Not a Westone but very OK

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Not a Westone but very OK

Post by Westbone on Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:18 pm

Saw one of these the other day. Good solid well made guitar. Sound good to.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hodson-JazzCat-Deluxe-Jazz-Cat-Black-AWESOME-electric-guitar-Jaguar-Jazzmaster-/140613505766?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item20bd37d2e6

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Re: Not a Westone but very OK

Post by Barry on Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:31 pm

Looks like an interesting line! I'll have to investigate further.
Cheers Damian.

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Re: Not a Westone but very OK

Post by Franco on Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:21 am

These have been around a while but vastly improved, especially with the addition of the Jaguar tremolo. I bought a similar model from a UK company called 'Wesley' and some the quality was reasonably good; alder body, properly routed (not a swimming pool route), decent pickups. But the neck was'nt great, i ended up fitting a MIK Squier Strat neck on it.

Looking at the price though, i think since the new Squier Offset models came out they have some tough competition.

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Re: Not a Westone but very OK

Post by Franco on Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:48 am

I'd really like to try one of these but none in the UK yet, to my knowledge..

AXL Marquee

The AXL Badwater guitars got top reviews, great value for money.

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Re: Not a Westone but very OK

Post by Warrn on Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:12 pm

I've tried out one of Axl's semi-hollows. Not sure how I felt about the "distressed" finish, but the color was nice and it sounded pretty! Nothing like the Electra Maple Pro, but good tone for the money.

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Re: Not a Westone but very OK

Post by Westbone on Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:37 pm

Yes, those AXL's look fine.
Prefer The Hodson styling. Kind of looks a bit classier.

Both get good reveiws.

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Re: Not a Westone but very OK

Post by Franco on Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:58 pm

Westbone wrote:Yes, those AXL's look fine.
Prefer The Hodson styling. Kind of looks a bit classier.

I know what you mean, i've always owned Jaguars, Jazzmasters, etc. so i prefer the more traditional offset look. The AXL looks like it has a bit of Non-Reverse Firebird thrown in there too.

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Re: Not a Westone but very OK

Post by Westbone on Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:25 pm

Here's a little vid. with the old style trem.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzVUeKSXnMQ&feature=related

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Re: Not a Westone but very OK

Post by Franco on Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:14 pm

Sounds great!
This was the 'Wesley' i owned, i routed for the two P90s, it originally had three single coils.

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Re: Not a Westone but very OK

Post by Westbone on Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:06 am

Different. How did the mix sound?

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Re: Not a Westone but very OK

Post by Franco on Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:20 am

A bit out-of-phase and 'thin' like on a Fender Mustang.

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