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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:46 am 

Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:29 am
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Hello everyone
I came across a Electra MPC set neck Les Paul, with electronics removed at a pawn shop for $699, but they had it on sale for $450. It looks like a standard set neck Les Paul, except it has an added two chrome toggle switches, which I'm sure must activate the modules.(at this point i didn't know the electronics were removed) So, I plug it in to a amp, the pick ups work fine, but when I switched the toggles, I noticed no change. I then ask the sales person for a small Phillips and loosen the screw to remove the back cover. When i opened it, to my surprise, I saw, working from left to right, a small cavity to hold a 9 volt battery, a center larger cavity, and on the right, another small cavity to hold another 9 volt. All three cavities were empty.
Does this guitar have any value with the circuit board and modules removed, and can I buy those after market?
is it a lost cause?
All opinions welcome. Thanks, Ken

PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:52 am 

Joined: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:11 pm
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Location: Tenn.
Value is your call on that, with out the modules if it has the 5 way it can be configured as a Omega with color switches ( wired through caps), if you have bought it I would go that route and there are module connectors available ( see threads on MPC repair ) to replace the connectors, the rest is just wire. In short, it's a do-able thing if you have the time. It's been done around here a few times.


PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:53 pm 

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Location: Saint Louis
That being said-- it seems like you could find an intact example of an MPC for the same or less $ than the pawn shop guitar.

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