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Post by Sodbuster J Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:06 pm

Hello all! I am in the market for Westone bass. Which models do you prefer for playability, tone, reliability? I have a budget of $450 USD. Pickup configuration and body style are secondary, just want a solid bass. Any help, suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, cheers, and peace!
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Post by mortarman120gang11c Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:19 am

The Thunder is hard to beat. Great overall Bass for all playing styles. The Rail or Quantum are great if you want a different look and a light Bass.
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Post by Sodbuster J Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:40 am

Thank you, Mortarman! A Thunder is the model I am leaning towards. The Quantum and Rail intrigue me as well, however I think they will be a little out of my price range. The Thunder also happens to be my favorite Westone six string. I precise your reply. Thanks again, and Happy New Year!
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Post by corsair Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:30 am

Spectrum GT is hard to beat; I have one and rate it quite highly - great noises and easy on the shoulder; I am, however, not a bassist!! The only recording I ever did as a bass player was on a Spectrum ST. I have not played a Thunder so cannot compare the two...
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Post by Sgt. Vimes Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:30 am

Concord II bass, J + PB pickups, PEQ wiring. best westie bass I've had yet.
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Post by Barry Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:28 pm

Never an easy decision when a Westie instrument is being considered eh.

The best solution?
You need to have more than one!! Welcome to GAS City Roll on Floor Laff

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Post by Sodbuster J Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:17 pm

Thank you for the input John. Sarge, that Concord of yours is a sexy beast for sure! Barry, me and GAS have a long history, Lol. This is great! Anybody else? I love Westone guitars, but the low end needs love too!
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Post by punkyjam67 Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:59 pm

Westone-wise, I've only ever played Thunders & of those, while I loved the short-scale Thunder II (version 3), my 'keeper' was the Thunder III (version 1) - P & J pickups, active circuit, beautiful straight-thru neck, it's just the dog's danglies Wink

Suffice to say, I've had the usual Fenders (never liked the Precision, but the Jazz was nice), half-a-dozen Music Man Stingrays & a Sterling, even a few from Yamaha & Ibanez, but the Thunder III is the only one I have left Smile
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Post by Sodbuster J Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:24 am

Anyone care to comment on the Raider, Pantera or Genesis models? There are a few of these out there ATM..... Unfortunately, the Thunder III's would probably cost more than I am willing to spend as well. They have an awesome reputation, which carries an awesome price tag. Crying or Very sad
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Post by mortarman120gang11c Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:25 pm

The Pantera model Bass is a very comfortable Bass to play and has fast neck and strong pickups. I have a candy red Pantera. It has a long slim neck that's got a taper to it so works best for those that like a slim neck and have long arms but plays great and is balanced well.
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Post by Westbone Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:34 pm

Thunder IA is a very good all round bass. Plenty tones and usually cheap for what they are.

Have a nice Spectrum series II SPB 311 pearl white, 24 frets, active if your interested send me a p.m.
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Post by Sodbuster J Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:11 am

Thanks, Damian. I will give the Spectrum II some thought, will p.m. you if interested, as you stated. Keeping an eye on an auction or two right now. Cheers!
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Post by corsair Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:35 am

Wow!! cracking find there!!  Genesis. Nice!!
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Post by DimensionIV-addict Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:46 am

OMG - DUDE!!! Drool 2
That is gorgeous! The grain and trans-red. WOW.
(Goes well with my green tinge of envy)
Scored huge.
Congrats.
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Post by Sodbuster J Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:00 am

Thanks Fellas! It was a good day!  The bass comes in a hardshell case as well. I know nothing about Westone bass cases, so I do not know if it is the original. There were no Westone markings that I could see, and it is a form fitting shape. Not rectangular. 
  Back to the Genesis! I have always liked this body shape, and while I like pointy head stocks, I really dig the Thunder headstock on this bass. Yes, I must agree the grain looks to be killer. Beautiful and mean looking at the same time!  
         Thanks again!
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Post by Meadows Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:52 am

Excellent find, that is one great looking machine, total class...Enjoy Smile
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Post by Sgt. Vimes Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:24 am

Ahh now that is classy,  patience is a virtue :-)
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Post by punkyjam67 Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:40 pm

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Now THAT is f**king beautiful! Shocked

Not jealous at all.
No, not one little bit.
Nope...
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Post by mortarman120gang11c Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:02 pm

That's a keeper ya got there Congratulations on a nice one.
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Post by Barry Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:40 pm

Damn, Uncle Mats made good looking instruments!
That would tempt me to start playing bass! Gorgeous.

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Post by Sodbuster J Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:16 pm

Thanks! Happy Birthday to me! Twisted Evil  I will never be able to take such nice pics myself, so please indulge me while I share a few more shots of porn....  Westone Bass Owners Rsz.php?username=perrysmusic&image=westone_bass_6_0003  
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Post by DeargDoom Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:35 am

Beautiful.
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Post by grogg Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:56 pm

Was going to say you cant beat a Thunder 1 for value then read the rest of the thread - thats the dbzz. Depends what you're going to do with it. Too good for trucking around.
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Post by Sodbuster J Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:04 pm

This is by far the best condition Westone I have owned, so I plan to take extra good care of her. Some studio and home playing is mainly what I have decided to do. It is a great bass, and a whole lotta fun to play. She is a sexy beast for sure. Thanks for all of the nice comments! Rock on!
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