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Post by NanBu Park Fri Aug 06, 2021 9:06 am

Hi all, quick intro: Tom's the name, partial to a guitar or two, and have an unhealthy interest in Matsumoku instruments for reasons I'll go into eventually. Based near Norwich, UK, but often found in various parts of the world for work, unexpected extended stays somewhere will inevitably result in another instrument purchased. Here I am:

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(on the left). A bit dull, sensible and practical. So, let's try again:

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Better.
Here's a selection of my lot:
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Looks like it's 3 pics per post so I'll carry on in a more appropriate "show us your stuff" thread asap. I'll try and get to grips with the photo sizing too.

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Post by Barry Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:04 pm

Welcome here Nanbu.
That's a great cross section of guitars you have there. sunny
(It's also nice to see another Ovation fan.)

Yes, please start a new thread in the Members' Westones forum and let's have a look at your Westies and hear your story!

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Post by NanBu Park Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:15 pm

St Catharines!! The Gretsch acoustic in that photo was procured from Tundra in Hamilton to keep me company for the year I spent there. I'll post a bit more when I get a moment.
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Post by JerryLee Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:55 am

I say "Hello" ;-)

Ok, male, 59YO. 

I have a Westone electric guitar, seems to be a prototype from the Matsumoku era. 

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Have a nice day !
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Post by Barry Mon Aug 09, 2021 10:06 am

Welcome JerryLee!

We have seen at least one other model like yours before and it's on our website HERE

It likely was a prototype but we have no information on it. So we'd be grateful for anything you can tell us/show us about your guitar.  Very Happy

Please start a new topic in the Members' Westone forum. Tell us your story and post lots of pictures!

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Post by Dirt_Lord_ Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:16 am

Hi all! 

My name is Mike; 23 years old and been playing bass for almost 3 years now and I already have way too many instruments lol

Among my collection, an '86 Spectrum GT fretless! 

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She's been well loved over the years, no shortage of dings and chips but she still plays like a dream! No dead spots or anything. And those pickups!!! Amazingly loud!

You might also be able to see the headstock of her sister bass, an Aria ProII RSB smooth joint series. Also an '86 Matsu! (but much worse for wear, a whole lot of chipping paint and the guts need a little work... I've got it jury rigged to function for now)

I'm thinking of finally getting a soldering kit and giving them both a once over inside and out, just to help keep them in top condition. The fact that these basses are older than me and still look and work so great really speaks to their quality and I'm a lucky dude to have them both in my possession.

Thanks for the add to the forum by the way!
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Post by Barry Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:19 pm

Dirt_Lord_ wrote:...I already have way too many instruments lol
Mike, there's no such thing! Roll on Floor Laff

Welcome fellow Canuck! Welcome
That is a gorgeous looking bass right there. This is not really the place for pix so please feel free to start a new thread in the Members' Forum and post lots of pictures of your babies!

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Post by Simplyme64 Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:41 pm

Hello everyone…new here from Michigan!
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Post by Simplyme64 Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:49 pm

Not sure of my model but love the guitar:)
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Post by Barry Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:08 pm

Hello and welcome neighbour! (I'm in Ontario) Laughing

It looks like you have a Challenger model. Cool colour!
You can read about it on our website HERE.
There is also scan of the sales catalogue with the specs available HERE(scroll down)

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Post by Westone Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:54 pm

Simplyme64 wrote:Not sure of my model but love the guitar:)
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Welcome  SimplyMe!  You have a great late 80's, early 90's Korean made Challenger.  I like the unique plum color of yours.
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Post by CAMartin Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:08 pm

Hey, all...

...just got my first Westone, a Corsair GT (?), appears to be trans purple over a flame finish (photo flame or real, unsure).  The Bendmaster Deluxe has no arm, and the wiring has noise issues, so I've got some work ahead...but I remember getting their catalogs as a teenager, when Trevor Rabin was endorsing 'em...and it's kinda cool to finally get one in hand(s).

I'm a tinkerer, so there may be some mods.  The wiring approach is...well, interesting...?
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Post by Barry Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:46 pm

Hello CAMartin and welcome. Sounds like you're about to have an adventure!
Check out our website if you haven't already for info on wiring LINK

And please start a new thread in the Westone Members forum when you're ready to begin. We love pix. Snackin

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Post by CAMartin Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:54 am

Very cool, thank you...after looking for many years, it's kinda surreal to own one.  I have to admit that it bit me last night, I had just finally gotten home to sit down with it and the ground wire to the jack went south almost immediately...the trem went from benign to full-floating nightmare...and so on.  It still seems noisy, I figure grounds and solder connections 3 decades old can be very suspect.  I'm a tinkerer, I shall tinker in the coming weeks.  A trem stabilizer will be added pretty soon.
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Post by Barry Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:30 pm

Before you get too carried away: re-flowing the old solder joints might be worth doing if they seem a little 'brittle' or 'cold'.

Circuit noise is usually caused by oxidation of the pot wipers and switch contact points. A liberal spraying with contact cleaner will usually cure the scratchiness and drop outs.

Spray. Work it like a monkey in a mango tree. Repeat. clown

Westone tremolo bridges, like all trems, usually respond well if set up correctly, you may not need anything to 'stabilize' it.

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Post by CAMartin Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:47 pm

Yeah, that's all basically on the slate for this weekend.  I'm pretty fried when I get home from work, so it'll be bits and bursts of time 'til then.

Gorgeous axe, though I'm still not entirely sure which Corsair she is....
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Post by Ricard13 Sat Jan 29, 2022 6:41 am

Hi to all !

