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Re: Say hello...

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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Re: Say hello...

Post by GD K9 on Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:00 pm

Not that dark Barry, although some here still seem to be in the dark about Vantage. I've seen Corsair guiding them to the Light, but you seem to lag a little
There should be more cross-communication between the forums (here in Holland, it's 'fora', but I'm not sure what it's called in English ). I know by now any Westone is as superb as any equally classed (Matsu-made) Vantage, but do the Westone supporters know it's the same way around? I think the Vantage brand was better known here than the Westone's, in the first half of the eighties. some Westones made it through here though, I'll be on the look out!

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Re: Say hello...

Post by Barry on Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:28 pm

GD K9 wrote:...I've seen Corsair guiding them to the Light, but you seem to lag a little
Hey I do my best. (Have a look at my current signature). I think our mod (Polly 'the Pink Booted One') might get annoyed if we chat too much about non-Westone gear, even if it is still in the same family. But you're right, we need more information sharing between the forums. Particularly when you suddenly get a "Tom Presley" to appear!!

...I think the Vantage brand was better known here than the Westone's...
It's hard to say. Certainly there's a strong representation and history in the UK, but continental Europe may be another matter. In Canada it's about equal between Westone and Vantage, at least in my little corner of it. Vintage Aria Pro on the other hand is rather rare here, but appears to be fairly common in Europe (and Sweden!), especially the more exotic models. Interesting how the Mats labels were marketed around the world eh?

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Re: Say hello...

Post by Guest on Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:05 pm

Hello Kees and welcome from me!

Barry, you are getting way too cheeky, I might have to just come over there and boot you up the ass with my pink wellies if you don't watch it!


Seriously though guys, any discussion regarding Matsumoku and St. Louis Music guitars is welcomed by me, even if they aren't Westones, and to have Mr. Tom Presley here as a member is an honour indeed! (I reckon the guys from the Matt forums are just peeved because he joined us and not them! Tee hee
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RCSBlues Here

Post by RCSBlues on Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:35 am

Just joined -

Electra MPC owner since 1976 -

Current Electras can be seen here


http://www.rivercityamps.com/electra/RCSblues.php



and heard here



http://bandmix.com/rcsblues/

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Re: Say hello...

Post by corsair on Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:09 pm

G'day, RCSBlues - nice to see you in here and broadening your horizons!! It has always surprised me that Electra seem to have such a small following compared to APII, Westone et al but I suppose because they seemed to be only available in North America, it isn't that much of a riddle!!
I count myself lucky to have a Phoenix to go with my Spectrums, eh... especially one that came to me from Seattle! It's the only Phoenix, and indeed Electra, I've ever seen in NZ, bro, so that makes it a bit more special...
And the Westone/APII/Vantage folk haven't had a get together yet, so you're 1 up there.....

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Re: Say hello...

Post by GD K9 on Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:58 pm

Pollyanna wrote:Hello Kees and welcome from me!
Well thank you Polly, nice to be here!

Pollyanna wrote:I reckon the guys from the Matt forums are just peeved because he joined us and not them! Tee hee
Right on the sore spot! I was send to infiltrate on behalf of the Matsu-bunch secret service , but my cover was blown before I even entered my first posting .

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Re: Say hello...

Post by Barry on Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:08 pm

GD K9 wrote:...my cover was blown before I even entered my first posting...
Kees, you could never hide for long, you're too knowledgeable, and with too much to offer this lot!
Now, here's the plan...once Tom has run out of things to say about Westone, we pump him unmercifully about Vantage, Aria Pro II, and...

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hi from scotland

Post by beefystrat on Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:55 pm

hi there just found the forum today Smile back in the mists of time i owned 2 westone thunder 1 a basses one was fretless since then i've moved onto guitar and currently have a strat an epi sg400 and a hohner se35 and my yamy apx accoustic but i have a problem. in the last month or so i've been looking at thunder 1a guitars on the bay when they come up , man i want one real bad Smile but currently not working (building trade has died a death here ) so i'm keeping my eyes and ears open and trying to pick one up cheap , well i'm off to read through the forum Smile later
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Re: Say hello...

