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    Default VCI-100 Modding

    Hi guys!
    am a newbie to this forum
    just thought about opening a thread about mods of the vci-100,
    like ean did on his own, took some of the ideas of ean`s SE
    in the last 2 weeks i modded mine, would be curious to see yours
    was much more work than expected




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    some more pics



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    Was this an original silver vci?

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    yes
    the case was sandblasted, brushed and then anodized
    the plates were sanded, phospatised and than blackened
    afterwards the plates were superscribed with a yag laser (many thanks to the super nice guy from "zill lasertechnik", he charged me only 50€ for 3 hours of extensive work on this)
    90% of the LED´s were exchanged to superbright blue, white and red LED´s

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    It looks real clean, nice job. The custom plates set it apart also.
    How much did it all cost you?

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    psychoguru - Nice mod dude ! Thanks for your post.

    I was thinking of sand blasting and painting my VCI-100 with a little airbrush art on it. Ill post here when i get around to it (eventually). Plan on putting the arcade buttons on too, they look like a great mod.

    I love what you have done with the LED's this is fantastic ! How hard were the LED's to resolder ? Defiantly inspiring me to do this myself.

    Though i wonder if i painted it if the jogs would still behave correctly? this worries me ! Anyone have any ideas about this ?

    I have to give the letting some thought too, not too sure how i will tackle that just yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rBobz28 View Post
    It looks real clean, nice job. The custom plates set it apart also.
    How much did it all cost you?
    50€ laser titeling
    35€ for the bLACKENING of the plates
    50€ for anodizing (cause i had to do it twice, after the first sandblasting there was still lots of paint on the cutouts)
    7€ sandblasting
    30€ for the LED`s
    ~2€ for the paint for the knobs and faders
    ~180€ overall
    not mentioned my countless hours of work, esp. the transfer from my initial photoshop layout into the vectorised illustrator file was a real pain in the a....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BentoSan View Post
    psychoguru - Nice mod dude ! Thanks for your post.

    I was thinking of sand blasting and painting my VCI-100 with a little airbrush art on it. Ill post here when i get around to it (eventually). Plan on putting the arcade buttons on too, they look like a great mod.

    I love what you have done with the LED's this is fantastic ! How hard were the LED's to resolder ? Defiantly inspiring me to do this myself.

    Though i wonder if i painted it if the jogs would still behave correctly? this worries me ! Anyone have any ideas about this ?

    I have to give the letting some thought too, not too sure how i will tackle that just yet.
    thanks for your compliments!

    about the LED-mod: it took me one very long night (till´5am), it´s quite tricky to get the old LED´s out, and on the last one i accidentially pulled some of the leads out of the board, getting them back together, really pulled my nerves

    since my jogplates are not painted just blackened, they are even more sensitive than before

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    Dude that is one sic job, nicest one I've seen so far
    Mad props!

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    I'd like to see how you did the LED mods...This is something I would love to do.

    Also, what paint did you use on the knobs? Do you notice the paint rubbing off?

    BIG-UPS on the mods.

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