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General => Global Annoucements => Topic started by: madbean on June 14, 2017, 11:12:23 AM

Title: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: madbean on June 14, 2017, 11:12:23 AM
After an endless desert of product development we have finally arrived at a Function F(x) pedal oasis! Three new pedals getting released within the next couple of weeks.

Clusterfuzz Jr - CF in a 125B with three clipping options and an 8-Bit switch instead of a pot.
Accufunkture - Think Micro V envelope filter with some extra bells and updated for current production components
Cannon - Think Gary Clark Jr - octavia and Astrotone with our dual switching implementation

Not tryin to sell ya anything...just so happy to finally show what we've been doing for the last year! We've got two more coming pretty soon after these.

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Post by: alanp on June 14, 2017, 11:15:53 AM
Beautiful things!

Although, where is the F F(X) branding on The Cannon?
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Post by: Adam_MD on June 14, 2017, 11:19:47 AM
They look sweet
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Post by: zombie_rock123 on June 14, 2017, 11:24:27 AM
Love the aesthetics and cant wait to hear how they sound
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Post by: jimilee on June 14, 2017, 11:46:31 AM
Beautiful things!

Although, where is the F F(X) branding on The Cannon?
All over, it's covered up with f f(x) stank


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Post by: stringsthings on June 14, 2017, 12:17:14 PM
Very nice!
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Post by: bluescage on June 14, 2017, 12:23:25 PM
Nice ones!!
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Post by: m-Kresol on June 14, 2017, 12:31:37 PM
cool to see some additions and congrats guys on your successful journey to pedal paradise!

What are the chinese (?) symbols on the accufuncture?

The new designs - except the CF Jr - are really different from the current pedals. Not a bad thing, but they don't have that function f(x) flair to me. just meant as constructive feedback.

is there a 'no clipping option' on the CF Jr.? and what does the toggle on the canon do? order switcher?

again, great to see you making progress
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Post by: pickdropper on June 14, 2017, 12:47:39 PM
Beautiful things!

Although, where is the F F(X) branding on The Cannon?

That's actually an earlier photo of a prototype.  It's at the bottom center on the real ones.
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: pickdropper on June 14, 2017, 12:51:42 PM
cool to see some additions and congrats guys on your successful journey to pedal paradise!

What are the chinese (?) symbols on the accufuncture?

The new designs - except the CF Jr - are really different from the current pedals. Not a bad thing, but they don't have that function f(x) flair to me. just meant as constructive feedback.



is there a 'no clipping option' on the CF Jr.? and what does the toggle on the canon do? order switcher?

again, gra

Constructive criticism is always welcome.  The Cannon has a particular aesthetic as it is the signature pedal for Chicago blues artist Toronzo Cannon and that is his personal logo.  The choice of circuits was his as well.

The Accufunkture was just something different.  The theme seemed to fit with the name we gave it.

There is actually a clipping option on the CF Jr.  It's LED-OFF-Silicon
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Post by: selfdestroyer on June 14, 2017, 01:19:39 PM
These came out great. Nice to see some 125B sized stuff from you guys.

Cody
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Post by: pickdropper on June 14, 2017, 03:16:04 PM
These came out great. Nice to see some 125B sized stuff from you guys.

Cody

Yeah, it was pretty clear that some folks wanted smaller enclosures.
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Post by: diablochris6 on June 14, 2017, 04:42:09 PM
Very cool. I can't wait to hear all the rave reviews about these pedals too! Good job, fellas.
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Post by: nzCdog on June 14, 2017, 06:58:25 PM
Hotness! 125B topmouunt jacks = total win!  ;D . Loving your graphic design theme and execution... Top drawer effort, team. Congratulations, I look forward to the demos  8)
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Post by: wgc on June 14, 2017, 07:01:03 PM
Wow, three at once!  Congrats and best wishes for great market reception.

Love that shade of blue.
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Post by: gordo on June 14, 2017, 08:34:49 PM
Again, when the hell do you sleep?