Post by corsair on Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:48 pm

Welcome Alan - sorry to hear about work prospects being a touch dire; maybe you could sell one your 'other' guitars to fund a Thunder purchase?!
If you're a builder, you're good with your hands, right? well, maybe one of the munted guitars that turn up from time to time would do the trick? There'd be all kinds of advice forthcoming from the folk in here should you need it....

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Re: Say hello...

Post by beefystrat on Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:31 pm

hi corsair , theres a battle worn thunder jet on the bay just now needing a bit of tlc ,i'm hoping to win the auction Smile i'm trying to sell a few of my air rifles to fund a few new toys,i'm a joiner to trade and i'm pretty good at fixing and refinishing things (gun stocks ) so heres hoping i'll be a westone owner again soon Smile

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Re: Say hello...

Post by norfolkngood on Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:27 pm

Hi Beefy, saw the TJ, good luck if you're bidding.

If it doesn't come your way "well-played" Westones aren't too hard to find on the 'bay.

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Re: Say hello...

Post by corsair on Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:57 pm

beefystrat wrote: i'm pretty good at fixing and refinishing things (gun stocks )

... I have just got rid of all my guns - 'loaned' to friends! - because we're cruising around the world, but I was a reasonably able gunsmith and I loved working on stocks which is a skill that lends itself to guitar rebuilding!! Whereabouts in the world are you?

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Re: Say hello...

Post by beefystrat on Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:23 am

hi corsair , i'm in scotland , just outside glasgow mate .

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Hi all

Post by prosonic on Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:43 pm

My name is Greg and I live in Missouri. I'm 36 years old and the divorced father of two. I play classic rock in a local 5 piece band, play country in a not so local 4 piece band, and do a traveling accoustic jam session (typically bluegrass) on most wednesday nights. I suck, but I've played with some pretty cool people: Steve Cropper (the blues brothers), Jan Howard, Mark Kunkel (Rolling Stones harmonica), Earl Lett (Ike and Tina Turner's first chair sax), Supe Grande (Ozark Mountain Daredevils), and I've been in the opening band for Black Oak Arkansas and Rick Derringer. Always trying to add to the list though.
My first guitar was a Sears and Roebuck Silvertone, with matching amp.
My first (and only) Westone is a Pantera Deluxe X350MA which I love and cherish.
I haven't been fortunate enough to come across another Westone, but I always keep my eyes open. I usually play an 84 Gibson Les Paul Studio, but I love to sit at home and play my pantera. I play through a Line 6 Mach 4 half stack on stage, but also have a solid state marshall half stack (hd100fx).
I am a fan of all music, but I would have to say Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tesla, brad paisley, Dave mathews, ACDC, from there all the way back to Johnny Horton, Jim Ed Brown, Johnny Cash, Jackie Wilson. I love ANY music that is good.
Thanks for welcoming me into your cozy little forum, and I look forward to talking with you.

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Re: Say hello...

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:42 pm

Hello and welcome, Greg and Beefy,

It's always nice to read the posts in this forum and to get to know the newest members of the 'family'.

I look forward to hearing from you both, as well as all the other new members who haven't posted here yet.

Well, that's enough from me because it is way past my bedtime so I will just say to everybody, keep on rockin'!

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Post by pfbacon on Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:45 pm

Hi! I'm Peggy Foster Bassplayer.

I have a Westone Rail Bass, and a dozen other basses and instruments.

Lately I'm using the Westone a lot. People like the way it looks.

I just put new strings on it with the help of some of your members (thanks you guys!).

I have a recording studio and do the engineering (protools), I'm recording a CD of rock songs I wrote with my writing partner and we're producing the tour band, I'm playing in a band in the Valley (Los Angeles) and another band here in Palos Verdes where I live. I wrote and recorded a CD of comedy tunes; I just found an artist, a cool young guy named Nick Deane, to be the artist so I will re-record everything with him playing and singing. I wrote 12 MOR tunes for the Valley band, we'll record those this year.

