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Offline Hafizi Hilmi

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Re: [GB] Melody96 from YMDK, alu/brass/acrylic 96-keyboard(Type-C + QMK)
« Reply #50 on: Wed, 31 January 2018, 10:09:21 »
Is it possible to just engraved the brass plate with "Melody96" only? Leave out the "By YMDK"

You mean Brass weight right? (not brass plate that will not be engraved). 

For the no YMDK thing should be possible as well, lemme ask first.  On the side note it's surely possible have it non-engraved at all (few people asked for it)

Ah yes the Brass weight for option 2.For me I like the "Melody96" engraving. Seems ok to me. But I would prefer only that.

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Re: [GB] Melody96 from YMDK, alu/brass/acrylic 96-keyboard(Type-C + QMK)
« Reply #51 on: Wed, 31 January 2018, 13:31:26 »
Is it possible to just engraved the brass plate with "Melody96" only? Leave out the "By YMDK"

You mean Brass weight right? (not brass plate that will not be engraved). 

For the no YMDK thing should be possible as well, lemme ask first.  On the side note it's surely possible have it non-engraved at all (few people asked for it)

I also asked Vincent if this was possible, it's not, he said he could do no engraving at all or all of the engraving (both Melody 96 and By YMDK) but he can't do just the "Melody 96". If there is an update to this and it becomes possible I'd prefere just the "Melody 96" as well.

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Re: [GB] Melody96 from YMDK, alu/brass/acrylic 96-keyboard(Type-C + QMK)
« Reply #52 on: Thu, 01 February 2018, 12:16:24 »
I'd really like to be able to see a few samples of the colors. I've had issues in the past with the cyan plate being more like navy blue from the welfare96 and I'm just curious to get an idea of the actual colors. Thanks again for doing this, it looks like an awesome project!

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Re: [GB] Melody96 from YMDK, alu/brass/acrylic 96-keyboard(Type-C + QMK)
« Reply #53 on: Thu, 01 February 2018, 13:54:28 »
CandyKeys is running this as EU proxy? Found it on their site by chance.

Yeah it was added later, at GB already running.   

Is it possible to get Soldering service on the EU proxy via ordering note or something? It is not an option so far. I would like to purchase it from the proxy, but I don't want to do soldering my self.

Furthermore, any examples of the Gold and Rose Gold option?

Gold color: Actual gold has a reflective shine, so will this be more in line with Yellow or the gold color without any shine? Cheers
« Last Edit: Thu, 01 February 2018, 13:56:22 by xantiema »

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Re: [GB] Melody96 from YMDK, alu/brass/acrylic 96-keyboard(Type-C + QMK)
« Reply #54 on: Fri, 02 February 2018, 04:18:47 »
Ah yes the Brass weight for option 2.For me I like the "Melody96" engraving. Seems ok to me. But I would prefer only that.

I also asked Vincent if this was possible, it's not, he said he could do no engraving at all or all of the engraving (both Melody 96 and By YMDK) but he can't do just the "Melody 96". If there is an update to this and it becomes possible I'd prefere just the "Melody 96" as well.

Asked him, it is not possible unless many will request it (for now the requests should be just 2 for that). 
So assume that the only options  for the weight are: ALL-engraved, NOT engraved at all. 

Is it possible to get Soldering service on the EU proxy via ordering note or something? It is not an option so far. I would like to purchase it from the proxy, but I don't want to do soldering my self.

Furthermore, any examples of the Gold and Rose Gold option?

Gold color: Actual gold has a reflective shine, so will this be more in line with Yellow or the gold color without any shine? Cheers

For the soldering through Candykeys he has to talk with them and consider the option. It is kinda late for it but he will let me know soon, for now yes the soldering option is offered only when ordering through Vincent. 

Gold it's just color of anodization, it's still anodized alu, so for reflective shine, if you mean a mirror effect, no aluminium doesn't really have a mirror effect.

You can see the gold here: https://i.imgur.com/QanA825.jpg Will show a more accurate album soon when he provide it, the dark purple and cyan it's like the kbdfans dark purple/cyan. 


I'd really like to be able to see a few samples of the colors. I've had issues in the past with the cyan plate being more like navy blue from the welfare96 and I'm just curious to get an idea of the actual colors. Thanks again for doing this, it looks like an awesome project!

Not sure how a cyan can come out navy (which is a very very dark blue). You can refer to kbdfans cyan for that color
 




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Re: [GB] Melody96 from YMDK, alu/brass/acrylic 96-keyboard(Type-C + QMK)
« Reply #55 on: Fri, 02 February 2018, 08:57:22 »
Are we going to get real life photos of this board with caps mounted before the group buy ends?
What is the GB end date?

