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Offline Havattack

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #100 on: Sat, 23 January 2021, 12:26:46 »
Making your own Silicon "pad" works really well. You can just pour it in till it reaches the desired thickness. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XHNDNJD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #101 on: Mon, 25 January 2021, 09:05:11 »
Are there plans to also provide padding foam between the plate and the PCB?

Not at this time as personally I don't think its necessary. I love the sound of the board in its current state. Obviously everyone's preferences will be different though.
Do you know how 'thick' is the spacing between pcb and the case? In case I wanna buy foam myself, how thick would you suggest?

When you say the PCB and the case, do you mean under the pcb and above the floor of the case? (I only ask because the other question was about foam between the pcb and the plate.)
If you're truly asking about between the pcb and the bottom of the case, you don't need foam there as the kit already comes with a custom cut one :)

If you're asking about between the pcb and the plate, I would suggest 4mm foam because it'll compress slightly when you sandwich it between the pcb and the plate.

Offline brianfurysong

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #102 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 19:20:32 »
not sure if this is the place to ask for updates but... any updates?

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #103 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 10:00:54 »
not sure if this is the place to ask for updates but... any updates?

Hey Mate!
We've been working on getting the website up and going so we have a clean and concise area to deliver the updates through. We're putting the finishing touches on it so it should be online very soon.

The website will be....

www.Kingkbs.com

Thanks!

Offline Havattack

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #104 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 10:35:36 »
not sure if this is the place to ask for updates but... any updates?

Hey Mate!
We've been working on getting the website up and going so we have a clean and concise area to deliver the updates through. We're putting the finishing touches on it so it should be online very soon.

The website will be....

www.Kingkbs.com

Thanks!
I know building a website is easier then ever now-a-days, but that is an awesome website. Very well done and put together.
And that blue and red combo keeb would look SO good with some Laser on it..

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #105 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 10:45:15 »
not sure if this is the place to ask for updates but... any updates?

Hey Mate!
We've been working on getting the website up and going so we have a clean and concise area to deliver the updates through. We're putting the finishing touches on it so it should be online very soon.

The website will be....

www.Kingkbs.com

Thanks!
I know building a website is easier then ever now-a-days, but that is an awesome website. Very well done and put together.
And that blue and red combo keeb would look SO good with some Laser on it..

Thanks a lot mate. Much appreciated.
There are some more adjustments I need to make and other items I need to add but its good to get the ball rolling and start getting people signed up for the newsletter so I can shoot out updates a little more targeted.

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #106 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 11:01:28 »
Sorry the newsletter isn't currently working. Need to fix it up quick.
If anyone has tried to join the newsletter, you will have to try again once the page is back up.
Sorry about the hassle.
Thanks!


Sorry about that.
We should be good to go now.
If you tried to subscribe to the newsletter before this post was posted, please do so again otherwise we didn't capture your email.
Sorry again. :)
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Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #107 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 06:36:37 »
New production update posted to the website in the News section.
Please go there to view.
Thanks and have a great day!

Offline Bantalope

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #108 on: Fri, 19 February 2021, 15:13:26 »
Any updates on the plate files?

Was looking at getting a carbon fibre plate cut but the GB for it is only running for the next 2 weeks so wanted to know if I had time.
  

Offline hyppialonso

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #109 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 10:25:31 »
can't wait for another update!

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #110 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 09:12:12 »
can't wait for another update!

Please check out the website for the latest update in the News section.

http://www.kingkbs.com/

Thanks so much.
We're getting close :)

Offline GingGing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #111 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 10:55:27 »
Very solid!

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #112 on: Mon, 29 March 2021, 20:10:12 »
New update is available on the website.
For those of you signed up for the newsletter, you should've received notification of the update through there as well.

http://www.kingkbs.com/

Thanks very much and have a great day!

Offline prototype26

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #113 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 05:19:14 »
Nice

Offline hyppialonso

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #114 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 10:40:32 »
Any rough estimation on when they will be shipped? Just want an rough time so that I can live with hope for the next few months

Btw, updates are prompt and nice, appreciated!

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #115 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 07:11:13 »
Any rough estimation on when they will be shipped? Just want an rough time so that I can live with hope for the next few months

Btw, updates are prompt and nice, appreciated!

Hey mate!
We can throw out rough estimations but they will be just that, rough, until we have confirmation of shipping to us.
We're very hopeful that shipping to us will begin at the end of next week or at the latest the following week.
Then we would just need time to QC and then we can start shipping out to you folks as long as everything looks good.
This is very fluid though and we will try to communicate everything as soon as we know.
Thanks very much and we'll shoot you an update soon once we have some details.
Have a great day!

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #116 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 20:25:55 »
New update posted on the website!

Please go to www.kingkbs.com to check it out.

Offline olsen34

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #117 on: Sun, 18 April 2021, 23:48:54 »
Wow one of the fastest GB ever.

