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Post by pootyman68 on Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:53 pm

Hi

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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:48 pm

Hello Pootyman and Welcome! Smile

How about telling us a little bit about yourself and what guitars you've got?

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Post by pootyman68 on Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:30 pm

Well I'm located in Indiana, United States. I have a Pantera X300 and an Electra X290. Planning to purchase an X390 soon I hope.

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Post by anaerobe on Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:54 am

Pootyman - Nice guitars! I haven't seen any Pantera's up here (Canada). Welcome, I think you will like it here! I haven't been around long on this site, but can tell you that there are lots of people on this board with serious knowledge about Westones and guitars in general. Cool

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Post by pootyman68 on Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:26 am

Thats awesome it's hard to get good info on Panteras here. Either nobody knows anything or they're keeping it to themselves...lol

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Newbie here with a Pantera X390

Post by BilletGarage on Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:02 am

Hey everyone . . . I have had a dull black finish Pantera X390 in storage for the better part of 15 years. I just recenly pulled it out and to my surprise it is in mint condition! Hooked it up to an old Crate Amp with tube pre-amp and Celestion speaker and man I was reminded quickly how much I love the guitar. How do I know what year my guitar is? I know it has a Bendmaster Deluxe. But is there any way to confirm the year and rarity (or lack there of) by sight? Thanks in advance! Love the forum!

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Post by Steve777 on Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:07 am

Hi there and Welcome,

The Pantera's are very, very nice guitars and I am not surprised how much you like yours. To date your guitar, look at the serial number on the back of the headstock. You are only interested in the first three numbers, the first one denotes the year and the second two, the month. So, for example, if it reads 605xxxxx, that will mean that your guitar was made in (6) 1986, during the month of (05) May.

Post some pics so we can all drool

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Post by oldad70 on Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:08 am

Greetings!

I have my very first Westone, I received it yesterday. It is a Chrome Yellow AX1330, reverse headstock model from '87 or '88. I don't see much info about this model. I really need to set it up, it's ok, but will be stellar with an hour of cleaning and adjusting. I must say the quality is very good and it has a great metal tone, even with 10-year old strings on it.

I'm 39

I love most music.

I'll be lurking around here trying to absorb as much info as I can, this is a great forum! Thanks for starting it.

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Post by Steve777 on Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:49 am

Hi and Welcome,

Dont lurk around, post some pics, I dont think I have ever seen a Westone in chrome yellow. There are few problems with Westones unless they have been messed around with. Good tonewoods ! If your new arrival is complete, the only item to keep an eye on is the string lock plate, but there are plenty of posts on this subject area.

All the best

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Hi From Kansas

Post by Ttone on Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:10 pm

Hey everyone Smile

I was searching for info and came across this site, very cool!

Sometime in the late 80s I bought a new guitar but it's been long gone Sad since then I could never remember the make, until now.

My wife decided she wanted me to teach her guitar so one day she comes home with this wicked super strat with the name Westone on the headstock. It hit me like a ton of bricks, I used to have one! I'm still trying to figure out the model of the one I had but hers is a Villain Pro. I need to rewire it and do a complete setup but from what I can tell this thing is a shredder! I still do a fair share of shredding, but for the most part I've gotten comfortable with LPs, on the other hand I must say I'm pretty happy having a super strat in the house again Smile

Anyways I'm glad I joined, and you all can look forward to me picking your brains a bit.

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Post by corsair on Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:39 pm

Welcome in here, friend; I don't think anyone here's seen a Villain before - you are gonna show it to us, aren't you?! Shocked I don't know an awful lot about the Villains but at this point would assume the wiring to be stock Westone type! What are the pickups on it marked, if anything? There should be markings - hopefully - on the bottom plate...

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Post by Warrn on Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:39 am

According to Westone.info, Villain Pros had EMG Select pickups. They were Korean, you know.

