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Post by squeezertone on Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:59 am

Hi Barry. I don't appear to have permission to post new topics in this forum, or see any menu option to post new topics. I can quick reply only. Chatbox says 'Forum is locked'. Is there a problem?

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Post by Barry on Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:37 pm

Sorry squeezertone, my bad for not reminding you, there's nothing wrong with the Forum.

New members are restricted from starting new posts or adding hyperlinks for 7 days. Nothing personal, it's in the interests of SPAM control. It stops those who only register to promote a website or product.

Next Saturday you should be golden! Hang in there. sunny

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Post by squeezertone on Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:00 am

Hi Barry - I still don't seem to have permission to post to the other areas. The permissions statement at the bottom of the "member's westones" forum says that I can post. But I don't see a post option or button anywhere on that page.
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Post by Barry on Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:42 am

Click on the New Topic button to start a new thread.
Or,
Click on an existing title to open that conversation and add your comment to it.

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Post by Bootymuncha on Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:39 am

Hi All! New member here. Fan of Matsumoku guitars, proud owner of an Electra Dynasty and a Westone Spectrum GT Bass. Hopefully future owner of a Westone Dynasty. I can't believe it took me this long to find this place! s soon as I'm allowed, I'll be posting pics.


I got into these axes at my last job. I did a lot of buying/selling there, and eventually stumbled upon a unique old guitar that seemed to be well-made, but no identifying features. It turned out to be a Univox UC-3 with the nameplate missing. After doing some research, I learned it was an "Uncle Matt" and soon afterwards I started spotting the characteristic "Made In Japan" neckplates from time to time when they came into my shop. When the red Dynasty came in, I couldn't stop looking at it. After fanatically raving about how cool it was to a customer for the 10th time, he suggested I just buy it... Great idea! I haven't been able to keep my hands off it since. I have several other more expensive guitars but there's just something about the balance and feel of this thing that keeps me coming back for more. And indeed I am, as I am about to complete my purchase of a second Dynasty! It is completely bare of hardware other than the stock electronics. So, I will be making a thread for its restoration as well.

Looking forward to learning more about these wonderful guitars and meeting other Westone/Matsumoku enthusiasts!
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Post by Barry on Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:06 am

Hello and welcome to the Forums. Sounds like you are well infected with Uncle Mats GAS! And that's a good thing.

I note your post elsewhere about tremolo specifications. One of our learned members will no doubt be along soon to offer some assistance. Looking forward to your participation and pix of your project! bounce

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Post by thejavier on Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:35 pm

New here!! I got my first guitar, which was a Westone Pantera cream color, in 1986. It sat for years and now I wanna restore it and play it again. I STILL think it’s one of the coolest body shapes for a guitar ever!!

So, I need a replacement locking nut for it because as I’m seeing here, mine stripped out like al the others did. Any ideas or a link to go in order to buy one? Also, any ideas on the pickups? How they were wound, and what magnets they used? On the single coils and the humbuckers?

Thanks, cheers!!
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Post by Ryu801 on Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:53 am

Hi my name is Ryan I just found out that I have a rare x390 Caspian blue w/ case has some road rash but considering there were only 96 made the gods were smiling on means I didn't even know it, I've had it for 22 yrs! Well Im not gonna list the bands I like or my dogs lol, I'll send pics soon
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Post by Barry on Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:48 am

thejavier wrote:...Pantera cream color, in 1986. It sat for years and now I wanna restore it...
Hi and welcome to the Forums.

You're right, it is one of the coolest guitar shapes ever and it needs to be restored and played!
However, this is not really the right place to be discussing the details.

Please start a new thread in the Members Westones Forum with what you're looking for and be sure to post some pictures so the members have a clear idea of what you have and what needs to be done. We're happy to help you out. Wink

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Post by Barry on Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:53 am

Ryu801 wrote: Hi my name is Ryan I just found out that I have a rare x390 Caspian blue w/ case has some road rash but considering there were only 96 made the gods were smiling on means I didn't even know it, I've had it for 22 yrs! Well Im not gonna list the bands I like or my dogs lol, I'll send pics soon
Welcome Ryan, you lucky guy! Drool!

Now of course, you must start a new thread in the Member's Westones Forum with pictures!!
Details man! Details! bounce

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Post by corsair on Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:07 pm

Morning, chaps!! Nice to see new faces!

