Recently I bought a used Akai MPC 1000 on Craigslist. What I didn’t know when I bought it was that the 3 of the MPC pads were bad. So I decided to spend $8 per pad ( $24 in total ), plus $8 for shipping, and replace the pads myself. Here is how I replaced the drum pads.
- Soldiering gun
- Soldier ( Any size should be fine )
- Screw driver
- Flat stable table
Before attempting to soldier anything, I watched 2 instructional videos on youtube, that helped a lot. Click here: Video 1 , Video 2 .
- The first pad was hard to do, so I had to redo it. But after that, it was very easy to do.
- I bought my MPC pads from http://vstservice.com/, they are very popular in the MPC world. I paid for 2 day shipping, and they shipped it to the wrong address. When I complained about this, they said it would ship it out the next day, they said they would make up their mistake by given me a adding a additional pad. It, took another 2 days, and no additional pad was added.
Last note, if I can do it, you can do it to, save yourself the heart ache, and of messing with foil or other temporary fixes, just my opinion.
Posted by on March 25, 2009. Category: Music & Design Tutorials
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