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GMK Cherry Style Stabilizers

GMK Cherry Style Stabilizers

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What is the purpose with these actually?? Say I want to use GMK Carbon or GMK Eclipse or GMK Black On White NorDe on a Filco Tenkeyless Convertible or WASD Tenkeyless keyboard, do I need this then or does the Filco/WASD keyboard already include it?
Just got shipping notification. I thought these will shipped in December...
diersa
Same, I guess they have enough in stock to ship at least some orders early. December is probably a safer estimate, in case they need to order more.
Do these come with washers?
This is a pretty pointless drop lol
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The advertised savings ($8) do not make the 2-month wait for shipping worthwhile. If my keys are wanting for a stabilizer, I want the right stabilizer right now, not two months from now, more than I want $8.
Dr_Rodney_McKay
If you need something now, don't order from MD. If I've got a kit coming in three months, waiting two for the stabs and saving some money is a great deal. Your inability to plan ahead doesn't make the drop less worthwhile.
If you're in Australia and want these now Daily Clack has them. 4x2u and 6.25u for $16 + shipping in AUD.
You can choose between screw-in (with washers) and plate mount. All genuine GMK.
novelkeys has 4x 2u and 1x 6.25u for $10.25 + shipping if you're conus...
Would these be needed on a CTRL? And if so, what kind?
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No worries! So, I don't have any shots of re-stabbing my K-Type, but here's a little gallery of my Z-88 (also plate mounted). Essentially, the stab stem housing has a lip on one side that goes under the plate, then a clip on the opposite side that locks it into place. Don't know if it's the same on the ALT, but the fit is really tight on my K-Type and I ended up shaving a little bit of material off when I pushed them into the plate.
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For grease I use Finish Line Extreme Fluoro for the internal plastic-on-plastic contact points. For metal-on-plastic contact locations I am using Permatex 22058.
https://smile.amazon.com/Finish-Line-Extreme-Fluoro-Syringe/dp/B002L5UL92/ https://smile.amazon.com/Permatex-22058-Dielectric-Tune-Up-Grease/dp/B000AL8VD2/
As for the process, I basically followed this guide, but I did not bother with the Band-Aid mod.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD5Zj-ZgMLA
If shipping was free I would actually consider this, but since its not you're significantly better off just getting these from NovelKeys.
https://novelkeys.xyz/collections/miscellaneous/products/cherry-stabilizers
Similar shipping rate, and you can pick the combination of stabilizers that you want. You're not limited to 4x 2U and 1x 6.25U/7U. You also won't have to wait until December to get them.
Urano_Metria
Deskcandy carries them as well. At 12 bucks, it's a deal at 15 it's standard in the shops.
I thought I was an edge case, but now that I think about it there must be quite a few people in my situation.
I need 6x2U. Making a split space 60%.
I would guess that a lot of people who are building their own want non-standard layouts. Only selling packages of 1xSpacebar and 4x2U is pretty limiting, and it doesn't seem like theres a reason for that kind of packaging in a group buy setting.
@Massdrop Next time can you make it a la carte?
River117
What kind would I need for the TADA68?
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If you're building is up to you, you can choose based on your choice of plate. If you're replacing, better look for what you currently have. Oh, and screw-mount are pcb mount with screws (sounds obvious but better remember).
FrobroX
For a tada you need plate mount. The spacebar doesn't work without.
You guys need to people who know are knowledgeable about keyboards to arrange the product to have better pictures taken. The Screw in PCB mount stabilizers aren't screwed in (and plenty of people don't even know how to assemble them), and the photo with the screws is with the plate mount stabilizers. Why so incompetent?
Will these fit a WASD Code 87?
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@meatloaf Yes, but it is cherry stabilizer compatible or can it be modified?
norunners
No, they will not work.
So pretty much the same cost as other US based stores, if not a little more. Wait 2 months for shipping or one week? I don't get it.
Just throwing this out there for anyone else who might ever wonder, but the plate version of these stabilizers are not compatible with the style used in WASD keyboards, unfortunately.
(The ones used in WASD keyboards are a pain in the butt if you want to change keycaps often, so my search continues for a better replacement for it.)
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Haven't found anything yet, but Im still keeping my eye out!
Starius
To be fair, Costar feel better than Cherry, so that is the trade off.
any updates regarding these shipping soon?
FrostedKeyb
Just got an email about a delay
How do you know what mount type to go with? Did it depends on pcd or plate or both? What wouldn't be compatible with screw-in mount?
(Planning to use a gh60/some60%pcb with the plate that'll come with the modern m0110 case)
edit: i just went with the screw-in 7u one, hope that works
If I were to get these for for a RAMA M60 and Tokyo60 I take it id be looking at getting PCB mounted? (screws or regular).
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Can't you go screw in, or is that not possible?
SaturatedFat
Yes you can, you can use snap-in or screw in. They're basically the same size and shape-wise, the only difference is the mounting mechanism (snap or screw).
Massdrop: For cherry stabilisers, please take pictures from their bottoms too - so we can see the exact design
