Dustcover / decksaver - do you really need it?

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basista
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Dustcover / decksaver - do you really need it?

Post by basista » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:59 pm

Hello guys,

I have just bought the Sub 37. I will be playing only in home. Do you think I need to buy some dustcover? Is it necessary? Can't the moog just be stood on the desk without any covering?

e.g. https://www.thomann.de/pl/decksaver_moo ... 759464347d

djkey
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Re: Dustcover / decksaver - do you really need it?

Post by djkey » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:54 pm

I bought it for myself.
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basista
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Re: Dustcover / decksaver - do you really need it?

Post by basista » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:23 pm

djkey wrote:I bought it for myself.
OK :D great.

But why would I buy it? Leaving the instrument uncovered will make dust come inside? Can it be harmful for the moog itself? or is it just protection against some random incidents like tea-dropping ?

djkey
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Re: Dustcover / decksaver - do you really need it?

Post by djkey » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:03 pm

I got it because it protects very well from dust it is also well processed covers well. If you need photos I can make you some!
Mainbaord: ASUS X99-E WS/USB 3.1
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basista
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Re: Dustcover / decksaver - do you really need it?

Post by basista » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:43 pm

djkey wrote:I got it because it protects very well from dust it is also well processed covers well. If you need photos I can make you some!
Thank you, but I do not care about the look :) I just want to know, if dust can do something wrong to your Moog ?

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Re: Dustcover / decksaver - do you really need it?

Post by dalahorse » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:11 pm

Depending on the particulate in your environment, the dust that may settle into your instrument may be conductive or flammable. Will you notice a problem right away? No. Ten years later? Probably not. But it really depends on the environment. In general, dust isn't good for electronics. If you don't cover your Moog, you may need to blow it out years down the line. Not too big of a deal IMO.

When I lived in the desert, electronics would fail constantly in my house because of dust. I covered instruments or kept them in cases when not used. Where I live now doesn't really have much of a dust problem. I should probably cover my instruments... But I don't bother anymore.
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Re: Dustcover / decksaver - do you really need it?

Post by seanpark » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:21 pm

Except for the massive filter pot tbe S37 uses sealed potentiometers (knobs). These are not susceptible to dust in normal operating conditions.

Just dust the unit every week or so. I use a feather duster on all my equipment periodically.

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Re: Dustcover / decksaver - do you really need it?

Post by basista » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:38 am

dalahorse wrote:Depending on the particulate in your environment, the dust that may settle into your instrument may be conductive or flammable. Will you notice a problem right away? No. Ten years later? Probably not. But it really depends on the environment. In general, dust isn't good for electronics. If you don't cover your Moog, you may need to blow it out years down the line. Not too big of a deal IMO.

When I lived in the desert, electronics would fail constantly in my house because of dust. I covered instruments or kept them in cases when not used. Where I live now doesn't really have much of a dust problem. I should probably cover my instruments... But I don't bother anymore.
seanpark wrote:Except for the massive filter pot tbe S37 uses sealed potentiometers (knobs). These are not susceptible to dust in normal operating conditions.

Just dust the unit every week or so. I use a feather duster on all my equipment periodically.
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Re: Dustcover / decksaver - do you really need it?

Post by sunny pedaal » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:33 am

I use covers for all equipment
Helps to prolong their lives
A small blanket or so might also do the job

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Re: Dustcover / decksaver - do you really need it?

Post by cyberghostx13 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:35 pm

Well I bought a cover for $29.95. Yes it's just a plain black cover but will do the job of protecting a $1,500 investment. I probably will place a patch(cloth/embroidered) on It for artistic flair. I have a few lying around like "Get your kicks on Route 66" and the "Yellow Submarine" from the Beatles, even a small Irish Shamrock. Why Moog doesn't have a label on this dust cover is beyond me but plain black does not have to be boring. Later.
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