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  • Ouchee momma!

    Not really looking forward to THIS repair. Mission: Make it work.

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  • #2
    What in the wide world of sports is going on here?

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    • #3
      If you can't see, the modules are: Power Overdrive, Phase Shifter, and Dynamic Fuzz. The first two are "goop" potted. Basically unrepairable.

      The 5-way Rotary "superswitch" is corroded and some terminals are smashed in. All pots and switches are nasty/scratchy. The dual 9-volt connectors are MIA.

      The only good news is, both pups work.

      Huge job.

      Edit: I like the Electra logo is an upside-down peace sign. Anti-Peace???
      Last edited by ArtieToo; 04-03-2021, 09:43 AM.

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      • #4
        Apparently, those pickups are stock: https://www.vintageguitar.com/4914/4914/

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        • #5
          Oh, I saw. LOL What a mess! If it were me, I'd rip all that crap out and wire it up like a normal Les Paul.

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          • #6
            zoinks! have fun with that mess

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ErikH View Post
              Oh, I saw. LOL What a mess! If it were me, I'd rip all that crap out and wire it up like a normal Les Paul.
              Oh no, no, no! These things are rare and becoming valuable. Especially the modules. They were actually a good guitar. They got a bad rap because they seemed like a gimmic, but they were highly endorsed by the likes of Peter Frampton, Leslie West, Rick Derringer, and others. I'm gonna make this sucka work.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ArtieToo View Post

                Oh no, no, no! These things are rare and becoming valuable. Especially the modules. They were actually a good guitar. They got a bad rap because they seemed like a gimmic, but they were highly endorsed by the likes of Peter Frampton, Leslie West, Rick Derringer, and others. I'm gonna make this sucka work.
                Ahhhh, I see. Good luck! LOL

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                • #9
                  Thanks.

                  P.S. This is one of the even more rare ones with the rosewood top.

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                  • #10
                    forget that
                    where can I get one of these SD screwdrivers
                    EHD
                    Just here surfing Guitar Pron
                    RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
                    SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
                    Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
                    Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
                    Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
                    Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
                    GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
                      forget that
                      where can I get one of these SD screwdrivers
                      IIRC, they used to sell a "pack", that included 3 CD's, that had all the sound samples, a big fold out chart with all the pup specs, and this screwdriver. I think there was also a Duncan bottle opener and a guitar strap. I have all that and don't recall buying anything separately. I don't see it on their webpage now though.

                      P.S. This one could be available . . . for a price.
                      Last edited by ArtieToo; 04-01-2021, 02:38 PM.

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                      • #12
                        One of my friends actually owns the Electra brand. He is based in Tampa. Lots of cool stuff. He has all of the old schematics, if you need them.
                        Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                          He has all of the old schematics, if you need them.
                          Cool. I might. I found a website that has many of the diagrams, but many of them are hand drawn and not too clear. I'd appreciate any documentation he might have. This is the X340 model.

                          Thanks.


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                          • #14
                            Talk about a tough row to hoe. Good luck.
                            aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
                              Talk about a tough row to hoe. Good luck.
                              It may not be as bad as I first thought. There are forums and webpages dedicated to this guitar. There are wiring diagrams and old control documentation. The bigger problem is, that someone was in here before with the typical huge blobs of solder where they don't belong.

                              We'll see.

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