"Sleep...sleep is good for the blood...
Asleep yet?
Nope."
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: pickdropper on June 14, 2017, 08:54:02 PM
Again, when the hell do you sleep?

"Sleep...sleep is good for the blood...
Asleep yet?
Nope."

I've averaged approximately 4 hours sleep for the last couple of weeks.  I'm about 2 days away from a Fight Club style mental break.   ;D
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Post by: jkokura on June 15, 2017, 09:36:07 AM
Boy I like the way that Cannon looks. Well done dudes.

Jacob
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Post by: Matmosphere on June 15, 2017, 10:00:28 AM
I'm unsure why you feel the need to be humble. They all look great! With two more coming soon you guys are really poised to take off! Who will moderate our forum while you're off hanging with all the Keeley's, Wampler's and Matthew's' of the pedal world?!


I have to say I do miss the brown of the original Clusterfuzz, but that's just my personal taste (or lack there of).
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Post by: warriorpoet on June 15, 2017, 10:14:49 AM
Looking forward to the Cannon. I want one. Badly.
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: pickdropper on June 15, 2017, 12:35:01 PM
I'm unsure why you feel the need to be humble. They all look great! With two more coming soon you guys are really poised to take off! Who will moderate our forum while you're off hanging with all the Keeley's, Wampler's and Matthew's' of the pedal world?!


I have to say I do miss the brown of the original Clusterfuzz, but that's just my personal taste (or lack there of).

FWIW, I like the copper of the Clusterfuzz as well.  One of my favorite colors, especially for that pedal.
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: Matt on June 16, 2017, 10:02:36 AM
Nice work. Good call on the 125Bs. Pedalboard real estate is precious
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: culturejam on July 16, 2017, 10:08:08 PM
Just another little update here, folks.

We just went live with a website redesign. It's not perfect, and there are still some tweaks we want to make, but it's good enough for rock n' roll. :)

www.function-fx.com (http://www.function-fx.com)
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Post by: jubal81 on July 16, 2017, 11:45:57 PM
Just another little update here, folks.

We just went live with a website redesign. It's not perfect, and there are still some tweaks we want to make, but it's good enough for rock n' roll. :)

www.function-fx.com (http://www.function-fx.com)


Love the new site. Simple, classy, professional and easy to navigate and understand.
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Post by: culturejam on July 17, 2017, 08:41:39 AM
Thanks, Jason!
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Post by: cajone5 on July 17, 2017, 09:11:42 AM
Site looks awesome!
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Post by: selfdestroyer on July 17, 2017, 09:58:09 AM
Lookin great guys! I echo Jason's comments.

Cody
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Post by: midwayfair on July 17, 2017, 12:16:15 PM
Site looks good. Some suggestions as you tweak:

1) If you click on a read more for any given pedal, you can go to the "next" or "previous" pedal, but there's no way to navigate directly to the other pedals. You might consider using a drop-down for the "pedals" link in the navigation bar or simply populating the bottom navigation with buttons for all 5 pedals instead of just the two on either side. It's also a little counter-intuitive that you can't go around in a circle, and that the button for the pedal on the *left* side actually takes you to the pedal that was to the *right* of the current selection back on the "pedals" page.

2) The "support" page is a little overloaded with your bio and contacts for reasons other than support. I had to hunt for your "story" and it turned out to be in an unexpected place, and in fact in a place I might not have seen because I might have stopped when I saw that there was warranty info on that page. I don't have a suggestion for this that doesn't involve more nav bar options, though.

3) BIG ONE! The "contact" button on the first page is broken!
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: culturejam on July 17, 2017, 12:51:24 PM
2) The "support" page is a little overloaded with your bio and contacts for reasons other than support. I had to hunt for your "story" and it turned out to be in an unexpected place, and in fact in a place I might not have seen because I might have stopped when I saw that there was warranty info on that page. I don't have a suggestion for this that doesn't involve more nav bar options, though.

I had to jam everything on one page so that the email address would fit in the nav without breaking the line. I'll probably end up rejiggering things a bit.