Offline tsukune1349

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #118 on: Mon, 19 April 2021, 07:12:18 »
Will there be a round 2?  :-[

Why am I always too late...

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #119 on: Tue, 20 April 2021, 09:19:48 »
Wow one of the fastest GB ever.

The next project should hopefully be a little quicker without Chinese New Year in the middle of it. :)

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #120 on: Tue, 20 April 2021, 09:21:46 »
Will there be a round 2?  :-[

Why am I always too late...

Not positive at the moment. There will definitely be an opportunity to purchase different color inserts for the buyers of round 1.

We have other projects in the works that we also want to push out so we'll see how it slots in.

We'll do our best to accommodate everyone though.

Plus there should be a few extras once the GB has completed. :)

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #121 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 21:56:13 »
New update available at https://www.kingkbs.com/

Please swing over to check it out.

Thanks and have a great day!

Offline hyppialonso

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #122 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 00:10:17 »
Wow, how many boards are there in total?
Hope everything goes right in the QC!

Offline Havattack

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #123 on: Tue, 27 April 2021, 00:02:10 »
Wow, how many boards are there in total?
Hope everything goes right in the QC!
If not, i'll snag any "b-stock" quick snap! Gimmie gimmie gimmie!

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #124 on: Wed, 05 May 2021, 18:38:44 »
Hey All!

We're now preparing orders for shipment so be on the lookout and check your email!
There are a lot of variations, options, and extras so we're doing our best to make sure each order is 100% accurate.
We'll be shipping out in waves so if you don't receive an email over the next few days, please don't worry, we will get to them all.

Have a great day!!

Offline asmashedpumpkin

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #125 on: Wed, 05 May 2021, 19:39:53 »
Please do a round 2..  or make a 1800 layout.

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #126 on: Wed, 05 May 2021, 22:24:59 »
Please do a round 2..  or make a 1800 layout.

We’ll see what happens with a round 2 and if the interest is there.

We’ve got a lot of designs in the queue but I can confirm that 1800 is on the radar. :)

Offline hyppialonso

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #127 on: Thu, 06 May 2021, 05:24:26 »
Wow, the qc is hell quick, did you get a group of helpers to do them?

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #128 on: Thu, 06 May 2021, 07:10:38 »
Wow, the qc is hell quick, did you get a group of helpers to do them?

We have a small team but we work tirelessly to try and get things done as efficiently as possible.
Packing and shipping will take some time due to all the variations so hopefully everyone understands and will be patient.
We're getting close to the finish line now :)

Offline Havattack

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #129 on: Thu, 06 May 2021, 13:24:05 »
You should make a wait list for the peeps that want an extra...and put me at the top, obviously :cool:.

Offline olsen34

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #130 on: Thu, 06 May 2021, 23:20:31 »
Got shipping invoice, but goddam 100 USD. Ooof..

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #131 on: Thu, 06 May 2021, 23:32:06 »
You should make a wait list for the peeps that want an extra...and put me at the top, obviously :cool:.
Haha. We'll try and be as fair as we can when the time comes :)

Got shipping invoice, but goddam 100 USD. Ooof..
Yea as I'm sure you're aware, shipping prices have skyrocketed along with everything else due to covid. Even before covid, international shipping was always expensive from the US to anywhere else besides Canada/Mexico.
Also, the shipping prices we are sending in the invoices already include us paying a portion of the shipping cost.
We didn't feel like the buyers should have to pay extra due to the pandemic so we are eating some of shipping amount.
Plus the Monarch is a very heavy board, especially the LE. Weight works against us when shipping unfortunately.


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Offline olsen34

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #132 on: Thu, 06 May 2021, 23:42:11 »
Yep I understand. Was thinking given the circumstances (COVID, from US and LE weight) it would have been around 150 USD or so. Glad that it's much cheaper than I thought, but still haha. I appreciate the gesture.

Offline hyppialonso

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #133 on: Fri, 07 May 2021, 05:09:25 »
Shipping invoice paid! Hope to get it asap

Offline Havattack

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #134 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 21:39:50 »
Well, i managed to score a Monarch, after market so to speak. Super stoked. What's the deal with the extra inserts?

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #135 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 22:16:28 »
Well, i managed to score a Monarch, after market so to speak. Super stoked. What's the deal with the extra inserts?

Congrats my friend!
We’re still working on getting all the boards shipped out to everyone.

Once that’s complete, then we can offer the extras we have up to everyone.

