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Re: [skcc] Vibroplex loosing tradition

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  • Earl Needham
    That s just so sad. However, the label is just a small part of the item -- IF it s being bought to be used as a tool for CW -- which is probably not the case
    Message 1 of 5 , Sep 4, 2010
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      That's just so sad.  However, the label is just a small part of the item -- IF it's being bought to be used as a tool for CW -- which is probably not the case since the demise of commercial CW some years ago.

      I wonder if the current offerings still work the same or if they are being cheapened in their action as well.

      Vy 7 3
      Earl
      KD5XB

      On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 7:20 AM, w2blc <w2blc@...> wrote:
       

      There is a very interesting piece of a thread at http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/morsecode/2010-September/005127.html regarding the new logo-label that appears on new keys from Vibroplex.

      It appears to be a silk screen metal tag - totally different from the embossed tag traditionally used. In my mind, the new tag cheapens what was a high-class product.

      Do I have a financial interest in any of this? None at all. How to make the keys is not my affair, as I don't own the company. My interest is historical - I don't like to see classy pieces of history vanish.

      The change will cause a new Vibroplex collectable title - pre-silk screen label and post silk screen label.

      I can safely say that I will NOT ever purchase a new Vibroplex key with the new logo-label on it. I enjoy history - real history, not what is redesigned or rewritten. I'll continue using my "pieces of history."


    • k4oso@aol.com
      Earl, You draw your own conclusions there. My guess is things that show are the last to be changed. If the new owner is cheaping down to save money, my
      Message 2 of 5 , Sep 4, 2010
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        Earl, You draw your own conclusions there.  My guess is things that show are the last to be changed.  If the new owner is "cheaping down" to save money, my guess is that other things will suffer also....like quality control/assurance, which is a fairly costly function in manufacturing.
        73 OM, and keep truckin'!!!
        Milt k4oso
         
         
        In a message dated 9/4/2010 10:21:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time, earl.kd5xb@... writes:
        I wonder if the current offerings still work the same or if they are being cheapened in their action as well.

        Vy 7 3
        Earl
        KD5XB
         
      • Gary H. Harmon, Jr.
        Maybe the new tag is simply that the new owner is trying to keep his costs down in order to keep his product competitive. There seems to be lots of NOS bugs
        Message 3 of 5 , Sep 4, 2010
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          Maybe the new tag is simply that the new owner is trying to keep his costs down in order to keep his product competitive.  There seems to be lots of NOS bugs available with the embossed tag if the tag at is an issue.

           

          73,   

           

          Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK

          6003 Archwood

          San Antonio, TX 78239-1504

          210.657.1549h / 210.884.6926c

           

          "Retirement means every day is a Saturday except Sunday."

          "ATARI was always better than Commodore"

          "Too many projects, not enough time."

           

          From: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com [mailto:cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of k4oso@...
          Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2010 9:50 AM
          To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Re: [skcc] Vibroplex loosing tradition

           

           

          Earl, You draw your own conclusions there.  My guess is things that show are the last to be changed.  If the new owner is "cheaping down" to save money, my guess is that other things will suffer also....like quality control/assurance, which is a fairly costly function in manufacturing.

          73 OM, and keep truckin'!!!

          Milt k4oso

           

           

          In a message dated 9/4/2010 10:21:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time, earl.kd5xb@... writes:

          I wonder if the current offerings still work the same or if they are being cheapened in their action as well.

          Vy 7 3
          Earl
          KD5XB

           

        • k4oso@aol.com
          Gary, I think you may be missing the point, which is, Vibroplex s competition is Vibroplex. I have 8 high-quality Vibroplex keys from days gone by and they
          Message 4 of 5 , Sep 4, 2010
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            Gary,
            I think you may be missing the point, which is, Vibroplex's competition is Vibroplex.  I have 8 high-quality Vibroplex keys from days gone by and they all have nice embossed brass nameplates.  I will not settle for a flat silk screened nameplate.  Besides, the cheesy nameplate is the canary in the coal mine as far as the quality of new Vibroplex keys is concerned. 
            My 2 cents,
            Milt k4oso
            In a message dated 9/4/2010 11:00:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time, gharmon@... writes:

            Maybe the new tag is simply that the new owner is trying to keep his costs down in order to keep his product competitive.  There seems to be lots of NOS bugs available with the embossed tag if the tag at is an issue.

            73,   

            Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK

             
          • Michael MacLeod
            Well consider this: Say I was looking to buy a paddle I can get a Bencher BY-1 at 110 bucks at Mtech. But be paying Scott 150 bucks for a Brass Racer. I think
            Message 5 of 5 , Sep 4, 2010
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              Well consider this:

              Say I was looking to buy a paddle I can get a Bencher BY-1 at 110 bucks at Mtech.
              But be paying Scott 150 bucks for a Brass Racer.

              I think he is going to need to change more than the name plate if he wishes to become competitive.

              Michael - MM1EWA/KD0LEJ

              --- On Sat, 4/9/10, Gary H. Harmon, Jr. <gharmon@...> wrote:

              From: Gary H. Harmon, Jr. <gharmon@...>
              Subject: RE: [cw_bugs] Re: [skcc] Vibroplex loosing tradition
              To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
              Date: Saturday, 4 September, 2010, 15:00

               

              Maybe the new tag is simply that the new owner is trying to keep his costs down in order to keep his product competitive.  There seems to be lots of NOS bugs available with the embossed tag if the tag at is an issue.

               

              73,   

               

              Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK

              6003 Archwood

              San Antonio, TX 78239-1504

              210.657.1549h / 210.884.6926c

               

              "Retirement means every day is a Saturday except Sunday."

              "ATARI was always better than Commodore"

              "Too many projects, not enough time."

               

              From: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com [mailto:cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of k4oso@...
              Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2010 9:50 AM
              To: cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: Re: [cw_bugs] Re: [skcc] Vibroplex loosing tradition

               

               

              Earl, You draw your own conclusions there.  My guess is things that show are the last to be changed.  If the new owner is "cheaping down" to save money, my guess is that other things will suffer also....like quality control/assurance, which is a fairly costly function in manufacturing.

              73 OM, and keep truckin'!!!

              Milt k4oso

               

               

              In a message dated 9/4/2010 10:21:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time, earl.kd5xb@... writes:

              I wonder if the current offerings still work the same or if they are being cheapened in their action as well.

              Vy 7 3
              Earl
              KD5XB

               


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