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ADA Preamps => MP-2 => Topic started by: van Sinn on November 04, 2016, 06:34:38 AM

Title: MP-2 #1 Total Restore required
Post by: van Sinn on November 04, 2016, 06:34:38 AM
Just plugged-in my first-bought (borne?) MP-2 after a few years in hibernation.
Level, gain, loop, pots.. everything scratches and flips up'n'down..
My Ice presets do not at all sound too much like 80's Big Hair Metal :facepalm:

It'll require replacing all electrolytic caps, the jack with switch, both pots, all rear mini push switches et al..
Not sure I should do it now, or wait until I've re-settled sometime next year; long-term storage and shipping just could add more to it :dunno:

Or, just as a go-to for now, I could try contact cleaner - which I do not really trust other than as a temporary work-around.
Title: Re: MP-2 #1 Total Restore required
Post by: Dante on November 04, 2016, 08:16:55 AM
All that from just storing it? Seems like dust is the culprit, unless it got banged around. Just open the case, hose it off with a pressure washer, and wait until it dries

 >:D

Ps....I do not recommend actually doing this, it's sarcasm
Title: Re: MP-2 #1 Total Restore required
Post by: van Sinn on November 04, 2016, 11:49:32 AM
Too shy to openly admit I had it lying open a good while collecting dust - but I swear it was for scientific reasons! actually, it was for some mod ideas.. (which will be finalized later).
I did clean it using a thin hose on the vac, soft brush and compressed air, but alas, I think you're right about at least some of the problems: dust, though this doesn't warrant for all of said behavior.
Title: Re: MP-2 #1 Total Restore required
Post by: van Sinn on November 06, 2016, 10:39:07 AM
Hehe, there's nothing the MP-2 cannot handle!
Yes, I had it left open, collecting dust, and thought I'd cleaned it well enough.

However, I can now testify that the MP-2, adding to it's other virtues, is also self-cleaning, and has a build-in de-dustificator.
I now know why it sucks more watts off the mains than the other preamps: The dust-burning self-cleaning self-healing current!
Title: Re: MP-2 #1 Total Restore required
Post by: MarshallJMP on November 06, 2016, 03:40:07 PM
The dust-burning self-cleaning self-healing current!

 ;D great one Van  :thumb-up:
Title: Re: MP-2 #1 Total Restore required
Post by: van Sinn on November 07, 2016, 12:26:25 AM
^ my one-liner or the MP-2? :amaze:
Title: Re: MP-2 #1 Total Restore required
Post by: rnolan on November 07, 2016, 10:20:51 PM
I'll go for the one liner  :lol:   The MP2 is a many splendid thingy, and mine seem to breed.... and now they tell me they want new racks to go in as they've outgrown their current bedrooms... and now my US MP2 wants to vote but none of the candidates are espousing 240v power (something to do with not having enough dust-burning self-cleaning self-healing herbivores).
Title: Re: MP-2 #1 Total Restore required
Post by: MarshallJMP on November 08, 2016, 05:02:25 AM
^ my one-liner or the MP-2? :amaze:

Both !  ;D
Title: Re: MP-2 #1 Total Restore required
Post by: van Sinn on November 08, 2016, 06:43:00 AM
...and now my US MP2 wants to vote but none of the candidates are espousing 240v power...

Where's our old icon featuring Uncle Sam with an MP-2, saying "I want YOU to use this!"
Would be decently more Genuine American than the current politicized theatrical snake oil frenzy..
Title: Re: MP-2 #1 Total Restore required
Post by: MarshallJMP on November 08, 2016, 02:31:36 PM
Had to do some searching but I found it  :whoohoo!:
Title: Re: MP-2 #1 Total Restore required
Post by: Dante on November 08, 2016, 02:42:13 PM
 :whoohoo!: