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Oh no... Not electrosmash
« on: September 03, 2022, 02:55:13 PM »
Site has been suspended. I hope it comes back.
https://www.electrosmash.com

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Re: Oh no... Not electrosmash
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2022, 04:52:31 PM »
That sucks.  I built their Arduino based pedal.  Was interesting.  Lots of good info on that site though.
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Re: Oh no... Not electrosmash
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2022, 04:56:19 PM »
I learned much about the rat pedal from there. Hopefully he will be back up and running.


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Re: Oh no... Not electrosmash
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2022, 07:14:07 AM »
At least there are plenty of captures in the wayback machine.

http://web.archive.org/web/20220308192557/https://www.electrosmash.com/

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Re: Oh no... Not electrosmash
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2022, 04:58:59 PM »
It seems the problem was that electrosmash was actually written by a person. The web these days is only allowed to have bot-generated sites full of broken english and useless information.
"Do you tubescreamer on your pedalboard? How about how it works? There are circuits in things, mostly for use of electronic functions. [picture of a wah pedal]"
It goes without saying that, "It goes without saying" always precedes the very saying that could have gone without being said.

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Re: Oh no... Not electrosmash
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2022, 06:01:10 PM »
All socials dark since 2019. Doesn't look good.

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Re: Oh no... Not electrosmash
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2022, 06:22:18 PM »
All socials dark since 2019. Doesn't look good.

The domain registration was just renewed six months ago for another 3 years.

Domain Name: ELECTROSMASH.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1702344396_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.scip.es
Registrar URL: https://www.dondominio.com
Updated Date: 2022-03-17T01:31:37Z
Creation Date: 2012-02-15T16:03:13Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2025-02-15T16:03:13Z

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Re: Oh no... Not electrosmash
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2022, 08:29:46 PM »
Well, at least it won't turn into an electrician dating site for 3 more years...


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Re: Oh no... Not electrosmash
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2022, 11:35:10 PM »

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Re: Oh no... Not electrosmash
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2022, 08:10:54 PM »
For Luddites like myself what does the instagram post say?
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Re: Oh no... Not electrosmash
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2022, 08:13:40 PM »
For Luddites like myself what does the instagram post say?
Its just that somebody decided to re-home the content as an archive and it shows the link I posted

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Re: Oh no... Not electrosmash
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2022, 05:59:19 AM »
the URL registration may be current but they likely ran afoul of the server host in one way or another. it's nice someone went to the trouble of rehoming the wayback content ... it also appears their troubles are over as of this writing
« Last Edit: September 09, 2022, 11:54:29 AM by thesmokingman »
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Re: Oh no... Not electrosmash
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2022, 09:24:54 AM »
(even though it's back up)
I have a little personal knowledge re: Electrosmash...

TL;DR - It's Dead Jim. Don't bother. Scrape whatever info you want or need and move on.

I used to email the contact address annually when the security cert expired. I corresponded briefly with the site owner, who cited that deep personal issues led to the shop closure.

The shop has been 'temporarily' closed for over 2 years. The forums have spam and bitcoin schemes. Completely unmodded with a couple dedicated souls that reverse engineer the boards. Also, Electrosmash isn't quite dedicated to 'open source'. They retain and protect all trademarks as well as the Gerbers.

I don't expect the shop to ever open again. I have been waiting for over 2 years.
Quite sad. I wanted a Time Manipulator and a Pedal Pi.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2022, 10:08:03 AM by HalfLife »

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Re: Oh no... Not electrosmash
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2022, 11:06:17 PM »
The site is back up. Who hoo!