Quote from: midwayfair
3) The "contact" button on the first page is broken!

Gah! Last minute change last night on what pointed where. Thanks.
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: m-Kresol on July 17, 2017, 02:27:34 PM
I dig the new page. Has a very professional flair.

Quote
We have additional R&D and assembly operations in Tennessee and New Jersey.

I didn't know that you guys call Brian R&D (I assume NJ is you CJ?) 8)
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: culturejam on July 17, 2017, 06:13:53 PM
I didn't know that you guys call Brian R&D (I assume NJ is you CJ?) 8)

Brian and I do the main circuit design work (ideas). I call it "R&D" but "product developement" is probably a more accurate term.

Yes, I'm in NJ.
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Post by: nzCdog on July 17, 2017, 10:59:59 PM
Congrats dudes... the site looks boss!  ;D
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Post by: Boba7 on July 18, 2017, 05:02:40 AM
The site is great, and the new pedals look awesome! Hope you sell lots and lots of them!!
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: warriorpoet on July 18, 2017, 06:12:09 AM
Biggest Q: when and where can I get a Cannonball?   ;D
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: culturejam on July 18, 2017, 06:34:36 AM
Biggest Q: when and where can I get a Cannonball?   ;D

I need to get the listing up on Reverb. We have a few that aren't going to dealers. If you want one, let me know.
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: madbean on July 18, 2017, 11:53:24 AM
It's funny how I was so sure that the Cannon would be the least popular of this new batch (not for lack of quality...just seems more niche to me) but it turns out to be the one we are getting lots of inquiries about. I just don't know shit about the pedal market.
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: pickdropper on July 18, 2017, 04:43:33 PM
It's funny how I was so sure that the Cannon would be the least popular of this new batch (not for lack of quality...just seems more niche to me) but it turns out to be the one we are getting lots of inquiries about. I just don't know shit about the pedal market.

If we knew exactly what would hit in the pedal market, I wouldn't be having so much difficulty making my Lambo payments.
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: somnif on July 18, 2017, 05:10:50 PM
Obviously the next big hit pedal will be a reissue of the Danelectro Sitar Swami. I don't know why more people haven't figured this out yet! :o
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: Matmosphere on July 18, 2017, 05:32:44 PM
Obviously the next big hit pedal will be a reissue of the Danelectro Sitar Swami. I don't know why more people haven't figured this out yet! :o

I'll stick with my Jawari ;)

I'd buy a reissue of that reverse delay they made in an instant though.
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: culturejam on July 21, 2017, 09:17:07 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvcmhqqqpBc
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: warriorpoet on July 21, 2017, 11:53:04 AM
Biggest Q: when and where can I get a Cannonball?   ;D

I need to get the listing up on Reverb. We have a few that aren't going to dealers. If you want one, let me know.n

Yes! PM sent!
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Post by: m-Kresol on July 21, 2017, 12:59:55 PM
the demo is fantastic. lots of great sounds. well done guys
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Post by: madbean on July 22, 2017, 01:55:55 PM
More goodness!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WmBCa3Esh0
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Post by: Haberdasher on July 25, 2017, 11:13:09 AM
That sounds a heck of a lot better than my Tycobrahe clone.
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Post by: culturejam on July 25, 2017, 03:49:10 PM
That sounds a heck of a lot better than my Tycobrahe clone.

It's the special, mojo-infused diodes we use. Nah, just kidding. We actually use pretty boring schottky diodes.  ;D
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: alanp on July 25, 2017, 10:04:13 PM
Bah, people don't buy pedals with diodes that any schmuck can buy from Mouser. They buy pedals that only the seller can source from a little old woman in the Ukraine or something.

And when the diodes are from Mouser, I'm pretty sure that some people just lie and claim that they are encapsulated unicorn snot anyway.
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: madbean on July 26, 2017, 06:10:56 AM
Trifecta complete!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NACMgRlcgHQ
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Post by: nzCdog on July 26, 2017, 02:11:56 PM
Dang! Those demos sound really hot... nice work team
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: culturejam on October 06, 2017, 07:55:41 PM
Nother one done with prototyping. Not idea when it will be released.