I was in The Runaways when I was a teenager, I'm on a couple of Steve Vai's albums/CDs playing fretless bass (Travis Bean), I toured with bands and did about everything you can do in the entertainment industry, have been a musician since I was six years old, play guitar, slide guitar and piano and a few other things, mostly bass. MTV's movie about The Runaways just came out - it's not a documentary - The Runaways had 5 bassplayers, I was the second, they made up a composite bass player character for this movie. I'm also in the Travis Bean movie that should come out this year (they sponsored me in the 70's and are still really good friends of mine).

My myspace and facebook pages have photos, mp3s and funny stories ... Peggy Foster Bassplayer on both.

I'm trying to upload a photo of my Westone but it doesn't seem to be working - Using the photo thing in your toolbar above this box, I browse, the file shows up in your window but when I click on copy and upload nothing happens.

Ummm, looks like I need more technical assistance already ... Peggy

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Re: Say hello...

Post by Barry on Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:17 pm

Hi Peggy, great to have you with us!
You have a lot of experience under yer belt already and I look forward to your sharing it with us. Always great to have a working musician around to keep we old farts honest!

It isn't too often you come across a lady bass player either so good on you for that too!
Now, as for the pictures, you'll find it easier to link out to a hosting site like Photobucket, etc. (or MySpace) Copy the IMG code and paste it in.

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Curious

Post by pfbacon on Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:00 am

Sooo ... why won't this site upload from my computer like all the other sites on the internet do?

True Confession: I don't know how to photobucket, don't know what IMF is, there are so many other things I want to learn ...

Is there another way to get a photo of my Westone onto this site?

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Re: Say hello...

Post by corsair on Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:10 am

Ahhh,.... OK then! Google Photobucket and then go to the site that you'll be directed to, and set up an account, which is free! Then you upload the pix you want on here to Photobucket - it's all really easy, believe me; I can do it and I'm a complete Luddite!! - and then when they have uploaded, if you pause the cursor over the photo thumbnail, a set of weird looking text will appear in a separate window; the one at the bottom is the .img code for posting to forums and you copy this with a right click and paste it into your post here!! Jobs a good 'un!

Really looking forward to seeing you and your Westone..... and welcome here!

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Re: Say hello...

Post by Warrn on Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:41 am

Welcome, Peggy! Glad I could help with your string change! Hope you love your Rail bass as much as I love mine!

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Re: Say hello...

Post by bowenjaybee on Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:27 pm

Hi I'm Jason from Bradford UK

Spent the last week or so looking through this site and it's great, some great stories and some nice pics.

I'm 37 and love all things 50's/60's/70's/80's/90's/00's - my main love is Punk/indie/goth/alternative such as The Smiths, The Cure, The Stone Roses, Cocteau twins, Joy Division, the list could go on all day, I love all music I'll listen to anything from Tchaikovsky to Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Beatles, Led Zep, AC/DC, Elbow, U2, Buddy Holly, OMD, Fleetwood Mac, 70's Disco, 90's Dance......................you get the point

I'm originally a bass player but play guitar more these days, I bought my 1st Westone Thunder 1 bass back in 1990 and played them in bands for years. after a few years of not playing I got the buzz again and went in search of a Westone and found my latest Thunder 1 bass on ebay. I also own and play a Fender strat.

I have only just discovered this site and the other Westone info site and can't believe Westone made so many models of guitars, mind you some are not to my taste I can't see myself with some of the pointy glam metal type guitars that Westone made, but I love Thunders. I also like the look of the prestige and the rainbow guitars, I've never seen them in the flesh though, probably never will unless I become a guitar collecting addict and judging by some of the lovely guitars I've seen on here it could well happen....

Jay


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Say Hello

Post by Buddy Teague on Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:40 pm

Hello from sunny Florida, USA; although it is raining here right now. I am Buddy Teague, interested in MIJ guitars (acoustic and electric) I have one of each both have MASADA on the headstock, play very nice but I have no idea who is the creator, then I found this site and really hope someone will turn the light on, many thanks.

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Re: Say hello...

