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NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday.Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
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* 4/14/12 Update *
Ordering and other info below.
I'll be adding some new options pretty soon in addition to what's already offered.
These include:
• Mini SimpleCases
• TE Sized SimpleCases
• MAS Style SimpleCases (maybe)
• Chamfer edge detail

I'm also working on a paypal ordering page so you can order directly through paypal.

Here's the lowdown:

I build two basic models; Compact and Wide Body.
Compact SimpleCases are 11.75" Long x 9" Wide x 2.25" Tall.
Wide Body SimpleCases are 18" Long x 9" Wide x 2.25" Tall.

I can also do slim versions of the Compact and Wide Body SimpleCases. These are the same as the above dimensions, but are only 2" Tall. These cases only come with a single bottom plexi panel.

I can make them out of the woods pictured below:
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SimpleCases are available either unfinished, in which the buyer does the final sanding and application of clear coats or paint, or clear coated, where the case has 2 coats of a sealer, followed by 4 coats of a durable waterborne clear coat applied and is ready for parts.

There are 6 layouts commonly used; Vewlix 6 and 8 button, Astro City 6 or 8 button, or Hitbox 6 or 8 button. I can also do 6 or 8 button Namco Noir layouts. These are similar, but not identical to the Astro City layouts.
When ordering, just let me know which you'd prefer.

The standard rear layout is three recessed 24mm holes and a universal neutrik port that accepts either the Neutrik NAUSB usb connector or the Neutrik NE8FDP rj45 connector, or a port that is only suitable for the NAUSB connector. This option is makes installation of the NAUSB easier, as with the universal port there are small screws and nuts that have to be installed, which can prove difficult. Just let me know which port you'd prefer when ordering.

All SimpleCases include:
• Joystick Mounting Hardware
• Neutrik NAUSB mounting screws
• Rubber Feet
• Threaded Inserts installed for the bottom feet
• A plexi top panel and two plexi bottom panels for sandwiching your artwork (a single plexi bottom panel for slim cases)

Prices:
Compact SimpleCase Unfinished: $75 Shipped
Compact SimpleCase Clear Coated: $115 Shipped
Wide Body SimpleCase Unfinished: $125 Shipped
Wide Body SimpleCase Clear Coated or Painted: $165 Shipped
I can also build cases in non-standard sizes. The cost of these will vary, but generally be $20-50 more than the above prices. Of course this depends on the options specified.

Art Prints:
All art prints are printed on a premium, bright white, archive quality card stock.
Please note that I only print art, not cut.
Compact SimpleCase Top Art Print: $6
Compact SimpleCase Top and Bottom Art Prints: $10
Wide Body SimpleCase Top Art Print: $12
Wide Body SimpleCase Top and Bottom Art Prints: $20

Art Templates:
Compact Art Template
Wide Body Art Template

Here's some pics of each model:

Compact Tiger Maple, Clear Coated, Astro 6 Layout
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Compact Walnut, Unfinished, Hitbox 8 Layout
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Wide Body Cherry, Unfinished, Astro 6 Layout
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Wide Body Tiger Maple, Clear Coated, Astro 6 Layout
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Payments and Build Time:
Paypal is the preferred payment method. When sending your payment, please include your SRK handle and a brief description of the case you ordered. This makes it easier for me to find your payment when it's time to ship your SimpleCase. Payment is due at the time of the order.

Once payment is received, work on the case will begin. Build time can be anywhere from 2-6 weeks, sometimes longer, though I work hard to try to avoid that. Most cases are shipped pretty quick.

If you have any questions, or would like to order a SimpleCase, either PM me or [EMAIL='info@simplecase.org?subject=Product Inquiry']email me[/EMAIL].

Budget SimpleCases are now available. :D
I decided to bring the budget cases back and change things around a bit to be able to provide a low cost case that can be built pretty fast.
One of the main reasons I decided to bring them back, was because of what crunchie did with one of them. Beautiful. :)

There's been some changes though, to keep cost down and so I can get them out quicker.

