Electra Mpc

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  1. WRS

    WRS Member

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    Anybody have one of these?I bought it around 1976 or 77.It had the fuzz and phaze shifter modules.I sold in around 1988(BIG MISTAKE).I wish I still had it.
     

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  2. circles

    circles Senior Member

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    I know this is an old post, but I had to reply, as I had a BEAUTIFUL sunburst Electra MPC when I was in high school. Really a nice guitar, I'd hold it up against most regular Les Pauls, but had to sell it during hard times. I know some would consider the modules a gimmick, and maybe they were, but I wish I still had it as well. Glad to see someone else who had one. They are hard to find these days!
     
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  3. Nikki

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    I was lucky enough to buy one of these gems a few years ago.
    Allow me to introduce: ´77 Electra MPC X330

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  4. WRS

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    Nikki thats one Beautiful Electra MPC.
     
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    I had completely forgotten about this post.Thanks for responding Circles and Nikki.I was beginning to think I was the only one who bought one of these.The modules in the back of this Guitar were pretty high tech back then.Also mine played and sounded awsome.
     

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    I have a dead mint, like new very early Electra Omega with the Gibson style "lawsuit" headstock. I had it Pleked and set up, It is a really great player and it has a large sonic range, although the pickups are a bit micophonic. It has a somewhat thick neck, kinda like a 50's Gibson Les Paul.
     
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    I've got 2 . One is a Black X-310 and the other is a Red X-320. Here's some pics. I've got 2 MPC fx packs which are the Treble/Bass Boost and the Phase Shifter.

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  8. RCSBlues

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    I've got three now -
    Electra MPC X340 and MPC X330 purchased new in 1977 and 1979 respectively - although both are 1977 models (see my avatar)
    Please have a free listen / download of the X340 from our live track from 1979 "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" at http://www.reverbnation.com/rcsblues/songs and now also an Electra Omega Prime Ceruse purchased new in Feb 2017 - IMG_0385.JPG
     
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    bluesriffdev Senior Member

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    Is that with the Peter Green flipped magnet mod or do they just reverse the neck pickup for looks?
     
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    One would hope that it has the Peter Green flip -
    Here are the stats:
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    Confirmed by Ben Chafin of Electra Guitars 03/20/2017 that this guitar was pulled down from the stack of NAMM 2017 guitars and was shipped to the Dallas music store which I bought it from – Electra_Guitars_NAMM_2017_01.jpg that’s my new guitar just to the left of the red one (right) on the back row:
     
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    Peter Green flip has been confirmed by Mick Donner of Electra guitars -

    "I have to admit, I'm a fan of the Peter Green flip. Also, when you coil-split the pickups, this makes the two inside coils active making the middle position even more "stratty". I think I swapped that one just to see how it would sound. If the look bugs you, it can just be turned around." Mick

    My reply was that I was more than happy that he made the change - and love the sound - and the "look" - I believe I will leave it the way it is as the neck pickup has been flipped.

    And thanks bluesriffdev for pointing it out; I knew when I first opened the box and was that it was reversed I thought it was just for looks.
     
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    Thrashed this X220 MPC in a post-punk band back in the 80's...

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    It was my first set-neck guitar! Replaced the effects, controls and pickups with conventional LP setup. Just sold it a year or so ago.
     
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    It sounds great. I'm going to do the flip at next string change on my edwards (looks a lot like greenie's did in the 70s - that guitar is basically yellow now). From what I hear, it doesn't affect the neck or bridge sounds individually at all, so I don't see why more people don't do it.
     
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    Nice axe - I added a TP-6 fine tuner bridge to each of my X340 and X330 Electra MPC's - but that's all I have done.

    Too bad you had to sell it -
     

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