The Electra Forums

Guitar Talk about Electra and other vintage imported guitars
Home
Index of Models
The Electra Forums
PM Inbox
It is currently Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:11 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:17 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:32 pm
Posts: 106
Im restoring a MPC guitar and I need a working harness .......can anyone help ?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:28 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:30 pm
Posts: 1765
Location: Central Iowa
I have amphenols that will work. (mine are double contact. stock only uses single contact. I just cut off the connectors for the unused side.) I also have the battery connector... the MPC switches and resistors can be had from Radio Shack, and the pots from GuitarElectronics.com or your favorite guitar parts reseller... I used 100k pots on mine instead of 150k (harder to find)
The aftermarket 5-way rotary will work too. some can be assembled out of the guitar, and final assembly/soldering is done while in the guitar...

if you want to build your own from scratch, let me know and I can send the amphenols and battery connector out...

_________________
My Electra Pages
I have too many projects!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:52 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:32 pm
Posts: 106
Im not really very comfortable with the electronics-sure I have replaced pups, caps and pots a million times, but this advanced circutry (at least to me) is a little intimidating. Im looking for something that can drop in-heck I remember seeing a lot of old MPC "converted" to standard LP set ups, where do the old harnesses go ?

Seriously I guess I should consiter building my own, but I am completely in the dark.....McBrat-can you provide pointers for the electronically impaired ?

Thanks
Dave


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:20 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:30 pm
Posts: 1765
Location: Central Iowa
The 5 way and amphenols were the most time consuming. The sticky in the restoration forum has all the diagrams. You need to start with the 5 way and build it without the pup and long wires back to the control area. Then after routing the pup wires and returns through the channel to the 5 way then connect and drop in. Same way for the amphenols. I built them outside with long wires and installed through the return hole to the control cavity. There really is no way to fully drop it in.

_________________
My Electra Pages
I have too many projects!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Fatal: Not able to open ./cache/data_global.php