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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:13 am 
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I've been playing my Electra X140 "Muttly" almost weekly at church (I'm the Worship/Arts Pastor there).

The Electra X310, Westone Prestige, and Supro Martinique get the rotation as well.

Tell us what you guys have been playing these days? Whether at home or on a stage somewhere, doesn't matter.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:12 pm 
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Well, I'm not playing out any longer but I do a fair amount of recording at home and have 16 guitars out, ready to use including my Phoenix X195, which gets used frequently. My bastardised Spectrum ST gets the most use though; it has a set of Telecaster pickups installed and sounds absolutely epic!!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:35 am 
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Always changing. I am not playing out as well. I have an Elvin Bishop I just put Sheptone 6T8 pickups in it, sounds great! The 6T8s are T-top sounding pickups, so they are fairly clean and covered. They compliment the Elvin well. My Elvin was originally not in the best condition, but it is a very nice guitar now with a few dings on it. I bet it plays as well or better than it ever had, and the pickups just add a little clarity that is expected in a 335 type. I still have most of my Electras, but really have too many to rotate through. I pick them up, tune them, and audition them every once in a while. I had 6 but now have 5 MPC models, a couple Current Electra models, and a bunch of non-MPC vintage models *including a couple westone versions. I also have been playing my Les Paul 50s tribute Goldtop and Dean Icon (2000s model made in Korea with dot inlays and a vibrato - don't see these very often - PRS-like).

As far as amps at the moment I am playing through a Peavey 6505mh that I modified slightly to reduce heat (removed a baffle and an obstruction). It sounds amazingly good. You get relatively clean (like a deluxe reverb more than a twin), a "crunch" mode that takes it into marshall territory, and the High gain 6505 channel. All sound pretty good, whereas the High gain channel will definitely test if your pickups are potted. I build amps as well as own a few boutique and vintage models, so saying an amp sounds good is a great compliment - especially for a lower priced Peavey. I am pleasantly surprised. :D

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:48 am 
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Been playing my 1975 2264 White Zyphr . Bought it new in 1975. Gigged with it for 20 years now I just do a lot of recording in my home studio.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:19 am 
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DCDetector wrote:
Been playing my 1975 2264 White Zyphr . Bought it new in 1975. Gigged with it for 20 years now I just do a lot of recording in my home studio.


Love this pic, eh!!

What happened to the middle humbucker?? :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:23 am 
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I mostly play my two Workingman x290s, though I have a 2245 and an Invicta. They all get some play.
The Invicta feels about the same as the x290, but the Workingman has more punch. I have also been playing a borrowed Squire Strat, which I think is one of the lesser Squires, maybe a Bullet or Affinity. I like the variety of feel and tones with the Squire in the mix.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:51 am 
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The four I play most often are 1) X280 Workingman (very early, all mahogany, black headstock, pearl inlay) 2) 2259 SG hardtail 3) 2264 Studio Zephyr 4) X935cs Endorser . Typically played through my '82 Mesa Boogie Mark IIb, although the Hardwood Mark III gets plenty of play time too.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:48 pm 
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As most of you know have a rather large rotation to choose from but of late I have been playing live with my White active X260 Bass as well as the good ole Rick copy blonde and for guitar my choices range from sunburst Pro Endorser, Purple anniversary phoenix, Blonde Outlaw, and of course the good ole rock strad lp as well as my nice new White/ gold New model Electra Omega. Will try to get a few photos up soon. :up:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:36 am 
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It was a blast reading this thread! Thanks for sharing, Men!

Well over half of my collection are Electra's. Probably 15 or so of them?

Strangely I don't use my MPC Modules in live performance.

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