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Snake Radio Customs calls out Mike's Radio Repair LOL

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by loosecannon, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. loosecannon

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    No, i am not trying to start a big snakey bash-fest.



    I just found this funny, and thought others might also.

    @ 3:00 he calls Mike out and tells him to watch what he says.

     
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  2. 357

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    lol dont forget the crooked inductors....extra $75

    $250USD for a recap....f**** me I'm gonna start doing this
    then he hold the radio hostage for an extra $50
    and that scratched up glass desktop....just gouging to hell outta radios
    those meter lights look like crap
     
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  3. StrangeBrew

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    He's going to be in big trouble when Rabbiporkchop finds out about this.:eek:
     
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    I truly wonder how long it takes him to "restore" a radio that has no known issues?? Is it worth the cost? Or is he just another take your money type?? I am no tech and don't know what all goes into what he is doing to the radio being shown above. But for the money he wants you could buy another radio could you not?? Seems like he takes advantage of people. But that could just be me. Like I said, IDK what goes into a restoration of a working radio. Wouldn't that be more like upkeep or maintaining your radio rather than restoring it as to what he is doing? As he said the radio works. Glad I don't send any of my stuff his way!!
     
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  5. Radio Tech

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    Funny how some folks interpret what other folks say.

    Here is Mikes video that snake is complaining about.

     
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    Snake says "I respect what you do"...well he should. From what I understand, he actually fixes radios and doesn't shaft people with crazy charges for unnecessary work. The more I watch Timmy I really think he has a substance abuse issue he may want to get in check. His ramblings have the trademark of a tweaker. He might actually have some understanding of what to do but he never shuts up long enough for me to draw any conclusions. If he can get the monkey off his back and chill out, open his mind to learn...he might not be so bad. Just my .02....
     
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  7. fourstringburn

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    Sounds like that Albuquerque blue meth syndrome.
     
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  8. sonoma

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    I do not like the throwing of a radio on the bench. years ago about 2006 I was in a move and had all my stuff packed from the move and bought a connex 3300 radio and converted it and just wanted a peak and align of the radio and told the tech to be careful with the radio it did not have a scratch one on the bezel and wanted to keep it that way. the guy said he had in door out door carpet on his bench so it would not get scratched. he did a peak and tune for 40.00 and scratched the bezel after it was done. I asked him why the radio was all scratched and he just said he did not put the scratches on it. I explained I showed him the bezel before he took it back to his table and it did not have a scratch one on it, he claimed it did not happen there and took me back to his bench and it had all kinds of solder and pieces of metal in the carpet. after showing him the after scratches and his bench he gave me a 10.00 discount . the scratches were so deep in a couple places it had gone past the chrome. some guy's just never learn.
     
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    Timmy is an ass clown, nothing but a rip off, and yes I have seen, and heard your work .src is a joke.
     
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    Uh-OH sounds like it is time for a HACK OFF!
     
  11. Tallman

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    Not to mention the possible Electro Static Discharge damage that was done. ESD is a radio killer, sometimes immediate, sometimes shows up months later. My work station is full mil-spec compliant and there is not a Weller Soldering gun in sight.
    There is also a possibility of some of that solder chaff getting in side the radio as well.
     
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  12. Onelasttime

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    Mike is my hero. So I am a bit biased for sure! Having been involved in aviation, auto-industry, military, business and medicine now I understand the distinct difference of multiple audiences. I also can see things from multiple perspectives other than just my own. You can have one message and tailor it specifically for the audience in question with out flip flopping or being wrong etc.

    A lot of people I do not know if it is because of a false sense of frugality or because they are just want to do what must be done to flip a device seem to go cheap. By cheap I mean they only want you to repair or replace what must be replaced to restore an item to normal functioning. You see this sort of thing a lot at the OEM warranty level where a company like GM will have a dealership replace a single piston on an engine even on a high end car like a top of the range Corvette or Cadillac . Few people outside of an OEM or Dealership would even wast the time to replace just one piston the cost savings for them just is not their compared to long term risk of further damage.

    If a radio is headed to ebay I am sure again even if it is high end people want to do as little as possible to maximize their profit margin.

    To me down time with out a device counts, shipping counts, and I hate paying for bench time twice if I can avoid it. On that same note every-time you repair a radio yo do not need to replace ever part in the radio. At some point you have to go on experience and decide best practice. If my power regulators are gray from aging and heat soak and my lights are flickering I hope my tech replaces them but if they look like new and the output is stable and with in spec why replace them? If I send a radio off to be recapped or aligned I would not expect them to replace the voltage regulators or audio IC if they are still good?

    I do not know that I would call Super Snake a restoration shop more of a modification shop. He seldom put's them back to the way the factory built them. He definitely is not a repair shop or diagnostic shop more of a resto-mod shop. He is more of a board swapper, cap and component replacement shop. I like the guy but he is not on the same level as Mike. If it is anything more than an "untied shoe lace" to quote my wife in electronic guise SuperSnake will have to stumble upon it by random parts swapping.

    Mike on the other hand is the real deal he is a total professional and a master of his craft of multiple crafts in fact. Mike has the knowledge and ability to design his own gear, build his own gear, repair other peoples gear. He can and does machine his own parts in house on a mill and lathe. He is a shooter, diesel mechanic, electronic repair facility and so much more. Not only can Mike diagnose a problem he can walk other through the skill teaching them how to do the same.

    I just recapped a radio and I did not replace anything other than lytics. I did not even realign it yet I will need to send it out for that. On air it sounds great and appears to be on freq. and to be honest since I just replaced the caps I would not expect it to be that far out. I did not touch the voltage regulators or the audio ic anything else. I did not lube anything or re-grease any of the transistors. If I send it to Mike for an alignment and he does that and 6 months later one of my voltage regulators goes bad why would I blame Mike for that? Heck brand new radio's fail all the time.

    I do think SS has a different clientele than Mike has and that alone justifies the difference in opinion. Is it prudent to do the ac/dc voltage regulators in a 40-50 year old Cobra 2000 base station at the same time that you recap it? Probably is prudent! Is it necessary or always best practice prob. not! Given what SS charges for his limited service I would expect it. He strikes me as the type that would pad a bill a bit and do things that are not needed but also will not hurt to do. Is it "cheap insurance" or is it "bill padding"???

    Based on just these two guys video's not taking into account the huge gap in knowledge and skill between the two men I doubt they would get along well on a deserted island and my money would be on Mike to survive and thrive. Very foolish of Tim to take a jab at a true professional when they where not being personal just giving their professional opinion. From what SS said Mike was not being rude or mean or unprofessional at all and was in no way negative. According to Tim Mike said to a customer "No your not being ripped off but it is not needed or necessary." I fail to understand why Tim would feel so slighted or wronged by this?!?! I normally stick up for Tim but this is a bit to Jerry Springier or Day Time Soap Opera-ish for me! LOL
     
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    Tim apparently hasn't watched enough of Mike's videos. Mike does restorations as well as repairs.

    And based on the video evidence alone, I'd gladly send something to Mike in the mail before I'd walk it the mile and a half over to Tim's place.
     
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    Throwing and tossing radios on his bench is just part of his shtick.
     
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    Is all about "The Bling.Bling"

    You want little shinning stars on your radio front face ? You Got It !

    You want lube on your pot controls ? You Got It !

    You want to spend your hard earn money ? You Got It !

    I give him credit for finding a niche market and is the only one I will give him

    The rest is up to the people who wants to spend they're money on custom modifications done by an enthusiast hobby individual


    My 2 Burritos
    Tecnicoloco
     
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