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Early Bally bare boards on Ebay

By wayout440

7 years ago

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    #1 7 years ago

    If you've got serious alk damage or really need a LOT of soldering practice, they're out there:

    ebay.com link: Bally Stern MPU DASH 35 brand new old stock bare circuit board build it yourself


    #2 7 years ago

    Pretty cool.

    I see he has Williams boards too.

    #3 7 years ago

    That would be pretty sweet for scanning, to see all the traces without parts down.

    #4 7 years ago

    Oh wait, these are repros from twobits.com

    #5 7 years ago

    I bought the last one, couldn't justify 2 at that price. I probably have most of the parts on hand, so look forward to building one up. Most of my Bally projects had totally rotten looking MPUs in them.

    #6 7 years ago

    IDK, double-sided PCB of that size, that price isn't too bad. You could built one up for probably less than $100 total in parts.

    #7 7 years ago

    I'd bought a couple of the MPU repair kits and I've been doing the vid thing since late 90s, so have too many parts in my bins. Should be fun. If someone or they have more for sale, I'd probably be interested in a couple more!

    #8 7 years ago

    If the bare board was $25-$30, I would probably jump at it.

    But I imagine that printing a PCB of that size isn't cheap.

    #9 7 years ago

    Those boards are great, but used to be cheaper. I bought some years ago, more like the price range listed above ^^^^^. They're great boards, and you can make brand new -35's with them. Its a really fun weekend project putting them together.

    #10 7 years ago

    Reminds me of the heath kits I did as a kid. Good times

    #11 7 years ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    If the bare board was $25-$30, I would probably jump at it.
    But I imagine that printing a PCB of that size isn't cheap.

    Yeah, a quantity of 100 would probably work out to like $25 a piece for 2-sided at a decent thickness. There aren't a ton of options for short-run PCBs at high quality + silk screening that aren't fairly expensive. When I've had boards made, even little 4 x 4" guitar FX PCBs were like $6+ a pop at 100. I forget what it was exactly, it was a while ago, but I still have some of them. Was a custom quasi-VCF with LFO controlling the VC input if anyone is into guitar FXs and wants one.

    #12 7 years ago

    I see there are more now on EBay. I guess he's sitting on a bunch, but I'm satisfied with the price. Every Bally project I've acquired has had an MPU that's so bad it isn't worth repairing. I know anything can be jumpered and fixed, but these are junk.


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