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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:36 pm 

Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:53 am
Posts: 97
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
Most of you may already know, but just in case there might be a fairly recent member out there who is looking for stock replacements for those two big ugly switches on the MPC (the only thing not to like on these guitars), here is the link to the Radio Shack part: ... Id=2062513

Picked up two of these six terminal babies last night after locating the info deep in the forum here and luckily only needed to pop off the plastic covers to slide right on the working switches in the X330 I just got. Glad they were functional because I was not looking forward to a tricky soldering job. The black plastic is not quite as glossy as on the originals, but close enough. A quick squirt of clear gloss should restore authenticity for the purist. Now, if I only had a module to give me a reason to flip a switch.

Electra 2236 Flying Wedge
Electra X330 MPC

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:13 pm 

Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:50 pm
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Location: New Jersey
I never even thought about taking off the plastic cover. Good tip. (Pun intended)The rewiring of the switches is not all that difficult - take a picture or draw a diagram and work from the switch side then towards the terminals. I found that to be the easiest way. If you're lucky the only new wiring might be the jumpers from t5 to T4. The 5 way rotary is a different story - that one looks like a bit of a bear.

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