If the 800B was local to the DC area I have to wonder if that was my board from the 1980s. If it has the remnants of a burned 17V build out resistor on the aux master board ( that failed half an hour before doors at a major show ) it may well be. In any case if you can't find anyone who works on consoles on a regular basis I can take a look at them. In addition to the 800B I also built a 1600 clone console for a remote truck (Allen Bradley pots, P&G faders, LED bar graphs for all inputs plus 24 channels of monitoring ). Biggest improvement to the performance of that console was installing large gauge copper buss bars in the chassis pan and wiring every XLR pin one and every channel ground to that bar with 20 ga wire. Made a substantial difference in the noise floor.Hey all!
I appreciate all the comments here- right after I bought the board, I relocated from Ohio to the DC area. It took me months to arrange for pickup of the Soundcraft boards, and I finally have them here. I've been swamped with work--- does anyone have a recommendation on someone fairly local to the DC area who can help me get this console in working order? I'd love to finally get this thing up-and-running, and ideally I could see someone work on it so I can tackle some of the work myself...
Thanks in advance