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Brand: Blunderbuss Designs
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No need for any introductions, this is the original One-Zero but updated to version 2.0 and renamed to One-Zero Kuma. Featuring a timeless classic box design, this One-Zero is larger than the Bambi variant, with lots of wrist space and a large canvas area for your custom artwork. For full details refer to the Tech Specs and v2.0 Changes tab below.
To receive a fully built plug and play ready One-Zero please follow the instructions shown in the Free Assembly Service Tab below.
If you intend to use a full collar Korean lever such as a Myoungshin Fanta, then choose the Korean acrylic cover.
Please note that this enclosure may not be 100% perfect and may have small isolated errant flakes or minor imperfections on the powder coating, however overall aesthetic appearance will be excellent. The white colour enclosure may have minor black spots on the powder coating, this is normal and caused by impurities in the powder coat and baking process.
The included clear acrylic cover may have small black speck(s) and / or very minor hairline scratches on the acrylic panel. This is normal and occurs as part of the manufacturing.
To take advantage of the free assembly service and receive a fully built and ready to use Arcade Stick, please include the following products in your order:
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Found out about Coolbear when I wanted to get a fully custom case.I heard about all the usual custom cases you can get but when I came across the One Zero it just sort of grabbed me, being all steel and such a minimalist design.I'm apparently one of the first people to commercially get the Kuma v2 so thats the one on review:The actual case is really nice, because its so well put together it feels like one solid slab when you actually use it, and its weighted just right to be a quite beefy bit of kit but not unbearably heavy, it will fit the roll of workhorse/tourney specialist quite well. The switch from Neutrik to the new panel mount in this version is also a really nice feature, it means less things going on the outside the case and it's more stable without needing something like a BCSS.The massive top panel is an absolute blessing if like me you want all your sticks to be covered in art, and the plexi is really nice as well being as thick as it is the art sits under it with no chance of distortion, which is a big issue I have with some other custom enclosures and mods for existing sticks.Overall if you're a fan of the super simple box design that just lets you have a massive panel and feel like you're sat at a cab you can't go wrong with the One Zero Kuma, its easy to build and i don't feel like its in danger letting people handle it, and just having it sat on your lap feels nice and solid for gaming. The only issue I could see is down to preference, if you want something a bit lighter you may want to try the bambi or an all acrylic stick, this thing is a lapboard through and through.Regarding the service, the Coolbear himself was massively helpful at all times, both with my orders and any technical or assembly help I might need, so I can recommend BBD on a personal level too Long and short when I build a hitbox in the future this is going to be a very early port of call.
I've had a lot of sticks over the years, starting back in the 90s, so I've gone through a few in my time, and there's many positives to this case, the weight is great but not too heavy so it feels secure on your table or lap, a none slip mat instead of feet, so I don't have them digging in my legs.The layout is the Sega 2P arcade layout, which is close to Namco's Noir but with more space between the lever and the buttons so your arm isn't forced towards the center.Compatible with any Japanese or Korean lever I can think of, where as most enclosures don't support full collar Korean sticks, mounting point on the inside for brook PCB's.It's a much better deal than retail sticks, where you pay a lottery on what you can upgrade and how future proof they are with next gen consoles etcAlso the photos don't do it justice to how nice it looks.
It is my first ever Arcade Stick case but I can't find something to complain. The build quality is outstanding.
I don't normally resort to exclamation marks, in fact it took me a second or two to find it on the keyboard, but this case deserves one. The tank like construction quality has been mentioned by most of the other reviewers but it's worth repeating. This thing is really built. It would also hurt if you dropped it on your foot so I'm glad I went for the non slip rubber sheet which I would also recommend. The close fit between the top and bottom halves also shows quality. I think Blunderbuss should put a few more photos on the site to show people what they're getting, particularly the inside which is well done and makes the assembly easier with mounts for a Brook fighting board as well as Japanese and Korean joysticks.I went for the burgundy finish and now I have it here I love it. The powder coating has a sort of eggshell texture and feels like it should withstand a lot.This is the best joystick enclosure I've ever seen and I doubt you'll find better!
After browsing all over the internet looking for the right arcade stick I finally came across the One-Zero. This product is built to last, it's a full metal enclosure that offers great size, comfort, and is very mod friendly for future upgrades/replacements. In comparison to other high-end arcade sticks offered for either the same price or around $100 cheaper, the One-Zero is worth the extra cash, especially since you can have the team at Blunderbuss build the stick for you at no extra cost (It also ensures you get a working stick cause they test it!). Other sites/companies that build arcade sticks either don't assemble anything for you and you have to do it yourself, or it costs extra when you're already paying more than $200 for a stick.Now the biggest selling point for me and potentially other international buyers is the import duties. I live in Canada so buying something from a US site wasn't a great option because even though the prices for the sticks were about the same, I would have died from paying the import duties. Canada and the UK have trade agreements in place that don't result in buyers paying import duties. The only thing you will have to pay "extra" is the provincial sales tax when the stick actually enters Canada, that's it.Overall I couldn't be happier with my purchase, it's definitely "the stick" for me. I don't see myself having the need to buy another stick for any reason. This thing rocks and everyone that's seen pictures of it is always impressed and every time I hold the stick I get excited to play games.5/5 stars would recommend!
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...but found a Challenger instead Please allow for a small criticism; the aux buttons arrangement (four on the right side of the Neutrik and two on the left), make a standard pre-made 4 pin harness (for L3-R3-TP) -such as the Brook one- pretty awkward to use (the length of the ground wire daisy chain is barely able to reach between the TP and R3 buttons). Result: dangerously bent terminals, but at least it works.I guess the Blunderbuss harness is tailored to fit, but it's still out of stock.
Fantastic enclosure, built like a tank and easy to build in.The button layout (Sega 2P I think:?) is really comfortable to use and there is plenty of room for your palms if you like to rest them on the controller. I have big hands and this is an issue for me with many arcade sticks.I was a bit worried it would sound and feel like a tin box, but it's solid, very solid. Building in it was simple, it has standoffs for brooks fighting boards and a lip on the front and back sides which you can tuck wires behind or add lighting or whatever else takes your fancy.The only downside is that I'm already thinking about getting another.
The One-Zero is awesome. It has everything I'm looking for in an arcade stick enclosure; full collar Korean lever compatibility out of the box, extremely precise cutouts, built in PCB standoffs, close to perfect fit and finish, you name it. I recently built in an Etokki Omni and the One-Zero is just as high quality but at a much lighter weight which I appreciate. This is the second product I've purchased from Blunderbuss (the Cool Bear Lever being the first) and both experiences have been close to flawless from start to finish. Don't be surprised when I come back for another - but this time in white.
I went for a complete build from Blunderbuss and I am super happy with it. The case is very well made. This feels like the rolls Royce of arcade sticks to me and I think it will last me a lifetime! I have tried it with my MiSter FPGA board and I am also looking forward to using it on my Switch and PS3. Thanks Blunderbuss.
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