I'm starting 2022 with a new guitare i just bought in a second hand shop for twenty five bucks... and it is a WESTONE !
Honestly I never heard about this guitare brand. But despite a poor condition, I recognized a good guitare.

I figured out it might be a THUNDER II-A from 1982/83, but I'm not really sure about and some looks not genuine. Would you be so kind to give me your feeling and expertise on this guitare ?

So I'll certainly ask you few question those next weeks cause I plan to bring it back to shiny !
The tailpiece is broken, one button is sticked and I've no idea if the pickups are working.

Well. Here are the picture Smile

By the way my name is Jacques, and I'm leaving on the shore of the mare nostrum in Marseille.
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Post by Ricard13 Sat Jan 29, 2022 11:26 am

Oups here are the photos. If you have any comments you’re welcome ! Jacques

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Post by Barry Sun Jan 30, 2022 10:41 am

Bonjour Ricard13 et bienvenue sur les Forums!

That is a beautiful guitar and the good news is that everything that you have mentioned can be restored or repaired. . . except for one major part.

That broken stop tail! This was made from a pot metal casting and over time the string tension bends and eventually breaks it.

Sadly, this is a proprietary part and unfortunately it is mounted on non-standard centres. That means that there is nothing available which can be dropped in to replace it. It was used on the this Thunder model as well as the Prestige line, and all suffer the same fate eventually.

I'm afraid the only practical solution is to plug the current post holes and re-drill the centres for a standard part. You could machine a replacement out of solid brass but that's expensive.

Je suis désolé de vous annoncer la mauvaise nouvelle. Puppy Eyes

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Post by Ricard13 Tue Feb 01, 2022 2:29 am

Hi Barry and thanks for your message.
I’ve realised genuine parts are a bit rare to purchase.
Of course this tailpiece is a strong pain in my… (sorry for my french).
Does anyone as modelised or has got a technical drawing of the tailpiece ? If not I’ll try my best to do something.
Thanks !
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Post by ExFender Thu Feb 10, 2022 5:26 pm

I have a tailpiece that supposedly came from a Vantage LP (LP-S Made in Japan). If anyone knows if the spacing is identical, I can send it to Ricard.  It is silver/chrome with studs and inserts, but the finish looks like it has measles Shocked.
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Post by Barry Thu Feb 10, 2022 6:42 pm

Hi Pete.
I've wondered about that too, but I've never checked.

According to our Westbone these are, "...an odd size 73mm".
If that's a match, great! (But I won't hold my breath!)

Good luck.

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Post by ExFender Thu Feb 10, 2022 6:47 pm

Is that center to center, or the distance between the inside edges?  Mine is 73mm between the inside edges and ~82 C to C.
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Post by Barry Fri Feb 11, 2022 11:46 am

Damian wasn't specific but I would assume he's referring to C.to.C. measurement. That's the only one that would make sense here methinks.

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Post by Fast Eddie Sun Aug 07, 2022 9:22 am

Hello, I'm Eddie from Pittsburgh. I'm not very forum-savvy so bear with me. I came to research a black Pantera X390 that I just got and it seemed like a cool place so I joined. That's about all, thanks for having me!

P.S. I'll definitely be posting picks of my X390 later.
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Post by Barry Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:36 am

Hello Eddie and welcome!
You are a fortunate man indeed, there were only 96 copies of the X390 made!
 
If you haven't found it already please check out our website for more information on your guitar here: https://westoneguitars.net/guitars/pantera-series/pantera-deluxe-x390/

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Post by Fast Eddie Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:04 pm

Barry wrote:Hello Eddie and welcome!
You are a fortunate man indeed, there were only 96 copies of the X390 made!
Thanks Barry, I love the guitar, it's amazing. I think I have to wait 7 days to post pics (?) but if there's a way to post them now I'd love to share them with y'all.
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Post by Barry Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:56 pm

The waiting period was instigated in order to curb Spam postings, nothing personal.

When you're ready please start a new thread in the Members' Westone Forum.
This thread is meant for introductions and if you post your pics here they will not be searchable in the future. Wink

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Post by Fast Eddie Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:05 pm

Barry wrote:The waiting period was instigated in order to curb Spam postings, nothing personal.
Totally understand and I figured it was a preventive measure, a good one at that. And thanks for pointing me in the right direction, I'll be sure to post there after a weeks time!
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Post by Tebrandon Sun Aug 28, 2022 1:48 pm

New to this site. Just bought my first Westone. Presently also have Fender Strat and ESP LTD ec-500. Please check out the pic and perhaps help me determine model / specs? Don’t have it home yet so can’t give any more detail right now. Got the Westone, case, both amps and cables for $300 Cdn. Paid for and pick up tomorrow.
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Post by Barry Sun Aug 28, 2022 3:20 pm

Hello Tebrandon and welcome.

Congrats on the score!
You have what was referred to as the "Python" which was not an actual model but a custom finish made to order.

It was normally offered on the Corsair GT Custom WE7450
Yours differs in the pickup layout but the finish is the same.

You can read more about the Python HERE and HERE

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Post by Tebrandon Sun Aug 28, 2022 3:30 pm

Thanks Barry. I thought it might be the WE5400 Dimension, same pups, but obviously has the snakeskin.
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Post by Barry Sun Aug 28, 2022 3:56 pm

It might possibly be the WE400. The snakeskin was available as a custom option. Anyone with deep enough pockets could have had it done.

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