Protecting Turntables & Mixer from Playa Alkaline Dust!

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Protecting Turntables & Mixer from Playa Alkaline Dust!

Postby MikieCGY » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:02 am

Any tips at all??? I know during the night the dust settles.. but during the day?? What to do????

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Re: Protecting Turntables & Mixer from Playa Alkaline Dust!

Postby danibel » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:31 am

Here is a thread that is in power and Illumination:http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=278&t=40250

I know people bring sensitive electronics out there, but I still feel the same way: if you would be upset if something got ruined, do not bring it to the playa.
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Re: Protecting Turntables & Mixer from Playa Alkaline Dust!

Postby AntiM » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:25 am

The dust doesn't "settle" so much as clings, all the time. Don't think house dust, think an explosion of a bag of flour, or a bottle of baby powder.

If you make a living with your gear, don't bring it to Burning Man.
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Re: Protecting Turntables & Mixer from Playa Alkaline Dust!

Postby Raymaker » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:49 am

as I remember it from last year the dust flies around 24/7, at night it is just dark and you don't see it, but if you look into a beam of light the dust looks like rain on a muggy day.
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Re: Protecting Turntables & Mixer from Playa Alkaline Dust!

Postby Lassen Forge » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:06 am

AntiM wrote:The dust doesn't "settle" so much as clings, all the time. Don't think house dust, think an explosion of a bag of flour, or a bottle of baby powder.

If you make a living with your gear, don't bring it to Burning Man.


Or get a separate set of gear just FOR the playa, and clean the crap out of it when you get off playa.
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Re: Protecting Turntables & Mixer from Playa Alkaline Dust!

Postby unjonharley » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:02 am

If your stuff is big and loud enough to blow my socks off..

You should take care a drink is not spilled on the mixer, OOPS
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Re: Protecting Turntables & Mixer from Playa Alkaline Dust!

Postby EspressoDude » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:29 am

high power speakers suck playa dust into the cabinet, through any opening, including the cone material. Playa dust is abrasive, alkaline, and corrosive and will eat voice coils.
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Re: Protecting Turntables & Mixer from Playa Alkaline Dust!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:33 am

put your equipment in a dishwasher.

run the cycle.

if your equipment still works it will survive the playa.

seriously.
breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

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Re: Protecting Turntables & Mixer from Playa Alkaline Dust!

Postby tamarakay » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:39 am

Or blast it with a fire extinguisher and see how much of it settles and how hard it is to clean out. Playa is just a 1/2 a hair heavier than extinguisher dust.
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Re: Protecting Turntables & Mixer from Playa Alkaline Dust!

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:14 am

Okay, what are you doing with a turntable? Scratching? And you're worried about dust? :D
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