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Cherry MX "Ghetto Greens"
« on: Fri, 13 April 2012, 14:07:10 »
[H=2]Overview[/H]
Cherry MX "Ghetto Greens" have been gaining in popularity recently for a couple reasons:

    [*]They are basically a springier, heavier version of Cherry Blues
    [*]They are much cheaper than purchasing "standard" Cherry Green switches
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    To get "Ghetto Greens" you will need the following:
      [*]Cherry MX Blue stems
      [*]Cherry MX Black springs
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      You can usually find these fairly cheap through fellow Geekhackers in the Classifieds.

      I first discovered "Ghetto Greens" when I installed both "standard" green switches alongside "ghetto greens" in my NEO KB-87 keyboard. I found that the switches felt exactly the same and discovered that both the stems and springs were idential (aside from the color difference of the stems):



      Ghetto Greens in action:


      On a PCB-mounted switch keyboard, this mod is very easy to accomplish. On plate-mounted, it will be more difficult because you will need to de-solder all the switches from the plate and then solder the modded switches back in.

      [H=2]Feel[/H]
      How does it feel? Well, like this:


      But seriously, the feel of these switches is basically like a stronger/heavier Cherry blue. They are considered "manly" switches. If you are looking for a heavier blue, or even a Cherry switch that feels closer to a buckling spring, you might like this switch.

      [H=2]For more information[/H]
      Please see the "Mods" section of the Cherry MX wiki.

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      « Reply #1 on: Fri, 13 April 2012, 14:15:15 »
      Nice :thumbup:
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      « Reply #2 on: Fri, 13 April 2012, 14:21:25 »
      Sweet!
      I tried it a month ago, and ended up going in the opposite direction for curiosity's sake -- I got a bag of springs and black sliders from Bini and ended up putting the black sliders on the blue springs that were already in my Poker. I don't think I can go back from ghetto reds now!
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      « Reply #3 on: Fri, 13 April 2012, 14:24:44 »
      You're welcome...been meaning to write this up for a while now.

      Hopefully will get it on keyboardlover.com soon!

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      « Reply #4 on: Fri, 13 April 2012, 19:59:43 »
      i also highly recommend clear springs for those who are truly manly.

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      « Reply #5 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 16:40:24 »
      Just did this on a Poker..damn it is STIFF!! Tired my fingers pretty quick..haha

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      « Reply #6 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 17:16:46 »
      Told ya it's a manly switch!

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      « Reply #7 on: Tue, 24 April 2012, 17:24:55 »
      I did this to my Poker as well and I like it. I've also have some Clear springs on the way to try. ;)

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      « Reply #8 on: Thu, 26 April 2012, 04:38:28 »
      I've been using ghetto greens for about a month now. It feels amazing and took awhile to get used to. I'm not sure if my fingers are buff or if I just didn't type enough but there wasn't any problem with fatigue. I feel less prone to typos too since its harder to press down each key. I think an even manlier key would be Dark Grey 36 springs. They're obsolete but someone told me I could get them on Deskthority. I kinda want to try to see how they are with blue stems.

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      « Reply #9 on: Thu, 26 April 2012, 11:40:39 »
      Yeah. Messing with them now. I'm definitely not manly enough. :yield:

      Basically anything with black or clear springs fatigues me too quickly.
      My wife I a also push her button . But now she have her button push by a different men. So I buy a keyboard a mechanicale, she a reliable like a Fiat.

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      « Reply #10 on: Thu, 26 April 2012, 18:46:28 »
      breens?

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      « Reply #11 on: Thu, 26 April 2012, 18:47:50 »
      growns?

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      « Reply #12 on: Thu, 26 April 2012, 19:56:12 »
      Quote from: keyboardlover;583240
      growns?

      "Groans" is more like it.
      My wife I a also push her button . But now she have her button push by a different men. So I buy a keyboard a mechanicale, she a reliable like a Fiat.

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      « Reply #13 on: Thu, 26 April 2012, 22:07:23 »
      I think greens are great. They do require more force to actuate than any other switch I currently own, but I haven't found them fatiguing so far. I'm a sucker for clicky keys though.

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      « Reply #14 on: Fri, 27 April 2012, 07:36:09 »
      Oh... don't get me wrong. I love the feedback and wish I could use them. My girly fingers just aren't cooperating.
      My wife I a also push her button . But now she have her button push by a different men. So I buy a keyboard a mechanicale, she a reliable like a Fiat.

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      « Reply #15 on: Fri, 27 April 2012, 08:50:49 »
      that keyboard looks disgusting :/

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      « Reply #16 on: Fri, 27 April 2012, 11:39:10 »
      I was actually considering a spring swap between a blue and a black board.  I had a Blackwidow and recall thinking I'd like blues more if they were a bit stiffer.  

      How do the black springs compare to clears?  My current daily drivers are a stock clears board at home and a stock brown at work, but I'm finding I'd prefer something between browns and clears.

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      « Reply #17 on: Fri, 27 April 2012, 12:43:45 »
      Quote from: Panoptic;583970
      I was actually considering a spring swap between a blue and a black board.  I had a Blackwidow and recall thinking I'd like blues more if they were a bit stiffer.  

      How do the black springs compare to clears?  My current daily drivers are a stock clears board at home and a stock brown at work, but I'm finding I'd prefer something between browns and clears.

      Clear springs are feeling a bit stiffer than black to me. I'd go brown/blue/red springs + clear stems for your "ergo clears".
      My wife I a also push her button . But now she have her button push by a different men. So I buy a keyboard a mechanicale, she a reliable like a Fiat.

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      « Reply #18 on: Fri, 27 April 2012, 14:14:58 »
      blacks are a bit less resistance than clears. clears are pretty hefty, good for the keys you tend to hammer on; blacks are a really good compromise between the clears and blues

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      « Reply #19 on: Mon, 11 June 2012, 14:55:30 »
      is there a sound recording of a MX Greens/Ghetto greens?
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      « Reply #20 on: Mon, 11 June 2012, 17:54:55 »
      IMO they sound almost exactly like blues.

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      « Reply #21 on: Tue, 12 June 2012, 21:00:51 »
      Am looking to possibly mod one of my pokers to ergo clears.. I have reds and getting a new brown board soon. Where (other than an ebay harvested cherry board) can I get some clear switches?
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