[vcf-midatlantic] May Repair workshop - sockets

Herb Johnson hjohnson at retrotechnology.info
Wed May 19 05:47:55 UTC 2021

> David Gesswein  
> Tue May 18 23:59:58 UTC 2021
> On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 02:34:01PM -0400, Herb Johnson 
>> Much discussion occurred about IC sockets. No one suggested purchase  
>> of machine-pin sockets, which is my choice.
> So I'm no one now :-).  [reference to his suggestion in kind]
> That was a lot of email to try to follow today.

Of course, my apologies. And you provided my excuse. There has been a 
lot of email, which has drawn my attention as well. And I see Dave 
McGuire agrees with both of us.

  Martin says he'll consider both and look at prices; perhaps 
accommodate both factions. It is the buyer's choice. Those who use IXR's 
sockets,  I believe should contribute back to replace them. So the users 
will have a vote, in the long term.

Another way to argue the point, is to repair with sockets to match, 
unless all/most sockets are damaged. I believe our friend Jon Chapman 
AKA Systems Glitch, uses machine-pin to replace vintage sockets when 
damage is widespread.

Regards, Herb

Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey in the USA
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