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OUCH poor little Westie

Post by hobster on Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:47 pm

What a shame. Sad It could be refinished but the finish is what makes these so COOL!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Westone-Spectrum-MX-Guitar-Parts-Repair-Good-Winter-Project-/270888064494?pt=Guitar&hash=item3f122fd5ee

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Post by The Chad on Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:54 pm

I don't know, got a nice truss rod cover there.

Mama always told me that if I ain't got nothin' nice to say, then don't say nothing at all. Laughing

Now THAT is a beater Westie!!! cheers

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Post by hobster on Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:57 pm

The Chad wrote:I don't know, got a nice truss rod cover there.

Mama always told me that if I ain't got nothin' nice to say, then don't say nothing at all. Laughing

Now THAT is a beater Westie!!! cheers

Yeah, i've heard that once or twice. Very Happy That and "think before you speak" which i now use on my children. Ha, funny how life works out.

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Post by The Chad on Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:00 pm

cheers Think before you speak is still what I strive for every day! Funny how some lessons come slower than others.

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Post by hobster on Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:10 pm

Yes it is my friend. As for the Spectrum, at least its all original right? lol! All the way down to the "rats nest" wiring. Now that was kinda nice to say.
Would be great for parts! You know thats an MMK in there.

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Post by The Chad on Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:19 pm

MMK's are the bomb, really like 'em too. This poor thing has seen better days. I refurbed my friend's Dimension IV recently, and I thought that looked bad! It looks nice compared to this poor neglected MX. There's wear from playing, and then there's wear from NEGLECT!

Come to think of it I need to upload photos of that Dim IV, I'm proud of how that came out.. look for pics soon in the Member's Westone's section...

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Post by corsair on Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:57 pm

That doesn't need much at all to bring it back!! Parting it out would be the crime!!

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Post by Barry on Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:52 pm

corsair wrote:That doesn't need much at all to bring it back!! Parting it out would be the crime!!
+1
It would be a labour of love but one could still give her the kiss of life methinks.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:28 pm

I'd take it at 1/2 that price for the body for the Rabin 12 string project and give the rest away. I need a cheap cheap cheap spectrum body. anyone want to go in for halfs?

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Post by Warrn on Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:54 am

Yikes. I would fix it and gig the hell out of it. Very Happy

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Post by Iceman on Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:04 am

I can understand the sentiments about restoring it and mostly agree.

But in this case I would take Sarc up on his offer Chad. You need to get those EMG's out of your buddy's Dim IV and to have the rest of the correct period hardware available for another project, and a Spectrum neck...

I do not see the down side here.

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Post by hobster on Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:42 pm

Iceman wrote:I can understand the sentiments about restoring it and mostly agree.

But in this case I would take Sarc up on his offer Chad. You need to get those EMG's out of your buddy's Dim IV and to have the rest of the correct period hardware available for another project, and a Spectrum neck...

I do not see the down side here.

I'm with ya Ice. I am not one to part out guitars and hate to see it done on evilbay or anywhere but its ok to use parts from a beater to finish off a nice Westone, right? I'd take you up on the offer Sarc but we're pretty low on money and the wife would KILL me. I'm outta cash so i can't hide stuff anymore either. Sad Sucks being a painter in the winter.][
Someone should split that w/ Sarc, would be worth it.

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Post by Iceman on Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:04 pm

Well, I really am low as I've ever been on GAS fundage, but even I can scratch 60 bucks or so together as long as no other bids come in on this. Getting a twinge in the neck just thinking about it though.

If nobody else really wants to I'll go halvsies with you Sarc. But if anyone wants anything else off it and wants in please feel free to join the party.

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Post by Warrn on Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:39 pm

There's only one humbucker in it, it wouldn't replace the EMGs in that Dim IV anyway. And unless you're using the trans blue finish it'd be wrong to part this out for a project, even in its current condition. Really wish I had a little spare cash, I really want one of these and a beater would be fine.

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Post by Iceman on Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:44 pm

You are correct as usual Warrn, but I have several spare MMK45's already and would pair a couple up for Chad if he were so inclined to finish the resto on his friend's Dimension to a more original condition.

Don't you have a Frankenstien to finish that you won at ElectraFest, or had you gotten done with that?

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Post by gittarasaurus on Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:24 pm

sarcaster wrote: I need a cheap cheap cheap spectrum body. anyone want to go in for halfs?

PM sent......

i have a couple projects i could use parts from this MX to fix up nicely. let's grab this one!

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Post by Warrn on Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:54 pm

Ice: I need a chunk of wood to fill in the trem route. Haven't found a good piece of hard wood. Don't really know where to look, and haven't had time recently since I've been playing with three bands over the last few months. And a blue MX or SX is just really high on my list because I LOVE the finish. And I don't own a Spectrum 6-string.

Sarc: No offense but I'm probably going to avoid the thread on this project like the plague. I think this emoticon sums up how it makes me feel pretty accurately: pale Good luck with it though. I will be curious to see the final product.

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Post by Iceman on Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:03 pm

Warrn wrote: ...Haven't found a good piece of hard wood. Don't really know where to look...

lol! lol! lol! lol!

Scary to think of how easy it can be to quote someone out of context.

Speaking seriously now, what species are you looking for. A buddy of mine from my last employer is quite a woodworking hobbiest and I could get just about whatever you might be looking for.

Raw, rough blanked, kiln-dried and sanded... let me know.

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Post by Guest on Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:34 pm

I ain't in on this one. I'm not a fan of spectrums in anyway other than making the Rabin 12 string replica. This one is too pricey for me for that project. I need a REAL CHEAP body for that project if it ever comes to light. So if anyone has a throw away body I am in. Otherwise if I do choose to do that project I make the body On my own and would be down the line in planned projects.

So if anyone has a Spectrum body dirt cheap I will buy, otherwise I will make a copy about 3 or 4 projects down the road.

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Post by Iceman on Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:44 pm

Got it, Sarc. I was confused by your earlier post asking if anyone wanted to go in for halfs.

Just so the rest of use are clear, what is your idea of a real cheap Spectrum body pricewise?

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Post by Guest on Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:04 pm

Free? + shipping?

I got a few projects lined up after the current 12 string so not big on my radar at the present

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Post by hobster on Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:34 am

sarcaster wrote:Free? + shipping?

I got a few projects lined up after the current 12 string so not big on my radar at the present

lol!

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