[IN STOCK] Buchla 208 PCB kits

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[IN STOCK] Buchla 208 PCB kits

Post by roman_f » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:39 am

the preorder for 208 PCBs / 1/2 of a vintage Music Easel

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I’ve bought the original vintage Easel and started cloning it card by card. I’ve used Topor software to trace it exactly the same as original with curved traces at the same places. i've added all the mistakes corrections found on real pcbs, so you do not have to put any flying resistors and trace cuts.


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as i’ve finished with the cards - i’ve installed them into original easel and compared with originals - all works and sounds exactly the same as original vintage 208. all parts used are originals.


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then i’ve done the motherboard the same way - the only difference is that i’ve decided to omit the ribbon cables which connect the motherboard to all jacks on a panel and make a dedicated hole and pad on a pcb for each jack.


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i’ve added pads for both vintage sliders and modern ones (used on rev1)

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preset card

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most of the vintage parts may be substituted with the modern ones, but they are not very expensive and hard to find.

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full BOM and the detailed assembly instruction with lots of pictures will be provided in a couple weeks


kit includes:
- motherboard (~17x7")
- 12 daughter cards
- transfer pcb for an edge connector
- 2 patch cards (blue ones)


i do not make panels and reverb frames - these are provided by user andy - he will start a topic here next days. as far as i know brushed, silkscreened and milled panel is $90; reverb frame (should be mounted on a motherboard) is $25.
reverb tanks and rogan knobs are managed by a user xpander.
coloured rubber switch/slider caps are managed by a user boops.


the PCBs are already being manufactured, should be ready for shipping in ~3-4 weeks
price is $600 incl worldwide shipping and pp fees
order here

if you order - please do not forget to mention in details that this is a payment for a 208 PCBs kit, your real and forum name, shipping address.

PS: yes, i'm working on a 218, but have no idea when i'm finished. atm i can offer 216 PCBs kits.

PPS: i've developed a cheap boat and PSU solution for 208 or any other Buchla modules, it will be offered in a month or so.
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Post by LeftyLogic » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:39 am

HOLY FHTAGN! :eek: My wallet just died a little. :hail:
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Post by Maco » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:49 am

:bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

Want it, just a question the kit includes all the components?
ok Probably no jajaja so how much are all the components?

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Re: [PREORDER] Buchla 208 PCB kits

Post by Dogue » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:53 am

roman_f wrote:atm i can offer 216 PCBs kits.
What are the details on these?

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Post by tojpeters » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:13 am

Will the additional patch cards be available on an ongoing basis or is it now or never?

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Post by roman_f » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:20 am

1) i'll make a 216 offer pretty soon, if there's an interest
2) components incl. hardware are maybe $300 more
3) cards would be offered on an ongoing basis

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Post by Maco » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:37 pm

Hey Roman this will work with the IPROGRAM card?

http://buchla.com/todd-bartons-overview ... sic-easel/

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Post by roman_f » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:03 pm

Maco wrote:Hey Roman this will work with the IPROGRAM card?

http://buchla.com/todd-bartons-overview ... sic-easel/
i guess so

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Re: [PREORDER] Buchla 208 PCB kits

Post by Cheradenine » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:38 am

roman_f wrote: most of the vintage parts may be substituted with the modern ones, but they are not very expensive and hard to find.
I wouldn't call the irreplaceable pair of UA726 "not very expensive and hard to find"...quite the opposite in fact !

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Post by construct09 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:43 am

:popcorn:

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Post by windspirit » Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:36 am

Is this going to be a one off thing or will these be available for a bit?

Great job mate

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Re: [PREORDER] Buchla 208 PCB kits

Post by roman_f » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:59 am

Cheradenine wrote:
roman_f wrote: most of the vintage parts may be substituted with the modern ones, but they are not very expensive and hard to find.
I wouldn't call the irreplaceable pair of UA726 "not very expensive and hard to find"...quite the opposite in fact !
i've bought them for $10 @ ebay

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Post by Neovintage » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:53 am

:eek: lots of us paid 120 bucks for 2.

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Post by demian » Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:48 pm

One difference, original NOS Goldplated legs VS clones

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Post by Neovintage » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:13 pm

Ok thanks :tu:

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Post by roman_f » Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:38 pm

demian wrote:One difference, original NOS Goldplated legs VS clones
well, these clones work well

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Post by Chaotic » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:13 pm

Now when I´ve spent all my money in Serge DIY this comes out.
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Tried one of these 208r clones couple of years ago. That experience got me in to DIY. Now I´ve 3 1/2 Serge panels to play with and 4 panels in my backlog :banana:

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Post by artisan » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:35 pm

Looks awesome!
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Post by c1t1zen » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:57 pm

Wow, I hope I'm not too late to order after my vacation this month. The fact that you traced the routing I am sure helps keep it all sounding as close to the original as possible.

I have to ask, where are you sourcing those slider caps? I need a bunch in different colors for my ARP repairs.

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Post by flts » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:59 am

interested whether these will be available after preorder period as well. i'd love to build one but no spare money for a month or two now.
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Post by rekem1000 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:26 pm

Awesome, looks better built than the new BEMI ones!

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Post by lintfresh » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:00 pm

OH. MY. SHIT.

I wish I could afford this right now. :eek:

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Post by LeftyLogic » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:22 pm

windspirit wrote:Is this going to be a one off thing or will these be available for a bit?

Great job mate
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I can't afford it right now, but if these are going to be available on a continuing basis, I WILL be getting one. ...Someday? :deadbanana:
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Post by spneca » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:01 am

This is amazing!!! Great work!

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Post by Arnoid » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:19 am

Hard to resist :goo:

How much time to preorder ?

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