Here's the basic details:
• 11 3/4" Long x 9" Wide x 2 1/4" tall without the rubber feet, 2 1/2" tall with the rubber feet.
• The empty case weighs 2lbs 7 ozs.
• The standard rear layout is 3 24mm recessed holes and a hole for a neutrik usb connector. The neutrik hole isn't recessed.For cases with 6 button layouts, two additional 24mm recessed holes can be drilled on the right side if desired st no extra charge.
• The control panel is 1/4" now. I did this so I wouldn't have to rout the underside, which adds to the build time and cost.
• Only a single 1/8" plexi bottom panel is included instead of two. Again, to keep the overall cost low. Note that the top and bottom panels are still fully supported all the way around with a recess; not just by corner blocks.
• The cases are glued together, then reinforced with 1 1/2" 18 gauge brad nails. Before painting, it's recommended the (very small) nail holes be filled with wood filler or spackle.
• Layouts available are: Vewlix 6 or 8 button, Astro City 6 or 8 button or Noir 6 or 8 button (Noir is similar to Astro City but slightly different). I can't do hitbox layouts; the combined thickness of the control panel and plexi would be too thick for the button nuts to get a decent grip on. Sanwa buttons can work if you turn the nuts upside down, but seimitsu buttons won't catch.
• Only black control panel screws are included.
• The rubber feet are attached with coarse threaded screws instead of machine screws into threaded inserts. Installing the threaded inserts would increase the price and build time. I use maple as corner blocks on edge, not end, so the screws will hold just fine.
• Parts: The budget cases are drilled with a 40x85mm pattern, which works with the sanwa JLF, JLW, Seimitsu LS32, LS33, LS40, LS55 and LS56 and I think LS58. I know for sure the JLF mounts at proper height, but the others will probably be a bit lower. The LS58 might be near proper height too.
• I'll put up an art template as soon as I get one finished.
Prices: $50 Shipped to the United States, $80 shipped international
Pics:
6 Button Astro City with two additional 24mm side holes:
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8 Button Vewlix:
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Closeup of Neutrik NAUSB hole:
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Thanks for looking! :china:
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Reserved. :china:
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Reserved. :china:
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  • Dan917Dan917 Monocle Smile Joined: Posts: 105
    Hey, nice cases.

    I'm seeing about buying a case from foe hammer, but if i don't , I'll probably buy one of yours.:tup:
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Sounds good. They're ready to go. :china:
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  • mangoXmangoX Joined: Posts: 183
    dang, the sexiest feature is the neutrik mounting. how did u make that?
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Router (favorite power tool) and templates.

    :china:
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  • Dracula_XDracula_X unblockable Joined: Posts: 698
    Good to see you back in the game Nite.
    Time lost can never be retrieved.
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Thanks. In another day or so I have a slanted style I'll be adding too.

    I have one I'm in the process of painting now too. Figures I'll have my stick done in a few days and PSN is down. :/
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  • Dracula_XDracula_X unblockable Joined: Posts: 698
    got mine in the mail and it's perfect. All i need to do is paint it and it'll be good to go.

    If anyone is on the fence about these cases just go for it. Nitewalker is an old arcade stick pro and won't let you down. I have a stick from him I got in 2006 that is still working perfectly to this day.
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  • EVAWINGZEROEVAWINGZERO Slacktivismist Extraordinaire Joined: Posts: 2,226 ✭✭
    This seller is incredible guys. He made me a MK Stick that was incredibly solid. Feels WAY more sturdy than a TE or HRAP. FANTASTIC cases!!!
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Thanks guys!
    I appreciate the kind words.

    In another week or so I should have a few slanted cases available. Also I'll have a few pre-primed and ready for paint too.
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  • Axl_m4sterAxl_m4ster This is how I look like, don't make fun Joined: Posts: 2,423
    i pm'ed you yesterday.
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Answering now.
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  • RNSXRNSX Joined: Posts: 24
    These cases still available? I seen in another thread they may not be.
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Yep, still available.
    Plenty in stock and ready to ship.

    PM me if you're interested.
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  • FearlessFearless Joined: Posts: 314 ✭✭✭
    Hey, can you made up a control panel for 8 buttons and put 1 extra in the back so 2 buttons could be on the sides of the Neutrik conector?

    Don't mind if I have to pay a little more.
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    Well, I shall say... I'm God's left hand... Devil's right arm...
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Yep, I can do that.
    PM me and we'll work out the details. Let me know what layout and how exactly you want the rear buttons laid out.
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  • threethree Joined: Posts: 12
    any pictures of the slanted cases?
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Here's a few pics of the prototype. The final design is a bit different; the corners will have a heavier roundover and the control panel will be slightly bigger and have rounded corners. I'm going to expirment with some real woods too; I have my eyes on some walnut and tiger maple.
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    I love the way the new SRK handles posting pics.
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Bump for price adjustment.
    I'm clearing the first batch out at $50 shipped for the regular cases and $45 shipped for scratch and dents.

    Getting ready for a few new styles.

    :china:
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  • mickstermickster Joined: Posts: 79
    50 for a case thats one hell of a deal good luck man i might get one first i have to check if i got enough spare parts and a question theyre all 6 button layout right??
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Thanks, I'm clearing out the MDF cases. All my future cases will be real wood.
    Yep, these are all 6 button, but my future cases will be either vewlix or blast city layout (customer choice) and 6 or 8 button if I can fit 8...
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Update:
    Lowered the price on the MDF SimpleCases to get rid of em. No more MDF, not even for the control panels. From here on out, the control panels will be 1/2" baltic birch plywood. It's stronger, better to work with and looks real classy with a clearcoat when paired with an all hardwood case.

    I can do custom cases now too; they'll be the same SimpleCase shape (unless a slanted case is requested), but measurements and layout will be up to the buyer. I can offer them in most species of woods, though I don't keep very many in stock. At the moment I have black walnut and poplar (for paint grade cases). Prices on custom cases start at $100 shipped.

