S-1000 discontinued (now)

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S-1000 discontinued (now)

Post by metasonix » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:18 pm

The last one is being prepped for Big City Music. If you want one, you'll have to talk to them.

I just had an epic battle with two parts suppliers: the pots used in the Wretch were discontinued without notice, and they forwarded me to a "new" part number, that is supposedly "a drop-in replacement". We shall see. It is unquestionably more expensive than the old part.

Plus, a batch of knobs were bought from a secondary supplier (primary was sold out), and they turned out NOT TO FIT ONTO THE POT SHAFTS. Surprise, surprise. The supplier claims there's "nothing wrong" with the knobs. Now you can start to see why the Wretch must end.

The R-52 filter is almost sold out, and I am not certain whether to get a new run of PC boards made. It was a very slow seller compared to the other R modules.

Also, the KV100 is almost sold out, and again I'm not sure whether to order more front panels and PC boards. It sold very well at first, not so much in the last year.

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Post by endmusik » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:24 pm

It was a good run, and something I will always be proud to have been a small part of.

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Post by Rod Serling Fan Club » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:20 pm

Why not offer your "retired" designs as kits or even just pcbs for diyers? It would provide another source of revenue on something you've already developed.

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Post by numan7 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:06 pm

i totally :love: R52 and will be very :sadbanana: should it go out of production(my :evil: plans still call for 2 more)!

also, :iagree: with Rod Serling Fan Club regarding retired designs!

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Post by mecanikill » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:54 am

How many did you make in total? :hmm:

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Post by joey » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:06 am

glad to own mine!

what's next for metasonix then?

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Post by Low-Gain » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:23 am

I still want to own an KV-100... Just haven't had the cash.

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Post by corex » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:28 pm

I'm glad I got an Assblaster but I'm sad I haven't been able to get a Wretch yet. Maybe some day.

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Post by otolathe » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:58 pm

Maybe the unavailability of the Wretch will light a fire under the ass of anyone who hasn't bought an Assblaster yet!

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Post by metasonix » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:43 am

mecanikill wrote:How many did you make in total?
The last one was serial 96.

Please, don't ask about kits. Kits are a support nightmare, esp. for something
full of tubes, high voltages, and parts that are difficult to find.

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Post by Indigo333 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:08 am

no more assblaster? :mad: The KV-100 and the D-1000 are 2 out of a small few bits of kit I would like to have replacements of just in case anything would ever happen. Sad to hear this :cry: There is just no way I could get the sounds I do from the KV-100 especially with the D-1000 in combo. Maybe one more run or preordered by a certain date?
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Post by Rod Serling Fan Club » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:42 am

metasonix wrote:...ask about kits. Kits are... for something
full of tubes, high voltages, and parts...
Eric said something about kits, spread the word.

EDIT: The above is a joke. Please don't get your panties in a bunch.
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Post by Rod Serling Fan Club » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:56 pm

whatever
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Post by QuantumMechanakillWave » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:37 am

And... Awkward..
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Post by A Dingleberry Monstrosity » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:44 pm

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Post by pandabear » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:20 am

:*: Actually, Mr. Barbour has published many DIY projects here:
http://www.cgs.synth.net/tube/index.html

They are not kits, but rather schematics with some circuit history, a warm thank you and some hot mulled cider.

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Post by Soy Sos » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:30 am

QuantumMechanakillWave wrote:And... Awkward..
Yikes!

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Post by Rod Serling Fan Club » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:02 am

whatever
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Post by mecanikill » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:18 pm

Rod Serling Fan Club wrote:Sorry I made it uncomfortable for some people. I guess I should provide a bit of background.

I've had very positive dealings with Brian in the past, bought stuff from him while he was a metasonix distributor, etc. Even very recently before that message I was in communication with him and he did say that he (Brian not Eric) would consider offering kits maybe next year. In the mean time he said that he was interested in possibly trading for panels. That didn't come to fruition but I thought we were on good terms.

Then I get this email about how I am warping and twisting what Eric said. It was just weird, passive aggressive and unnecessary. Come to find out, via PMs, I'm not the only person he has sent this kind of stuff to and the others are also metasonix owners. Of all the people in the world to send your abuse to, it shouldn’t be the people supporting you and your benefactor.
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Post by tablebeast » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:50 pm

So, is the Wretch REALLY discontinued? I heard from someone that they are still being made by request and sold for $3300. I am pretty sure this is erroneous information, but I am just looking for some confirmation either way.

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Post by metasonix » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:58 am

tablebeast wrote:I heard from someone that they are still being made by request and sold for $3300
"Someone" is fulla shit. You may insult him if desired.

I sent the last few pieces to BCM. They have put them on the shelf and are waiting for some time to pass, in order to ask even more for them. Roger likes to do this with things that are discontinued.

I CAN NOT make any more. I repeat, I CAN NOT make any more. :roll:

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Post by tablebeast » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:18 am

That is exactly what I thought. Thanks for confirming, Eric.

On a related topic, since it is discontinued, is there any chance you could post (or perhaps privately e-mail) a schematic of the Wretch? I had so much fun building those early modules, a DIY Wretch would be the shit.

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Post by QuantumMechanakillWave » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:38 am

I would really love to see a schematic as well, if that is a possibility.
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Post by askthedust » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:21 am

It's probably #old but there's a pic of what could be the future of the Wretch, unveiled at next Namm, on the website...

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Post by Kent » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:55 am

Oh, fuck YEAH!!!

I was just going to post a thread about the idea of Eric Barbour putting his mind to a portable tube synth. I'd love to take my Wretch out with me but simply won't gig with it.

I hope that this thing is small like a D-1000/KV-100 format box. Or my dick.

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