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By mattskillz1000 Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:48 pm
Yo! It's been along time since I've been around here. I acquired an old beat up blue/original MPC 1000 from a friend for dirt cheap. The pads aren't working very well, there's two broken buttons (undo seq and stop) and it's missing a slider knob.

I was thinking about investing in a pad upgrade kit from MPCstuff along with some tact switches and buttons. I live in Canada so after shipping, duties and taxes, I'll likely have to invest approx. $300 CAD. That will include upgrading from the old JJOS OS1 4.99 to the latest as well.

Is it worth it? My feeling is yes since I see these machines going for $500 CAD plus, but would love to get your thoughts and opinions. I also have maxed out ram, a 40GB HD, a couple flash cards and some old sample packs from here :)

Thanks in advance for your support!
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By Psychedelic Schizophrenic Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:53 am
Wal Martian wrote:I'd say go for it but tact switches can be sourced cheaper online if you have a part number.

Here are the tact switches you need, they are Alps SKHHALA010 - Tactile Switches 6.0x6.0x4.3mm

Available on Mouser for dirt cheap ... 688-SKHHAL
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By mattskillz1000 Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:06 pm
Holy $#!t, thanks Wal Martian and Psychedelic Schizophrenic - that's cray! Talk about a mark up. Do you know the part number for this one ... ct-switch/ It's the play, stop button one.

UPDATE: I think I may have found it here: ... wLp3gB0%3d