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Natural aluminum rampage front panel TAKING PREORDERS NOW

Post by izmond » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:27 am

I love my Befaco Rampage, but I would love it even more if the front panel was aluminum with black text rather than black with white text. Grayscale doesn't appear to have ever made one, What are my options here? I downloaded the front panel design software from FPE, but when it comes to recreating the panel in CAD (or whatever), I'm clueless. I live in Cincinnati and thought about just stopping by Metalphoto of Cincinnati to see if they could help me out, but I figured I'd ask here first. I know a lot of you have made your own front panels before, please advise.

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Post by euromorcego » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:32 am

Befaco is open source, so they might provide you with a suitable file that can be used as a template. It is not too difficult to make a panel in FPE .... if you have the exact measurements available. It won't be cheap, though, the panel is rather large with a lot of pots and switches.

You might also ask Julian here on the forum for an estimate of costs (http://thebeast.co.uk/?page_id=21). But there you also need a panel file to work with.

Depending on cost, i might also be interested in a non-black version of the Rampage (i am among the few people left who really like the silver/grey of classic doepfer & co).

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Post by julian » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:53 pm

If there are a few people keen, I could look into a small silk screened run?

Edit: would you just want an inverse of the original panel? Id have to check with Befaco if that was ok with them, but it would be quite possible otherwise. Black print onto natural anodised.
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Post by izmond » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:06 am

julian wrote:If there are a few people keen, I could look into a small silk screened run?

Edit: would you just want an inverse of the original panel? Id have to check with Befaco if that was ok with them, but it would be quite possible otherwise. Black print onto natural anodised.
That is what I was imagining. Just checked out your site, your stuff looks great. I am certainly on board. How many would you need to make it worth your time?

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Post by julian » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:41 am

I just came back to mention that I've just had a very positive response from befaco, and they have mailed me the files to do this work, with their support.

I am requested, by them, not to distribute the files or use them for other purposes, but creating an inverted panel has their support.

Re numbers -

Numbers influence unit cost. I can make a single part, but it would be too expensive. It would be nice to make a handful or more. Ten would be sensible.

Would anyone else be keen? I realise I will have to calculate costing, but this won't be totally crazy if I can make a few.
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Post by izmond » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:33 pm

I'm obviously in, for 2 panels. Would there be a better way to reach more people about this? A new thread with a snappier subject line? Skywritting? Yard signs?

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Post by izmond » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:46 pm

Also, might it be possible to make the smallest of adjustments to the file? The graphics around the two curve knobs is just a tiny bit too tight to fit a small skirted Thonk intellijel style knob without being covered (really only affects the top of the dial linear image and lines on either side). Not a deal breaker for me if you lack the permissions or desire to make these changes.

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Post by jamos » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:15 pm

I'd like one too.

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Post by masterofstuff124 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:40 am

1 please.

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Post by TheMentat » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:15 pm

One for me too please!

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Post by julian » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:26 pm

This is now on my to-do list.

I'll make a single batch and they will be availible on a first come first served basis.

I realise I also need to work out costing. I can't think they will be pocket change, but at the same time they obviously need to be affordable.
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Post by whoop_john » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:35 pm

Julian, if you need any help reversing the artwork or anything, let me know.
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Post by jamos » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:11 pm

Oh cool. I'm just starting board two of my Rampage build, I'll just leave everything loose on the front panel ;'0
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Post by julian » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:49 pm

Ok, so....

Plenty of people have expressed an interest in this, but I've not set any pricing.

So here we go -

18hp panel in 2.0mm natural anodised, printed with the original artwork, as supplied by befaco, silk screen printed in black 2 part catalysed heat cured ink.

Cost - GBP 34 per part.
Shipping - UK 3.5, EU 4.5, USA / ROW 5.5 (per order, not per part)

All prices assume PayPal F&F with any fees prepaid.

I'm only going to make one batch of these. It won't be an ongoing thing. I'll probably leave it a month for people to confirm their interest at the states price, and then cut and ship the single batch.

If you require a part, please make clear statement in the thread below, and I will add you to this list -

/List of requests to go here/


Jim Johnson x1
Izmond x1
Rockwoofstone x1



If your name is *not* on the list about at the start of February, then you won't be getting a panel. If it is, then.... (yeah, I know it's all simple enough!)

Thank you,
Julian


Ps to absolutely avoid confusion, this part will be just the same as the original part (same holes, same artwork) but just with the background and print colours altered. There will be no edit of the print layer - it will be printed from the files supplie by befaco.
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Post by jamos » Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:45 pm

Please add me to the list -

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Post by izmond » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:31 am

I obviously want one. Looking forward to it.

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Post by rockwoofstone » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:09 am

Please add me to the list.

Thanks!

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Post by izmond » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:50 pm

Just out of curiosity, is everybody who said they were interested, still interested?

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Post by jamos » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:17 pm

I am.
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Post by nangu » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:25 pm

I wasn’t in before, but would be happy to join if that’s ok.

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Post by rockwoofstone » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:47 am

Still interested.

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Post by julian » Thu May 09, 2019 9:19 am

So, moving again (have been ill / busy / etc) -


This is what's called a screen positive. Its the exact design, printed onto transparent plastic, in high UV absorbency ink, that is then used to photographically develop the silk screen itself.

Its just laid on top of some brushed and anodised sheet so as you can see the design - the print will be onto flat anodised, not brushed.

Image

I've got a load of screens drying right now, and a load of overdue work, so this will be exposed with the others, but, realistically, the metal probably wont be cut / printed for a couple of weeks.


ps. here is another photo of exactly the same thing, with some backlight to show better detail -

Image


(the above is not a screen grab, its a photo of the physical sheet with backlight from the computer screen)
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Post by Rex Coil 7 » Thu May 09, 2019 9:55 am

julian wrote: ... This is what's called a screen positive. Its the exact design, printed onto transparent plastic, in high UV absorbency ink, that is then used to photographically develop the silk screen itself.

Its just laid on top of some brushed and anodised sheet so as you can see the design - the print will be onto flat anodised, not brushed.

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Post by jamos » Thu May 09, 2019 11:17 am

Looks good!
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Post by izmond » Fri May 10, 2019 7:25 am

Just as beautiful as I thought it would be. Bring it on.

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