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raulduke

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1590B Serendipity Build
« on: December 11, 2010, 08:37:50 AM »
This is the Serendipity that I completed a while ago.

It sounds very.... Gentlemanly!

Very posh and refined  :)

I really like it  at low gain settings.

I found it a struggle fitting 4 knobs and everything else in a 1590B. Done it now though so my next 1590B build (Sabretooth) should go a lot easier.

Its metallic red but its quite hard to make out on the photos.

Hope you guys like!





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Re: 1590B Serendipity Build
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010, 09:31:35 AM »
Very clean! Love it...I love the look of four pots in this box.

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Re: 1590B Serendipity Build
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010, 03:28:12 PM »
Is that the rainbow ribbon wire from smallbear?  It said it was 26gauge and I thought that might be a little weak to deal with.  Very nice looking though.

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Re: 1590B Serendipity Build
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2010, 04:30:46 PM »
No mate its 6 core ribbon cable cut into strips of 3.

It worked really well for this build. Guess its good when you have a board that has all the pot connections logically laid out like the serendipity board!

I got it from work as they were going to throw a reel out (it used to be used in some of our control systems in the 90's).

I'll be using it on any other build I can as well as it makes seems to make things easier.

I live in the UK so I haven't bought much from Small Bear to be honest.

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Re: 1590B Serendipity Build
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2010, 08:17:18 PM »
Beautiful finish... was it hard to get?  Care to share your secret to a nice metallic paintjob? :)

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Re: 1590B Serendipity Build
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2010, 08:51:33 PM »
I like those knobs a lot, simple but nice

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Re: 1590B Serendipity Build
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2010, 10:13:02 AM »
Re: the finish.

Its just plastikote metallic red enamel spray paint mate. No secrets ha ha :)

I used quite a few coats of the stuff and then lacquered the hell out of it!

Looks ok but up close you can see imperfections. You live you learn I guess eh!

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Re: 1590B Serendipity Build
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2010, 11:15:33 AM »
Nice build!
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Re: 1590B Serendipity Build
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2010, 12:49:11 PM »
Super build!! Like the ribbon cable idea.
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Re: 1590B Serendipity Build
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2010, 01:20:05 AM »
Re: the finish.

Its just plastikote metallic red enamel spray paint mate. No secrets ha ha :)

I used quite a few coats of the stuff and then lacquered the hell out of it!

Looks ok but up close you can see imperfections. You live you learn I guess eh!

lol... You gotta work on that paintjob story, I prolly woulda believed you if you said you mix your own paint using exotic sourced pigments and real silver fleck ;)
Lookin good from here!