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Post by RacKi_68 Tue Aug 30, 2022 11:57 am

Apologies if this has been posted before, but can anyone tell me how to access the truss rod on a Spectrum DX bass.
Would I have to remove the neck, or remove the wood trim, (now painted neon pink) that runs down the centre?
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Post by Barry Tue Aug 30, 2022 5:31 pm

Hello RacKi_68.
The truss rod access is located at the bottom of the neck, but it appears to be covered over by that fugly pink wood (?) strip. (No idea what the hell that's doing there) See our website for more info: LINK

My recommendation is to first of all, remove it carefully so as not to damage the finish. The finish on Westones is tough, but you can still scratch the hell out of  it.

It looks like it has been screwed down to the body (ouch) which will make it easy to remove but you will end up with screw holes in the top.

If it has also has been glued down, likely with super glue (?!) Use a hair dryer on low or medium heat to soften up the joint and gently pry it off with a very thin scraper, or gently tap it off.

Once you have truss rod access, check that the cavity and nut has not been covered in glue. You need to clean it out and ensure that the nut is free to rotate. DO NOT try to force it if it has been gummed up with glue, you can end up breaking your rod.

Finally, unless you are married to the current look of it, I would do a major cleaning and get rid of all the crap. These are well made guitars and you'll appreciate it more if it looks the part.

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Post by RacKi_68 Tue Aug 30, 2022 7:14 pm

Thanks Barry,
The Spectrum was my main gigging bass in the 90's (Dodgy Punk covers band, hence the crap.) when I got it, around 1990 in lieu of a 25 quid debt, the wood was a nasty teak so I painted it the nasty pink. I moved to Spain and left the Spectrum and my Thunder 1A with a friend to look after. They ended up in his garage for 8 years. The Thunder needs the electrics sorting and the Spectrum has a slight concave bend in it. A real testament to the quality. I was hoping to collect a few more of various models but the bloody prices now!!!!!!!! In the 90's you couldn't give them away.
Anyway thanks again will investigate the non standard woodwork.
Cheers

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Post by Barry Tue Aug 30, 2022 7:42 pm

You're welcome.

Sorry if I appeared too judgmental, an owner is perfectly entitled to do whatever he damn well pleases with his property! But sometimes the decisions of youth come back to bite you in the arse later in life eh?

I'm a collector of Matsumoku guitars and I've had to clean, repair and restore more than my share of "customizations" by mostly young rockers who didn't have a clue what they were doing.

Worked out OK for me though, 'cuz I got 'em cheap! And thankfully, Westones in particular have extremely tough finishes and are built with quality woods so they recovered from their assaults very well! Wink

And yes, the price of Matsumoku guitars is near prohibitive now for casual buying.

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