I’ve been tinkering with a few Matias switches I had around. Results were surprisingly pleasant enough to start this thread to log my journey in the world of ALPS switches.
I am terrible at selling nor finding used anything so readily available Matias switches is where I am going to start. First thing that I liked about ALPS switches is how easily they can be modified. Some findings from modifying Matias switches follows.
With Matias Click (MC) switches:
- Applying some 205g0 to the back of the clicker leaf removed most of the clicky sound.
- Removing the clicker leaf turned the switch into a smooth linear.
With Matias Quiet Click (QC) switches:
- Removing silencing rubber from side rails turned into a decent tactile.
- Removing the tactile leaf turned the switch into a smooth linear.
Of all the combos from both switches, I liked the tactile switch made from QC the most. It sounded bassy after lubing with 205g0 and made much less noise than tactile made from MC. The later definitely had stronger tactility but I think that extra energy from released clicker leaf was causing more noise.
If you’re interested in linear switches, checkout the companion thread Easing into Linear