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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by grogg on Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:08 pm

Damian and anyone else,

Some help requested:-
- any info on these, whats the push pull do, who made it, whats it made of, what model is it etc?
- Never had a guit with a floyd rose bridge. Was a bit more than a semitone off concert pitch and have discovered tuning is a pain, any tips?
- It has 2 cracks near the base of the neck which Im pretty certain are lacquer only, the neck is fixed solidly. Any advice on fixing the lacquer cracks?
- It only seems to work with batteries in, whats the electronics: eq I guess as its not loud (unlike a thunder)?

Another first for me is a 2 octave neck, fret 24 is quite accessible.

PS theres no way this baby has been heavily gigged, its in great nick, just a couple of small dings in the headstock and minor surface scratches on the back.

Still no-one seems to have noticed, its hanging on the wall.

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by Iceman on Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:24 pm

grogg wrote: Still no-one seems to have noticed, its hanging on the wall.

I'll handle this last bit fellas.

If you can leave it in plain site and no comment is made for 2 days....... Twisted Evil

Shocked CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!! cheers You just met your obligation under the 48 hour rule.

You may now proceed to give that newbie the thrashing it deserves. I mean you BEAT that thang like a red-headed stepchild, Grogg. The more noise the better.

If your lovely bride asks about it anytime from then you may now exercise your hard won license to reply, "Dear, I've had this one 'round for awhile now", then nonchalantly return to the task at hand.

Case closed. That is all...

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by hoax on Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:39 pm

Barry's tale fills me sadness Sad

And then anger Evil or Very Mad

Then sadness again Sad

We really have to stand up for ourselves.

Hoax Very Happy (happy again)

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by Iceman on Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:12 pm

Barry, that Squier of which you speak -- new, older, vintage or .......?

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by Barry on Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:19 pm

Here's the current object of my affliction:


I dunno, there's just something about this one. Made in Indonesia, Agathis body (nice weight), great vintage yellow colour, matt finished neck, and two "Seymour Duncan Designed" P90-2 Pickups (Alnico 5 Magnets) that just wail! It's the farthest thing from a traditional Tele layout, more like an LP, but it sounds great! Love it. And the price is ridiculously low...less a current Fender $25 rebate promo. I told the boss if it hasn't sold by Christmas I'll take it.

Also, for those who have not yet clued in to the Classic Vibe Squier series...run, do not walk, to the closest geetar shop and try 'em! As Damian mentioned already, you'll be astounded at how good they are!

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by Iceman on Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:19 pm

Squier guits from back in the mid to late 80's were pretty good too, at least in the case of my Strat. What a Face

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by Warrn on Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:10 am

Barry wrote:Also, for those who have not yet clued in to the Classic Vibe Squier series...run, do not walk, to the closest geetar shop and try 'em! As Damian mentioned already, you'll be astounded at how good they are!
The Classic Vibe '51 P-Bass is the nicest Fender product I've ever experienced.

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by The Chad on Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:59 am

Barry wrote:Here's the current object of my affliction:


I dunno, there's just something about this one. Made in Indonesia, Agathis body (nice weight), great vintage yellow colour, matt finished neck, and two "Seymour Duncan Designed" P90-2 Pickups (Alnico 5 Magnets) that just wail! It's the farthest thing from a traditional Tele layout, more like an LP, but it sounds great! Love it. And the price is ridiculously low...less a current Fender $25 rebate promo. I told the boss if it hasn't sold by Christmas I'll take it.

Also, for those who have not yet clued in to the Classic Vibe Squier series...run, do not walk, to the closest geetar shop and try 'em! As Damian mentioned already, you'll be astounded at how good they are!

That's a beaut Barry! Hope you can get it. P90's are really raging back nowadays. I traded Kahlers with a guy out West, and he's a Squire fan. He's got all makes and models of guitfiddles, but says that for the money right now, that these squiers are the business! A friend of mine gigs with his Squier Tele all the time and loves it.

And you guys crack me up with this thread, good reading it is! lol!

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by grogg on Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:57 pm

Lovely, now stop hijacking my questions. The 48 hour rule has now been met.

Damian and anyone else,

Some help requested:-
- any info on these, whats the push pull do, who made it, whats it made of etc? Model is a WE1052 which I dont think is on the site, do you want some decent pics Barry?
- Never had a guit with a floyd rose bridge. Was a bit more than a semitone off concert pitch and have discovered tuning is a pain, any tips?
- It has 2 cracks near the base of the neck which Im pretty certain are lacquer only, the neck is fixed solidly. Any advice on fixing the lacquer cracks?
- It only seems to work with batteries in, whats the electronics: eq I guess as its not loud (unlike a thunder)?

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by Westbone on Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:10 pm

Nice one grogg..
Pull/push is a coiltap for the humbucker, obviously.
The humbucker is the only active pickup.
Tuning. Slacken off your string clamp. Set your fine tuners about halfway, tune up, clamp, fine tune.
Set the springs on the trem so it's parallel with the body.
It's made of mahogany with a 1/2" ash(sen) cap.
As for the neck 'cracks' flood with similar coloured lacquer and finely sand back and polish.
Think they were made by Vester in Korea. The battery cover has a name on from recollection.

