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Post by hendrik Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:42 am

Hi,

I'm not sure, is it very cool or definitely UNCOOL:
So go and decide for yourself:

Traveling Westone Bass

Here a short translation from the original German description:

Westone Headless Bass, modified to a small and as light as possible Travel Basss for practising abroad.
Fixed strap and integrated cable, to connect to a head phone amp. Works also into a normal amp.
The bass works perfect, based on the massive changes the bass will be sold as broken/spare parts....

BR

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Post by Westbone Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:11 pm

Me thinks that looks OK, going cheap??
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Post by Warrn Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:58 pm

Only slightly. Laughing I'd rock it!
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Post by Barry Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:35 am

Very interesting. I've just finished roasting Gibson for their 'toopid design "modifications" to two of their legendary guitars: LINK
Looks like they swiped the idea from Westone, except that Westone's is an all original design and done correctly; they didn't take an iconic guitar shape and ruin it!

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Post by corsair Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:12 pm

... unless that was a Super Headless before it's surgery??!! Shocked
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Post by Warrn Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:26 pm

Since there's only one pickup, I would assume someone broke their Rail bass somehow. Also, I would check with the seller to make sure the scale length is correct, the last time I saw one of these (which was how somebody fixed their damaged Rail bass), they rebuilt it with a 34" scale, which wouldn't work right with the neck.
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Post by hendrik Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:50 pm

The seller says it's the original bass, which was highly modified.
So my educated guess is, he stripped of the paint, took one pickup out and used a saw to put the body into the actual shape.
Modified a bit the electronics to. At least the neck looks quite original.

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Post by Westbone Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:30 pm

58 euros, 8 bids, someone likes it.
Should look pretty cool on stage with your shirt off, could see your belly button. Laughing
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Post by Barry Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:33 pm

Westbone wrote:58 euros, 8 bids, someone likes it.
Should look pretty cool on stage with your shirt off, could see your belly button.
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