Yes, as Barry says, you both must start new threads in the appropriate sections and show us what you've got!!

We love hearing and seeing new stories!,

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Post by Jamie297 on Thu May 28, 2020 11:02 am

Hi everybody. New member here and I'm not good with tech stuff. Taken me ages to work out how to post this. Will try to post pics of my bass. Had it second hand since '86. Any more info gratefully received. Say hello... - Page 22 20200512
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Post by Barry on Thu May 28, 2020 12:23 pm

Hi Jaime and welcome.
You have a very nice 1984 Thunder I bass.

We have a lot of info on the Thunder line on our website, but not too much specific to the T-I models which was the entry point for this design.

Most members seem to have one of the other variations and you can read about yours and them here:  LINK

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Post by Jamie297 on Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:21 pm

Thanks for the reply. Still love this bass.
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Post by Rocktower on Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:37 pm

I have been hanging around this forum for a couple Of weeks now without introducing myself. I have already found myself a new (to me) Genesis 1 and some really friendly suggestions on what to do about a Genesis bass I acquired. (I will post pictures on that show us your guitar thread.) So thank you for being patient with the new guy.

I had a Genesis 1 as my first real guitar when I was 13 or 14 in 1987-88. I traded it for a Fender Strat and didn’t look back. A month or so ag I was talking to my cousin who still has the Pantera he got around the same time. He reminded me of the guitar and said I was foolish for ever having let it go and started telling me about the history of Matsumoku so T got a wired hair which led me here. Where I found a Genesis 1 in transparent brown just like the one I had 33 years ago and in perfect shape. I found the bass on Reverb and had to have the set. I felt kind of decadent buying two guitars in one week. Hod bless my wife for supporting my guitar habit.

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Post by Cellar Monkey on Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:07 pm

As a noob to the world of Westone, I am glad to have found this forum. I picked up an '84 Phoenix bass for 90 bucks a while back. Plugged it in...nothing. So, into a case it went until the need to figure it out hit me yesterday. What I found were 2 broken solders, a seized T1 pot and a bridge that was so corroded it looks like it had spent a fair amount of time in the Atlantic. I busted a tone knob in the tear down, as well. 

Fast forward to today...she's all cleaned and re-soldered, sourced a bridge and some fairly close knobs. The only thing I cannot find is a tip for the toggle switch. I was hoping that a generic LP styled one would fit, but no. So if anyone here has any intel on where to find one, I would really appreciate it. Anyhoo, glad to be here and I can't wait to get this thing into a playable state. 

Cheers!! Beer Buddies


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Post by Barry on Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:17 am

Welcome Cellar Monkey! Glad to see you're well on your way to a restoration.
I'm not intimately experienced with the Phoenix models (the predecessor to the Spectrum line) but I have replaced the toggle and the tip on my Spectrum S.

You can read about it on our website. There is also a link to our Forum member Westbone who may be able to help you. Wink

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Post by Old_Stone_Andy on Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:01 pm

Hello Westone Forum! So glad to have found this place, so much info and history about these fine instruments.. I have lurked around for awhile looking for info on my old Westone Spectrum LX. Planned to do a complete rebuild/refinish a few lifetimes ago, but time got away from me.. AND so did all the original parts!! Mad We moved a few years ago and all I could find was the neck plate.... bag o' goodies must've hit the dumpster somehow... Face Palm

I've decided that now is the time to rebuild this bad beast!! And thanks to the info I've found from some of posters on here, I've been able to locate some pickups and a trem that should drop right in..


Here's the stone in action circa '85 at our local Holiday Inn. A family member used to go see these guys and they invited me out a few times to jam with them. Made a 12yr old feel like a rock star! Metal Head

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Here is the current state... Sad

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Think I got something good to start with... Won' be an original resto but at least I can get it back in action!! I'll definitely need some help and direction, so see ya'll around the forum!
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Post by Barry on Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:38 pm

Welcome Andy. Nice pic of a young "stoner" (first time I've heard the brand referred to as a Stone by the way)

The LX is a beast and I was lucky to have found one a couple of years back in a pawn shop. It needed rewiring and some hardware issues looked at. Fortunately you'll find the wiring diagram on our website plus a restoration post or two here in the Forums to help you out.

When you're ready please start a new post in the Member's Forum so we can follow your progress and answer any questions.

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