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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:29 am 
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I was cleaning out my Mothers Attic when I seen the guitar case. I had bought this guitar for $75 from a friend who needed money. I am not sure exactly what year i bought it, but it was a long time ago.
There are no model numbers any where that I can see. I took off the back covers to see if there were any numbers behind them , but there were not. I havent touched this guitar in over 20 years, actually I had forgotten I even had it. Im glad that there is a site dedicated to these models to find some history behind them.
I would appreciate any feedback on this model.

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Pictures, http://www.freewebs.com/wiredwilly/index.htm


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:31 pm 
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Lovely! Congratulations on your glad reunion!

As I understand the Omega ws the first model Tom Presley designed for SLM when he joined them in the 70's. It was the first Electra to bear the 5-way selector switch that allows series/parallel options that would llater show up on the MPC models.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:22 pm 
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Wow! I'm digging on that awesome looking 5 way switch!

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WOW. I'm really liking everything about that one!


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Nice, I have one just like it! Great guitar glad you've been reunited. Looks to be in stellar shape and an earlier Gibson style headstock model.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:27 pm 
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Hmmm, looking at the pics I'll have to check mine. Not sure if it's bolt or set neck.


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 Post subject: Making some noise!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:43 am 
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Thanks for the feedback.
I do not play guitar so im not sure about certain aspects of what sounds good or not, so bare with me. I plugged in the guitar and got alot of noise. If I hold the jack up or down it will stop. I tested the switches and they change the tone or sound of the guitar. I am very excited that it works after all these years.
My question is what could be causing the noise when i plug it into an amp, and is there something I could check myself or would it be better to bring it to a guitar repair shop.
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Willy


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:59 am 
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The problem is at the output jack. If you're getting horrendous noise, that's because a short is happening. Most likely the wires around the jack are crossed and shorting out. The jack can become loose and move around and wires get crossed. You should be able to fix this yourself- though if you want to have someone else do it the cost should be minimal

If I remember right, the jack is mounted on a metal plate that's screwed to the guitar body. Remove the four screws that hold down the plate and you should be able to remove the jack and plate together and it will be hanging by the wires from the body. Hopefully the problem should be obvious, but if it's not, try plugging it in again and see what exactly is happening when the noise happens.

Worst case scenario, the jack will need to be replaced, but that's inexpensive, just solder a new one on- but I'm guessing not. Usually a defective jack shows up as cutting out mysteriously, because the layers of the jack which are pressed together occsionally get seperated over the years. But if your symptom is a loud noise rather than just silence, that's a short and most likely the wires, not the jack.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:17 am 
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Thanks x189player,
I did as you say, the problem was exactly as you indicated. Easily repaired. Now I can irritate the wife and amaze the kids with my no playing ability.

Peace,
willyg


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:18 am 
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Woo hoo!

May I recommend picking up a glass slide, tuning to open strings, and putting on the Stones' Beggars' Banquet? You'll be playing along in no time.


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