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This is a 1981 Electra MPC X330 electric guitar, famed for its internal effects modules that could be accessed with a toggle switch and a knob to control a function. I got this guitar back in 1981 new and it's been with me ever since.

Over the years, I did mods to it - adding Grover Kluson-style tuners for better tuning stability, and adding a third pickup. I took it to Harbor Music in Redondo Beach to have them upgrade to Stew Mac Golden Age hum buckers, a new Tune-o-Matic bridge, and a new stop tailpiece, as the old ones were corroded beyond saving. 

Some buyers have asked how the middle pickup is wired. I didn't do the wiring, but I believe it is wired after the 5-way selector switch that controls the neck and bridge pickups so that you can add the middle to those combinations. 

Currently set up with a set of Fender 10's, the guitar plays well. Both of the effects modules work, but currently only one of the effect slots seems to be working. I'm happy to include wiring diagrams found online for this if you want to get both working.

This Electra MPC comes with its original case, the original manual, and will be professionally packed in a sturdy Reverb guitar shipping box.

Serial number - 18533

Comes with following MPC modules:

MPC 5 - Power Overdrive

Catalog description - 30% volume increase with the flick of a switch. Lets you change from mild rhythm or soft lead to pure power leads with rich harmonic overtones.

MPC 10 Flanger

Catalog description: Like two tape recorders running together, one slightly slower than the other, giving a delayed effect.

The flanger is the rare module, and it does sound great, with 3 different controls available.

Why am I selling? I haven't played it for years, and my new rule is to sell what hasn't been used in 2 years or more, so it's got to go. Be sure to check out the other listings I have.

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Listed5 years ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.Learn more
  • X330 MPC
  • Sunburst
  • 1981
Made In
  • Japan

Monkey Boy Studios

Redondo Beach, CA, United States
Joined Reverb:2016

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