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Post by corsair on Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:14 am

Cool; what are they like as p'ups? Yeah, I know they're MIK and not Matsumoku but they intrigue me and are apparently well worthy of the name, as are the Dana series and I'd like to know a little more about them, eh! Smile

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Post by Ttone on Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:15 pm

corsair wrote:Welcome in here, friend; I don't think anyone here's seen a Villain before - you are gonna show it to us, aren't you?! :shock

Thanks Corsair

It's not enough to just talk about a git on a guitar forum right?

http://forum.westoneguitars.net/members-westones-f6/1990-villain-pro-t662.htm#5172

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hi All

Post by diddydave on Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:50 pm

HI All
I have just found this site after owning a prestige 250 since 1994.
other guitars: Gibson Les Paul Double cut, Aria 12 string acoustic, Honner Proffesional Les Paul L75, Home made Les Paul (just to see if i could do it Smile )
Basses: Vintage Fretless, Tokai bass (has seen many better days), Harvey Benton acoustic bass and newly aquirred Westone super headless that is very poorly indeed.
Amps: Marshall 8080 valvestate, Marshall JCM 900 combo, and a rare Marshall specialist 1972 combo with a 15" spider cone in it
other stuff: Roland D10, Roland GR50 MIDI guitar synth, MicrKorg, a couple of Bodhrans, homebrew Theremin

The headless is my new multistage restoration project as it has been molested badly but is still a thing of beauty.

I work as a sound engineer and teach music tech, I have just finished my first project as a producer which is due for release on the 28th of September

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Post by hendrik on Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:41 am

Hi,

welcome aboard in the nuthouse.
Paste a link to the sound files, if it's possible, you produced recently.
People here are really keen for such things.
Did you also play some of your instruments, the Westones, in this productions?
Then the curiosity is even a level higher.

H.

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Re: Say hello...

Post by corsair on Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:17 am

Hiya, DDave; indeed, welcome to where the inmates run the asylum! Our beloved moderator is a bit poorly atm but I'm sure we'll see her to say "Hi!" to you soon enough!! Very Happy

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Re: Say hello...

Post by diddydave on Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:05 am

thanks everyone for the warm welcome
as for the album
Previews are available on myspace and face book.
http://www.Myspace.com/blueknives
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-K...2843440?ref=nf

Pre-order here (if its not being too cheecky Smile)
http://www.thegenepool.co.uk/items/367.htm

I know Dan did use my Gibson on this though mainly it was a swamp ash yamaha tele, it is quite possible the he used my prestige as well but it was a while ago that we tracked the guitars,

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Post by DuoFuzz on Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:59 am

I just had a listen to the preview and I have to say great work lads, excellent stuff. Cool

My personal favorite is 'Million Stars', love the chiming chords with reverb and delay, then the feedback on the solo, wow cyclops .

Hope this leads to bigger things for you guy's, it sounds great, well done.

DAN.

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Post by diddydave on Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:16 pm

Well, what can I say, thanks very much. It is nice to here some comments as after a year in production it is a little hard to have an idea of what the rest of the world thinks of it. I am glad you like it, I do. It is out on the 28th September so you should find it in the shops or Itunes.

the difficult second album is being written and due to start production just after christmas.

please continue to support a truly independent production.

thanks

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Post by Guest on Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:08 pm

corsair wrote:Hiya, DDave; indeed, welcome to where the inmates run the asylum! Our beloved moderator is a bit poorly atm but I'm sure we'll see her to say "Hi!" to you soon enough!! Very Happy


Yep indeedee!

Hello and Welcome DiddyDave!
Very Happy (Oh anybody remember Diddy Dave Hamilton?)

Well guys, although still a bit bedraggled around the edges, I'm back up and running again on nearly all cylinders!
cheers

It's no use you just telling us about what you've got Dave, you have to show us! I'm especially looking forward to seeing the 'poorly headless one'!
cyclops

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Post by diddydave on Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:22 pm

so you must be the famous Polly Smile
here you go:


the poorly Super Headless which has now no hardware at all on it in prep for the rebuild


My Old friend the prestige 250 iv'e had for about 15 years next to my new Gibson (i really need to take a better photo Smile ) there is very little between them in way of sound (the Gibsons slightly more 'barky') but the prestige has a considerably lighter action (narrower nut as well)

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Post by Guest on Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:27 pm

Ooh Dave, you flatter me!

"Famous Polly"? I wouldn't go so far as to say that... Esteemed perhaps...!!!!!
lol!

Anyhow, beautiful geetars you've got there mate, well done!

I'm going to put them in their rightful place where they belong, in the 'Members Westones' forum so that everybody can see them!

