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Post by Westbone on Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:05 pm

Spectrum FX review Guitarist mag. April 1986

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Post by Barry on Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:29 pm

Good article.
Thanks Damian.

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Post by Adey on Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:39 am

An FX just sold on Ebay UK for 160 - a late version with heel-less neck. Seems a good buy for someone.
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Post by Barry on Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:59 am

I have 6 Specky's but I don't have one of these, or an MX model. They don't seem to surface here.

Spectrum is a wild lineup of configurations, a little something different for everyone...except Corsair who is still rubbing his Aladdin's lamp for an SSS version. geek

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Post by Adey on Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:37 am

If you want an SSS Spectrum, don't you just buy an FX or LX and pull out the knobs... Shocked
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Post by Barry on Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:53 am

A split 'bucker is at best an approximation of a single coil sound. It's helpful in a pinch when you need a brighter tone but it's no substitute for a P90 or a single coil equipped guitar. The construction is quite different.

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Post by Adey on Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:25 pm

Yeah.

I meant it to be a bit tongue in cheek, but couldn't find the right emoticon... Sad
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Post by Barry on Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:37 pm

Ah.
Sometimes the written word can lose the innuendo and the subtleties. geek
Carry on.

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Post by corsair on Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:36 pm

There is a Phoenix in s/s/s..... the X175JB...

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Post by Barry on Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:56 pm

Well there ya go then.
Seek and ye shall find and you'll be a contented Kiwi. tongue

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Post by corsair on Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:22 pm

... don't have an FX, either!! :-)

Hells teeth, I don't need any more guitars at all; I have enough sitting in their cases as it is!

Cheers, Damian, for posting that up!

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Post by Barry on Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:46 pm

corsair wrote:... Hells teeth, I don't need any more guitars at all; I have enough sitting in their cases as it is!
It ain't a question of need Mate. Ya just gotta have it! bounce

Curse this GAS thing anyway. drunken

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Post by The Chad on Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:49 pm

He thought the Bendmaster was great and the guitar was on the small side.

Shocked confused lol!

Well, he got the rest pretty well correct, anyhow. Bendmaster is dismal compared to what it tried to compete with, and the size is not small when rightly comparing it to other Strat style guitar shapes.

Thanks for sharing this, loved it!
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Post by Barry on Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:00 pm

The Chad wrote:He thought the Bendmaster was great and the guitar was on the small side...
At the risk of going off on a tangerine here...that comment about the small size reminded me so much of the typical reaction we used to get in the shop when we introduced someone to a Music Man (almost any model).

Because of their 4+2 head stock layout it took up less real estate than a Strat or LP giving the illusion it was smaller overall. The first remark was almost always, "Is that a short scale guitar?" Nope, full F-scale! Appearances can be deceiving.

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Post by The Chad on Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:40 pm

Right, I can see it with Music Man! Especially the Majesty... that thing appears tiny in person!
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