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Preparing delivery of the first 25 Schaffer Replica units

03 Jan Preparing delivery of the first 25 Schaffer Replica units

Dear Members,

Franz picked up the first 25 built units from the shop today. Now we’ll prepare the delivery. Means: getting packaing material, price quotes for delivery to different countries, writing and printing invoices, attaching the “Gold Tag” brass plates, shooting a photo of each single unit for each buyer, doing a short sound test (functional tests and burn in has been already done at the shop) and writing the delivery notification emails. They will be sent out at about tomorrow, Saturday, 4th January, somewhen in the afternoon/evening.

To mention the procedure again: Every buyer will get a “ready for delivery” notification email with a photo of his unit and we’ll ask for the final part of the payment. After the final payment came in, we’ll immediately send the unit. Insured to the full amount and with tracking. Tracking number will be sent via mail, of course.

And as usual, I’ll end the post with a few photos. The unit you see there, is #001, brass plate not yet attached. Higher quality photos will follow later. Enjoy!

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Now that’s a good place for a Gold Tag: on top of a Marshall 1959, right? :)
And, by the way: the manual is almost done too, Fil is working on the introduction text and proofreading everything.

 

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Franz Farklas
banane@exception.at

I'm born 1970, a big AC/DC fan since 1982, when I got the "Back in Black" cassette tape together with a little cassette player from my grandpa. Fully classic rock addicted, don't like "modern" music styles like HipHop. 2009 I got a Gibson SG standard ebony, learning to play AC/DC songs from tabs and videos since then. Beside that, I'm a totally computer addicted guy and Linux Server specialist. Working as internet server and network admin and part-time IT consultant. So, when I'm not behind my guitar, I'm behind the keyboard :-) Feel free to contact me at ICQ 71095781 or MSN banane@exception.at or skype ffarklas@exception.at.

41 Comments
  • avatar
    wheelman
    Posted at 03:08h, 19 January

    So do you need to engage the foot switch for the boost to work? Or can you set it to on and then take out the foot switch, and it will remember the settings leaving it on, or off where it was left?

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      dash8311
      Posted at 03:59h, 19 January

      The settings are compression [input] & boost [output]. You adjust each to your taste. The footswitch then switches the unit from bypass (guitar to amp) to active (guitar > TSR > amp)

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    dangus
    Posted at 05:21h, 07 January

    Hello Friends !!! The units look great ! I can’t wait to try it out with my Angus guitars, and others too. I am sorry for even asking, but would you please be so kind as to tell me what number I am on the wait list. I have been onboard since March of last year. Thanks, and Let There Be Rock !

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    30CalGunner
    Posted at 01:29h, 07 January

    I remember reading about someone behind the replica work had a connection to Angus and possibly sending him a Schaffer Vega. Is he still going to get one?

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    jdscreamer
    Posted at 00:40h, 07 January

    Hello solo. Hows it looking towards sending out the rest of the Gold Tags? Just received my brand new 2012 Gibson SG 61 Reissue Custom Shop VOS Guitar. Oh how yummy it is, and my Custom T-Top bridge pickup is going to arrive this week. YIPPY! Now its plugged into my YJM100 and 1936 cabinet, sounds so sweet – yet no gold tag!! Noooooooooooooo! Love an update. I’m number 76

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      currentpeak
      Posted at 00:43h, 07 January

      Long way to Gold Tag, if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll… but it’s worth it!

    • avatar
      banane
      Posted at 07:07h, 07 January

      Hello Jason, as I wrote in my email to you: we can’t determine any delievery dates for you yet, sorry. The Gold Tags are being build in batches of 25 units, and your #79 will be in the 4th batch. Will take some time.

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    wilson
    Posted at 03:24h, 05 January

    Looks Awesome Fil & Franz :)

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    sellen
    Posted at 02:14h, 05 January

    Final payment sent:)
    Thank you Fil and Franz for sharing your talent and creativity. Wish you best of luck with the next stages of the replica (namm show and getting it at the stores) The hard work could hopefully pay off

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    coogans
    Posted at 01:52h, 05 January

    Final payment sent Franz.

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    drucker
    Posted at 17:30h, 04 January

    I only just noticed that there is a vat charge on the SVDS ?
    is solodallas VAT registered do you actually have a VAT registration number

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      currentpeak
      Posted at 17:53h, 04 January

      Mate, this is from an earlier article published here:

      “SoloDallas.com is now an Italian Company (SoloDallas S.r.l, fully legislated by Italian law, Partita IVA 12175121008).”

      So, the answer to your question is: Yes!

