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post #3706 of 7978

My Cracks got company!

 

I wanted a stand to take two cans and ended up making a headphone stand to match my Bottlehead Crack.  It has a Carbon fibre body with solid Oak ends and two tubes running through for keeping the cables tidy. I still need to line the tubes out with a leather or fabric and sand out the hole saw marks on the Oak but you can get the concept.. I have a couple of other ideas I am going to try out also.

 

 

 

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post #3707 of 7978

What output caps is that?

post #3708 of 7978

Nice stand, Jamie!  Well done!

post #3709 of 7978
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Originally Posted by kozmos View Post
 

What output caps is that?

 

The caps I have been using are the JFX Premium Metallized Polypropylene Films.

 

Two 100uf 250v for outputs and one 2.2uF 250V across the last electrolytic filter capacitor.

 

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Originally Posted by bigfatpaulie View Post
 

Nice stand, Jamie!  Well done!

 

Cheers Paul

 

How are your new caps settling in?

post #3710 of 7978
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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post
 

My Cracks got company!

 

I wanted a stand to take two cans and ended up making a headphone stand to match my Bottlehead Crack.  It has a Carbon fibre body with solid Oak ends and two tubes running through for keeping the cables tidy. I still need to line the tubes out with a leather or fabric and sand out the hole saw marks on the Oak but you can get the concept.. I have a couple of other ideas I am going to try out also.

 

 

 

Photo 1 of 27

 


Oh man with the CF and the black knob you should have black lacquered the heck out of that wooden base!

post #3711 of 7978
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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post
 

Cheers Paul

 

How are your new caps settling in?

 

 

Very nicely, thanks for asking.  I think they are fully burned in now.  I'm still waiting for my Tung Sol 5998 'Domino Plate' to arrive then I think I will consider my Crack complete.  :rolleyes:

post #3712 of 7978

Lovely JamieMC, I think it was you that confirmed that using CF or 3M vinyl sticker on the metal plate was alright with me 10 pages back in this thread or so despite the heat.

 

I've got piano black car vinyl stuck on mine at the moment and it's alright I think, of course it scuffs up easily but I can just buy another sticker and put it over again.

post #3713 of 7978
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

Lovely JamieMC, I think it was you that confirmed that using CF or 3M vinyl sticker on the metal plate was alright with me 10 pages back in this thread or so despite the heat.

 

I've got piano black car vinyl stuck on mine at the moment and it's alright I think, of course it scuffs up easily but I can just buy another sticker and put it over again.

The 3m car wrap vinyl should have no problem with the heat, it is a quality product.

post #3714 of 7978

Can someone please explain the long wait times for shipping on the Crack kit? 

 

thanks...

post #3715 of 7978

Bottlehead does not keep a huge stockpile of parts. They order supplies and wait for them just like everyone else.

post #3716 of 7978

See, that makes no sense to me. They have a long wait to  get the kit which is in demand. Why not at least keep enough part to stay current with the demand? 

post #3717 of 7978
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

See, that makes no sense to me. They have a long wait to  get the kit which is in demand. Why not at least keep enough part to stay current with the demand? 

+1

post #3718 of 7978

We can only speculate as to why, but I would imagine it has alot to do with staffing expenses, taxes, and inventory space. You can save alot of money on all three of those reasons doing a big order once a month, instead of operating 24/7 to manage a small amount of orders as they are purchased.

post #3719 of 7978

It is just their business model to keep cost down, whether we like it or not that is how they work. As they have been going for as long as they have it must have merit!

post #3720 of 7978
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

See, that makes no sense to me. They have a long wait to  get the kit which is in demand. Why not at least keep enough part to stay current with the demand?

 

He waits; that's what he does.

And I tell you what: tick followed tock followed tick followed tock followed tick...

Ahab says, 'I don't care who you are, here's to your dream.'

The old sailors returned to the bar, 'Here's to you, Ahab!'

And the fat drummer hit the beat with all his heart.

Here's to waiting.

 

Good things come to those who wait.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9znA_dwjHw

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