Welcome Guest [Log In] [Register]
Welcome to Nintendo 64 Forever. We hope you enjoy your visit.


You're currently viewing our forum as a guest. This means you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use. If you join our community, you'll be able to access member-only sections, and use many member-only features such as customizing your profile, sending personal messages, and voting in polls. Registration is simple, fast, and completely free.


Join our community!


If you're already a member please log in to your account to access all of our features:

Username:   Password:
Add Reply
  • Pages:
  • 1
Korn Concept Kontroller; Input needed
Topic Started: Aug 26 2016, 07:08 PM (1,365 Views)
No64DD
Member Avatar
Neva wizard Kee
After years of fan dedication, i have made another connection piece of my youth a reality!

Posted Image
This is the signature of Korn's singer, Jonathan Davis.

As you may know, they are my favorite band.
I've followed this path from seeing their first video on Beavis And Butt-Head, to seeing them everyday after shool on TRL, to buying all their albums, from missed concerts, to replacing stolen albums, to seeing them from the worst seats, to meeting them face to face- back stage, up front, in front, and EVERYTHING in between, and have now come full circle.

NOTHING encapsulates the late 90's more than these two things! Nothing. So many great memories, and are now represented in this piece.

I want to make it even better! Any feedback, criticism, ideas, and input WILL influence the entire process. We have great minds here. Let's start the thinktank. :smokin:
Are you ready?

Edited by No64DD, Aug 27 2016, 09:14 AM.
A Secret star
lie here~





Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image


Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
sanni
Member Avatar
Senior Member
Add machined all metal buttons and dpad. Then use water transfer printing to add your favorite album cover art to the back half of the controller shell.
Paint the front half of the shell with a clear-coat so that the signature doesn't rub off.
Mesh sleeve the controller cable.
Edited by sanni, Aug 27 2016, 12:29 AM.
Posted Image

Posted Image Posted Image Posted ImagePosted Image
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
No64DD
Member Avatar
Neva wizard Kee
Yeah! Thanks sanni.

You are definately understanding a certain vision i have that could be possible...

I wonder: how drastic it would be to add a "clear coat"??
Edited by No64DD, Aug 27 2016, 01:49 AM.
A Secret star
lie here~





Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image


Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
bluedogrulez
Member Avatar
Racing for Fulcon Capital
Congrats No64DD! What a great idea, too.

I think adding a Zoki-style, stylized "KoRn" decal at the top of the front over "Nintendo" would be cool.

Clear coat is important, but I'd either get a ton of practice first or send the shell out to a pro. I am still a little crushed that my prized autograph--a Phil Rizzuto baseball in blue pen that I kept near my desk lamp for years is faded beyond recognition....
Switch Friend Code: SW-0786-9287-1202 (bluedogBDR)
MK8Deluxe Tourney: N64Forever.com 2332-7277-8283
Nintendo Network ID: BDR2010 / Twitter: @bluedogrulez
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
No64DD
Member Avatar
Neva wizard Kee
Thanks Bluedog!

You're right. Sorry about your baseball.

I've worked with "clear coating" before, but nothing like this!
I'm glad i made this topic because i wouldn't have thought of adding a Korn logo.
I'm not worried about touching it or playing it anytime soon, but my first thought is still wanting to keep it natural looking, so to speak, and i'm uncertain how much clear coat will affect an N64 controller surface visually.

I originally wanted him to sign it above the START button, but it's a small area. The way his traditional HIV signature flows worked much better with the contours of the middle grip!
Korn basically only ever signs with Black ,Gold, or Silver Sharpie markers, and/or paint markers. Standard Grey was my best choice. I actually had to track one down! Out of all the crazy controllers i own, i didn't have Standard Grey! I haven't had one since 1996. Go figure ...
I'm intrigued! No one could do a logo placement better than Zoki. :w00t: :yeah:

... ... and YES. He told me that the band played NINTENDO 64 back then, and that he still owns and plays this console!!! :omg:

Edited by No64DD, Aug 27 2016, 09:18 AM.
A Secret star
lie here~





Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image


Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
No64DD
Member Avatar
Neva wizard Kee
Man! The way the certain "KoRn" logo is oriented would just dance around the START button!!