      It was mentioned here: http://www.solodallas.com/secure-an-early-schaffer-replica-pedal-now/

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        drucker
        Posted at 00:55h, 05 January

        thanks for the info , cheers

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      banane
      Posted at 23:31h, 04 January

      Ian, I wasnt able to send you the delievery notification email, it bounced back to me two times. Can you please provide me another email address? Plase send it to replica-preorder@solodallas.com.

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        keithjdavey
        Posted at 00:03h, 05 January

        franz – final payment sent – thankyou please confirm :)

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          banane
          Posted at 00:37h, 05 January

          Confirmation sent via email. Thank you! :)

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        drucker
        Posted at 00:54h, 05 January

        Hi
        I just sent you anothe email address , sorry for the late reply I am working night shifts at the moment

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          banane
          Posted at 01:01h, 05 January

          Thank you, will try that one in 5 minutes. I tried it two times before, one with the photo of your Gold Tag, one without. Both came back with only “email rejected” as error message, so I dont have any clue why the email was rejected.
          Maybe its because of the word “Replica”. Will rewrite yours.

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            drucker
            Posted at 01:10h, 05 January

            I got the email thanks , I want to pay with paypal how do I do that there is no payment address on the email

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              banane
              Posted at 01:13h, 05 January

              Damn, forgot to mention it, sorry. Anyway, its the same one as for the preorder payment: paypal@solodallas.com
              Thanks!

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                drucker
                Posted at 01:23h, 05 January

                Hi
                I just sent paypal payment can you confirm it please , sorry its so late at night …. I have not long got in from work
                cheers Ian

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                  banane
                  Posted at 01:28h, 05 January

                  Thanks Ian, confirmation email sent.

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    Spellbound
    Posted at 04:26h, 04 January

    I’m confused about the power switch. Wasn’t the on/off (or monitor) knob what turns the unit on?

    Either way, I am so excited that we’re this close to getting the product! Awesome work Franz and Fil. ๐Ÿ˜€

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      dash8311
      Posted at 04:34h, 04 January

      We’ll figure it out :)

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      banane
      Posted at 08:27h, 04 January

      Good question. The SVDS had its power switch at the front, on the monitor/front output volume, as you said.
      Putting the power switch on the rear was a recommendation of our tech, to reduce possible hum, because you don’t have to run the power cables through the whole unit.
      That’s why the plexi prototype versions only have two knobs on the front.
      But we wanted the same “face” as the SVDS, so we added a third knob switch that turns the whole audio signal on/off, no matter if the replica engaged via foot switch or not. Comes handy during playing breaks.

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        dash8311
        Posted at 08:39h, 04 January

        Power for the unit at the back, engage the circuit with the front on/off knob or foot switch.

        Nice!

        All the best for today Franz, a big day for SD.com!

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          banane
          Posted at 09:04h, 04 January

          Yes, thanks :) The foot switch works as a passthrough switch. In passthrough mode (its a real passthrough with relay) the guitar signal is not altered by the Replica but goes straight to the amp. The on/off knob turns the audio signal off, so no guitar signal will go to the amp, independent from the foot switch.
          That gives you more flexibility and you dont need to turn the compression (input) and boost (output) knobs on zero during playing breaks. Just leave your settings and turn the audio signal off.

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        Spellbound
        Posted at 16:05h, 04 January

        Ah, okay. Pretty neat how being efficient led to another cool idea (turning off the audio signal). ๐Ÿ˜€

  • avatar
    dash8311
    Posted at 00:55h, 04 January

    Awesome. Thanks for all the hard work Franz.

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    Ant
    Posted at 23:20h, 03 January

    Tips of my fingers are tingling!

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    vintage modern rocker
    Posted at 21:51h, 03 January

    I cant wait to order my pedal version of this, looks great Fil. Congratulations for getting this done and to all who bought one of these little beauties :)

    • avatar
      Ant
      Posted at 23:21h, 03 January

      dont forget Banane he has done a lot of the project work! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    currentpeak
    Posted at 21:11h, 03 January

    Gee, is it a beauty or what? ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Chris Moiny
    Posted at 21:03h, 03 January

    This looks so beautiful on top of a 1959 !
    On top of which should I put mine… 1959 or 2203… Tough one ๐Ÿ˜†
    Thanks for all the work you’ve done Franz, thanks a lot !

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      banane
      Posted at 21:04h, 03 January

      Tough decision indeed :) Yes, thanks too, I wish I had them all sent already ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      Ant
      Posted at 23:19h, 03 January

      get a shelf above both and stick it on that! :)

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