it has begun... (customizing my alesis ion)

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Re: it has begun... (customizing my alesis ion)

Post by boxed » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:20 pm

Where did you buy your synth knobs?

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Re: it has begun... (customizing my alesis ion)

Post by Cybercardinal » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:45 am

danialad wrote: on a side note... i wonder what the microwave XTK looks like in person? that's not glossy is it?
Nope..it's matte. And a little grainy/rough. Just a little.
It's so great - in any way possible.

Good luck with the paintjob

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Post by I12 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:54 am

Looks like you've just rushed it so far.
Just pulling it apart and painting over the original finish with a color your not sure about?
Not really customized

Take your time otherwise its going to look like a pile of kee
Dont bother its not worth it!

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Re: it has begun... (customizing my alesis ion)

Post by Ashe37 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:50 am

"rushed it"? How did he rush it... he has a plan, if he changes his mind on the color that's his choice...

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Re: it has begun... (customizing my alesis ion)

Post by danialad » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:51 pm

boxed wrote:Where did you buy your synth knobs?
on ebay of course! you just have to shop around and get the right measurements, which can be tough, but the process at least provides you with a reason to contact the seller and see how quickly/properly they respond.
Cybercardinal wrote:Good luck with the paintjob
thanks!!
I12 wrote:Looks like you've just rushed it so far. Just pulling it apart and painting over the original finish with a color your not sure about?
actually. i've worked with paint enough in the past, and it's very forgiving with enough layers. however i didn't just pull it apart. it's been disassembled for weeks while i was repairing it, which is when i started planning. choosing the color was the only thing i was unsure of, especially the top coat that i have not gotten to. the top coat decides how glossy the under-color will be, so if i put a matte clear coat... well... then i end up with a matte orange. not putting a primer only means i'll have to do (most likely) one extra coat of orange to make sure it's all smoothed out. but thanks for the concern... i'm trying my best.
Ashe37 wrote:"rushed it"? How did he rush it... he has a plan, if he changes his mind on the color that's his choice...
correct. :thumbsup: thanks!

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Re: it has begun... (customizing my alesis ion)

Post by I12 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:00 pm

"i really wish i'd at least primed it, but i'm a little too impatient to get projects started."

Yes rushed it, I guess where he said this/\ gave me a clue,
posting "at least primed it" sounds like taking short cuts
then "i'm a little to impatient" sounds like rushing it.
Dont bother its not worth it!

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Re: it has begun... (customizing my alesis ion)

Post by tyrannosaurus mark » Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:34 am

Looks cool man, good on you for having the balls to paint your synth! Hey !12, definitely user error on your end!
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Re: it has begun... (customizing my alesis ion)

Post by DS_ » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:51 am

i can't wait for further progress details!

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Re: it has begun... (customizing my alesis ion)

Post by tom Cadillac » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:02 am

Inspiring work - I remember Madonna had white V-synths for some 'save the world' gig, which looked really impressive. Also there's a site in the Uk - custom synths ?? which had some nice pics on it's site. I wish I was brave enough to take the things apart myself - ugh! just too many black or grey synths in the world!
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Post by seamonkey » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:24 pm

tom Cadillac wrote:Inspiring work - I remember Madonna had white V-synths for some 'save the world' gig, which looked really impressive. Also there's a site in the Uk - custom synths ?? which had some nice pics on it's site. I wish I was brave enough to take the things apart myself - ugh! just too many black or grey synths in the world!
tom, I believe those were professionally painted white by Bruce Forat.
I remember seeing the Jd800 up for auction, pretty cool looking.
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