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Re: [GB] Melody96 from YMDK, alu/brass/acrylic 96-keyboard(Type-C + QMK)
« Reply #56 on: Fri, 02 February 2018, 09:00:03 »
Are we going to get real life photos of this board with caps mounted before the group buy ends?
What is the GB end date?


It ends on February 5th according to the GB form on Google. That may have changed though - I haven't heard.

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Re: [GB] Melody96 from YMDK, alu/brass/acrylic 96-keyboard(Type-C + QMK)
« Reply #57 on: Fri, 02 February 2018, 09:13:33 »
Are we going to get real life photos of this board with caps mounted before the group buy ends?
What is the GB end date?

Quoting a recent message from Vincent:  "It seems my final sample need to come out on 10,Feb"

GB ends 5 February, i can ask him if he want to prolong the GB end to February 11-12 or something like this to give anyone the possibility to see the actual keyboard or if he can't prolong, i will ask if people can deleted their orders once they see the final sample the 10 February.  Will get you back on this

For now there are just photos of the real keyboard with the OLD design (only kit1) and the renders. 



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Re: [GB] Melody96 from YMDK, alu/brass/acrylic 96-keyboard(Type-C + QMK)
« Reply #58 on: Fri, 02 February 2018, 09:17:01 »
Ok please update when you hear back. Cant commit till i see the final product.

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Re: [GB] Melody96 from YMDK, alu/brass/acrylic 96-keyboard(Type-C + QMK)
« Reply #59 on: Sat, 03 February 2018, 05:20:12 »
Ok please update when you hear back. Cant commit till i see the final product.

Ok i got an answer, pm'd   

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Re: [GB] Melody96 from YMDK, alu/brass/acrylic 96-keyboard(Type-C + QMK)
« Reply #60 on: Sat, 03 February 2018, 05:42:59 »

Furthermore, any examples of the Gold and Rose Gold option?

Gold color: Actual gold has a reflective shine, so will this be more in line with Yellow or the gold color without any shine? Cheers

Rose gold here



Gold here



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Re: [GB] Melody96 from YMDK, alu/brass/acrylic 96-keyboard(Type-C + QMK)
« Reply #61 on: Sat, 03 February 2018, 14:06:49 »

Furthermore, any examples of the Gold and Rose Gold option?

Gold color: Actual gold has a reflective shine, so will this be more in line with Yellow or the gold color without any shine? Cheers

Rose gold here

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that's a very pink rose gold
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Re: [GB] Melody96 from YMDK, alu/brass/acrylic 96-keyboard(Type-C + QMK)
« Reply #62 on: Sun, 04 February 2018, 17:32:13 »
Went ahead and joined the GB earlier from the site, are we supposed to receive any confirmation e-mail or invoice after filling out the form?

EDIT: Also do we know if the PCB will be compatible with any holtites?
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Re: [GB] Melody96 from YMDK, alu/brass/acrylic 96-keyboard(Type-C + QMK)
« Reply #63 on: Mon, 05 February 2018, 04:20:46 »
Went ahead and joined the GB earlier from the site, are we supposed to receive any confirmation e-mail or invoice after filling out the form?

EDIT: Also do we know if the PCB will be compatible with any holtites?

Invoice yes, i guess if you entered recently, you still didn't got any invoice, he didn't tested the common holtites, but afaik he said the pcb holes are 1.5mm while holtites are 1.47, so they should work well (not confirmed tho) 

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Re: [GB] Melody96 from YMDK, alu/brass/acrylic 96-keyboard(Type-C + QMK)
« Reply #64 on: Mon, 05 February 2018, 06:54:50 »
Can I show pcb when it is finished?

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Re: [GB] Melody96 from YMDK, alu/brass/acrylic 96-keyboard(Type-C + QMK)
« Reply #65 on: Mon, 05 February 2018, 08:10:04 »
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Re: [GB] Melody96 from YMDK, alu/brass/acrylic 96-keyboard(Type-C + QMK)
« Reply #66 on: Mon, 05 February 2018, 08:33:09 »
Updates

Wrote you a mail. Will everyone be responded prior to GB ending?

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #67 on: Mon, 05 February 2018, 18:08:20 »
I just noticed it's an electroplated brass plate and not an actual brass plate, what will the base plate be made of before being plated? I assume aluminum?
Also, since it is electroplated will the finish be glossy/reflective?

