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 Post subject: My New X930
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Here's a quick shot of me and my new X930. I've just deep cleaned it and re-strung it but have yet to really play it (other than verify things work). Any electrical issues seem to be gone with DeoXit (best product ever). It plays & sounds good so far although I don't have a 9V to test the MPC. More photos tomorrow if the weather cooperates.

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 Post subject: Re: My New X930
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:19 pm 
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So far this is a really nice guitar, feels and plays great. Can't wait to plug it in. I'm amazed by how badly people let their guitars go. This had a badly adjusted neck, was buzzing badly from 5-7, filthy electronics, some stripped screw holes, dried out fretboard. It truly amazes me how many guitar player have no idea how to care for a guitar. However, one of the true joys in my life is bringing neglected guitars back to better than new and I'm close with this one. The neck needed 1/4 turn loose, the frets needed polishing, the fretboard drank up Fret DR like I drink beer, the electronics thanked me for deoxit and deoxit gold., the finish came back to life with Gibson polish. Tomorrow, address the stripped screws and get a 9V battery to see if the MPC's are alive. Beautiful neck on this guitar!


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 Post subject: Re: My New X930
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:28 am 
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That is one bad looking axe -

Congratulations on your purchase.

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 Post subject: Re: My New X930
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:49 pm 
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Thanks RCS! Here's some good views of the guitar. MPC's both work, Phaser & Filter Follower. Guitar cleaned up very well, frets are good, needed to glue the nut and fix a bunch of little things, otherwise VERY happy with this all original guitar for the price! He even included a new non-original hardshell case!

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 Post subject: Re: My New X930
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:23 pm 
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8) 8) Very nice and that one will get the egas a burning for certain. Looks great. :up:

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 Post subject: Re: My New X930
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:09 am 
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Additional pics welcomed -

A very nice axe.

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 Post subject: Re: My New X930
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:32 pm 
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The heck with the guitar, where can I find a pair of pants like that? I've got some Clam-Digging to do!

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 Post subject: Re: My New X930
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:50 pm 
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:P LMAO, the price I pay for style, the abuse :rofl:


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 Post subject: Re: My New X930
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:53 am 
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Good one Mike.

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 Post subject: Re: My New X930
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:29 pm 
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Heck with the guitar, I'll take the pool! Seriously though, beautiful guitar...that's the model that got me interested in Electras after 25 years. It was the first one I saw for sale after finding out there were models other than the single cut MPC's.

I wonder if it has the fat neck like many other Vulcans....She doesn't look fat but hard to tell from a pic...:) Seems like all the models are a little different.

For anyone else who enjoys bringing guitars back to life I've been using a product called 'eternashine' which works a lot better than average guitar polish (it's a light grade rubbing compound). I wanted to try the micromesh wet sanding approach but didn't have the guts. The eternashine takes a little work but the results are very good....check it out if you need to get rid of any light playing scratches, hazing, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: My New X930
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:49 pm 
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It's got a slightly fatter neck than most Les Pauls, but it's not quite a baseball bat neck. I like it, great size for my hands. Thanks for the tip on eternashine, I'll look into that for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: My New X930
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:05 am 
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I REALLY like the neck on those models. I have a 950 and the guitar is a beater (been played a lot with lots of dings and such) but the neck is fantastic - a big chunky neck.

Hmmm, Just like me. :toopid:

That guitar is in really nice condition, so if you rehabbed it you did a hellova good job. :up:

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 Post subject: Re: My New X930
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:43 am 
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I wouldn't say rehabbed Thorny, more like gave it the proper cleaning & care it's needed for 32 years. The fretboard was the worst, never cleaned, never treated by the looks of it. some 0000 steel wool, some fret dr, & 20 minutes of elbow grease fixed that. The electronics were scratchy, 5 minutes and some DeOxit fixed that. The truss rod was about 3/4 turns too tight and everything was buzzing. It still may need a fret level but it plays and feels great right now. I love the chunky neck too. I'm sure this guitar was sold because it played like junk, it makes me laugh that people won't take the time to get a guitar setup and Google "guitar care". Ah well, their loss equals our gain I suppose.


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 Post subject: Re: My New X930
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:57 am 
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I found that to be true with the last 3 guitars I bought. Cleaned them up and I think I got some good looking, playable guitars. Bridge and neck set ups all helped. Some of that scratch remover you guys were talking about sounds like the ticket to finish them out.

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 Post subject: Re: My New X930
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:51 am 
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This may be my favorite model Electra! :hyper: Looks great buddy. I have one too, LOVE it.

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