Here's a link to mine.
http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t1790-westone-we-1052-korean-96-97-unidentified-model-6

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by grogg on Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:37 pm

Ta Damian,

Guess the lacquer on mine will be the same as yours, any recommendations? Should I clean out the crack first or just leave alone, they are quite fine cracks.

Battery cover says Vester and also SAEHAN MUSIC Co. LTD

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by Barry on Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:59 pm

grogg wrote:Lovely, now stop hijacking my questions. The 48 hour rule has now been met....Model is a WE1052 which I dont think is on the site, do you want some decent pics Barry?...
My, my, touchy aren't we? Last I looked 'twas Corsair's thread.
And this is MIK no? Hence not needed on the info site, unless the membership wishes to extend the mandate.

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by Westbone on Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:02 pm

It's already on there.
Unidentified model no. 6

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by grogg on Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:46 pm

Barry wrote:
grogg wrote:Lovely, now stop hijacking my questions. The 48 hour rule has now been met....Model is a WE1052 which I dont think is on the site, do you want some decent pics Barry?...
My, my, touchy aren't we? Last I looked 'twas Corsair's thread.
And this is MIK no? Hence not needed on the info site, unless the membership wishes to extend the mandate.


Only banter Barry, seems the shoes on the other foot here?

Theres at least 6 MIK guitars on the site already, was only offering help.

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by Barry on Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:19 pm

I live to serve. Neutral
Whatcha want?

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Post by hoax on Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:29 pm

Iceman wrote:Ummmm, yeah.... I don't think the Lord will be wanting any thanks over that Graham. drunken

Ice - I was talking about my Lord not yours.

Barry and Grogg. You are both good guys and you have been caught out by the the inability of the net to reflect body language.

This is the Season in which Ice's Lord was born ( I think that he is also known as "The Icelord") so, remember, Santa is coming soon and he won't be coming to anyone who is naughty!

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by Iceman on Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:21 pm

Well spoken, Sir Graham. Ever the calming influence, 'specially on Tuesday evenings.....

To your health my good man. sunny

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by grogg on Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:58 pm

Barry wrote:I live to serve. Neutral
Whatcha want?

Bazza, we need to read messages as good and gradually other as a last resort (body language hand of friendship and goodwill).Shocked Well sorted Sir Graham and Ron IceLord

I think it would be great to aim to have everything thats branded Westone on there eventually, even the German/Italian/Chinese?? stuff just so we dont have to rely on Damian et al going thats rubbish made in...Perhaps MIJ, MIK, MIUK and MIROW could be separated out. Understood if you want to limit the maintenance overhead though, willing to help, dunno how though. Pm if I can do some donkey work.

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Post by Warrn on Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:17 pm

I think it would be good to catalogue everything under the brand name too, especially the Chinese stuff so that people know it's cheapo copies and not quality work!

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by Iceman on Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:38 pm

As long as Barry can set up a seperate room out back for the Chinese ¢®@¶, similar to an outdoor biffy perhaps, then maybe,.... JUST maybe. An "avoid at all costs" section might fit the bill.

I don't want that $#|¥€ anywhere near our dear Uncle's treasures, red-headed stepchild or not! Evil or Very Mad

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by Barry on Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:08 pm

OK sounds like some folks would like to see an extension of the Matsumoku mandate to at least include MIK models. Dunno about the post-MIK lot though. The German and Chinese stuff really is run of the mill product and not even close in terms of creative design or quality to the original Mats brand.

Much of the early Korean production appears to be top notch and probably deserves at least its own showcase. Having said that, who has the information/scans/specs/pix that we'd need to do a decent job?

A good ongoing project for the New Year methinks, assuming we can get more than just pictures.

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by corsair on Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:47 am

Personally, I wouldn't want any of the current Westone labelled stuff anywhere near this forum; or near the .info site simply because we are celebrating the Matsumoku instruments primarily with the early Koreans added to te mix as they are interesting and well built instruments in their own right.

The modern stuff are blatant facsimiles of other instruments and even if they are decent quality, the ethos of what we call Westone is missing.

If we were to add a section for these travesties, then surely the early Italian instruments from the 60s deserve recognition as well?

So, that's my tuppence worth....

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by bowenjaybee on Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:53 am

Maybe just a small section warning confused newcomers that "These guitars have nothing in common with original 81-91 Westone guitars" and maybe just a link to the Modern "Westone" guitars site. I don't think Barry should waste his time going into great detail about the wood, the hardware etc ...who cares? Personally the only Westone's that interest me are the unique 81-87 Matsumoku models.

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by hoax on Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:30 am

I am only interested in the Matsumoku built guitars. Sorry, no slur intended for those who own Korean models, but they are just not within my sphere of interest.

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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by Westbone on Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:55 am

Well these are pretty unique, top quality and apparently it was the Westone name that didn't help with sales at the time.


These play and sound excellent. Ask anyone that owns one.
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Re: Not seen this one before....

Post by Barry on Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:28 pm

Westbone wrote:...Don't knock it 'till you've tried it.
That's what she said. clown

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