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direstrat

130HD212 repair stories from France

Hello,

I am currently the proud owner of three MM 130HD212.:

N/S C006227
N/S C007686
N/S C007943

Fan of the group Dire Straits for more than 25 years, it is quite naturally thanks to the MM 130HD212 that I found the sound of the first albums of my favorite group. Trained as an engineer, I quickly sought to service and maintain my vintage guitars and amplifiers. I spend a lot of time studying the 2475-130EX and its secrets! I come to share my passion with you and my work around the 130HD212!

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Welcome aboard the MM site.

Welcome aboard the MM site. We have a dedicated group here, since they haven't MADE these in 30 years! Have not worked on any exports models but have seen the inside of the US versions a lot. That 130 in the pic looks nice! Cleaner than my 65 but mine has been used a lot. those corners look buffed or satiny. Is that just an illusion or did you do something to them?

direstrat

Hello,

Hello,
I actually restored the fittings: chromatography for define the exact color of the original Nickel plated, electrolysis, sanding, polishing etc. : in short, a surface treatment including an additional layer compared to the original treatment: a layer of transparent varnish to prevent corrosion of the parts. It took me several weeks for obtain this result.

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Quite cool!

Quite cool!

direstrat

speaker update

My amps are equipped with 2 Eminence speakers with square or round al-ni-co magnets. Indeed, at
At the time, the Leo Fender factory was actually mounting
Eminence loudspeakers featuring square magnets of different
sizes and shapes. Then, around 1980, the 130HD212 model was equipped with
Eminence speakers with round ceramic magnets. Moreover,
the amp was optionally available with Electro Voice speakers
EVM 12L : I will preserve the original configuration and create now a spare of the front cabinet for two EVM 12L...

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