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tripleinsidePosted at 09:27h, 19 August
great news, thanks !
tripleinsidePosted at 20:19h, 18 August
Does the team have any idea as the when roughly we could expect the pedal version ?
While i love the looks of the OEM VDSTS case, it’ll be too large for my pedal board. 🙁
A case-less circuit board would do also, as i too have a few cases lying around
thanks team !!
AngusRudd1019Posted at 22:08h, 18 August
The pedal version should be available around the same time as the “Cased” one. The pedal version will also be a bit cheaper than the “cased” one I expect.
saxosimPosted at 21:53h, 17 August
Any news on the casing being found? Are we close to seeing the demo now Fil and Franz?
Can’t wait to see it, is it likely to be a few weeks now for the pre-order list being available?
bananePosted at 22:03h, 17 August
Well, it’s a bit complicated as we want the case as close to the original as possible. Which brought us a few troubles together with long waiting time because of summer/holiday time.
But let’s say it’s a few weeks until the pre-order list (and there will be only one official list here on the site, no inofficial list ever!) will be online.
saxosimPosted at 22:11h, 17 August
Great thanks for the update Franz
Can’t wait 🙂
dogeatdogPosted at 02:34h, 16 August
Any idea of the prices we’ll expect to pay?
SpellboundPosted at 20:06h, 16 August
Well, it won’t be cheap according to Fil, due to how much he invested into this project. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if it costs well over a 1,000 USD.
SCgrad98Posted at 20:57h, 16 August
I seriously doubt it will cost that much. I’m guessing half that. If enough people pre-order, perhaps the replica will cost even less?
SpellboundPosted at 02:20h, 17 August
I was assuming since the systems themselves probably costed a ridiculous amount of money (a very rare unit that costed 4,000 in the 70s? I thought 1,000 was being gentle lol), along with the work that had to be done to replicate the sound, and the production, it would be somewhere around there. Oh well, I have no problems with paying only a few hundred for it! 🙂
bananePosted at 11:17h, 17 August
Yes, they were fucking expensive back then. The replica won’t be cheap, but we’ll keep it in the hundreds range, well below 1000.
SpellboundPosted at 18:09h, 17 August
I’m very glad to hear that! 😀 Now I just need to wait for the day we can sign up to order our own unit.
bananePosted at 21:16h, 16 August
It will cost something in the “few hundreds” range (Euros). “Well over 1,000 USD” would be a bit much, it will be rather “well below 1,000 USD”.
One big cost factor is still unknown: the case. Still working on that.
AntPosted at 10:17h, 17 August
do a cheap cardboard case version 😀
Dave4433Posted at 10:58h, 17 August
Why not just wrap the circuit in a bubble bag ? 😀
bananePosted at 11:15h, 17 August
Or balance it on your tongue while playing? The power will contribute to your shredding skills and the sparkles will give a nice optical effect onstage! 🙂
AntPosted at 16:53h, 18 August
And then sudden death lol
SpellboundPosted at 02:17h, 16 August
Hey guys, I have a question about the replica. How are you going to recreate the transmitter if the system won’t be wireless? Will you replicate the transmitter but make it so that it use a cable to run it from the guitar to the amp? Or are you just going to add it’s boosting effect to the receiver box?
AntPosted at 12:43h, 16 August
all that the replica will be is just a single unit that replicates the “sound” of the SVDS (transmitter and receiver)
no wireless, the replica will need to be put in-between your guitar and amp by cable
SpellboundPosted at 17:18h, 16 August
I know, but Fil said the transmitter boosted the signal which ended up boosting Angus’ tone. So I just didn’t know if there was going to be a “transmitter” that plugs into your guitar then into the amp or something lol. Thank you for the answer 🙂
AngusRudd1019Posted at 21:28h, 16 August
Ant, I pretty sure I can recall Fil or Banane saying that there will be a Special/Limited Edition one and the receiver is going to be replicated. It won’t operate like the actual SVDS receiver but it will “look” like the original. Can Banane or Fil jump in on this?
bananePosted at 21:46h, 16 August
The SVDS consists of 2 devices: the transmitter and the receiver. Both devices together “make” the SVDS sound.