    Here's a couple of custom cases I just did for another SRK member:
    They're made of poplar (paint grade).
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    And here's a few pics of a black walnut slanted SimpleCase (ignore the dark blotches; that was some home made walnut filler. It's sanded smooth now). This case features a design element that will be implemented in all future built SimpleCases; the outside corners of the case and the corners of the acrylic (or polycarbonate) overlay, control panel and bottom panels (more on that in a sec) compliment each other with matching radii. Also, from here on out, since I know putting artwork in the bottom is a pretty popular thing to do to a custom arcade stick, I've decided to use, instead of a single 1/4" sheet of polycarbonate, the bottom will now be 2 1/8" sheets of polycarbonate so you can sandwich your artwork between them. Bottom art with a 1/4" bottom works fine as long as something somewhat stiff like cardstock is used for the art (I use Epson premium presentation matte paper), but two bottom panels makes it easier overall.

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    One more thing about the redesigned SimpleCases; no more fasteners of any kind are used when assembling the cases (except pin nails that assist in holding the corner blacks in place). The cases are assembled using loose tenon construction. Think of it as a very wide dowel, but much stronger than dowels or plain butt joints. Nothing but glue is necessary. It's an extremely strong joint; probably overkill for arcade stick cases, but I like the piece of mind it gives me over just gluing, and it eliminates the need to fill any nail holes.

    Just an FYI, I can still do RJ45 console cables, vinyl decals, button decals, and printed decals.
    Shipping is ALWAYS FREE!

    PM me if you need something.
    -John
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  • danacondadanaconda Joined: Posts: 8
    PM sent.
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  • mickstermickster Joined: Posts: 79
    can you put one on hold for me?? i get paid saturday thanks
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Sure. :)
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  • speedsterharryspeedsterharry Joined: Posts: 730
    Very nice walnut case
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  • Master_AmadoMaster_Amado Joined: Posts: 128
    email sent
    Originally Posted by ChibiPotPie
    Always nice to get advice and pro-tips from someone whos losing and getting angry.
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  • xSquatxxSquatx Joined: Posts: 112
    Wow this is some good looking stuff.
    Sorry I'm new at this stuff.. You can use these to create a fight stick right? Lol.
    And by all the reviews, it's a good deal.

    I might jump on this while I have the chance.
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Very nice walnut case
    Thanks! It's one of my favorite woods. My own stick will be made out of black wlanut. It looks beautiful with a clearcoat (the ones above aren't finished yet).
    email sent
    Got it, replied and fixed the mdf painting guide link, thanks!
    Wow this is some good looking stuff.
    Sorry I'm new at this stuff.. You can use these to create a fight stick right? Lol.
    And by all the reviews, it's a good deal.

    I might jump on this while I have the chance.
    Yep, just drop your parts in and wire it up! Cases other than the MDF ones I'm clearing out and poplar come finished already, so they're ready for parts as soon as you get them.
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  • Raziel_LOKRaziel_LOK Joined: Posts: 50
    How much is it shipped to brazil? Thank you.
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    It would be the price of the case +$25. I pay some of the shipping for the international guys so it's not $40+ to ship.
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  • Raziel_LOKRaziel_LOK Joined: Posts: 50
    And what about the SE case, I pmed you.
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Answering now; it didn't go to PM's; it went to a wall message.
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  • mickstermickster Joined: Posts: 79
    hey what s ur email so i can send u a payment for a simple case its 45 free shipping right??
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    PM Sent. :)
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Adding an item:
    I have a bunch of .110 tab female quick disconnects for sale. These are insulated and very high quality. They fit very snug on sanwa and seimitsu buttons. I've moved on to using uninsulated quick disconnects and heat shrink tubing for color matching.

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    Price: $6 shipped for each bag of 100
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  • shortman1243shortman1243 Joined: Posts: 257
    Need 2 bags of .110 tab female quick disconnects. PM your paypal address and the cost so I can pay for it. xD
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    PM sent. :)
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  • mickstermickster Joined: Posts: 79
    i just sent a payment for a simple case thanks
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Got it, shipping out in the morning. :)
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  • ibeatuibeatu 107 positive feedback gone :( Joined: Posts: 2,990
  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Yep, I can still make those. That was a custom MK MAS style case:
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  • ibeatuibeatu 107 positive feedback gone :( Joined: Posts: 2,990
    yea u should make that a option and 1 that wouldnt be that thick for japanese parts
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Yeah, that one was that size because HAPP parts were going in it.
    I'll throw one together in a day or so to gauge reaction.
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  • CUTWESTCUTWEST IMM'A....BAAAAST! Ya' Mirin'? Joined: Posts: 1,334 ✭✭✭
    pm sent.
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  • epicRedbeardmanepicRedbeardman fear the beard Joined: Posts: 32
    what are the dimensions...

    i need one of these without any wholes cut/drilled out, I just need the case plain, in the measurments of 18in. x 10 in.

    can we do business
    ?
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    The standard cases are 11.75"x9", but I can do an 18"x10" case no problem. PM me for details.
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  • Jhino3384Jhino3384 Modding since 07 Joined: Posts: 261
    So the mdf cases are 45, or was the price lowered to get them out.
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