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Post by pwell on Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:40 pm

beavis wrote:
2. You will need electronics cleaner. Had a horrible time finding it here
I know that item. Here in spain it is called "Limpia contactos". I think it will be easy to find.



EvilVOG wrote:
Looks like you're missing the string locking nuts. you can usually pick them up on ebay for a couple dollars.
Look again at the pics. The the three locking nuts are beside the headneck Razz



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Re: Help to find out the model of this Westone guitar

Post by The Chad on Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:10 am

Glad you got it, get her fixed up and you'll have a great player!

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Re: Help to find out the model of this Westone guitar

Post by Barry on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:35 am

pwell wrote:...TROUBLES

1- The neck doesn't seem to be bent, but it not goes parallel to the body... that's normal in a guitar with floyd rose?

2- The volume control and the tone control make noise when they turn around.

3- When I put the pickup selector in the middle position, the guitar doesn't sounds!!!
First of all, congrats on the purchase!
1- sounds like you need a simple truss rod adjustment to straighten the neck
2- caused by oxidation...as mentioned already some electrical contact cleaner should cure the noise
3- probably also caused by oxidation on the contact points

Easy fixes all.

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Re: Help to find out the model of this Westone guitar

Post by gittarasaurus on Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:05 pm

looks like a keeper for sure!

i like the cut on the back of the guitar around the neck joint, looks very stylish!

my thought on the neck angle is that the shim makes the bridge a little higher and then that allows for bigger dive-bombs and pull-ups with the tremolo. whatever the neck angle, the bridge can adjust up or down to get your action set where you like it. so long as the posts remain stable as they get taller.

i have worked on a couple of these late model westones lately and i have found shims in the neck pocket on a couple of them. each one had a bendmaster deluxe. on one i removed the shim and the guitar set up just fine. i don't have a trem arm on that guitar, so no dive bombs anyway. no shim changed the neck angle slightly and let the bridge get set up lower to the body of the guitar.

another one i worked on recently looks a lot like yours and the neck seems to be set up the same way, with a slight angle.




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Re: Help to find out the model of this Westone guitar

Post by Barry on Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:37 pm

gittarasaurus wrote:...another one i worked on recently looks a lot like yours and the neck seems to be set up the same way, with a slight angle.
Great shot as usual Mike. Yep, if it looks as bad as this it's a shimmed pocket alright.

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Re: Help to find out the model of this Westone guitar

Post by pwell on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:35 pm

beavis wrote:3. Sounds like a loose wire to me. First, start by checking if there are any loose wires, then check that the wiring seems to match the corresponding diagram on www.westoneguitars.net and finally, should the problem persist, well I am sure many here will be ready to help!
I cant' find the wiring of the Spectrum I WE1400, it doesn't appear here http://www.westoneguitars.net/fixme/wiring-diagrams/ Crying or Very sad
I don't see a similar model with two control buttons and humbucker + simple + simple.
Any clue where can I find it? Should I open a new topic on the forum about this?
Thanks!


gittarasaurus wrote:another one i worked on recently looks a lot like yours and the neck seems to be set up the same way, with a slight angle.

yes! Exacty the same way! So, that inclination is normal. Thanks!




By the way, what is the model of this blue Westone? Spectrum GT?


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Re: Help to find out the model of this Westone guitar

Post by pwell on Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:13 pm

Barry wrote:1- sounds like you need a simple truss rod adjustment to straighten the neck
I see the neck rather straight... Do yo think I really need a truss rod adjustement?
How I must adjust it? Should i give the neck shape of letter "U", or opposite?


gittarasaurus wrote:whatever the neck angle, the bridge can adjust up or down to get your action set where you like it.
Yes?? How?? Must I tighten the screews of the floyd rose?




gittarasaurus wrote:i have worked on a couple of these late model westones lately and i have found shims in the neck pocket on a couple of them. each one had a bendmaster deluxe. on one i removed the shim and the guitar set up just fine. i don't have a trem arm on that guitar, so no dive bombs anyway. no shim changed the neck angle slightly and let the bridge get set up lower to the body of the guitar.
For the moment I will leave the slight angle and I won't remove the shim in the neck pocket, but maybe someday I will change my mind. Once again, thanks for the explanation Smile

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Re: Help to find out the model of this Westone guitar

Post by gittarasaurus on Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:19 pm

that one is a Spectrum III model XA1330SBL.

the neck being angled or shimmed is not inherently a problem. the real issue is the height of the strings over the fretboard.

to adjust the height of the posts, i would suggest that you slack the strings, open the back panel, and push the bridge away from the post before turning it, so as to not damage the post or the edge on the tremolo. raise or lower the post as needed, then tighten the strings to pitch, or almost to pitch, and check the clearance of the strings over all the frets is the way you like it.

when the strings are tuned to pitch, the body of the tremolo should be about parallel to the surface of the guitar. in order to level it out, you can balance the tension of the strings by screwing in or out, the clamp in the back where the tremolo springs attach.


for the wiring: have you checked to see if the problem is the switch or the pickup?

you can check everything right on the back of the 5-way switch. you can check readings for each pickup, and check if the switch works in each position. the red wires should be the neck and the middle pickups. the mini switch is for coil-split on the humbucker, and then it goes to the 5-way switch on a blue wire. the other blue wire on the 5-way is the output.

your wiring is mostly the same as the link. the difference is that yours will have a humbucker and a switch for coil split in the place of the bridge pickup. but the wiring to the 5-way switch for the bridge pickup and all other wiring would be the same.

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Re: Help to find out the model of this Westone guitar

Post by Barry on Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:28 pm

pwell wrote:
Barry wrote:1- sounds like you need a simple truss rod adjustment to straighten the neck
I see the neck rather straight... Do yo think I really need a truss rod adjustement?
How I must adjust it? Should i give the neck shape of letter "U", or opposite?
After seeing the pictures it would seem like the truss rod is not the issue with your guitar. But to answer your question, the neck is normally adjusted to be very close to straight with just a very slight amount of "relief". Definitely not a "U" (bow) or a "hump". Most instruments will require a minor adjustment at least two times a year in temperate climates, summer and winter.

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all fixed up! yeah!

Post by pwell on Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:45 am

Hi! After an intense weekend, I tell you...

First of all I tried to fix up the Park guitar amp, but the mission has been a failure Mad
Before the amp turn on but it doesn't sound (only noise). After it doesn't turn on. If I am lucky, I will change the fuse and it will turn on again, but I'have to go on investigating why it doesn't sound.

About the Westone, I've got a Contact Cleaner!



Now the controls don't make noise. But the middle coil doesn't sound Crying or Very sad
I've checked continuity of the cables, and all was all right. I've opened the tap of the coil selector, and all was ok. Just in case, I have used the contact cleaner.



I had given up. But then I tested the guitar and it's fixep up! The middle coil runs! The guitar sound with the coil selector in any selector! Hooray! hehe. It seems it only needed to be cleaned.

About the action, the neck, and the floyd rose... next weekend more. For the momento I will rest Razz

Thanks everybody for helping me! You are really nice people! Embarassed

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