The replica will contain the audio circuits of both devices, the transmitter and the receiver. Otherwise we won’t get the right tone.
But since we don’t operate a radio sender/transmitter, both circuits will be housed in a case that looks like the original SVDS receiver case. Including VU meter and everything.
DriesPosted at 23:48h, 16 August
Can the PCB alone be bought ? 😉
Have a few cases left here !
SpellboundPosted at 02:21h, 17 August
Ahh, I gotchya. Thanks for clearing it up! 🙂
Kirk2000Posted at 01:31h, 13 August
Franz, my 1987x is waiting too, but I want my unit autographed by the solodallas team to give it a little extra tone.. KIRK
AyakisgPosted at 21:55h, 07 August
Hello SoloDallas Team!
I’ve been waiting from childhood… i think many-many rockers waitng on the world ….
The sound of the classik rock!
THANKS TEAM!!! It was manful work!!!!
bananePosted at 00:37h, 08 August
Thank you, mate! 🙂 Personally, I can’t wait to hear Fil playing over it.
Atomic'76Posted at 06:18h, 12 August
Man, I can’t wait to hear that demo too!
I am just as anxious to SEE what the finished product looks like!
AngusRudd1019Posted at 08:30h, 12 August
I wanna hear it too…
angus666Posted at 21:23h, 07 August
Hello everybody, I’m new here. My name is James.
Just so I can get this straight, when Fil is done with all of the testing and everything is finished, we’ll be able to buy these for ourselves right? I’m salivating on the though of having one of these. Thanks very much for any answers I get.
bananePosted at 21:31h, 07 August
yes, this is totally right.
We added a nice extra at the last minute, will be shown by Fil. After the demos we’ll open a preorder list where everyone can preorder his/her own unit of the SVDS replica.
currentpeakPosted at 22:21h, 07 August
Now, the anticipation is even bigger 🙂
depuis1899Posted at 22:26h, 07 August
Franz, put me on the list, even if that list isn’t out yet, put me on it, wanna be first !!!! 😛
Seriously, I got a 1987x Reissue at home now… and I can’t wait for the replica anymore, I can’t wait…
I NEED IT ( I assume we all do LOL )
bananePosted at 00:35h, 08 August
Well, since I have a 1987X reissue too AND tested the replica prototype with it, I just can say that it sounds awesome 🙂
depuis1899Posted at 16:58h, 08 August
Happy now Franz ? Because of you, I get even more excited… Grrrr !!! 😛
Man… I’m sure it will come out when I’m in the US… Damn !
Put me on that non-existing ( yet ) list !!!
Bitte Franz, tu das ja ( muss ja keiner wissen 😛 )
angus666Posted at 17:10h, 08 August
Thank you for the response! Sorry for all the questions, but will the list work like the first person on the list is the first to get one, and so on?
depuis1899Posted at 18:23h, 08 August
Honestly I don’t think so 🙂
Franz will probably make a list, where everyone who wants a Replica is on it, and I guess after a few days they will all be shipped out at the same time 🙂
saxosimPosted at 11:40h, 02 August
Wow can’t wait to hear this 🙂
AyakisgPosted at 21:12h, 01 August
I can’t wait too … i’d like to use this “finest sound driver”!!!
bananePosted at 07:25h, 01 August
Yes, I can’t wait too (you know, I’m not a pro player, so I just made a few test recordings for Fil to make sure the tone is right now) and I also want to know the damn price.
Which depends on the case and production costs. Will post as soon as we know it.
AngusRudd1019Posted at 02:21h, 01 August
All we need is the price now.
NevuSGRockPosted at 00:22h, 01 August
I’m getting dizzy when I even think about it 😀
adam10603Posted at 00:07h, 01 August
Wow that’s great news!! 😀
AaronPosted at 22:54h, 31 July
This is getting very exciting !
SpellboundPosted at 17:19h, 31 July
:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD This is amazing! Can’t wait!
Saul HUDSONPosted at 16:38h, 31 July
Can’t wait !
RiffRaffPosted at 15:33h, 31 July
JohnnyPosted at 14:59h, 31 July
Awesome, cant wait!!!
AntPosted at 12:39h, 31 July