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 Post subject: Serial number 012016
PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:10 pm 
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Hello, I have an unknown Electra guitar that I am trying to find info on. I have contacted the official Electra website about it and they sent me here.

The only identifying mark is a stamped number of 012016 on the back of the headstock. The body looks like an X960 (Vulcan style body) MPC but it does not have the cavity for the cartridges on the back. It does however have the four knobs in a row with 3 switches below.

The owner says that at one point there was a preamp board with 2 9v batteries. But they were taken out a long time ago. Did this guitar come stock with a preamp or was it a custom job done by a previous owner?

As I said any info on this, would be genuinely appreciated.

Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Serial number 012016
PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:19 pm 
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Looks like you are talking about the X250. Take a look here. http://www.rivercityamps.com/electrapag ... 106-000720

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 Post subject: Re: Serial number 012016
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:17 pm 
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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! That's exactly what it is!! After some more searching I have found the wiring diagram for it and after more searching I found that it did come stock with the "Active EQ", which is even better!

Now, is there any way I can acquire this active EQ board or is it lost forever? Also, one of the knobs is completely stuck, it won't move in any direction. Any help or thoughts on this as well?

Thank you again.


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 Post subject: Re: Serial number 012016
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:23 am 
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Active EQ boards can be built if you're into that, the stuck knob is an easy fix. Go get some De-Oxit spray and do this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZzkwI9ysy4

May take a few times, don't spray too much in there. Maybe put a paper towel in the cavity around the pots to soak up the extra spray. Spray it and work the knob lightly. Eventually it should come free.

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 Post subject: Re: Serial number 012016
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:55 pm 
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If it won't free up you may be able to just replace the pot.


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