I'm looking at Water Transfer Printing. I really wish i planned this better, but i only got the controller a week ago. :facepalm:

Edited by No64DD, Oct 5 2016, 05:47 PM.
A Secret star
lie here~





Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image


Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
kartmaster
Member Avatar
Coffee Drinker
I'm mostly curious to hear the story about how this signature got onto this piece! =)
Posted Image
Join in the N64 Forever MK64 Hotlap Competition!
Posted Image
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
No64DD
Member Avatar
Neva wizard Kee
Well, this event happened at the Return of the Dreads Tour with Korn and Rob Zombie at First Niagra Pavilion in Burgettstown PA. And as i mentioned earlier, i knew i wanted to do something unique and involving the one thing that has also made an impact on my life. Of course, i was prepared with other obscure items for each member to sign, but i didn't have anything for the singer that really stood out!
I also didn't have an N64 contoller that i felt necessary for my idea.
There's something about the Standard Grey controller that symbolizes the beginning of something. The genesis.
With everything else going on in the planning, i somewhat put off looking for a controller because i was confident that i would find one nearby. It wasn't until last weekend that i was getting worried when my avenues started drying up. If the places did have them, they only sold them with the N64 console loose and CIB. I even tried the shop where got the NMI N64 Cigar, but to no avail.
I was running out of time with only days away when i got a lead on one at an abandoned Mall. It was inside a newly established video game store called Games-AGO.

I had been there before when it was in a smaller location within the mall, but this store was bigger, and accomidated more of the incredible retro items the owner has.
This store has way more variety than you typically find in "retro stores" that seem tobget the same items- in some sort of distribution cycle.
I met with the owner and a young employee and told them i was the one that called looking for a grey controller. He had several, but all had cosmetic damege. I got concerned after i made it clear prior to arriving that i needed one without any damage to the top half of the controller. Then we went back to the last one he had, that i had passed by in the display case as i entered. It was perfect!
I then explained the reasons for my concerns, and plans i had for this controller. It was then that the kid working there told me that he was just at the same venue a few weeks earlier at a Country show...
He went on to say about the time he walked into one of their restrooms, where there were "people" drinking, and someone turned to him and bashed him in the face and ribs, that then turned into an all out brawl.
He fought back until security apprehended and arrested the other guy. You could clearly see that he was telling the truth from the marks on his face.
All told, the controller was in excellent condition and all for $15. I was ready for the concert.

I think this is yet another example of the kind of RIDICULOUS crap that occurs at "country" shows around here in comparison to other forms of music, but that's another story for another time.
Thinking ahead, i took only the top half of the controller shell to get signed, knowing that a full controller could be misconstrued as a weapon.

With big venues like these, there are also certain policies and restrictions for the average concert-goer, in terms of approved and prohibited items that aleays seem to change without notice.
I called ahead and made sure that i would be accomidated. I even went as far as to tell them that Korn's tour manager knows me and will basically call him if i have any trouble getting my items in, which is true.

I had my ticket at Will Call, which was scheduled to open before the gates to the general public did. I was scheduled to meet my company at 4:00 p.m.
We arrived an hour early only to be denied access by traffic control to the parking zones. They told us we could be able to park at 4:00...
So we drove to a cut-out where fellow denied patrons were already partying.
I got to have a beer and socialize until about 3:50; drove back, and once again was turned away! It was chaos!!
They did not open the enterance until exactly 4:00 sharp!
As i didn't spring for better parking, it was first come; furthest away.
There was NO time to tailgate as planned.
But i was aware that once the general public entered the venue, there was no re-entry.
Everything that was on my itinerary all took place before the gates even opened, and i was assured i could go back to my vehicle and secure my items all before the public even entered.
In sweltering humidity i finally walked over half a mile to the box office where i was greeted by Sebastien, Korn's tour coordinator. We chit-chatted as i signed in and went through the security search. Out of all things i had, including my mosh pit jumpsuit, they had no problem with any of it.

That's when venue representatives told me i could not leave the venue once i entered. I began to plead my case which was when they offered to store my items in this guarded lawn shed. A shed any homeowner has in their backyard- sitting just outside the main gate. It reminded me of Bubbles' shed from Trailer Park Boys.
I agreed and entered the venue.
It was a bit nerve wracking despite anticipating having to battle this kind of nonsense just to get in.
But they ushered us to a semi enclosed area of the venue where the chosen few would wait to see Korn. Granted, it was more than a few, but it was so hot and miserable inside. I remained calm and collected as best i could.
Aside from the number of people there, was the best of the best of true fans there. Myself included.

After about 30 minutes a crew of dark clothed, wild haired people started walking up the walkway.
It was Korn.
Before they could even reach our area, they were met with screams, cheers, and applause, it was exciting to see!!
It only got louder as they entered. There are tears shed for this band. I've seen it first hand.
Normally, Jonathan Davis is a secretive, reclusive individual and does not like being photographed, but it was part of this tour, and it always changes. I knew i had to take this opportunity to get my controller signed.
All five members greeted everyone. I talked with them, made them laugh, and engaged them as a true fan should. It was comforting to know that they remember me; not only from previous encounters, but from the "extreme" rocking that i do from inside their mosh pits.
I also got to finally meet Head, the returning guitarist for the first time- which was incredible!!!

Boom!

I then got this controller signed right after this photo was taken. You can see it around my access pass.
I believe the picture says it all!?
You'd be wrong...
It was this same controller that i had to express to the gate keepers from earlier- was extremely delicate and would turn out to be the ONLY reason that convinced them to let me OUT of the venue to the vehicle to secure it, because they couldn't handle the responsibility!!! X_D
We finally got a motorized escort that they paged in as we waited. Again, we were assured that my items would remain safe prior to the sheduled "event", but once i mentiontioned that it was a delicate item, they could no longer claim responsibility for it, which is the whole reason for the added assistance.
I've explained this as best i could. There are other details that i've tried to fit in, but don't really pertain to the story of getting my controller signed.
But just know that when it comes to access to my favorite band, i will say that i'm in GOOD. 8)

And so the story continues.
Edited by No64DD, Aug 31 2016, 06:19 PM.
A Secret star
lie here~





Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image


Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
No64DD
Member Avatar
Neva wizard Kee
Zoki64, if you're there, i'd really like to hear what you think about all of this. ✌
A Secret star
lie here~





Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image


Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
No64DD
Member Avatar
Neva wizard Kee
Update:
I got a chance to talk with Zoki. We discussed clear coat options.
There is a chance that some of the industrial product he uses may affect the signature in the long term, as well as change the entire look and feel of the controller itself.
I am working on a few test pieces to try to find a desirable result, but am still undecided. Unfortunately.

In the meantime, i still have many more parts to work with!
I wonder if our member LinusHoffman has any cool ideas that we could impliment with the "thumbstick"?? :D
A Secret star
lie here~





Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image


Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
No64DD
Member Avatar
Neva wizard Kee
Well, it's been a while, but this thread just got a huge shot in the arm thanks to LinusHoffman!
I was able to acquire something that has set this controller apart from anything else, and has become a keystone in moving my ambitious project forward.
Behold.
Posted Image

Spoiler: click to toggle
Edited by No64DD, Dec 9 2016, 05:50 PM.
A Secret star
lie here~





Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image


Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
bluedogrulez
Member Avatar
Racing for Fulcon Capital
Plus, it's METAL!! Rock on!!
Switch Friend Code: SW-0786-9287-1202 (bluedogBDR)
MK8Deluxe Tourney: N64Forever.com 2332-7277-8283
Nintendo Network ID: BDR2010 / Twitter: @bluedogrulez
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
Cabanon
Elite
oh my god, that's a prefect fit !
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
LinusHofmann
Member Avatar
Senior Member
Perfectly planned all along...*cough*...yup :rollseyes: :-8

-

Happy accidents/coincidences really are great sometimes!

Have you tried all the caps and settled on that one? I believe there's also one in there with finer and slightly softer knurling that's even closer to some of the features on the mic stand. In any case it looks like an awesome fit. :yeah: >:-]

One thing I noticed. On these caps the cap bolt countersink is really deep so the new bolt kinda vanishes down in there. If you'd like to bring it up a bit higher I do that by wrapping thin copper wire around the bolt below the head to act as a tiny washer. Allows you to fine tune the bolt just right for display.

Cheers
Linus

Posted Image

20th Anniversary Joystick Refurb - Stainless steel and Teflon components!
My Twitter
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
sublime1996525
Member Avatar
That dude
Aaaaarrrrrrreeeeee yyyyyyoooooooouuuuuuu rrrrrreeeeeeeaaaaaadddddyyyyy????? How have I missed this? Awesome story man!
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
No64DD
Member Avatar
Neva wizard Kee
Haha!! Thanks dude!
I've heard those lyrics so many times, even several times in person, and on stage!
It does not get old... only louder!!

I'm enjoying this very much. :)
Edited by No64DD, Dec 17 2016, 11:13 AM.
A Secret star
lie here~





Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image


Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
No64DD
Member Avatar
Neva wizard Kee
LinusHofmann
Dec 9 2016, 08:24 PM


Happy accidents/coincidences really are great sometimes!

Have you tried all the caps and settled on that one? I believe there's also one in there with finer and slightly softer knurling that's even closer to some of the features on the mic stand. In any case it looks like an awesome fit. :yeah: >:-]

One thing I noticed. On these caps the cap bolt countersink is really deep so the new bolt kinda vanishes down in there. If you'd like to bring it up a bit higher I do that by wrapping thin copper wire around the bolt below the head to act as a tiny washer. Allows you to fine tune the bolt just right for display.

Cheers
Linus

Yes, i have tried a few of them. They are all so very nice, that it's hard to choose, but easily swapped thanks to Linus' bolt-in design!
Some of the caps do have varying degrees of countersink, but i do enjoy this one in particular.

