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938Re: VIBROPLEX Original Deluxe

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  • k4oso
    May 2, 2008
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      Dick,
      That 100th Anniversary is real "eye candy", eh? I "acquired" a very
      lightly used one a short time ago. Mine has the jewelled mainframe
      and red fingerpieces. Really adds sparkle to the operating desk.
      73, Milt
      k4oso

      --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, hermit <hermit@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Mike -
      >
      > My XYL got me the Anniversary bug for Christmas '07 and I am unable
      to
      > find any blemishes at all. I think you will be well pleased. It's
      > gorgeous.
      >
      > 73
      >
      > Dick KB3OMJ
      >
      > >
      > >
      > >Mike:
      > >
      > >Let us know what you think of your new 100th Anniversary Original
      > >after it arrives.
      > >
      > >Jack - N0NV
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >--- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, Mike Markowski <mm@> wrote:
      > >>
      > >> Marcelo, George, & all,
      > >>
      > >> Enjoy the new bug, Marcelo! I hope you'll have time to post a
      review.
      > >> It's always helpful for new bug users like me to hear other new
      buyers'
      > >> impressions.
      > >>
      > >> I'm awaiting my 100th Anniv Orig bug here. There's a backlog of
      > >about 3
      > >> to 4 weeks. Vibroplex web page says the 100th Anniv bug is sold
      at 25%
      > >> off because they can't guarantee the quality of the base. So I
      called
      > >> and asked what kind of blemishes I might expect. Betsy at
      Vibroplex
      > >> says that the maker of the bases has worked out the problems (I
      almost
      > >> said 'bugs') and that now the bases are fine. In her
      words, "But the
      > >> boss says to keep selling at the sale price and word has gotten
      round."
      > >> So $157 might just be a steal. I haven't received mine to
      verify
      > >this
      > >> but will be happy to post a follow up after the bug arrives if
      > >anyone is
      > >> interested.
      > >>
      > >> Also, Marcelo, you might not even need to slow it down. I think
      with
      > >> the standard weight you can go down to about 20 or so wpm. At
      least
      > >> with my old Lionel J-36 with the weight out to the end, it goes
      pretty
      > >> slow. But the ca. WW-II bearings might also be worn! :-)
      > >>
      > >> 73,
      > >> Mike ab3ap
      > >>
      > >> George Osier wrote:
      > >> > FB Marcelo !!! I have the Vari-Speed and have used it quite a
      bit
      > >but my
      > >> > favorite still is the Extendadot !! If you have never used
      paddles it
      > >> > shouldnt take long to get the knack of the bug !!
      > >> >
      > >> > Good luck and have fun !!!!
      > >> >
      > >> > George , N2JNZ
      > >> > SKCC 2836T
      > >> > Vibroplex 100th Anniversary Original here
      > >> > ----- Original Message -----
      > >> > From: "n2yhq" <n2yhq@>
      > >> >> Just ordered a new original deluxe bug with the vari speed to
      slow it
      > >> >> down HIHI. Can't wait to get it.
      > >> >>
      > >> >> 73
      > >> >> Marcelo
      > >>
      > >
      >
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