Welcome again!

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Post by KNM on Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:57 pm

Hello everyone ! :

Well, time for introductions ( please sorry for my poor english )

Name : Jaume Boscā

City : Tavernes de la Valldigna , at 50km from Valencia

Country : Spain ( The lost ass of this world ) Wink

Westones : no one yet !

How I get here ? : Well , if you have some time for reading this , go ahead !.

Iīm a guitar enthusiast , and play as much as have a little time ( Iīm a bar tender , so you can imagine ... ) . Iīm a big fan of Trevor Rabinīs works in Yes and thanks to Internet I have discovered , at last , what guitar used in those years ! Well , itīs strat is unique and we canīt do nothing about it,but when I was aware that he used the westone pantera , well .... Exciting !!!

I havenīt read yet so much threads in this forum but Iīm so sure that some guys here ( almost everyone, I expect ) have made their dreams come true and have at least one ot this beautiful axes ... And I want to achieve that dream too !!!

I hope and wish to get one Pantera some time ... but itīs so difficult to find one , and here in Spain is almost impossible if you donīt have internet and some skills seeking.

Another thing that I have in mind from some time is to build my very own Pantera , but havenīt found any template for it.Iīm learning also to work with woods and my brother and I made some projects - no one finished Sad - in guitar buildings.But is a matter of time that we get a guitar working and made by our own hands.

I hope to find here some good information, and friends of course , about finding a Pantera or some diagrams,layouts or templates that help us for building our own! I will follow the forum activity as time let me do it for getting the lastest info about westone guitars Very Happy

Thatīs it! Hello to everyone again and thanks for the adminsī work in this forum and long live !

Cheers !

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Post by Guest on Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:57 pm

Hello and Welcome KNM! Smile

Please do not apologise for your English, it is very good and you write English far better than I could ever speak Spanish!
Rolling Eyes

I do hope that you find the Pantera that you are looking for, I own one and they are beautiful guitars!

Wow! That would be a real challenge to build your very own guitar and it is something that I also would like to get around to doing, one of these years!

Good luck with your search and stick around - you never know what might turn up!

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Post by KNM on Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:55 pm

Pollyanna wrote:Hello and Welcome KNM! Smile

Wow! That would be a real challenge to build your very own guitar and it is something that I also would like to get around to doing, one of these years!

Polly
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Hello Polly !

Thanks for your kind words.The building is quite a challenge,but I hope the Pantera users in this forum could help me not only finding one for me Wink, also with valuable data for building one. Photographs , measures for creating templates,diagrams or schematichs.Every little bit of information could be important.

I will open a thread exposing this questions and hope that joining forces could create something usable for those who wants to face this challenge.

Cheers :

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Post by anaerobe on Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:08 am

Welcome KNM and Diddydave.

Diddydave... I have to echo Dan's comments... Million stars is awesome. Loved the guitar work in that and the vocals, really fine stuff.

To the both of you - good to have you aboard... a very knowledgeable bunch, this.

Best,

Ian

PS, Polly I hope yer OK? I didn't realize you were under the weather.

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Post by diddydave on Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:48 am

thanks anaerobe for your comments
28/09/09 it should be in the shops Smile

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Post by Henning on Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:32 pm

Hi, I'm absolutely thrilled that I've found this forum. I've always loved Westones since I saw my first one in a 2nd hand store. There are so many that I love, but the Thunder shape is my favourite.

Name - Henning

Age - 33

Location - Canterbury, Kent

First guitar - My Red Thunder II-T

First Westone - as above

Later Westones - Black Prestige 150, Black Thunder III bass

Musical style/favourite bands - Mark Knopfler, Metallica, The Beatles, Guns'n'Roses

Current Westones - Red Thunder II-T, Black Prestige 150, Black Thunder III bass

Other instruments - Lovely satin finish Art & Lutherie acoustic

Favourite instrument - My Prestige 150

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Post by Guest on Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:41 am

Hello Henning and welcome!

Glad that you have found us and welcome to the loony bin!


Nice collection you have there, well done you!