Post by Warrn on Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:21 pm

Hi Buddy! I'm not the only Floridian here anymore, haha. Unfortunately I don't know anything about Masada, but someone here might!

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Basses & Guns

Post by pfbacon on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:40 am

Hi,

What a coincidence, I'm into guns too. I have a couple, well, a few. Is it really a coincidence that so many of us on this site are into Westones and guns? Or do you think a lot of musicians like guns?

Peggy

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Re: Say hello...

Post by corsair on Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:34 am

I have one of each both have MASADA on the headstock, play very nice but I have no idea who is the creator,

Be patient, mate - I recall reading about masada somewhere on one of these forums; I'll see if I can hunt the thread down....

Is it really a coincidence that so many of us on this site are into
Westones and guns? Or do you think a lot of musicians like guns?

Ted Nugent and James Hetfield like 'em too!! I had a armoury before we set sail and have only kept one old heirloom shotgun. I think it's the whole craftsman thing with wood and steel that does it for me; that and the fact that I used to feed my family with them!!

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Re: Say hello...

Post by Guest on Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:27 pm

Bloody hell!

See what happens when I forget to log in or just skim over the most recent posts... I miss a whole bunch of new members!

So to all of you new members, a huge apology and a very warm, although somewhat belated, Welcome from me!


On the subject of guns, yes, I'm also into them as well! How strange! Perhaps the whole guitar/gun thing go hand in hand, (no pun intended) so to speak!

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Re: Say hello...

Post by Guest on Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:31 pm

pfbacon wrote:Sooo ... why won't this site upload from my computer like all the other sites on the internet do?

True Confession: I don't know how to photobucket, don't know what IMF is, there are so many other things I want to learn ...

Is there another way to get a photo of my Westone onto this site?

Peggy

Hello Peggy and welcome.

In answer to your question, you can PM me with your email address and I will get in touch with you directly and you can email your photos to me if you wish. I have done this on quite a few occassions for some of the members who have had problems uploading their photos. I'm always happy to help out here as much as I can and if anyone else is having the same problem, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

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Masadas' 'n guns?

Post by Buddy Teague on Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:12 pm

Be patient, mate - I recall reading about masada somewhere on one of these forums; I'll see if I can hunt the thread down....


Many thanks Corsair, I look forward to the thread. tell me if I can and how to post a picture of the Masada and I will, it's a beauty, plays smooth. I really am an acoustic nut just breaking in to "Black 'n Deckers" (to quote Doc Watson). I reall don't know which one to pick,??? shoot did I do a funny? hahahahaha ,, I crack me up!!! ---
Oh well please excuse me, anyway pickin or playing guitars is fun, playing with guns is more serious, but one should be well aquainted with them I think. thanks again,


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Polly - Photos

Post by pfbacon on Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:41 am

Hi Polly,

Thanks!
If you email me there I will have your address to send photos of my weston to.
It is very photogenic!

Peggy

Thanks Peggy,

It isn't advisable to display your email address so I have removed it from the post for your own protection. I will be in touch with you shortly, I'm looking forward to seeing the photos.

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Newbie checking in!

Post by Dragondreams on Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:53 am

Hi all

I found the site by accident earlier today while I was looking for information about my own Westone Super Headless...

I'm Paul and I'm in West Yorkshire in the UK. I've been a bass player for around 40 years (I'm 50 this year).

Three years ago I had a mid-life crisis and decided to learn to play six-string guitar (some of my efforts are on the web here: http://soundcloud.com/dragondreams ) and I also run my own guitar-friendly forum at http://www.dragondreams.org.uk/forum

Back to the Westone Wink

I bought her new back in 1987, having auditioned and rejected LOTS of other basses. She's still with me now and has survived pretty much without a scratch. Quite simply, she's the best bass I've ever owned and I'm going to be buried with her!

Looking forward to meeting you all and getting to know you better.

All the best,

Paul.


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Re: Say hello...

Post by bowenjaybee on Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:46 am

Hello Paul and welcome from a fellow bass player and a fellow West Yorkshire man! You won't be disappointed with the things you see and read on this Westone forum it's great

Jason

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Re: Say hello...

