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I'm in big DIY Trouble!
« on: April 26, 2018, 03:48:26 PM »
HOLY POOP! Why didn't somebody tell me?

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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 06:06:32 PM »
Those prices are astronomical for just the PCBs, am I missing something in the "we do not sell kits, just boards and parts lists" statement?

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 06:12:24 PM »
Hey, at least the ~$300 includes shipping!
I'm not at risk of spending money on these....
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 06:29:17 PM »
Safely out of my budget but would be very cool none the less.

I seem to recall never having any desire to build a synthesizer either...
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2018, 11:03:16 PM »
Gordo, my inner cheapskate is saving me 8)

Very nice photography, but I don't really have any use for studio gear like that.
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2018, 08:54:36 AM »
We need to agree right now that none of those qualify to be used in a "build of the year" contest. It wouldn't be fair! Those are some outstanding, beautiful designs; but just out-of-reach for most of us poor DIY'ers.

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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2018, 07:44:46 PM »

Some have cases and faceplates?

Just fell pray to the idea of having a nice unobtainium $4000.00 compressor or EQ for a grand... WHAT GRAND? You ask?

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« Last Edit: April 27, 2018, 07:46:41 PM by blearyeyes »
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2018, 07:47:37 PM »
We need to agree right now that none of those qualify to be used in a "build of the year" contest. It wouldn't be fair! Those are some outstanding, beautiful designs; but just out-of-reach for most of us poor DIY'ers.

I wonder if any would fit in a 1590XX..?
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2018, 04:39:33 AM »
I think there's a few folks around here that could cram it into a 1590A.
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2018, 12:41:03 PM »
Drip started off with a bang with these ridiculously priced PCBs. Granted his research has been impeccable, but still.....

Support is patchy at best, never expect an email reply and the forums are very quiet. Most buyers rely on Groupdiy for support.

So buyer beware....
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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2018, 07:05:10 PM »
Yeah, too expensive for what it is. Same with all the other sites. 50 to 100 for a PCB might be worth it but Iím over the GAS effect.
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2018, 08:50:51 AM »
If I could afford it, I'd be tempted, but it would need to include a faceplate.

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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2018, 12:10:34 PM »
You know, guys, there's plenty of infinitely more reasonably-priced DIY gear available on GroupDIY ...

Hell, Hairball will sell you an entire aesthetically-accurate 1176A kit (including custom transformer reproductions) for less than some single PCBs on Drip. If you dig hard enough you can find PRR's modernized tube compressor and can probably get the PCB set for about $100 if someone will give it up, and that includes "collector's value" pricing.

Besides, let's consider the nature of "impeccable research" for some of the circuits whose schematics came taped to the inside of the device.
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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2018, 04:42:12 PM »

Besides, let's consider the nature of "impeccable research" for some of the circuits whose schematics came taped to the inside of the device.

Zing!  Nice one!  And oh so true.  If I remember right, drip got started doing a REDD47--not exactly the most complicated design in the world of over-venerated studio gear.

I'm with you.  I just can't understand anybody paying that kind of scratch for a freaking PCB or two.  For that kind of money he better fly his greedy butt to my house to massage my shoulders as he talks me through every little step in sweet, sweet dulcet tones.

On a different note, has anyone here actually built anything like a Hairball 1176?  I've always been curious about doing a project like that but I've pulled the trigger.


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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2018, 01:16:48 AM »
The Hairball FET compressor kit (D rev) with options is 640 bucks for the whole kit everything included for a rack mount. So a stereo set $1280.00

Hella lot cheaper than the real deal.
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