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post #1351 of 1953
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Originally Posted by neilvg View Post
Thanks guys. Andy actually sent his amp back? Recently?

Neil
He took it to Blackie Pagano as his shop is close to Andy's home.
post #1352 of 1953
Neil,

I took the bottom off my ES-2 audio section and it was quite easy. I don't remember having to take anything out of the wood. I just unscrewed everything on the bottom and it came right off.

However, it is quite possible we have different cases??

Blackie is waiting on a part for my amp. I will get it back pretty soon it looks like. Thank goodness I have an able repairman near me. And I found a second recently. FYI...the problem was of my doing.
post #1353 of 1953
Yeah.. his case looks significantly different from yours. It has wood on the front panel and is very stylized and nice looking.

Yours actually looks a lot like Neil's first amp that he saw at the San Jose meet that didn't work and the chassis was a bit dinged as it had been dropped and was unfinished. I believe Neil expressed dissatisfaction with what he got and Mikhail built a new chassis from scratch. It was a crazy move since the first chassis Neil witnessed was already an extremely custom job and different from anything else I'd seen from Singlepower. It could not have been cheap to just toss out.

I've speculated that he recycled Neil's chassis that was at San Jose for your amp... is it pristine all over? If so perhaps not.

But yeah definitely your two chassis are very different.
post #1354 of 1953
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Originally Posted by blubliss View Post
FYI...the problem was of my doing.
Mikhail could have used even basic quality tube sockets and then it shouldn't have happened.
post #1355 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Icarium View Post
Yeah.. his case looks significantly different from yours. It has wood on the front panel and is very stylized and nice looking.

Yours actually looks a lot like Neil's first amp that he saw at the San Jose meet that didn't work and the chassis was a bit dinged as it had been dropped and was unfinished. I believe Neil expressed dissatisfaction with what he got and Mikhail built a new chassis from scratch. It was a crazy move since the first chassis Neil witnessed was already an extremely custom job and different from anything else I'd seen from Singlepower. It could not have been cheap to just toss out.

I've speculated that he recycled Neil's chassis that was at San Jose for your amp... is it pristine all over? If so perhaps not.

But yeah definitely your two chassis are very different.
Yeah, mine is Neil's reject . At least I didn't have to wait very long for the ES-2. On the scammer side, Mikhail never disclosed that this had been dropped and such. He said it was his personal amp. I raised a huge stink when I found out the truth but what was I to do, I had already paid. Mikhail will never get any of my business ever again. I wish this thread had been around before I bought my amps. At least they do sound unbelievable and I have local repairmen who can work on them. I have not heard anything better yet (in my limited experience). We'll see what comes to the National.
post #1356 of 1953
Thread Starter 
Post from earlier in this epic thread:
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/4324671-post19.html

So that's how mine looks Andy, in case you haven't seen. Pic's don't do it justice, it really is beautiful. But the top panel is attached underneath the overlapping front wood piece on the right. I need to take the whole wood panel off to get at one hex screw covered by this wood panel.

Neil

By the way, total aside, that name - Blackie Pegano... that's rad. Totally Gangster.
post #1357 of 1953
Blackies website - Tubesville -yeah he's pretty rad !
post #1358 of 1953
Neil, with tube amps you normally remove the bottom panel as everything is fixed to the top plate.
post #1359 of 1953
No majority of people are not this stupid. Alone in my local town there was a family doctor screwed up once, he was sued, lost his practice. But you know what, since he is such a nice guy, and only did it once, his malpractice should be tolerated...

And yes a friends father other screwed up at a patent law firm. One screw up, has been disbarred from practicing law indefinitely. Again he broke the law, but it's OK since he's my friend's father, and he didn't do to all of his clients...

I do not think I am exaggerating at all, as I know a contractor who messed up on a house that didn't have proper ventilation and a family member died from monoxide poisoning, yep it was just one failure, but he's out of business, and serving prison time. There are mistakes, and there are dumbass choices that should never be tolerated, no matter how few times committed. Why there is such tolerance for Mikhail's behavior is by far the biggest mystery of this forums. No other issue or phenomenon comes close to this on this forums. Either way I need to stop posting so much in this topic and just see if anyone will make sure Mikhail faces the consequences for his actions.

