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By cunoSvaa Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:30 pm
is the jacarda faceplate a skin??? and if so is it aval anywhere?
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By Headphones Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:35 pm
ILOVETHISLIFE! wrote:Hello guys and gals. I'm new here so feel free to cybersmack me if I have done anything wrong on this first post
First off,thanks to all who contribute to this site! I just discovered this about a week ago and have already learned a bunch. So I got my MPC 1000 back recently from a buddy I lent it to for some years. Feels damn good to have my baby back! I installed the pad upgrade kit with some flourescent pads,cleaned it with some deoxit and dust off. Put new feet on her,used a hand held screwdriver so i wouldn't risk hurting the circuit board and stripping the screws..... Although this was my first time ever doing this,I had a blast and learned alot in the process. I'll continue to post pics on here as I make more modifications. I've got wood panels on the way which will be sanded and restained. Also,I got a volume knob from an old receiver I plan to put in place of the jog wheel. I got lots of ideas so this modification should be fun as long as I don't fry myself in the process These pads by the way are clean looking in the daylight and inspirational at night(there's a blacklight in the room so it really brings out the glow. It might look tacky from a pic but in person it looks pretty sharp. Anyway's,keep pics coming and thanks to all on this forum for sharing so much knowledge.
Peace
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Do they still sell the Glow in the dark pads?? I probably want my MPC1000 to look like yours(except with the larger screen).
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By koffieanon Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:08 pm
Recent owner of an MPC1K. So for my first post, I'll show off mine:

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I guess many won't agree with the 808 style pads on a blue faceplate, but I think it works well! I picked this unit up last November from local classifieds (needing repairs), but only got around to inspecting it fully two weeks ago. It turned out to be a BK unit in a blue disguise, so no pads upgrades necessary. Also came with OS2XL license (sweet!). I had already saved up for pad upgrades, so splurged on fat pads instead. Only had to replace most tact switches.

Now working through the Beat Making tutorial and getting familiar with this beast.

Pending modifications: new encoder, battery power(?), other aesthetic mods (input welcome!)
By cunoSvaa Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:01 am
i there a way to get a XLCD in a different color these days? I am going to switch my murdered out set up for the classic XL look... was wondering if that green or teal is avail...

also which colors are the best on the eyes? in XLCD
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By inflict3 Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:13 am
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This is my mpc1000 right now..tonight I just sanded it down and will rattle can it tomorrow..I’ve been working on the text layer to put on a screen for printing before the clear coat. Can’t wait till y’all see how it turns out. :smoker: :smoker: :smoker: :smoker:
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By inflict3 Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:18 am
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Pieced this thing together like a champ.. hahahahahhaha..**** it..lol :popcorn: :popcorn:
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By inflict3 Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:21 am
Oh yea, bout to print my ghetto text!!

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By inflict3 Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:23 am
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By inflict3 Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:09 am
And..... here she is y’all!!!

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By inflict3 Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:11 am
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By inflict3 Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:33 am
Here is the can I used..
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By Ill-Green Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:50 am
That is ill my man. What paper you used to print the text on? Years ago, I did it with permanent water decals, but was tedious because the decal was so delicate. If it folded, it was over, had to print another one.
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By inflict3 Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:36 pm
Ill-Green wrote:That is ill my man. What paper you used to print the text on? Years ago, I did it with permanent water decals, but was tedious because the decal was so delicate. If it folded, it was over, had to print another one.


That clear one pieced together is the one I used to expose the screen with. I screen printed the text on with a water based black ink. The pic where the face plate is all taped down is my screen press. After I print the ink and flash dry it I had to put a few layers of rattle can clear coat on over the text or it will rub right off if you touch it.. same way I did my 500 when I painted it white..