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Post by rainbow11 on Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:45 am

Hi all,
Iīm Ralf - I live in Kassel/Germany. I just bought a QUEST ATAK 2b Bass from 1984. I surched the net to get more information about this
baby and I found this forum. Great! - In the 70īs I played the bass in a band - no one else wanted to play the bassguitar. I got an LP - shaped Ibanez in black. I wonder where it is now??! - M y interest changed to photography and film. I became a cameraman - still with a hang to playing music. My little spanish akustik Guitar is always there - 7 years ago I bought a Gretsch Electromatic and a small Marshallamp.
Suddently I feel the need to come back to play bass again and I found this beautifull Quest Atak and a crate basscombo.I will pick it up in Hamburg tomorrow - now I am happy to found this forum! I will let you know more about the Quest Atak 2b after i tested it.

XXX Ralf

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Post by corsair on Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:47 am

Hi there Ralf; good to have you here! Quests are cool; you've looked here..

http://www.matsumoku.org/models/vantage/quest/quest.html

...and here...

http://www.matsumoku.org/models/vantage/catalogs/atak-manhattan/catalog_th.html

...right?! You gonna show us what you've got in Non-Westone??

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Post by Guest on Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:15 pm

Hello Ralf and Welcome,

Well what you have there mate is certainly a Matsumoku but not a Westone! I had one of these Quest Atak Basses myself for a short while last year and although I don't play bass, it is one cool machine!

As John has so rightly pointed you to the Matsumoku forums, there is no need for me to do it now! Anyhow, you are welcome to post some photos in the 'Non Westone' discussion forum.

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Post by scubba.steve on Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:38 am

Well hello all
Somehow i managed to find this site and some old aquantances..
Well where shall i start.
My Name is Steven
I am a father of 1. Jacob is 3 years old.
Married for 3years now.
Have many hobbys, including my guitars.
Ive got a nice custom made Westone strap from the Uk
And a couple of badges.
Currently shredding on a Schecter C -1 Elite
Releasing our 3rd cd this coming spring under Soundmass label.
www.deadmoonsgrey.com

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Post by Guest on Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:08 pm

Hello Stranger and Welcome!

Long time no hear! Glad to have you aboard mate, I hope you are going to be a good boy though now that I am at the helm, so to speak!


Whatever happened to that Dimension IV of yours, do you still have it or has that long gone?

Nice to see you again. Tell Jacob that 'Aunty Polly' says hello!

Polly

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Post by scubba.steve on Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:28 am

Pollyanna wrote:Hello Stranger and Welcome!

Long time no hear! Glad to have you aboard mate, I hope you are going to be a good boy though now that I am at the helm, so to speak!


Whatever happened to that Dimension IV of yours, do you still have it or has that long gone?

Nice to see you again. Tell Jacob that 'Aunty Polly' says hello!

Polly

O yea, i still have my Dimensions IV, Unfortunalty it is in unsaveable formatt. The neck is still good, Body is shot. Have all the hardware, And pickups (If anyone is needing any pieces, i will be happy to send). Ive been currently looking for another. Also maybe another Kelly, Jacob is a mean little devil right now. lol He is in that " I can get into everything and mommy and daddy dont care " stage. Nice to see you got John on here aswell. I do not know if he remembers me or not. But IF you do John. I DID stick up for you on the other forum., and was banned. lol. I seen you posted your clipper 6 for sale I remember when you got that. You was so proud! Even though it had its nasty green paint all over it. But i remember you worked hard on it to get it looking nice. Ive tried to email you. I dunno if your getting them or not. I use 2 diffrent ones. You can either reach me at thrashpirate@yahoo.com or scubba.steve@yahoo.com Or you can just leave me a message on here Cause i will be sticking around for awhile. Ive noticed a couple Westones here in the us ebay. Nothing catches my eye yet. Tonya is great, she got promoted to Department Manager at Walmart, And im still working nightshifts. Ive got a nasty cavity in one of my wisdom teeth, I have to go and get it pulled out on monday. There gonna gas me!!! Lol better i guess, so i wont feel a thing. But yea, everythings been going good on this end. I just got off work and am trying to find the wifey something for christmas online.
Weve about got this new cd mastered, we lack 2 songs being complete. Then its off to Soundmass for them to put on there label. I will post pics of the Dimensions IV under members Westones.

