November 24, 2014, 01:15:20 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email
News: Arturia's webmaster is glad to offer you these brand new forums ! Have fun using it and feel free to email any encountered problem at webmaster@arturia.com.

Arturia Forums



Author Topic: Mini brute wood side panels?  (Read 6066 times)

Man-Machine

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 66
  • Karma: 1
Mini brute wood side panels?
« on: March 28, 2013, 12:04:19 am »
Would it be easy to replace the side panels with my own wood panels?
L8er Osci8ers

Bruno@arturia

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 686
  • Karma: 27
Re: Mini brute wood side panels?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 05:58:06 pm »
if you're good at woodworking it should not be too difficult. Plastic sides are not involves in the structure of the case.
Bruno
Arturia Hardware

stevism

  • Beta-testers
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 239
  • Karma: 4
Re: Mini brute wood side panels?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 10:16:47 pm »
please post a picture if you do it, i'm curious :)

beefinator

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 141
  • Karma: 0
    • Soundcloud page
Re: Mini brute wood side panels?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 11:19:38 pm »
Ooh, good idea.  I think the minibrute actually looks pretty good with the stock endcaps, though, so I'll keep mine as is.
I did make custom wood sidepanels for my mpc a while ago.  I imagine the process would be pretty similar.  I made mine with only hand tools, with power tools it could be done more accurately and with better results, though I like the rough finish mine ended up with.

Here's a bunch of pics I made during the process:
http://www.mpc-forums.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=152346

schn

  • Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Karma: 2
Re: Mini brute wood side panels?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2013, 02:48:35 am »
anybody knows how to unbuilt the sides?

 i just got a minibrute and i'm a cabinet maker/luthier and i'm gonna make some gorgeous black walnut sides.
and maybe a travel case/stage rack too!

beefinator

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 141
  • Karma: 0
    • Soundcloud page
Re: Mini brute wood side panels?
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2013, 04:03:44 pm »
definitely post pics here if you end up doing it!

I would try the screws on the bottom that are on the sides, right next to the endcaps.
They might be just to hold the endcaps in place, so you could take them off without having to take off the whole back panel.  That's how it is on my mpc1000.

schn

  • Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Karma: 2
Re: Mini brute wood side panels?
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2013, 08:36:51 pm »
it does not seem to work, anybody did that in the past?

tertior

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 154
  • Karma: 2

coldwar1977

  • Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 35
  • Karma: 4
    • my discogs page

Thunderroad75

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 61
  • Karma: 1
Re: Mini brute wood side panels?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2013, 06:26:51 pm »
Make that two! That really looks awesome.

schn

  • Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Karma: 2
Re: Mini brute wood side panels?
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2013, 06:44:23 pm »
i will have some sides ready soon, i'm just waiting to know how to properly open it....

schn

  • Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Karma: 2
Re: Mini brute wood side panels?
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2013, 06:44:32 pm »
i found how to unbuilt it, it's pretty easy. i made three set of sides, one in dark walnut, one in maple and one in oak. here is a pic with the dark walnut sides, made of real hardwood and eccofriendly finish. 

schn

  • Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Karma: 2
Re: Mini brute wood side panels?
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2013, 06:48:00 pm »
another view

matias_thinKing

  • Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 36
  • Karma: 2
Re: Mini brute wood side panels?
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2013, 07:33:00 pm »
those look great!

schn

  • Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Karma: 2
Re: Mini brute wood side panels?
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2013, 07:58:03 pm »
if you want some let me know.

 

Carbonate design by Bloc
SMF 2.0.8 | SMF © 2014, Simple Machines