finally checking in with the internets

model42news | Posted by jeremy March 31st, 2014

We hit a milestone last week! We bumped into the end of our original supply of chassis that we purchased so long ago.

The construction of the RMV420 is painstakingly slow. We have to punch the chassis, punch and anodize the faceplates (OK, someone else does the anodizing), build the circuit boards, build the heaters, assemble all into a package…

We’ve had a great time in the workshop, but are looking into better solutions. We plan to consolidate certain parts of the production process. For starters, combining all of the metal fabrication into a one-step, one- supplier package will greatly speed up our production time.

Most exciting is the development of a couple of new products: 500 series is well on it’s way!

For now, there is a small supply of units to keep us going into the summer.

Thanks for reading this. Thanks for your interest. Looking forward!!

Pic from the field

model42news | Posted by jeremy December 14th, 2011

We just got a nice photo of musician Abstract Rude enjoying an RMV420. I think it really captures a nice vibe…

abstract vapo


Units Available!!!

model42news | Posted by che June 28th, 2010

After a few delays, (weddings, birthdays, bar-mitzvahs, cats stuck in trees…) we have units available for immediate shipment.

Click here to order yours today!

Another Happy Customer Review

model42news | Posted by jeremy April 28th, 2010

What can I say about the RMV420? All I can say is that I LOVE IT! Nothing better to get the creative juices flowing in the studio. Just about everyone of my clients at one time or another has wanted to smoke, but since i’m in a commercial building I can’t have the smoke or the smell. This would always result in a trek outside, which is just a waste of studio time… Since buying the RMV420 not only is studio time saved, but all of my clients could never be happier!

-Abstract Studios (Staten Island, NY)

Dub Station- RMV crucial to the vibe

model42news | Posted by jeremy April 15th, 2010

RMV strategically placed for maximum effect

Review from the field

model42news | Posted by jeremy March 30th, 2010

We got a really nice, honest review from one of our users:

“I thought I’d give you some feedback so here’s a little write up for you.

First off- function: As a vaporizer I think what impressed me the most was the temperature stability. In order to find the range I like (365 to 390) I ran some tests with a Fluke digital probe. I was pleasantly surprised that not only was the temperature stable to within .2 degrees but that it was easily repeatable from one setting to the next. Your heater coil is very quick to respond either up or down- nice work. The probe packed easily once I got the right grind and the dimple is surprisingly effective. Inserting the glass tip for the first time I was uncertain how hard to push. The retaining springs are stiff when new and of course with glass I didn’t want to crack it on the first run. Inserting it at an angle eased it in nicely but I’m wondering if either a ground bevel or a slight torch rounding of the edge would make it a smoother insert. I like the action of the retaining clips since it keeps it a bit loose which helps buffer the swinging of the hose. The draw is nice once I figured out the proper wait time. It was spot on and just what I needed. It cleared nicely and was ready to go. Quick and easy all around and well equipped to do what it’s meant to do. An instruction card would be a pleasant addition for less intuitive users but I had fun getting to know it on my own.

Form: I greatly appreciate the styling- obviously its main selling point. Nice choice in rack case especially the heavy gauge face. I know rack chassis aren’t cheap but it didn’t strike me as a compromised choice. I really love the color, the socket bezel and the chicken head knob. I swapped out the front screws with some nice black cap screws which really looks elegant and cost me 72 cents. The insides look nicely laid out and well dressed- nothing homemade at all about it. Since I’m a consummate tinker-head I’m probably going to put an EIN socket in the back for the power inlet but that’s my personal dislike of non-removable power cables. The stock power cord is fine and likely won’t bother anyone else. I have no reservations putting this unit in my traveling road rack.

I’m quite pleased with this whole kit, as are my band mates. I look forward to many years of enjoyment from it and the laughs of surprise I get from friends (everyone says “no way!”). It’s easy to see that you gave thoughtful attention to the most important details of the design and I think that should translate into product longevity and widespread adoption- This could be a legendary studio fixture.”

and there you have it!

First batch sold out!

model42news | Posted by jeremy March 24th, 2010

Well, we shipped out the last of our first production run! Thanks to all of those folks who jumped on board. We have had very positive feedback coming back from the field.
Another batch is planned for the end of March, so let it shower in April- we’ll be ready for you!

I like this pic!

model42news | Posted by jeremy March 4th, 2010

I’ve been rocking the vapo in the EQ bay of my workstation. Check it out!


New Pricing!

model42news | Posted by jeremy March 4th, 2010

We received a great response to the February promo pricing of $299 + shipping. After careful consideration, we decided to keep the price at this point!
Good new for you I’m sure!
So, it’s really a great time to jump on board.
“I would rather sell a million cars for one dollar each than one car for a million dollars”

video is online!

model42news | Posted by jeremy January 22nd, 2010