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NBD: Electra Outlaw X620

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JHandley, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. A coworker gave me this bass as a birthday/ early christmas present. He happened upon it after I told him a couple of months ago I was looking to get back into my bass playing.
    I am floored that he had done this, he is a trader by nature and swapped some goods for it.
    He is a very warm hearted, good natured man.
    Needs some TLC and cleanup, also has a case.
    Watcha all think?
  2. Two thumbs up for the coworker!
  3. You are one lucky guy. I just acquired 3 new Electra LP guitars from a pawnshop 2 days ago. I've done some research on Electra guitar and basses,and they are well made. The Electras are going up in price as many guys are finding that they sound and play very good. Congrats on the new bass. If you don't already know,you can find all the info on your bass at

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  4. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays...

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    That's got a really savage vintage vibe dude... AWESOME!!! Congratulations!
  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    I have the same bass in the same finish. Did you get any internal effects modules with it?
  6. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    How cool is that? My Electra X640N is my favorite
    bass. Do you have any MPC effects units? I believe
    the MPC effects units can be found on eBay.
    I don't know how well they work or anything.

    Yours is a neck-through mahogany body design
    with MPC on board electronics. Tone Spectrum
    circuitry allows 5 different pickup combinations.
    The controls are as follows: The 2 dials neck side
    are volume and tine. The 2 bridge side are effect
    the intensity of the effect. The 2 switches turn
    on/off each corresponding effect. The effects are
    located behind the back panel and are

    It was probably built from 1981-1983.

    Hope it works out for you.

  7. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    Do you have any of the effects.

    If so, what do you think about them?

  8. Avalon


    Feb 28, 2009
    Wow! Nobody has that kind of love in my office that's for sure.

    I hope you'll be brushing up on your "Tempus Fugent" runs! If it has the phaser module, I'd bet the value on something like this could go over $1000 pretty easily.
  9. Thanx guys, yes i have a phase shifter and overdrive modules with it.
    I need to clean the pots as they are scratchy as all get out, and replace the bridge which looks to be a rick copy. does anyone know if it is a direct bolt on?
    And new strings of course
    This bass is gonna be fun!!!!
  10. I was able to get some sound out of it last night.
    I like the phaser, I had used one back in my gigging days to play Stranglehold by the Nuge,
  11. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    I bet those pots are scratchy if original.
    That is the only problem I ever had with
    my Electra. I mean the truss rod, intonation,
    and saddles have never been adjusted and
    it plays just like when new,


    The bridge on the Outlaw is supposed to
    be a direct copy of the Rick. So it should
    be the same. I guess,, :confused:

  12. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Where do you work? Are they hiring?
  13. lazerbrains


    Nov 30, 2010
    Rad bass! I've always loved the look of the X620 bass and have always wanted to try one. Is it heavy with the modules? What's the neck like?
  14. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    I have the Phase Shifter and Power Overdrive modules. They don't work as well as pedals but they do work.
  15. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
  16. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    That's the original bridge. I'd keep the same on it.
  17. The bass is a heavy one for sure, somewhat like the t-40.
    The modules dont really add much weight though.
    The bridge is pretty oxidized thats why I want to replace it, i mean really pitted. However the saddles themselves are pretty good, and the pitting wont affect the sound.
    I love the neck, really, it's just a very cool bass.
    Would it be fine shooting the pots with contact cleaner guys?
  18. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Mine is probably 10 lb. or less.
  19. Im thinking round wound on this bass.
    What do you guys string yours with?
  20. Avalon


    Feb 28, 2009
    Hmmm... WWCSD? :bag:

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