Octave fuzz with a interactive filter controls. Very fun. Niche noise, I suspect. Logic chip-based (CD4049 + CD4070).

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Post by: m-Kresol on October 07, 2017, 02:06:53 AM
gorgeous!
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: madbean on October 08, 2017, 05:25:13 PM
Here are my personal pedals. I don't have good knobs for the Gate Crasher now so I'll replace them later. You can also see where I drilled the LED hole too small (just did not feel like taking it all apart and re-drilling!)
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Post by: jimilee on October 08, 2017, 05:30:23 PM
Accufunkture sounds freakin sweet


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Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: culturejam on October 08, 2017, 06:54:14 PM
Here are my personal pedals.

Those looks great! I need to build up an Accufunkture for me. And a Cannon.
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Post by: madbean on October 10, 2017, 07:38:31 AM
Another personal build. This box was etched slightly left of center. I made it worse by drilling off-center on the bypass switch (it's really amazing how a small miscalculation on a guide hole turns into a big mistake). I'm gonna have to get Dave to stop putting all these friggin' circles around everything!

But, anyway...love this despite my carelessness.

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Post by: pickdropper on October 10, 2017, 01:08:30 PM
Yeah, the circles will lead you astray.  Or lead to an ashtray.  Definitely one of those two.
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Post by: stringsthings on January 28, 2018, 04:31:02 PM
It sort of looks intentional.  I like it.
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Post by: blearyeyes on February 01, 2018, 09:01:11 PM
There be FUNK in the house!
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Post by: blearyeyes on February 01, 2018, 09:19:16 PM
It adds humanity to the sterile cold world of electronic devices.
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Post by: madbean on September 12, 2018, 03:51:00 AM
Only a year later and the Gate Crasher is finally due for imminent release! We should have a Mike Hermans demo coming out soon.

(http://function-fx.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/GateCrasher-edit-2-site-square2-400x362.jpg)

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Post by: selfdestroyer on September 12, 2018, 10:17:12 AM
Really like that purple.. Looks great guys!
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Post by: Aristatertotle on September 12, 2018, 10:47:54 AM
Nice!
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Post by: m-Kresol on September 12, 2018, 02:23:24 PM
looks awesome. I agree with Cody, the purple is working really well
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Post by: pickdropper on September 12, 2018, 04:24:46 PM
Iím pretty excited about this one.  Itís a pretty weird and totally fun fuzz.  Iím (of course) incredibly biased, but I really dig it.
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: culturejam on September 17, 2018, 11:07:08 AM
Parallax page is up as well:

http://function-fx.com/site/parallax-tremolo-phaser/

(http://function-fx.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Parallax-edit-2-IG-site-400x400.jpg)
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Post by: jubal81 on September 17, 2018, 11:42:36 AM
That looks great! Love the whole aesthetic.
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Post by: Yahoo67 on September 17, 2018, 02:26:31 PM
Man.... These look all dope as shit T_T wish I had the funds to buy some!!!!
But its either keep doing this hobby and get to make tons of different pedals or buy 2-3 boutique pedals a year :\ . but keep up the good work none the less :)  I am sure that there some people with more disposable income on the forum ! If you ever discontinue some of them and decide to sell the PCBs I would get some in a heartbeat!
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Post by: nzCdog on September 18, 2018, 02:16:24 AM
Boom!
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Post by: jimilee on September 18, 2018, 07:56:07 AM
Phaser!!!!!!


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Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: playpunk on September 18, 2018, 08:43:26 AM
I just got a Third Rail - I'm way behind the curve! I need a clusterfuzz, too.
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: culturejam on September 18, 2018, 10:38:14 AM
I just got a Third Rail - I'm way behind the curve! I need a clusterfuzz, too.