Offline XileTommy

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #136 on: Thu, 27 May 2021, 19:18:26 »
Hey! I've received my Monarch and I'm quite happy with it overall but I seem to have a slight issue with the encoder that persists even with the extra one I replaced the included one with. Best way to explain it is that the right turn would also occasionally actuate the left turn action. It seems to be prominent on the end of the turn as if stopping in between detents and having that slight turn back causes this. For example, I'd use Via to make left turn be 'A' and right turn be 'B' ; a long right turn would sometimes result in something like 'bbbbbbbbbbbbbba' and rapid, successive ones would result in 'bbbbaabbbbbaabbbbbba' or something similar. Like I've said, I've replaced the original with an extra and the issue still persists. Do you think it may be an issue with the encoder itself (both Alps), the pcb/firmware, or possibly something may have happened when I soldered the encoder? Any guidance would be very appreciated. Thanks and keep up the good work!
« Last Edit: Fri, 28 May 2021, 11:57:47 by XileTommy »

Offline hakonfmelby

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #137 on: Fri, 28 May 2021, 10:57:42 »
There's for sure something wrong with the programming of the rotary encoder, it jumps back and forth quite a lot. Even more noticeable if you bind it to page up/down.

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #138 on: Fri, 28 May 2021, 13:54:51 »
Hey! I've received my Monarch and I'm quite happy with it overall but I seem to have a slight issue with the encoder that persists even with the extra one I replaced the included one with. Best way to explain it is that the right turn would also occasionally actuate the left turn action. It seems to be prominent on the end of the turn as if stopping in between detents and having that slight turn back causes this. For example, I'd use Via to make left turn be 'A' and right turn be 'B' ; a long right turn would sometimes result in something like 'bbbbbbbbbbbbbba' and rapid, successive ones would result in 'bbbbaabbbbbaabbbbbba' or something similar. Like I've said, I've replaced the original with an extra and the issue still persists. Do you think it may be an issue with the encoder itself (both Alps), the pcb/firmware, or possibly something may have happened when I soldered the encoder? Any guidance would be very appreciated. Thanks and keep up the good work!

There's for sure something wrong with the programming of the rotary encoder, it jumps back and forth quite a lot. Even more noticeable if you bind it to page up/down.

From what you are describing it sounds like the encoder is actually occasionally actuating in-between detents. If this is the case we should be able to make some adjustments to the firmware in order to correct this behavior.
We will speak to our PCB designer to investigate this further. Thank you for the information.
We will report back as soon as we have something concrete.
Thank you again!


Offline XileTommy

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #139 on: Fri, 28 May 2021, 14:15:27 »
From what you are describing it sounds like the encoder is actually occasionally actuating in-between detents. If this is the case we should be able to make some adjustments to the firmware in order to correct this behavior.
We will speak to our PCB designer to investigate this further. Thank you for the information.
We will report back as soon as we have something concrete.
Thank you again!

No problem, all to make it an even better product!

Offline hyppialonso

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #140 on: Sat, 29 May 2021, 06:59:51 »
mine is still circulating within USA since 7th May, hope it come to me asap :p

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #141 on: Tue, 01 June 2021, 23:08:30 »
From what you are describing it sounds like the encoder is actually occasionally actuating in-between detents. If this is the case we should be able to make some adjustments to the firmware in order to correct this behavior.
We will speak to our PCB designer to investigate this further. Thank you for the information.
We will report back as soon as we have something concrete.
Thank you again!

No problem, all to make it an even better product!

We've isolated the problem and have a solution in place to resolve it.
We're just completing some more local testing before we deem it ready for distribution.
The encoder will act much more responsive with these latest changes.
Thanks for bringing it to our attention!
We'll be in contact soon with our official update.

Offline DoCallMeKing

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #142 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 12:17:39 »
We've done some more local testing and also reached out to a few buyers to confirm our fix and the results are very positive.
In order to get the encoder functioning more exactly, you will need to go to our site and download the latest firmware to flash onto your pcb.
The file is located on our Files page at https://kingkbs.com/pages/files , it is labeled "BIN file for flashing".
Once you download it, you'll need to use QMK Toolbox to flash it to your pcb and then you should be all set.
If anyone is unclear on the process, please reach out to us and we can help walk you through it.
We'll also be putting up language on our website with step by step directions on how to proceed.
Thanks very much!

Offline newtonapple

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #143 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 13:23:48 »
We've done some more local testing and also reached out to a few buyers to confirm our fix and the results are very positive.
In order to get the encoder functioning more exactly, you will need to go to our site and download the latest firmware to flash onto your pcb.
The file is located on our Files page at https://kingkbs.com/pages/files , it is labeled "BIN file for flashing".
Once you download it, you'll need to use QMK Toolbox to flash it to your pcb and then you should be all set.

Is this update just for the VIA firmware?  Do I need to make any tweaks if I use QMK?  Just want to make sure before I build mine.  I only use QMK and not VIA.  That's why I'm asking.

Offline olsen34

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #144 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 01:18:02 »
Can anyone with white limited edition and GMK copper take a pic of the board for me please? Want to see how well it matches.

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Re: [GB] Monarch (WKL 65 w/ arrow cluster, knob, interchangeable inserts)
« Reply #145 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 07:05:08 »
Perfection! Very smooth process for a first time GB. I'm a very satisfied customer!