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Restoring spectrum III gt

Post by crackle on Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:42 pm

http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/x428/rpasmant/DSCN0394.jpg

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Re: Restoring spectrum III gt

Post by corsair on Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:28 am

Pretty!!! Is that all you're gonna show us?? Smile

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Sharing Pic's

Post by crackle on Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:10 am

As soon as i can figure out how to post multipul pic's i will share more. I'm kinda tryin to figure it out . im new at this. I've got plenty more.

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Post by Barry on Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:55 am

crackle wrote:As soon as i can figure out how to post multipul pic's i will share more. I'm kinda tryin to figure it out . im new at this. I've got plenty more.
That's something different alright! And somewhat rare. Hope you have all the bits and pieces to make her great again.

As for multiple posts, just mouse over the picture on Photobucket, copy the IMG code reference, and paste it here. Repeat for as many others as you have. Paste them all into the single post, no need to make a new post for each pic. Smile The only restriction is size. If the width exceeds 800 pix you'll need to select the THUMBNAIL code instead. That puts a small version of your picture in the post which is hyper linked to the full sized one on Photobucket (similar to what you've done above except you have a linked image instead of the text link).

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Re: Restoring spectrum III gt

Post by corsair on Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:15 pm

Without seeing any further pix this looks to be like it could be a Spectrum GT WE6410CKW, with a reverse headstock and Kahler trem, but yours seems to have an extra hole just above the volume knob hole?

http://www.westone.info/spectrumgt1989.html

Anyway. well done on the rescue; this'll come together with not too much bother, I reckon!!

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spectrum III gt

Post by crackle on Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:17 pm

O.k here you go.can anybody tell me anything about this model? [img:848f]http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/x428/rpasmant/DSCN0001.jpg[/img] [img:848f]http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/x428/rpasmant/DSCN0002.jpg[/IMG]

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Re: Restoring spectrum III gt

Post by Barry on Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:46 pm

I think Corsair has it right; a Spectrum WE6410CKW (Crackle White).
There's bit more information here (scroll down past the Python to the bottom of the page): http://www.westone.info/python.html

Looks like this was a fairly rare Dan Armstrong edition. Bloody shame you don't have the pickups.

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Re: Restoring spectrum III gt

Post by corsair on Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:27 am

So, aside from the pickups you're not missing that much; the clamp for the locknut, which I'm prepared to bet that you'll be able to get from Kahler! If not, making one - or having one made by an engineer - won't be very expensive at all!

As for the pup's, whack in some Fender s/cs and get it working at least, and then if you're bothered keep an eagle eye out for a set of OEM pups.... What does the mini switch do? Coil split? Any of the pots push/pull?

Someone was gonna biff this out?!?! Shocked Bloody hell.....

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Post by crackle on Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:40 am

I'm so excited about putting this guitar back together,it just can't happen fast enough.I've already replaced the string locking nut and i plan to put in a seymore duncun duckbucker in the middle and a tele pup in the neck slot. I play with a couple of different bands mostly classic rock,blue's,this pup setup should work quite well. And you correct that switch is a coil split,no pull out's.

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Re: Restoring spectrum III gt

Post by corsair on Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:04 am

Good on ya, mate!! Very Happy I'm as envious as all hell; this sort of thing never happens to me.... Sad Laughing

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Re: Restoring spectrum III gt

Post by Barry on Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:38 am

Or me. Sad

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Eletronic's

Post by crackle on Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:49 pm

I hate to be the guy that's gonna wire this ol girl up, that looks like a mess! I'm not going to try to do it myself eventho Im a elertonic tech. for Nikon in California.It would take twice as long to do the job than somebody who does it everyday. I'll keep you posted on my progress. Thanks for the good cheer mate's!

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It is finished

Post by crackle on Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:21 pm

Well here it is,she is now sporting one seymore duncun bridge 1959 vintage humbucker, SD Duckbucker middle,SD vintage for tele neck, it's pretty crazy goes with her looks.It pretty much does anything i ask of her.The tone and sustain are kickass and the action all the way up the neck is beautiful i haven't picked up any of my other guitar's since i got it playing. I did all the wiring, WOW! I didn't realize that their are so many way's to wire it. I have already done two jam session's with it to rave review's from other guitarist. I love this guitar! [img][/img][img][/img][img][/img][img][/img][img][/img][img][/img][img][/img][img

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Re: Restoring spectrum III gt

Post by boutjp97 on Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:46 pm

Nice job. I bet you can get amazing tone with that p/u lineup. I love the SD '59 for the neck, just insane tone, I have one in two of my guitars in the neck position. I noticed that your bridge p/u doesn't align with your low e string, is it just an optical illusion from the camera angle? If it is misaligned does it compromise your tone or sustain?

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Post by crackle on Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:14 pm

Yea, i shot the photo before i noticed that is was not straight, since the photo it's been reset.
Didn't seem to effect anything it still sounded great.That tele 59 pup sounds sweet.mixed with the duckbuker a very nice variaton.

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Re: Restoring spectrum III gt

Post by Barry on Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:38 pm

Super job of restoring this baby!
The pickup choice was inspired too...a bit odd, but it seems to work and that's all that matters. cheers

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Re: Restoring spectrum III gt

Post by corsair on Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:43 am

Nice!! Love that p'up selection; as Barry said, inspired!! Smile it's also nice to hear of a Westone back on the boards doing what they were built to do... good work, you!! Cool Very Happy

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Re: Restoring spectrum III gt

Post by vidmachine on Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:40 pm

I have a Kahler Spyder exactly like that on my 1988 Fender Strat MIJ. It is a good working unit. Nice "Crakle" paint. Very 89-92.

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