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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:36 am 
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After lot's of waffling back and forth between my ultima and this guitar, I finally decided that I liked the versatility of the EQ more than the MPC. Both guitars felt and played just about identically (in fact the serial #'s were only 40 apart) so I had to rationalize selling the Ultima. I figured I had another couple of MPC guitars so... that was that. I'll be keeping the X270. They sure did look nice together though.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:42 am 
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what price is he asking


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:00 am 
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I believe he has sold this one on ebay but not 100% certain.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:09 am 
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Yes..... The Ultima has been sold. A bittersweet thing in every way.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:16 pm 
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Hello there, new forumite here!
I am the fellow who purchased your 1980 x270 Workingman.
I joined the forum to thank you for the guitar. It works great, just needed a bit of wire work. All the electrics work, except I can't turn off the boost (better than the alternative). The phase shift even works after all these decades. All that needed work was a new nut (synthetic bone) and a new jack, which I have yet to get.
Makes a great addition to my guitar family, and a perfect introduction to Electra guitars.
I didn't even know what they were prior to spying it on the 'bay. I'm very happy that, thanks to you, my first Electra experience was a positive one. I would definitely buy another Electra, and if I did it would probably be from you.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:55 pm 
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Thanks for the kind words - and welcome to the forum. There's lots of very good people and information to be found here. I must admit I was a little dismayed to learn you were having issues with the X270 because I guarantee all was working fine when I removed the batteries. Speaking of which, usually an issue like boost remaining on all the time means you've wired from the battery to the output jack incorrectly. I don't recall exactly, but I think the jack is a 3 lug type. If the boost is on all the time, the batteries are probably draining all the time - plugged in or not. Here's alink to some info on this subject, and if I remember correctly, there may be even more info on the site. Hopefully someone else will chime in here. viewtopic.php?f=26&t=3820&hilit=input+jack+wiring
and here's another
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5536&hilit=battery+on

Not having the boost acting properly sort of negates the impact of that guitar. Hope this helps and keep us informed. :up:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:01 pm 
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Welcome to the Electra Forums. This is indeed a wealth of knowledge on Electras here in the forums. You will enjoy that model and I hope you can enjoy other models as well. The entire Electra line are all great instruments. Enjoy the Electra and welcome. :up:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:42 am 
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Good news everybody!
After a few days of tweaking and adjustments (and solder. So much solder.), the Workingman is once again in perfect condition. Ah wiring, how relaxing.
I reset the action, and re-carved parts of the bridge my tech had left jagged.
The input jack has bee replaced with a new stereo one from Stew-Mac, and the strings are now tens. I even managed to get the bridge to remove some buzz using a soft-lead pencil.
Tons of fun, these old Electras.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:56 am 
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Did you get the boost squared away??


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:06 am 
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Only the X280 and X290 are Workingmen. The X270 was the 'Powered EQ'. Get the full story here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmHxxqrE ... re=related

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:13 am 
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The Powered EQ eh? I honestly like Workingman better, but oh well.
Yes, Jead, the boost works fine.
Really enjoying what it does for my tone.
Thanks for taking care with it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:32 am 
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Yeah, they can't ALL have cool names huh! The Invicta is one of my favorite names, the Rock-n-Soul tele is probably my least fave. I do think its cool that the guitars all had Model Numbers and Names, the marking department at SLM must have been working overtime... Mike.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:43 pm 
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I know it's 2 years later, but you wouldn't happen to still have that X270?


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