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View Poll Results: Would you like to have the option to select black front panels for WD kits?
YES - I'd like this option 14 58.33%
NO - it doesn't interest me 10 41.67%
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Old 10th January 2008, 02:56 PM
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Why not use a piece of slate, easy enough to drill out for control knobs etc.

I'm lucky I have access to 8 different coloured slates, that is the basic colour is black but they can contain at random - reds/oranges/greens/yellows etc. They are used as decorative wall finishes and are 10mm thick. Of course they have boring black as well.

I would like to make complete chassis from this material but first need to know what adhesive to bond the pieces with, since this is preferable from an aesthetic view point rather than using nuts and bolts. I suppose it will come down to using epoxy resin.

Also as the chassis would be non-metallic, what do I do about earthing.
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Old 10th January 2008, 03:07 PM
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Hi-you could build your amp on an alloy plate and attach it to the slate base using stand offs and countersunk machine screws from underneath.

That way you can earth the base plate.



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Hi-Black eh ?

Matt,satin or Gloss ?
I could be tempted by a nice satin finish !
If anyone is tempted to get their panels re-anodised perhaps we could get a better deal for bulk ?
Philip
Hi-giving it some more thought i have voted No as i have decided i like the current finish better.


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Old 10th January 2008, 07:04 PM
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I just came back from the stonemasons and bonding the pieces is no problem at all, the bonding agent is stronger than the stone itself, I actually watched them putting together a marble triple wash basin unit (for a hotel).
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Old 10th January 2008, 08:22 PM
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Why not use a piece of slate, easy enough to drill out for control knobs etc.
If you are going to go to the trouble of making a custom faceplate/case, then seriously consider a nice slab of wood. Tubes and wood panels belong together.
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Old 10th January 2008, 09:13 PM
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If you are going to go to the trouble of making a custom faceplate/case, then seriously consider a nice slab of wood. Tubes and wood panels belong together.
mmmmMMMmmmm.....indeed they do!
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Old 11th January 2008, 01:52 PM
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mmm almost evens pro and con now - I guess this idea is dead then!

Oh well never mind - let silver be the new black :p

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Old 15th January 2008, 09:27 PM
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Default Re: Black Front Panels ?

I'd say black gloss - get the same sexy look as the Melody amps. And I agree having the WD logo etched in silver would look cool!

Also think that TX cans would look good rather that the chrome caps...

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