Share your knowledge on these two classic MPCs
By alexkidd401 Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:04 pm
I purchased an Akai MPC 3000 LE off of Craigslist. It's in okay shape and functioning. I was wondering who is the best place to go to get it fully serviced by someone (update to 3.50, New LCD, Replace Pad sensors, Replace tact switches and custom paint job etc..)

I know Bruce Forat was the go to guy back in the day but I'm sure there are even more options now. Any feedback/help would be greatly appreciated. I'm located in Seattle as well if that means anything. Thanks in advance.
By richie Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:00 am
For the 3.50 upgrade, find it on eBay.

For the rest of the physical parts and service, it makes the most sense to send it to Forat as you're both on the West Coast.
By CharlesRandolph Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:06 am
alexkidd401 wrote:I purchased an Akai MPC 3000 LE off of Craigslist. It's in okay shape and functioning. I was wondering who is the best place to go to get it fully serviced by someone (update to 3.50, New LCD, Replace Pad sensors, Replace tact switches and custom paint job etc..)

I know Bruce Forat was the go to guy back in the day but I'm sure there are even more options now. Any feedback/help would be greatly appreciated. I'm located in Seattle as well if that means anything. Thanks in advance.


http://www.forat.com/service/ in Studio City, CA (Repair/Customize)
http://www.vstservice.com/default.aspx Pasadena, CA (Repair)
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By JUKE 179r Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:26 am
For UK, contact @TheJazzCat on Instagram.
Since you are in the US, contact @Kanamit_MPC on Instagram (in Chicago).

Both of these guys do outstanding work and can fix up your 3000 for half of what Forat will charge you.