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 Post subject: Electra MPC Modules
PostPosted: August 29th, 2017, 9:42 am 
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Hi All!

This is a long shot but I figured it would not hurt to ask. Do any of you have and might wish to part with any of the 70's Electra MPC modules? Here is a picture barrowed from an Ebay auction for the instrument and modules.
With a lot of help from a Good Friend, I now own an Electra X610......left handed model. As to date, this is the only X610 that I have ever seen, left handed. Anyway, I am looking for the modules and they are as Hen's teeth. There is an Overdrive module on Reverb.com, but I am looking for a Phase shifter or a flange.


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PostPosted: August 29th, 2017, 9:49 am 
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Just in case you want to know what an X610 looks like. Very 70's!


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PostPosted: August 29th, 2017, 9:51 am 
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I got to noodle on that for a bit when Paulo had it. So bleeping cool!


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PostPosted: August 29th, 2017, 11:41 am 
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Chris Squire used one on one of my favorite Yes albums- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzxZzIiO84Y


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The notorious Outlaw bass left handed... yep they exist! :)


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Never knew of this bass's existence 'til now... I dig that body shape! Sounds like a cool bass...

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PostPosted: September 2nd, 2017, 7:12 pm 
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All sorts of great sounds even without the modules. In position three, sounds very much like a Rickenbacker.


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That's so cool, Bill....


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Killer looking bass. With the magnesium U channel, you better not shred so hard that you make a spark, or else that neck will burn like the 4th July :).... on a side note, is that Beefcake The Mighty hiding behind the amp ?

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The more I read the old add that bill97 had posted, the more curious I got... found this youtube video - the recording is a bit overdriven, but still, a lot of nice sounds... not a lot of , but found these found these videos....

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFCmoRdR4gI

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PostPosted: September 3rd, 2017, 7:08 am 
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Here are the combination available for the five position switch.


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That is Beefcake. It's our practice room at my fiend and guitarist place. He came to one of the NAMM shows and got a lot of autographs for the room.


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Billw97 wrote:
That is Beefcake. It's our practice room at my fiend and guitarist place. He came to one of the NAMM shows and got a lot of autographs for the room.


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How did I miss this thread? Wow, fantastic find, Bill. :shock: I've been obsessed with these basses since seeing Chris Squire using one in the Tempus Fugit video. Had no idea they were made left handed.

I'll keep my eye out for the modules. I have seen them pop up on ebay from time to time.


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PostPosted: September 11th, 2017, 7:55 am 
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Thanks Peter! Paulo gets the credit for finding this one though.
I too have never seen one before in a left handed version and thought that they were never made. This bass does not have the fore arm contour though. The tuners are very hard to turn and the bridge was lifting. The bridge I did flatten on a press, very carefully and repaired the saddles. I drilled two holes on the back as those found on late 70's-early 80's Rickenbackers and installed two more screws. The tuners, I made a set of replacements to match the shape and hole pattern. These are getting plated as I write this! With the bridge back in place, the thing sounds amazing!
Now, if I could just find a left handed Gibson Victory bass, I would be a happy camper!


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