
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Registered: 13/01/2002
Posts: 1627
Loc: Louisiana, USA
Fully aware of that. We don't have the lenses here for photography, so it's rather moot. The blue is the same as Brian's blue as is the red and I believe the amber as well.

Stu
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#204638 - 19/02/2004 09:10 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: maczrool]
crazymelki
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Registered: 16/02/2001
Posts: 372
Loc: Switzerland
Hello Stu,

I must have a set of the red buttons. :-)

bye
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#204639 - 21/02/2004 02:55 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: maczrool]
srhodes
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Registered: 30/01/2000
Posts: 262
Loc: Derbyshire, UK
In reply to:

We'll take orders via e-mail starting on Friday



So, I can't help noticing that it is now Saturday (at least on this side of the pond). Are you ready for the deluge of orders? Would I be able to add an IDE cable to my order as well? Can I, huh? Can I?
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#204640 - 21/02/2004 06:41 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: srhodes]
snoopstah
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Registered: 07/01/2002
Posts: 324
Loc: Squamish, BC
Me too! Me too!!
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#204641 - 21/02/2004 11:39 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: srhodes]
maczrool
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Registered: 13/01/2002
Posts: 1627
Loc: Louisiana, USA
The first order has not arrived yet; it's late. Once it's here, we still need to take pictures before we'll sell it on the site. This all takes time. But, sure you can add an IDE cable to your order.

For anyone that wants to reserve a set of buttons and knobs, please e-mail "buttons.at.eutronix.com" with the model of Empeg you have and the color set you desire. We ordered 10 blue, 10 red, 5 amber, and 5 smoke. Green is still being tweaked.

Stu
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#204642 - 21/02/2004 19:34 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: maczrool]
Major_Sarcasm
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Loc: Isle of Wight, UK
YHM!
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#204643 - 22/02/2004 04:09 Re: Production Knobs and Buttons [Re: maczrool]
srhodes
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Registered: 30/01/2000
Posts: 262
Loc: Derbyshire, UK
Then my mail is on it's way. Apolgies for my eagerness but I'm away on a course next week and didn't want to miss out on the first batch.
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