The elusive 'all black' panel themed euro systems.

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Post by Scott M2 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:20 am

retoid wrote:
Scott M2 wrote:retoid - Your 1U black panels look beautiful!
I'm itchy to make an order when they're available.

Still hoping that you will include the new Intellijel dual-vca in the series.
(I already have two.) https://www.modulargrid.net/e/intellijel-dual-vca-1u
Thank you! :) Should be some available now.
Excellent!

I did a test order for a few panels to see the shipping cost to Canada.
It's reasonable, but I thought I'd bug you another time to see
if a black/gold panel for the Intellijel 1U dual-vca is in the near future ????
before I hit the PayPal button. Thanks for any insights.

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Post by cackland » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:31 am

needlz wrote:If you're going to fully black it out, get all black brackets, rails, and threaded inserts, too. Shameless plug for my all black eurorack hardware business. Eskatonic Modular
Very nice. I was wondering where Needleham source their hardware from.

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Post by retoid » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:54 pm

Scott M2 wrote:
retoid wrote:
Scott M2 wrote:retoid - Your 1U black panels look beautiful!
I'm itchy to make an order when they're available.

Still hoping that you will include the new Intellijel dual-vca in the series.
(I already have two.) https://www.modulargrid.net/e/intellijel-dual-vca-1u
Thank you! :) Should be some available now.
Excellent!

I did a test order for a few panels to see the shipping cost to Canada.
It's reasonable, but I thought I'd bug you another time to see
if a black/gold panel for the Intellijel 1U dual-vca is in the near future ????
before I hit the PayPal button. Thanks for any insights.
Yes definitely in the plans, but I've not had a chance to get a hold of the panel for one yet. Hopefully soon.

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Post by retoid » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:56 pm

cackland wrote:Yes, very nice indeed.

Are you still using Escrow for PCB fab?
Yes, they do a good job and are very helpful. Though I am running into some quality issues. If those aren't able to be addressed, I'll have to find another manufacturer.

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Post by trinithis » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:20 am

My current progress on my black system. (Many of the modules are suboptimal and in the case solely because they are black.)
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Post by ggillon » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:36 am

WMD Crater has joined the team! :twisted:

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Post by MARK27 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:53 am

WMD just posted the Arpitecht and Triad with the new black panels.

The heart of my system is built around two Arpitechts and a Triad. Now I'm going to have to go through the hassle of selling the old ones and coughing up the cash for the new ones. Dammit.

Blackness is a harsh mistress and I shall not question the good fortune of any new black panels.

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Post by ggillon » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:22 am

MARK27 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:53 am
WMD just posted the Arpitecht and Triad with the new black panels.

The heart of my system is built around two Arpitechts and a Triad. Now I'm going to have to go through the hassle of selling the old ones and coughing up the cash for the new ones. Dammit.

Blackness is a harsh mistress and I shall not question the good fortune of any new black panels.
Just ask them for the panel and change them yourself :hmm: It's what I did for my Noise Engineering and Mannequins modules.


You can even take it one step further and change the knobs to make them all the same style :sb:

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Post by autopoiesis » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:34 am

tbh I'm grateful that more and more manufacturers are saving costs by offering only black panels now that this has become a fashion statement, as I'm in the now-retro camp of preferring silver panels + have similar levels of OCD about the visual cohesiveness of my system. so this actually keeps my euro GAS at bay.

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Post by DruidTek » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:59 am

I designed a new range of metallic Gold Tendrils specifically for black panelled systems.

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Post by galaxie » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:18 am

The golden lines on the faceplates of Instruo and Natural Gate are sexy looking.


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Post by MARK27 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:18 pm

Shout out to my fellow black panelers!

Just a quick update on new black panel options:

WMD continues moving to black panels with the black paneled Arpitecht and Triad! Alex at WMD also let me know that later this year they will start offering replacement black panels via the website for those of us that already own Arpitecht and Triad.

Also, seemingly out of nowhere, Malekko Heavy Industries is now offering the Voltage Block with a black panel through their website.

More options, more better!

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Post by seta666 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:55 pm

I plan to make plastic coated prints to put on top of the few silver modules I own, just download a full resolution image, reverse color in photoshop and make adjustments ( you can also customise lettering and module name :mrgreen: ). I do not want to expend too much money in make it look good, and besides, some modules do not have alternative black panels for sale.

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Post by muddy ranks » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:50 am

I was thinking about picking up some replacement panels and realized I don't have any tools to remove the current ones. Can anyone advise what tools work best for this?

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Post by LDT » Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:16 am

I just want to point out, that you can order any Ladik modules in black. I sent him a mail, saying that I would like such and such modules in black, and he said, no problem. Not much more than a week after, he notified me, that I could now order them in his web shop. And a few days later, four new matte black modules were in my hands.

So a big black thumbs up for Ladik.
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Post by LDT » Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:20 am

And now I am quite close to bringing my system to a “completion”. Off course completion of current plans, - it will always be in some state of flux.
Real pics will follow.
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Post by pisskeule » Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:19 am

Hey there,

some impressive shiat on here...thought I'd share my take on the subject. Soon to be converted to the MG cap. Thank feck for the black Arpitect as well...
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Post by LDT » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:21 am

Nice. Where are the big colored knobs knobs from? Never seen those before.

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Post by pisskeule » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:15 am

LDT wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:21 am
Nice. Where are the big colored knobs knobs from? Never seen those before.
I used these : http://ehcknobs.com/index.php?id=MS2 , glued them to the Rogans

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Post by ym2612 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:04 pm

I'm getting close to all-black with one of my racks. I received the second of the BKM panels I've ordered, and this one came with a Jack Chick tract. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ This one had a Jesus fish printed on the back, too, can't remember if the past one did. I mean, it doesn't affect the quality of the panels, but I thought it was kind of weird.

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Post by Bogus » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:14 pm

Is it okay to post this here? I finally have black creeping in from the top right corner of my eurorack ;-)
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Post by DSC » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:25 pm

Bogus wrote:
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Is it okay to post this here? I finally have black creeping in from the top right corner of my eurorack ;-)
That corner matches the color of my little black heart :tu:

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Post by ari ellis » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:04 am

Only one of my two rows is all-black, but I thought I'd sneak in to this thread
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Post by knobz » Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:55 pm

Here's my in progress, partially blacked out rig. Got a Magpie replacement for the Plaits on the way, but I really need to find someone making a black panel for Plonk and the Intellijel Stereo In 1U modules. ( ;) ;) @retoid) Pretty annoying that Intellijel makes black cases but refuses to make black panels.
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