EDIT: OP has answered me elsewhere, it's an actual brass plate. Electroplated to be smoother.
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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #68 on: Mon, 05 February 2018, 18:56:35 »
I just noticed it's an electroplated brass plate and not an actual brass plate, what will the base plate be made of before being plated? I assume aluminum?
Also, since it is electroplated will the finish be glossy/reflective?

EDIT: OP has answered me elsewhere, it's an actual brass plate. Electroplated to be smoother.

Yes lol, actual brass, it's brass + electroplating.   

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #69 on: Thu, 08 February 2018, 13:10:05 »
I just sent an email to add on to my invoice, hopefully it is not too late.

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #70 on: Fri, 09 February 2018, 08:40:39 »
Just sent an email to see if it's possible to change case color for one of my orders!!
Hopefully it's not too late - but no big deal if it is.

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #71 on: Fri, 09 February 2018, 11:10:30 »
I just sent an email to add on to my invoice, hopefully it is not too late.

Just sent an email to see if it's possible to change case color for one of my orders!!
Hopefully it's not too late - but no big deal if it is.


If you don't get an answer before 10/11, pm me, he is busy these days



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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #72 on: Fri, 09 February 2018, 11:32:52 »
I just sent an email to add on to my invoice, hopefully it is not too late.

Just sent an email to see if it's possible to change case color for one of my orders!!
Hopefully it's not too late - but no big deal if it is.

Are we still on schedule regarding the color samples (10th February)? I might want to change my colour aswell, depending on the samples
If you don't get an answer before 10/11, pm me, he is busy these days

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #73 on: Fri, 09 February 2018, 12:23:21 »
regarding the color samples (10th February)?

i'll ask, afaik not all colors should come on 10/11, btw he kinda showed the real colors (some taken from his ali shop)

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #74 on: Fri, 09 February 2018, 12:59:42 »
regarding the color samples (10th February)?

i'll ask, afaik not all colors should come on 10/11, btw he kinda showed the real colors (some taken from his ali shop)

True, but it was hard to judge the pink on the plate, rather than the top/bottom, also wouldn't mind better picture of the silver. Anyhow it seems those are coming soon anyway, we'll see  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #75 on: Mon, 12 February 2018, 12:00:30 »
Any news on the samples?

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #76 on: Mon, 12 February 2018, 13:09:14 »

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #77 on: Wed, 14 February 2018, 18:13:17 »
How does this board compare to the Espectro and tkc-1800?
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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #78 on: Thu, 15 February 2018, 07:27:27 »
How does this board compare to the Espectro and tkc-1800?

tkc is totally a different layout. 
Espectro is a 96 just like the Melody.  Espectro has some nice curves but what you get for the bucks was much better on the Melody imho, basically melody with $10 less had a full alu body, brass weight, brass plate and some nice features (e.g. Type-C, QMK). 
Also this GB is closed. 

Any news on the samples?

Wrote to Vincent for that since he wasn't checking GH these days.  He got the samples yes, but they are not anodized, also they are on holiday now for the CNY, just like the rest of China 


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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #79 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 12:42:49 »
Any updates?


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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #80 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 17:50:01 »
Any updates?

This thing i wrote above is still the last update:

>"Wrote to Vincent for that since he wasn't checking GH these days.  He got the samples yes, but they are not anodized, also they are on holiday now for the CNY, just like the rest of China"


I really doubt he will answer here during CNY. 

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #81 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 18:28:34 »

This thing i wrote above is still the last update:

>"Wrote to Vincent for that since he wasn't checking GH these days.  He got the samples yes, but they are not anodized, also they are on holiday now for the CNY, just like the rest of China"


I really doubt he will answer here during CNY.

Not sure if you can answer this but do you think there's a possibility of extras being available (I missed the GB :()?

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #82 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 18:33:22 »


This thing i wrote above is still the last update:

>"Wrote to Vincent for that since he wasn't checking GH these days.  He got the samples yes, but they are not anodized, also they are on holiday now for the CNY, just like the rest of China"


I really doubt he will answer here during CNY.

Do you know whether order color changes are possible post color-samples? I know that we would have the opportunity with the prior sample dates 5th-10th february, but with this many extensions, I am concerned this may no longer be the case.

No worries incase you do not know  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #83 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 18:45:19 »

This thing i wrote above is still the last update:

>"Wrote to Vincent for that since he wasn't checking GH these days.  He got the samples yes, but they are not anodized, also they are on holiday now for the CNY, just like the rest of China"


I really doubt he will answer here during CNY.

Not sure if you can answer this but do you think there's a possibility of extras being available (I missed the GB :()?
 

