why are harvestman modules odd hp sizes?

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why are harvestman modules odd hp sizes?

Post by oootini » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:38 am

does this annoy people?

i guess it's a cunning ploy to get more harvestman in your rack... :hihi:

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Post by computer controlled » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:45 am

You nailed it =o]
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Post by tikami » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:48 am

computer controlled wrote:You nailed it =o]
Yep! You buy two! :deadbanana:

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Post by stk » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:51 am

Why are everyone else's modules (except elby, toppobrillo) in even numbers?

Harvestman digital modules are odd, analogue are even :tu:

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Post by ndkent » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:20 am

to encourage you to buy another asap to get an even number.

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Post by flo » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:08 am

stk wrote:Why are everyone else's modules (except elby, toppobrillo) in even numbers?
Most Macbeth Stuff is odd HP too...

You could always just get a 1HP blank... :hihi:

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Post by spunkytoofers » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:11 am

to fuck with ocd

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Post by spunkytoofers » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:25 am

flo wrote:
stk wrote:
You could always just get a 1HP blank... :hihi:
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :evil:

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Post by poppinger » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:56 am

Plenty of room for an Intellijel 1hp oscillator

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Post by causticlogic » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:59 am

Odd faceplates aren't nearly as irritating as manufacturers that have parts or position flex cables so the back of the module interferes with a neighboring module.
I mean, really? You can design a circuit, but you never learned shapes in kindergarten?
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Post by tommi » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:01 am

That 1hp hole keeps your rack more fresh in the hot summers! :hihi:

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:21 am

There are numerous similarly titled threads, does no one use search anymore? I for one appreciate Harvestman's odd sizes. Such a choice follows that the manufacturer respects the hp constrains of systems and designs modules as large as they need to be; no more, no less. If you'd rather have the module one hp larger you can always use a blank. It couldn't get smaller than it already is.

I might add that I am spoilt for size myself. I don't mind large modules and I don't mind small modules either, but hats off to Governor none the less.


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I couldn't agree more with causticlogic's post. It's far more irritating to spend time on planning the layout of your system only to find that a module's power cable plug is pushing the pcb of the module right next to it. But I have the solution to that problem: put 1hp blank next to it and then an odd hp Harvestman module :lol:
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Post by ws9848 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:55 am

I think my wav. player is 11hp but I'm ok with odd numbered modules since one of my racks is 63hp

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Post by ping panic » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:51 pm

make noise 1hp blanks

solved
I don't have any gear

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Post by ws9848 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:52 pm

ping panic wrote:make noise 1hp blanks

solved
those are handy. I have about 5 of them

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Post by raulsworldofsynths » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:50 pm

ws9848 wrote:
ping panic wrote:make noise 1hp blanks

solved
those are handy. I have about 5 of them
+ 1 on this. Or even some pro modular blank acrylic panels are nice too.
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Post by chinard » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:52 pm

this is where sliding nut rails come in handy :omg:

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Post by itijik » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:12 pm

4.75hp?! :mad:

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Post by Junk Rhythm » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:22 pm

I'm taking a different approach to odd panel sizes. I stopped buying them altogether. Actually it's the same approach I take with Analogue Systems as well.

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Post by Mitchk1989 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:30 pm

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Post by stk » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:13 pm

^ :hihi:

Seriously, people do need to get a grip on things that annoy them.

Then again my entire case is an odd hp width (85) and i space out blocks of modules with 1hp blanks so :party:

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Post by ipnoteca » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:10 pm

ndkent wrote:to encourage you to buy another asap to get an even number.
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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:41 am

Oh, oh, and if any OCD wiggler hasn't yet noticed: all the hexagonal bolts on your modules are never aligned goddammit! :youkids:
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Post by NV » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:34 am

Paranormal Patroler wrote:I for one appreciate Harvestman's odd sizes. Such a choice follows that the manufacturer respects the hp constrains of systems and designs modules as large as they need to be; no more, no less. If you'd rather have the module one hp larger you can always use a blank. It couldn't get smaller than it already is.
I have no real problem with odd HP sizes, but I think Harvestman's odd HP choices started as more of a sales gimmick rather than a chance result of circuit design. He even has a note in one of his earlier manuals saying "if you have problems with the odd HP size, buy another Harvestman module."

Now with so many odd HP modules and various 1HP blanks out there I think it's more of a design trend he continues, but I remember back when his modules first started showing up it wasn't uncommon to hear people list a pro of buying a Zorlon/Malgorithm combo as filling the Harvestman hole. A diabolical play on the obsessive tendencies of modular users.

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Post by eXode » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:40 am

The Toppobrillo Triple Wave Folder is 15 HP, also several of the Elby Design modules are odd sizes.

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