The Mackie 32-8 is a wonderful Mixer with a grandiose Sound.
I love it - especially for my high Gain distorted Drum- & Synth
But the Meterbridge has a nasty handicap.
The VU Meter Lamps from the Meterbridge gets to hot and are often broken. ... Mine too.
I created a Schematic / PCB Layout and etched some circuit boards, works great!
If someone is interested in a Kit: Look Here