Post by Dragondreams on Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:40 am

Hi Jason!

Thank you for the welcome. I'm still lurking and reading through loads of back posts. One of my major hobbies, when I'm not playing guitar, is restoring, building or modifying them. This forum is proving to be a treasure-trove of information!

BTW, I'm in Normanton, near Wakefield. You're not too far up the motorway from me... Wink

Paul.


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Re: Say hello...

Post by untune on Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:11 pm

Hey, I've been lingering and asking questions round here for a few weeks but haven't made a formal introduction Razz

I'm Lee, hail from Greater Manchester (or Lancashire if we're going to proper about it) and I'm a filthy sound & video tech student Smile

I don't actually own a Westone (YET) so please don't hit me, I hope to get one as soon as poss, I've got a permanent eBay tab open so I don't even have to repeat the search, that's how well prepared I am Razz I prefer bass and i've only been playing it for just short of a year, but I do thoroughly enjoy it. Sooo ummm....what else.... lately I've been designing a modified jazz bass as a little side project to keep me busy, and I get to do bits of work with the BBC filming gigs for BBC Radio Manchester in the next few months because me and my mates won a competition for filming a live gig. That's about as exciting as it gets for now Razz

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Re: Say hello...

Post by Guest on Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:34 pm

Eee, by gum, it's reet neece t'see t'Yorkshire lads int' same post...

Oops sorry Paul, Lee and Jason, for the crap Yorkshire accent there, just a wee bit of Geordie humour, ya naz what a mean lyke!


Welcome to you all!


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Re: Say hello...

Post by Dragondreams on Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:57 am

Hi Polly, and thank you for the welcome.

I lived in Sydney Grove in Fenham for three years, so I'm familiar with Geordie humour. And having a Geordie lad drumming in the band I was in at the time certainly exposed me to plenty of it! Wink

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Re: Say hello...

Post by untune on Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:25 pm

Pollyanna wrote:Eee, by gum, it's reet neece t'see t'Yorkshire lads int' same post...

Oops sorry Paul, Lee and Jason, for the crap Yorkshire accent there, just a wee bit of Geordie humour, ya naz what a mean lyke!


Welcome to you all!


Polly

Well I'm from Bolton so I get called a farmer from time to time Razz

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Greetings.

Post by nicholaspaul on Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:56 pm

Hi everyone!

My first guitar was a Westone Concord II (there's a picture of it in it's current state right over there -> !). It was a present for my 18th birthday, 1986. No, I'm not afraid of age so feel free to do the maths! It quickly went through a number of 'upgrades', but now I'm restoring it to a playable state!

I won't go into details, but it now needs a partial refret, a new pickguard and a little TLC. A friend of mine painted it blue/green metalflake as a surprise for Christmas one year. There's no way that finish is coming off!

So, here I am, once again enjoying my Westone (or will do soon once I've fixed a few things). I see there are a number of Brits around here, so don't be confused by my location. I'm from Suffolk, but live in Canada.

~Nick

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Re: Say hello...

Post by Warrn on Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:19 pm

I really like that clear pickguard, Nick! Welcome.

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Re: Say hello...

Post by nicholaspaul on Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:37 pm

Thanks Warrn Smile Yea, I thought the plexiglas would show off more of the paint job! All it is is a sheet of 1/8" plexi cut with a bandsaw and sanded/filed smooth. Easy!

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new to this thing...

Post by Sonny Griffith on Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:45 pm

Admin wrote:Hi All,

Welcome to the forums. By popular demand, this is the place to introduce yourself to your fellow Westone fans. I've pinched the format from the old Westone forum, and like the old one, please feel free to say as much or as little about yourself as you like:

Name - Neil

Age - 34

Location - Bognor Regis (yes, it really does exist)

First guitar - Hondo Les Paul copy

First Westone - 1987 Thunder II

Later Westones - Clipper CL3012, Clipper Six

Musical style/favourite bands - PJ Harvey, Radiohead, My Bloody Valentine, CSS, The Breeders, The Beatles, Sonic Youth, Hot Chip, Arcade Fire, Beck, Klaxons, Guns 'n' Roses, Cream, Nick Cave, Peaches, Pulp, etc, etc, etc...

