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Post by BrianP on Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:22 pm

I've just watched the Mairs nest video featuring the Cardiacs. In it the singer, Tim Smith, uses two guitars which look like they could be Westones. Possibly a Thunder and Spectrum. It was filmed in 1990, at the time when Westones were around.

Does anyone know if he did use them? I've never found a list of artists that used Westones.
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Post by corsair on Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:24 pm

There were a few... Dave Brock of Hawkwind, Trevor Rabin of Yes and Leslie West of Mountain spring to mind but only Brock used a Westone exclusively, a Spectrum LX, from memory.

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Post by BrianP on Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:59 am

Thanks Corsair.

Having had another look at the Mare's Nest (correct spelling) video I'm convinced Tim is playing a Westone if you look at the red guitar he's playing later in the attached video you can see the W of the Westone logo on the head.

https://youtu.be/wz1uRvQ2FpE


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Post by punkyjam67 on Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:57 pm

Definitely a Spectrum I'd say - twin humbuckers, three controls (one with a missing knob by the looks of it) & pickup selector on the top horn, so according to the website, a Spectrum II (1984 version), I reckon:

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Post by Slicepack on Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:24 pm

Yes he did. A Thunder 1 which was sprayed green and then black. He also had a red Spectrum which is also featured in the Mare's Nest video.
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Post by corsair on Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:54 pm

Wow!! Thanks for that...

... 4 year old thread!!

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Post by Slicepack on Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:05 am

Sorry, I only found this forum last night. I built a replica of Tim's black/green Thunder - I'll post pics when I'm allowed to.
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