I can't know this but i believe he will have

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #84 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 18:48:28 »


This thing i wrote above is still the last update:

>"Wrote to Vincent for that since he wasn't checking GH these days.  He got the samples yes, but they are not anodized, also they are on holiday now for the CNY, just like the rest of China"


I really doubt he will answer here during CNY.

Do you know whether order color changes are possible post color-samples? I know that we would have the opportunity with the prior sample dates 5th-10th february, but with this many extensions, I am concerned this may no longer be the case.

No worries incase you do not know  :thumb:

I have to ask him honestlly, anyway factories are closed during CNY, i don't think anything moved (except the first small small batch which includes the non-anodized sample) 

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #85 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 19:23:08 »
Sounds good  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #86 on: Tue, 27 February 2018, 14:43:41 »
I know it's been asked a million times...but any update on the samples?  Would love to see to actual board.

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #87 on: Wed, 28 February 2018, 03:22:19 »
I know it's been asked a million times...but any update on the samples?  Would love to see to actual board.

Just asked him on Skype and he asked to reply for him. 

Who anodize the samples came back to work yesterday for CNY, so needs to wait few days, anodization factory is very busy as well since they need to handle 14 days of back-orders. 
Hopefully will be few days, probably max 1 week
« Last Edit: Wed, 28 February 2018, 03:25:20 by KaosJ »

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #88 on: Wed, 28 February 2018, 03:47:39 »
Also while you wait for the anodized samples, here are two peperoni pics of the naked sample before the anodization. 

No anodization, no feets, kit 2 sample:  https://imgur.com/a/xgI8D

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #89 on: Wed, 28 February 2018, 04:07:17 »
Beautiful. If anything, this has only made me more impatient haha. Appreciate the update!

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #90 on: Wed, 28 February 2018, 09:44:50 »
Also while you wait for the anodized samples, here are two peperoni pics of the naked sample before the anodization. 

No anodization, no feets, kit 2 sample:  https://imgur.com/a/xgI8D

This actually looks pretty great, even without anodization  :p

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #91 on: Wed, 28 February 2018, 11:12:06 »
Also while you wait for the anodized samples, here are two peperoni pics of the naked sample before the anodization. 

No anodization, no feets, kit 2 sample:  https://imgur.com/a/xgI8D

This actually looks pretty great, even without anodization  :p

I was thinking the same thing!!

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #92 on: Wed, 28 February 2018, 13:08:30 »
The bevelled edges really give it a nice look :)

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #93 on: Wed, 28 February 2018, 16:01:55 »
Also while you wait for the anodized samples, here are two peperoni pics of the naked sample before the anodization. 

No anodization, no feets, kit 2 sample:  https://imgur.com/a/xgI8D

Looks great  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #94 on: Wed, 28 February 2018, 16:20:23 »
Also while you wait for the anodized samples, here are two peperoni pics of the naked sample before the anodization. 

No anodization, no feets, kit 2 sample:  https://imgur.com/a/xgI8D

yeah that looks fantastic... now im really kicking myself for missing the GB

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #95 on: Sat, 03 March 2018, 12:23:03 »
Man, that unanodized sample looks fantastic.  I should have gone with titanium grey instead of boring old black.

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #96 on: Sat, 03 March 2018, 12:53:17 »
Man, that unanodized sample looks fantastic.  I should have gone with titanium grey instead of boring old black.

Indeed. I think I would like to change my silver to Titanium Gray/Cyan to be honest  :p

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #97 on: Sat, 03 March 2018, 16:13:49 »
Man, that unanodized sample looks fantastic.  I should have gone with titanium grey instead of boring old black.

Indeed. I think I would like to change my silver to Titanium Gray/Cyan to be honest  :p

That's what I got :), very excited!

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #98 on: Sun, 04 March 2018, 08:09:15 »
Man, that unanodized sample looks fantastic.  I should have gone with titanium grey instead of boring old black.

Indeed. I think I would like to change my silver to Titanium Gray/Cyan to be honest  :p

Could we?  Is it too late?

Id like to add genuine stabs to my order too if I could.

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Re: [GB] Melody96 Type-C + QMK (Ends in 22 hours)
« Reply #99 on: Sun, 04 March 2018, 08:25:45 »
Man, that unanodized sample looks fantastic.  I should have gone with titanium grey instead of boring old black.

Indeed. I think I would like to change my silver to Titanium Gray/Cyan to be honest  :p

Could we?  Is it too late?

Id like to add genuine stabs to my order too if I could.

To add things like stabs you should be always in time, to totally change your order i don't know to be honest and you should ask directly to Vincent via mail.