Current Westones - 1987 Thunder II, currently in pieces awaiting a new bridge and a re-finish

Other instruments - Fender Strat, Novation Remote 25 Midi keyboard, Hohner Arbor Bass (in canary yellow!), Westfield jumbo acoustic.

Favourite instrument - My Thunder of course!

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Hello ya'll!

Post by bactuz on Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:25 pm

Just wanted to say hello Smile

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Name - Kai (BaCtuZ)

Age - 36

Location - Haugesund, Norway. West-coast!

First guitar - I have no idea if that piece of poop actually had a name....

First Westone - Thunder Jet

Later Westones - Pantera X275

Musical style/favourite bands - 80's metal, hardrock. Played even in a death-metal band back in the 90's... So many great artists out there...

Current Westones - 1986 Westone Pantera x275

Other instruments - KORG Z1 synth, Peavy Bandit 50 amp, some padals. Mostly made music on the computer the last few years. Not even heavy music, but trance/dance... hihi... (www.galaxee.no)

Favourite instrument - My flute... hehe... I has to be the Pantera Smile

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Hi!!

Post by marktigere1 on Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:26 am

Hi folks

I'm Mark.

Have played Guitar since 1986 when I purchased a 1986 Westone Thunder 1.

Played it ever since but have added a custom built (by me) Strat this year to my collection of two guitars. (Others have come and gone)

Have a 1999 Trace Elliot Supertramp Tube and they go together superbly.

Have got to finally bite the bullet and do some work to the old gal with a re-fret and rewire.

Nice to see a Westone forum

Cheers

Mark

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hello to all

Post by bobmarlex on Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:13 pm

hi forumers,
thx for the good introduction into the 'westone-universe'. i find it very difficult to gather informtionen about the westone guitars and basses. some time ago i owned a very nice piece of wood. sad to say that the instrument had been partly stripped off and -for some eyes- defaced (the varnish had been completly removed..but the woods look beautyful and the high workmanship is visible).
it seems to be a pantera x775 pw 5string model but i do not know exactly. was this model ever distibuted with an xlr-jack as out? are the soaps active or passive? is there an ic? if yes, which one? >> so many questions..Wink
so long for now
alex

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and i'm alex, 37 love my job playing bass in a gitarrenrockband. residing mostotime in northern germany. 'usual' setup: ampeg svt4, 6x10, 1x15, warwick corvette 4string

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SAY HELLO

Post by THEBARRON on Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:22 am

G`Day,
My name is Richie, owner of a THUNDER 1 ALL RED 6 STRING(the barron) . I have been a member for a short while but have not formally introduced myself.
From provincial victoria Australia, right on the Murray River Echuca. Great to be a part of this, people have been friendly & helpfull.

Music: blues, rock, metal pretty much anything from Status Quo to Hendrix, Buckcherry, Metallica, Extreme, even the Shadows.....(apache ect...).

I jam with a couple of locals, & have a ball.

People over the years who have had a crack @ my Thunder 1 are very suprised, STRAT, GIBSON, IBANEZ owners have never heard of the westone product. I started to think I was missing out on something until I played a couple of renowned names & I can tell you from my experience I could never justify the $ on a big brand, the THUNDER 1 kicks A.

My old man gave me a choice on my 16th birthday of an IBANEZ or the THUNDER 1 he purchased the THUNDER 1 back in the 80`s for around 6-$700.00 the rest is history....

I am so glad that I found this forum thanks to all for your imput so far & keep rockin!

Cheers, from your Thunder Down under (as you so mildly call it)
Richie...

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Re: Say hello...

