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Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 886
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 11:28 am:   Edit Post

I've bought an Elan from a forum member and it arrived today. Lovely lovely lovely.

My question is this.
The electronics package seems to be the same as the Europa electronics. Vol, pan, filter,q-switch and bass and treble cut and boost switches.

All seem to work fine and the bass sounds like I expect it to on my PJB briefcase amp,. Not tried in big stuff yet.

My query is. based on this.
The electronics work fine but things seem to be in the wrong place.
The filter control is where the pick-up pan knob should be, and the pan is back to front. When the knob is fully clockwise, the bridge pickup is selected and when fully anti-clockwise the neck pickup is selected.

The Q-switch is "normal" down on and up off.
My question is, Is this the correct position and orientation for the controls on an elan or are some wires crossed somewhere inside, or was this a custom job that the original buyer asked for?

THe electronics cavity

Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 498
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 3:09 pm:   Edit Post


I wouldn't have a clue about your actual questions, but that purple quilt in the top picture is just killer.
Intermediate Member
Username: chuck

Post Number: 155
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 4:01 pm:   Edit Post

OK Jazzy,all is well. The Elan plus does have Euorpa electronics.Your discription above is just the same as mine [see chucks elan in showcase] And may the bass be with you.

Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5291
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 6:08 pm:   Edit Post

Carefully unplug the pickup leads (do not pull on the wires, grasp the brown modular housing) and switch them (plug the one in where the other one was); that should reverse the pan control.

Looking at the pictures for a while, it seems to me that perhaps it might be possible to switch the pan control and the filter. If so, you would remove the knobs (each of the knobs has two very small hex head screws, both need to be loosened, be careful not to drop them and lose them), then the nuts that hold the controls to the body. Pull the PC board and the smaller control out and move the ferite bead out of the way for the moment. Position the PC board so that the control is in the other hole and the far end is angled up toward the top of the battery. The other control will go back in the top hole, and the ferite bead will go wherever there's some remaining room. Make sure the PC board doesn't touch the volume control or the shielding.

That's my guess anyway, you should be able to tell better than I if it would work. A ruler might help. You'll want to make sure all the wires will still reach where they need to go. Others may have more useful opinions on whether this would work.
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 887
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2007 - 1:13 am:   Edit Post

Ok I've read that a few times Dave so I will try that when I have aligned my brain with this new day. lol

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