For the discriminating audio FX collector.
080412 - In my quest for Constant And Neverending Improvement ("C.A.N.I.") around here we've come up with yet another unique little detail that we'll be offering as an option for those that wish it. I've made up some hex-head (aka "allen head") screws out of 7075-T6 aircraft aluminum and had them anodized in several colors. We'll be offering RED, BLUE, GOLD, and BLACK. We call these XCREWZ and the ones in these pictures are called Red HexHedz. I buy blank hex-heads (known as "hex headed shafts" or "hex headed pins" in the fastener industry) and threaded them and cut them to length myself on the lathe to prototype them.
We sent off a batch of prototypes to have them anodized in our own select colors. We'll be offering two types, the HexHedz you see here, as well as Xcrewz we call "TaperHedz" that are shaped exactly like out standard stainless steel screws (the ones you've seen on our modules since 2007) but they use an Allen Wrench instead of a #2 Phillips head screwdriver to install them. The GOLD TaperHedz Xcrewz look insanely beautiful on modules finished in Aluma. The gold colored fasteners really set-off the Nickle plated footswitches and Tone Plugs and look very tasteful. The red HexHedz (like the ones in these pics) look crazy-cool on a Blackout-RedEye Mega9. With red LEDs, and red toggle switch covers that are used on a RedEye Mega9 the red HexHedz look mega-bitchen! I can't wait to see what blue HexHedz will look like on a module done up in the super-popular BlueNuke combination used on X2s and CARMA2s. Imagine a CARMA2 with the blue Nuke Switch, and a blue Water-Clear LED, combined with blue TaperHedz Xrewz - it should look pretty sick. I'll be posting every combination of module finishes with different colors of Xcrewz I can muster up as soon as the rest of them is returned to us from the anodizing service.
There will be a $6.00 upcharge for opting to have Xcrewz installed per module (so to be clear, it's $6 bux per module, that is to say $6 bux for four Xcrewz, or another way to say it would be $1.50 per each Xcrew). So to outfit (let's say) a Model9 with red HexHedz Xrewz will add $6 (six dollars) to the total cost of the unit. Not a bad fare for totally custom fasteners. I have to machine the control plate differently to accept either HexHedz or Taperhedz. Each type takes a different finish-machining on the screw hole to accept the Xcrewz you've elected to have installed. So six bucks for the Xcrewz and the special machining is friggin bonus! Enjoy ... :)
Imagine this RedEye Mega9 with red HexHedz Xcrewz on it!
Here's what the red HexHedz Xcrewz look like on the filter array I use to develope and tweak EQ circuits for the modules I design for you.
List price: $6.00.