Posted Image
I do understand what you meant by adding height. Thank you. I'll keep that in mind.
I'll tell you why i enjoy the height difference though. It actually resembles the robitic arm sockets of the micstand!
Spoiler: click to toggle

You are right. They all have the perfect look!
Posted Image
Bravo!
Edited by No64DD, Dec 17 2016, 08:52 AM.
A Secret star
lie here~





Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image


Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
LinusHofmann
Member Avatar
Senior Member
Great!

Oh another thing I wanted to mention, these caps are bare aluminium so depending on the environment they may oxidize (aluminium oxide is matte white).

So if you'd like to keep them shiny looking I'd recommend applying a thin layer of varnish or clearcoat. Or even better you could clear anodize them which is what I'll be doing with aluminium caps going forward. :yeah:
Posted Image

20th Anniversary Joystick Refurb - Stainless steel and Teflon components!
My Twitter
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
MymeeN64
Member Avatar
Senior Member
Wow!!!! Korn rules!!! Super awesome!!! :yeah:
"Mom, can I play pretendo?" -Nathan, age 4 :wub:

Posted Image
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
No64DD
Member Avatar
Neva wizard Kee
Thanks Mymee!
I'm glad you agree! Thanks to LinusHoffman, this controller has taken on a new life.

Edited by No64DD, Jan 21 2017, 12:19 PM.
A Secret star
lie here~





Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image


Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
No64DD
Member Avatar
Neva wizard Kee
@Mymee,
check this out!
Spoiler: click to toggle
Edited by No64DD, Jan 21 2017, 02:48 PM.
A Secret star
lie here~





Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image


Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
bluedogrulez
Member Avatar
Racing for Fulcon Capital
A cymbal, of course! Very awesome!
Switch Friend Code: SW-0786-9287-1202 (bluedogBDR)
MK8Deluxe Tourney: N64Forever.com 2332-7277-8283
Nintendo Network ID: BDR2010 / Twitter: @bluedogrulez
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
MymeeN64
Member Avatar
Senior Member
Oh my gosh! That is totally a cymbal!!! Hahaha wow. Love that detail!
"Mom, can I play pretendo?" -Nathan, age 4 :wub:

Posted Image
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
MymeeN64
Member Avatar
Senior Member
Thank you for showing me :D
"Mom, can I play pretendo?" -Nathan, age 4 :wub:

Posted Image
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
MymeeN64
Member Avatar
Senior Member
How's that Korntroller coming along? How often does it get worked on?
"Mom, can I play pretendo?" -Nathan, age 4 :wub:

Posted Image
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
No64DD
Member Avatar
Neva wizard Kee
I'm glad you asked Melody. :)

It has all been a process, and i am continuously brimming with ideas!
I'm looking into integrating Korn's guitar jack into the controller wire...
Posted Image

I don't want to speak for Linus just yet, but if you follow his social media outlets, he is working on some very inventive solutions. Such as murdered out joystick buttons/accents!
:D
https://mobile.twitter.com/SteelSticks64/status/818317502388305924
Edited by No64DD, Jan 25 2017, 10:52 PM.
A Secret star
lie here~





Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image


Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
sublime1996525
Member Avatar
That dude
I need to start following him on social media. I guess I need some form of social media first lol. That start button is sweet!
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
MymeeN64
Member Avatar
Senior Member
sublime1996525
Jan 25 2017, 10:21 PM
I need to start following him on social media. I guess I need some form of social media first lol. That start button is sweet!
This is my social media lol
Whoa! .....wow what ive seen so far is wild! Thats so cool! Thanks for the link. Ill be looking out for pics!
Edited by MymeeN64, Jan 25 2017, 11:42 PM.
"Mom, can I play pretendo?" -Nathan, age 4 :wub:

Posted Image
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
bluedogrulez
Member Avatar
Racing for Fulcon Capital
@No64DD: A guitar jack look would be rad! The easiest way to create something like that would be to de-solder the wire from the controller board, slide your additions on down the wire, then re-solder the wire. Not terribly difficult. Not unlike my Daiei Hawks cord replacement project.
Edited by bluedogrulez, Jan 26 2017, 10:07 AM.
Switch Friend Code: SW-0786-9287-1202 (bluedogBDR)
MK8Deluxe Tourney: N64Forever.com 2332-7277-8283
Nintendo Network ID: BDR2010 / Twitter: @bluedogrulez
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
No64DD
Member Avatar
Neva wizard Kee
@Bluedog, you're absolutely right!
What's rad is what you did with that plug replacement. I've never seen anyone else accomplish that, and it's truly inspiring!

Once i find the correct equipment that the band used/uses, perhaps you can help guide me through the steps. :yeah:
A Secret star
lie here~





Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image


Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
 
ZetaBoards - Free Forum Hosting
Fully Featured & Customizable Free Forums
Go to Next Page
« Previous Topic · Modding, Repairs & Custom Projects · Next Topic »
Add Reply
  • Pages:
  • 1