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 Post subject: Electra X650
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:05 pm 
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I just bought this bass and I was wondering if anyone knows what brand of pick-ups came with the bass and what the switch next to the volume control is for?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:24 am 
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They were MMK pickups, made in-house by Matsumoku. I can't speak for the bass pickups but the MMK guitar pickups are among the best made by anyone- they're frequently mistaken for Dimarzios. I'll let the bass players comment further.


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 Post subject: MMK Bass pickups
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:50 pm 
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I have two APII basses with MMK pickups (two differnt types). They are among the best bass pickups that I have ever played. I know that in my area, New York City, Uncle Matt basses established a good reputation much more than guitars. Although the lesser reputation for guitars was not deserved, the good one for basses is. They kick the @ss of any fend*r gibs*n, music m@n or gui!d I have ever touched.


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 Post subject: The switch
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:52 pm 
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If you have a doubdle coil pickup it is most likely a coil tap. I find mine less usefull on bass than guitar but that may just be me. I have used it when recording to help prevent distortion when going direct.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:16 am 
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The X650 has a P/J style setup with a split coil in the neck pos. and a single coil in the bridge pos.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:27 pm 
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Hi everyone. Iam new on this forum and I am looking for a wiring diagram for X650 bass. I just bought one in pieces and am looking to re asseble and wire it.
I am a Matsumoku fan and own a couple of Westones and a Daion
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:16 pm 
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I don't know the X650 firsthand, so I'm not certain it's wired like a standard precision/jazz bass (pretty good bet though). If so, here's a wiring diagram:

http://www.stewmac.com/freeinfo/Electro ... -0032.html

But... some X650's had active electronics, a preamp and a battery compartment. Is yours one of those?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:00 am 
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Hi. Thanks for your response. Mine is not an active model but it does have a pick up selector switch. It also has the PJ setup for the pickups.


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