$14 USD for stabs and they're not even gold plated.
wholypantalones
Zeal's gold plated stabs cost more than double, and they're marginally better at best. You're expecting too much.
limeBox
Zeal's gold plated stabs are also priced too high, which was the point of this comment.
I assume that stabs on Kira will be crap(as usual with Input Club boards). What do I need to cover that that board? Buy two sets of platemount stabs, at least one of which should be with 6.25u spacebar?
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I think first WhiteFox also had stab problems. Anyway, they have been asked about quality of stabs on Kira and gave only vague answers like "better", which I assume means "not a genuine Cherry/GMK" so I want to buy replacement set in advance.
y.combinator
Yup, you'll need at least 2 set because of the 5 x 2u requirement for Kira (LShift, Backspace, Enter, Numpad (+) and Numpad Enter). And yes, the spacebar is 6.25u.
What would be a good lube for this when installing this on a K-Type? Would pure silicon grease (used for fountain pens) be good enough, or should I go for a specialist lube?
Slimcea
I just use super lube synthetic grease and it works fine.
https://www.amazon.com/Super-Lube-21030-Synthetic-Grease/dp/B000XBH9HI
Looks like what I have. Most keyboard sites sell "Super Lube Stab Lube" which is just smaller containers of that.
Are these the same as the ones in the GMMK-TKL? If not, are they better? One last thing, would it require desoldering anything to replace the stabilizers?
Thanks, Daniel.
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Would I get the plate mount for the GMMK?
BlueCrowned
Looks like that's what that board uses
The shipping at 3 units is silly. It does not cost 7usd to send 3 stabs using postal service. It's reasonable until 2, then there's a huge spike.
Will these be an improvement over the stock KBD75 stabs? Will they fit? Thanks :)
Fehro
It will be a massive improvement compared to stock KBD75 (or any kind of knockoff stabs) and whether it will fit or not it depends on your layout because KBD75 support both 6.25u and 7u spacebar layout, and also split spacebar layout.
96% keyboards need 5x 2u
What is the difference between these, the ones on SwichTop, and the ones that come stock on the GMMK TKL? Cuz they all look identical to me...
Croktopus
There's no difference between these stabs and the ones at Switchtop. When buying stabs, if it says "Made in Germany", "Authentic Cherry" or "GMK", then the stabs are the real deal.
They might look identical on the outside, but there's a huge difference with genuine Cherry stabs and crappy ones. These and Zeal stabs are the best you can get for your board, because you almost don't feel like they are there.
Zambumon
Thank you! And yeah I just started putting my board together after clipping and lubing the ones from switchtop. feels just like a regular switch!
What is the advantage of screw in stabilizers I have heard a lot of people talking about them, however I cannot find what is so preferable about them.
AD2017am
As opposed to having a clip that holds the stab to the PCB, the screw-ins use a screw. The screw holds tighter the stab to the PCB, so this is why screw-ins are much better.
AD2017am
Like Zambumon stated, it holds tighter to the PCB so it definitely adds sturdiness for the stabs.
Sometime with a snap-in stab I accidentally pulled out the stabs when replacing my keycaps, so I add a toothpicks on the snap-in stab clip to make it tighter. I don't have to do this workaround on a screw-in stabs.
Oh and also, when you choose to use screw-in stabs, make sure to check the area around screw hole on your PCB for possible electrical short point, it can be LED hole or electrical component (diode, resistor, etc.). If there's any then you need to use some kind of insulator (electrical tape, soft rubber washer, etc.) before yyou can screw-in your stab.
What mount type would work with the GMMK TKL? I'm going to lube up the Gateron Browns that came with it, but will probably switch over the Cherry MX Reds after a while and would like their stabilizer.
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Literally just clipped & lubed my gmmk tkl last night, they're plate mount
Croktopus
According to topclack, there's no need to clip plate mounted. Lube is a good idea though.
https://topclack.com/textclack/2018/4/29/the-stab-lab-a-stabilizer-modification-guide-by-quakemz
These are the only option for stabs if you don't want to drop the money on Zeals. If you can spend the extra coin and have a PCB that is compatible with screw mounted stabs, Zeal is the only way to go.
I'm new to stabilizers. Can anyone tell me if these will fit as replacements on this board?

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user73
Looks very similar to my K-type and I am using these gmk stabs on it right now. There is a good video on IC about how to change them that I followed since it was my first time. It is a world of difference! I kept the original white housings (the gmk ones wouldn't seem to fit as well) but used the gmk stabs which are like twice the size of the crap it came with and the gmk 4 pronged thing.
user73
press in the little tabs at the bottom of the stabilizer - (located on the side which does not have the wire on it; in the center) then the stabilizer should pivot up and can be pulled out. If this description is not clear look it up on youtube as there are several videos While you are replacing them I recommend clipping and lubing your stabilizers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD5Zj-ZgMLA&list=LLNP62REuMGvijrhsWgcFcPA&t=298s&index=15 as well as lubricating your key switches - which is slow and boring but completely worth it as it makes them far smoother and reduces switch noise - (not the click and clack but the noise of the spring -aka ping, and the noise of the mechanism as it travels - the slight scratchy noise)