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New fella, needs buying Westone advice

Post by Qwertyco on Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:32 pm

Hi, new fella here,
I'm Mike, Aged, North UK.
I was weaned on a nice Black Thunder 1a bass as a youngster, and have just caught the bug again!
Thinking about buying this:
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anyone have any idea what it is, or it's worth?
Nice Forum by the way,

Cheers,
Mike Q

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Post by scubba.steve on Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:37 pm

Hello Mike and welcome to the forums!!
That would be a Bc Rich Warlock, Its value depends on the submodel. Like bronze, gold, platinum.
Appears to be a a 90's model judging by the headstock, but will never know since its been striped and a westone emblem placed on it.
I wouldnt waist my money on it man, some of these models you can buy new fairly cheap.

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Post by Qwertyco on Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:31 am

scubba.steve wrote:Hello Mike and welcome to the forums!!
That would be a Bc Rich Warlock, Its value depends on the submodel. Like bronze, gold, platinum.
Appears to be a a 90's model judging by the headstock, but will never know since its been striped and a westone emblem placed on it.

Cheers,
so it aint a Westone at all !
It's cheap anyway, Ģ60 Uk Pounds, but I'll give it a miss if It's not Westone.
I'll keep looking, and check back here for info, It's a great resource!

Ta,
Mike Q.

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Post by Qwertyco on Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:30 am


so it aint a Westone at all !

Ta,
Mike Q.

But hang on there . . . . . . . . . .
mayby it is a Westone, Here's another one: (eBay WESTONE LINK?)
anyone have any ideas?

Hang on, I found this link: http://www.westone.info/index.html#guitars
that explains it!

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Re: Say hello...

Post by scubba.steve on Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:52 am

Qwertyco wrote:

so it aint a Westone at all !

Ta,
Mike Q.

But hang on there . . . . . . . . . .
mayby it is a Westone, Here's another one: (eBay WESTONE LINK?)
anyone have any ideas?

Hang on, I found this link: http://www.westone.info/index.html#guitars
that explains it!


Hmmm, interesting. I guess it is? I am stumped on this one. I have never seen a westone like that before. I just assumed it was a bc ric h, judging by the bodystyle and headstock. Im not familiar with the 90's models. I would send Corsiar, or Pollyanna a pm on this one bud.
According to Davids website it is infact a westone.

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Post by Warrn on Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:50 pm

It is NOT a Matsumoku, SLM, or Sid Poole Westone. It is a cheap Chinese BC Rich copy with the Westone logo slapped on it because someone purchased rights to the name and decided to drag it through the mud.

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Re: Say hello...

Post by norfolkngood on Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:33 pm

Yep, sorry Mike but Warrn is right on this.

It's not Uncle Mat, it's not made in Japan (or in the UK by dear old Sid Poole, or in Korea for that matter), it's a cheap & nasty chinese knock-off BC Rich copy. In short, it's a turd with a good name. If Westone were still around as a company they'd be buying back the right to use the Westone name and logo to stop crap like this being made... and it won't be a patch on the "real" Westone you had.

If you want to rediscover your lost youth and play a Westie again, keep an eye on UK ebay or pop in here and see what's on the ebay page; brother Dan (Duo-fuzz) apparently has a direct link to the ebay mothership and flags up most of the Westones that appear on UK ebay. Spectrums and well-played Thunders are still good value both as 4 and 6 stringers (or buy one of each, a perfect 10!) and if the gods are smiling we occasionally see a Pantera or Prestige Smile

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Post by Qwertyco on Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:22 pm

norfolkngood wrote:Yep, sorry Mike but Warrn is right on this.
Don't be sorry fella, It's all good info.
I'm smart enough to know a semi polished turd when I see one, they're all too common in all forms of life these days!
It's just great to have good guys to help out and confirm suspicions or help spot the real thing.
I'm in no great rush, I'll wait till the right thing comes along, and just update myself in the mean time, do some catchin up.
Meanwhile, I was given an old satellite Les Paul copy today, old old, well used and abused, so I'll strip it down and do a cheap rebuild until a proper guitar comes along!
I miss my old Thunder 1A !

Case Closed!

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Re: Say hello...