I'm not saying Mikhail should be prisoned for life or anything. But he should be taken to court, forced to pay in damages for the damages he's caused, not just the time wasted, but emotional stress and well, not actually doing the work he was paid to do.

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Originally Posted by PhilS View Post
With this standard, you just put 99% (actually, it's probably 100%) of the people in this country out of business/work, including all doctors, lawyers, mechanics, accountants, etc., etc. One percent? Give me a break. Can we indulge in a little more hyperbole?
post #1360 of 1953
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Originally Posted by mbd2884 View Post
No majority of people are not this stupid. Alone in my local town there was a family doctor screwed up once, he was sued, lost his practice. But you know what, since he is such a nice guy, and only did it once, his malpractice should be tolerated...

And yes a friends father other screwed up at a patent law firm. One screw up, has been disbarred from practicing law indefinitely. Again he broke the law, but it's OK since he's my friend's father, and he didn't do to all of his clients...

I do not think I am exaggerating at all, as I know a contractor who messed up on a house that didn't have proper ventilation and a family member died from monoxide poisoning, yep it was just one failure, but he's out of business, and serving prison time. There are mistakes, and there are dumbass choices that should never be tolerated, no matter how few times committed. Why there is such tolerance for Mikhail's behavior is by far the biggest mystery of this forums. No other issue or phenomenon comes close to this on this forums. Either way I need to stop posting so much in this topic and just see if anyone will make sure Mikhail faces the consequences for his actions.

I'm not saying Mikhail should be prisoned for life or anything. But he should be taken to court, forced to pay in damages for the damages he's caused, not just the time wasted, but emotional stress and well, not actually doing the work he was paid to do.
So you're comparing what Mikhail has done to those in your example; those whose actions have resulted in death? Amp versus death?

Gimme a break...
post #1361 of 1953
i don't think the first two examples resulted in death.
post #1362 of 1953
Mikhail didn't "screw up". He cheated people out of thousands of dollars.
post #1363 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Icarium View Post
i don't think the first two examples resulted in death.
But the third one did.

By any stretch of the imagination, how is it even remotely possible to compare what Mikhail has done to somenone whose actions caused death?

Repeat...gimme a break.
post #1364 of 1953
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Originally Posted by mbd2884 View Post

There are mistakes, and there are dumbass choices that should never be tolerated, no matter how few times committed.
Speaking for myself only, I sure am glad you're not God -- or even my wife.
post #1365 of 1953
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Originally Posted by AudioDwebe View Post
But the third one did.

By any stretch of the imagination, how is it even remotely possible to compare what Mikhail has done to somenone whose actions caused death?

Repeat...gimme a break.
Shrug... could give it a shot by finding examples of people who have killed themselves or been killed for sums far less than thousands of dollars.

Anyway it's a pretty spurious argument, so let's end it at that. I don't think that was that dude's main point anyways. If you have been burned like those of us who have been burned then maybe you'd have some weight to your arguments.

How about you get scammed for a couple thousand and we'll see how well you deal with it. If you go through what I've been through and want to martyr yourself for the sake of Mikhail then go ahead. The rest of us do not want to do that.

i don't know what you think Mikhail has done or his motivations, but you can either go back and read in detail my posts with many many emails and see the inconsistencies and lies that he has fed me for many, many months, or trust me that it is so.

Fundamentally the question is if you think if Mikhail blatantly lies to his customers that is okay or you don't believe Mikhail has lied at all and his customers are trying to jam him up due to long wait periods and mob mentality.

If you believe in #1... then I hope you recognize that will forever be the minority opinion and stop wasting your time trying to defend it.

If you believe in #2 then that is incredibly insulting and simply not the situation. I was a staunch Mikhail/Singlepower defender and it is absolutely not the 5-6 months I had to wait that angers me.

Maybe you should spend a little bit more time explaining your stance rather than trying to snipe at things others are saying.
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