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 Post subject: Super Magnuflux Pickups
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:48 pm 
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does anyone have a extra one or set of these? I need the neck and bridge in chrome if possible but would take any type. thanks


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Can you be more specific about what it is going in,or what period you want them from? I'm guessing from the chrome cover that you're talking about a mid-70's LP type set, but the name Super Magnaflux also was used for the MMK pickups used in the 80's, and I'll bet some wound up under chrome covers on Workingman models or some such.


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I'm not sure about the details I know that the guitar is not the one that take the modules and I'm pretty sure it has chrome hardware on it. The guitar is to be given to me upon my cousins demise so to say. He is not in good health and I would like to put the same type of pickups in it, from what I've been told the guitar was used for a few years back in the late 70's early 80's and that he took the pickups outs of the guitar to put them into a different guitar which ultimately got stolen. He has quite abit of what the faimly considers junk guitars not all together so to say but where they see junk I see gold. thanks


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My workingman has MMK45's but no chrome covers. If you could pin what model you have down better, if someone here has one, they can probably tell you what pickups are in it. I see the MMK 45's occasionaly on e-bay at reasonable prices. I think you could always put a chrome cover over an open coil pickup


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It would be interesting to put correct original pickups on it. If you can post a picture of it we could probably help you figure out which model. In the 80's the serial numbers included date codes, but before that they didn't, so then it's a matter of recognizing detail differences.


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I contacted my cousin and he said it is a mpc model of guitar he could not remember the model number but that it is pointie on the top. He said the reason the pickups were taken out was that the neck got cracked in a bar fight. looking at the differnt pics on the main page it may be a 710 model. hope this helps in finding the pickups.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:00 pm 
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OK, that helps- so you're looking for pickups for an MPC. Anyone got ideas? (or spares?)

Here's an X710 for reference:

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Outlaws are interesting, they had a lot of details that were Tom Presley ideas for making a guitar sound better- the brass nut, bridge block, etc. The Outlaw was a very visible end of the 'lawsuit era' because it's not a copy of anything- it's an all-original design, the first such for an Electra. As the flagship model, it carried the new Electra logo prominently on its body.

Keeping in mind that a fully-loaded MPC cost as much or more than a Gibson, and carried electronics that were way ahead of their time, it makes sense that these guitars were intended not as cheap copies, but as cutting edge instruments of the future.

However, the damage was done as far as name association goes- the name Electra would be forever associated with the myriad copies of the past, some of which were great, some not so great. SLM really did try to rehabilitate the Electra name by designing guitars of the future, but you know, musicians are really conservative, and really swayed by brand recognition.

The Outlaw was one of the first efforts to improve this by doing an artist's signature model- the band The Outlaws was on the rise, and SLM hoped to gain by association. Allying with figures in pop culture is always risky, of course- the Outlaws never became superstars exactly, and even the most popular SLM endorser, Peter Frampton, soon slipped as they all do from the hottest thing to last year's fashion.

Artist endorsements are a good thing, but it's hard to compete when the competition can claim names like Hendrix, Lennon, Clapton, etc. When you think about it, by 1980 Fender and Gibson had really changed from the companies they were in the 50's, but people identify with names so much. It's like cars- Ford benefitted so much from the quality and popularity of the Model A with its flathead V8 that for decades people bought Ford cars based on the fact that their dads thought so well of their old A's. I think it wasn't until the 90's that this association started to fade out of memory.


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I'll print out the pics and send them to my cousin to get a validation on the guitar. I know that he had some bucks back then and would and has had good guitars. Like I said the faimily see the bronken and particial ones as junk. I do know he has some quite exspensive relics too. But the family on his side is circiling like vultures and basicly waint for him to die. He was quite active in the drug seen and that is what has been his downfall. Myself I got out of it over 20 years ago.
thanks for the pics and any help in getting these pickups will be greatly apericiated.


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