Post by Thing T. Thing on Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:42 pm

hi,

at christmas my boyfriend gave me a westone guitar.
before we'll talk about guitars I will introduce myself.
My name is Miriam. I'm a 18 year old girl from germany who loves music.
I`ve played different kinds of flute for 12 years and I stated with guitar 3 years ago, but I had to stop 2 years ago....no time
In a few weeks my school will end and than I will start again with guitar.

Regards
Mimi


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Introduction

Post by joediq on Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:44 pm

Hi everyone. Glad to find this forum. I live near Philadelphia, PA USA. I am 36 years old and been playing guitar for about 23 of them. My first electric was a cheap flying V knockoff that I got on scratch and dent at age 13. My first REAL electric was a Westone Corsair GT that I got for Christmas a year or so later. It was a teal color that exactly matched a "Members only" jacket that I had been given (remember those?). I had that guitar for about 6 years and then, after buying an Ibanez S series custom, loaned the Westone to a "friend" who subsequently destroyed it!! I've had some great guitars over the years but always missed that Westone. Last summer I found another Corsair GT in trans blue/purple that needed some TLC. I rescued it and am in the process of restoring it though it is certainly playable at this point. I even played it on a few gigs. I will try to post some pics of the Corsair and my other guitars in the near future. Glad to be here!

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Post by AndyGoblin on Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:10 am

Didn't see this section before I posted in the general forum - anyway I'm 38, live in Manchester UK and my first guitar was a Kay SG copy bought for Ģ10 from a kid at school, horrible little plank of wood really but got me hooked, was followed by a Kay Strat (marginally better) and then a nameless 'decent' strat copy. All these before what I consider my first proper guitar, a Westone Spectrum DX, which I loved and I think the only reason I got rid of it was because my mum wouldn't let me have more than one guitar at the same time and I really wanted a Washburn WP-50 Les Paul, which is still my main guitar to this day (over 20 years later!).
As mentioned in my other post I now also own a Thunder 1A and a newly acquired Concorde II, both in need of a little attention. I can't believe that they don't sell for more given their reputation, a quick browse through harmony central reviews shows how well thought of they are. Hoping to pick up some restoration tips and have a few laughs along the way, glad to be here Smile

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Re: Say hello...

Post by Guest on Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:19 pm

Seems like I've been slacking off from my duties here and not welcomed the three new members who have posted in this thread recently. Please accept my sincere apologies for overlooking our newest members.

To make amends for my tardiness:

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!

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Re: Say hello...

Post by Warrn on Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:00 pm

Hi guys! Show us whatcha got!

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Re: Say hello...

Post by GD K9 on Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:48 pm

Hello everyone ... my second posting on the Westone forum . My 'formal' introduction.
Name: Kees (pronounced in English as 'case')
Fabricated in: 1966
Where: The Netherlands, Europe
First guitar: ehhh... a Hondo classical, around 1978, I think ...
First electric: AX-Tech strat copy, 1986(?)
First real guitar: Aria Pro II CS-250 (Cardinal), some four years ago ...
Now: Some fourty, half of them Matsu-made Vantage's
First Westone: ... still need to find me one, to justify my being here
Married to Buffy (not the Slayer), two daughters (9 and 7 yo)
Self-employed graphic designer
Active member to GuitarDir.com (Admin.) and Matsumoku.org (Mod.)
What else do you need to know? ... blood type O-neg, so whenever you're bleeding out, come to me!

Reason to be here on the Westone forum: One of your senior members invited me (and a couple of others from Matsu-forum) over tonight, because of the fact that Mr. Tom Presley registered himself as a member ... I (and that couple of other Matsu-forum members)'ve been researching the chronology of Japanese made Vantage guitars for some time now. Because of the input of a new Australian member there named Trevor, we were just on the virge of a break-through on how to interpred the Vantage serial numbers. We've seemed to be wrong for a long time! Mr. Presley might be able to help us seperate facts from fiction. Besides that, the Westone-Vantage relationship is of interrest to me, for obvious reasons.

Glad to be here, I'm just gonna have a look around the forum now!

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Post by Barry on Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:30 pm

I'm even more bad mannered than our Polly!
A warm welcome to our new members and thanks for your posts. It's especially nice to have another lady guitar player in the group! And don't be shy, the lads here are mostly harmless.

And a special welcome to Kees...glad you came over to the dark side!

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