Post by bobmarlex on Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:28 pm

bobmarlex wrote:hi forumers,

it seems to be a pantera x775 pw 5string model but i do not know exactly. was this model ever distibuted with an xlr-jack as out? are the soaps active or passive? is there an ic? if yes, which one? >> so many questions..Wink
so long for now
alex

edit
and i'm alex, 37 love my job playing bass in a gitarrenrockband. residing mostotime in northern germany. 'usual' setup: ampeg svt4, 6x10, 1x15, warwick corvette 4string

hi 2all,

it is a pantera x775 pw..but these days wo pw. no perl white anymore
thx 2all
alex

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Hello :)

Post by richard_senior on Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:51 am

Hello,

Just discovered this site.... I'm really pleased it exists...
I'm a middle aged guy from the UK. I have a Westone Spectrum 2 (pink) that I've had since I was about 20 years old.
I've had the frets filed, put Seymour Duncans in it and completely reworked the switchgear.
I've got a PRS custom 24 and a strat too.. but I use the westone... It just feels better to play.
I just bought another spectrum 2 on ebay.. same model but red not pink.
Am going to mod that one too.. I'll send photos of them when I get chance...

Oh.. I have spare switches and knobs from when I rewired it.. I'd like to trade them.
My original spectrum has a floyd rose on it... but the new one has a bendmaster.
But the bendmaster is missing the actual bar, and 3 adjustment screws.

Anyway.. hello Smile

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Re: Say hello...

Post by Barry on Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:21 pm

Hello Richard, and welcome to the Westie Wing of the House of Matsumoku!
richard_senior wrote:... It just feels better to play.
Yup! As you've discovered, there's magic in them thar Westones!

Oh.. I have spare switches and knobs from when I rewired it.. I'd like to trade them.
Oh baby! I'm sure there will be many here who will happily take you up on that offer. You might get a better viewing audience though if you put up a separate post under the Wanted forum or even the For Sale forum. Many would consider changing out the original pups and electronics to be not a good thing as it affects the collectability of the instruments, not to mention that these are considered to be quite well designed components to begin with. But to each his own. If you are certain that you will not be wanting to sell your instrument later on then go ahead and distribute the original parts. But be warned, trying to sell a Mats guitar without its original parts will devalue it quite a bit.

...the bendmaster is missing the actual bar, and 3 adjustment screws.
I can't help with the adjustment screws but a replacement trem bar is available from Stewart-Macdonald. You'll need the 6 mm diameter size for imports.

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thanks...

Post by richard_senior on Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:23 pm

Thanks for the reply Smile
I'll never sell them.. so I aren't really concerned about the resale value.
I modded it just because it was a little noisy. Plus the switches are a bit too fiddly for me.

Do you know if a floyd rose will fit on the same posts as the bendmaster?
I can buy a replacement floyd rose for next to nothing, and it'll come with all the parts I'm missing.

Here's a quick picture of my pink spectrum 2. You can't really see much but you can see I've put a strat style 5 way selector in it
and done away with the tone pot. The pups are matched seymore duncans.. one humbucker and 2 single coils.
The amps are a purple JCM800 and to the left a battered old JMP (still my favourite) without the covering (bare wood) or the marshall logo.



Here is is before I modded it when I was in my early 20's.. (a while ago now.. you can probably tell by the t-shirt, the colour of the jeans, and the footwear)


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Re: Say hello...

Post by Barry on Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:00 pm

richard_senior wrote:...Do you know if a floyd rose will fit on the same posts as the bendmaster?
Sorry, don't know enough about either one to comment intelligently. My trem's are largely ornamental. clown
There's lots of info here. Try a search in the Technical Forum and see if there's an answer here already. If not I suggest you start a new thread there.

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Post by corsair on Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:12 am

The short answer is No, they don't, not without major work but Colt knows a lot more about this than I so search around in his posts becasue he's done it and has put his findings on here someplace!

I had a model maker friend make up some fine tuner bolts for me -

http://forum.westoneguitars.net/technical-f3/fine-tuning-screws-for-bendmaster-deluxe-tremolo-t312.htm?highlight=bendmaster+deluxe+fine+tuners

- I used some 4mm (from memory!) allen headed bolts and sent him an OEM tuner and he did the rest! You can just use the allen bolts, of course but they don't quite look as good, eh...

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