Awesome. You'll want to check that yours has the latest firmware. To do that, unplug it from the power supply and wait a few seconds. Then plug the power jack back in while watching the main bypass LED (the big one). If it flashes white for a half a second and then turns blue, it's up to date. If not, let me or Pickdropper know and we'll arrange to get it flashed to the newest version for you.
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: playpunk on September 18, 2018, 11:48:18 AM
I just got a Third Rail - I'm way behind the curve! I need a clusterfuzz, too.

Awesome. You'll want to check that yours has the latest firmware. To do that, unplug it from the power supply and wait a few seconds. Then plug the power jack back in while watching the main bypass LED (the big one). If it flashes white for a half a second and then turns blue, it's up to date. If not, let me or Pickdropper know and we'll arrange to get it flashed to the newest version for you.

Great. I'll check it later - it's a really good drive. It's got the honk you need and it sounds interesting too. I have only played with it a little bit so far, but hopefully I'll have some more time this week to fart around with it.
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Post by: mjcyates on September 18, 2018, 04:08:33 PM
I see a Parallax in my future!
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: madbean on September 20, 2018, 05:53:48 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PScsrUP49mk

Kinda missing some of the cool sounds you can get when you combine super fast trem and slow phaser (pretty much the neatest thing about the pedal) but this is a decent demo.
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: madbean on September 21, 2018, 04:12:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpREZwosFKc
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: jimilee on September 21, 2018, 07:43:20 PM
The madness continues. I loves them spendy pedals.


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Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: midwayfair on September 23, 2018, 12:50:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PScsrUP49mk

Kinda missing some of the cool sounds you can get when you combine super fast trem and slow phaser (pretty much the neatest thing about the pedal) but this is a decent demo.

He does that at 2:30.
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: madbean on September 23, 2018, 12:54:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PScsrUP49mk

Kinda missing some of the cool sounds you can get when you combine super fast trem and slow phaser (pretty much the neatest thing about the pedal) but this is a decent demo.

He does that at 2:30.

It actually goes quite a bit faster...into pseudo ring mod territory!
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: mjg on October 26, 2018, 11:01:16 PM
Thought the F F(X) people might like to see this - your stuff is on sale in Canberra, Australia.  You know you've made it now. :D

Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: peAk on October 27, 2018, 10:30:24 AM
Thought the F F(X) people might like to see this - your stuff is on sale in Canberra, Australia.  You know you've made it now. :D

what a bunch of Sellouts
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: EBK on October 27, 2018, 10:39:00 AM
I don't even have a single Australian dollar in my wallet.  :(

[Voiceover announcer]
Fear not, humble world citizens!  Just zip on over to function-fx.com and purchase pedals of super luscious, wholesomely creamy quality in the dollar of your choice -- well, except for Zimbabwe dollars, because that shit is (was) crazy:
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Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: culturejam on October 27, 2018, 12:47:06 PM
Thought the F F(X) people might like to see this - your stuff is on sale in Canberra, Australia.  You know you've made it now. :D

Nice find!

We used to have a dealer in Aussieland, but they eventually stopped communicating with us (for some unknown reason).
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: pickdropper on October 27, 2018, 01:38:37 PM
Thought the F F(X) people might like to see this - your stuff is on sale in Canberra, Australia.  You know you've made it now. :D

Nice find!

We used to have a dealer in Aussieland, but they eventually stopped communicating with us (for some unknown reason).

I assumed they were eaten by giant Aussie spiders.
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: mjg on October 27, 2018, 03:02:29 PM
Lol...nah, we keep the giant spiders as pets, to control the giant wombats. 
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: pickdropper on October 27, 2018, 03:23:31 PM
Lol...nah, we keep the giant spiders as pets, to control the giant wombats.

Damn, I didn't even know about the wombats.
Title: Re: Function F(x) humble-brag
Post by: alanp on October 27, 2018, 03:26:34 PM
The sad part is that even giant spider venom can't kill the giant wombats. It does, however, slow the giant wombats enough that they can be euthanised with Australian XXXX beer. Usually only takes the contents of one can.