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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:42 pm

So... What do you think?
Could this ?:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/WESTONE-ELECTRA-ELECTRIC-GUITAR-PARTS-REPAIR-YOU-FIX-CHEAP-NO-RESERVE-NR-/170811824090?pt=Guitar&hash=item27c52d97da

Be turned into this?


I'm not bidding any higher on this one, but if I don't get it, I will still be looking for a cheap Spectrum body for that project. If I do get it, then stay tuned eh

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Re: broken spectrum

Post by corsair on Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:56 pm

Don't see why not, though you'll have to get a neck built specially for it, and wouldn't it be nice to know if the electronics were standard or custom!?!
Fill the middle pickup cavity and the trem/bridge cavity and the jobs a good 'un!

Maybe Arlene could ask the man himself about it??

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Re: broken spectrum

Post by Guest on Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:02 pm

I'd be making the neck myself, moving the jack, filling the trem, making the PUP mods and all the other stuff myself - a new challenge. Basically I wouldn't be making the body Smile

Sounds like fun eh - And if Arlene knows the man, maybe I could get his phone number for specifics Smile

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Post by corsair on Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:10 pm

PM her, man; see if she can help!

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Re: broken spectrum

Post by Iceman on Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:10 pm

I would not be surprised in the least if she could help in some way. She seems just as much interested in Mr. Rabin's craft and art as any of us and much more so than many of us.

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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:23 pm

Of course it will not have a Westone bridge, but maybe some nice repro knobs if they become available for sale - My big challenge is trying to create the headstock design from a picture - it doesn't look quite like a Vantage, and not like the 5 string Pantera Bass I have, so I will have to try and make it as close as I can from the photo. I'm in no hurry on this one, and will wait for the cheap spectrum to start with, but we'll see.

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Re: broken spectrum

Post by Guest on Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:37 pm

If I do get this done, anyone else want one?

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Post by corsair on Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:38 pm

Well, duh! Yes, I do.....

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Re: broken spectrum

Post by Guest on Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:10 am

corsair wrote:Well, duh! Yes, I do.....

I figured as much Smile

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Re: broken spectrum

Post by grogg on Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:24 pm

Im confused (not difficult) why fill the pup cavities? In the wrong place with the different bridge arrangement I guess. Im talking to myself here, who said that?

Neck looks fixable

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Re: broken spectrum

Post by Barry on Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:51 pm

grogg wrote:...Neck looks fixable
That's what I'm thinking. Fix her. Play her, as a 6 string. Unless of course yer a masochist Pat. What a Face

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Post by Guest on Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:40 pm

I may fix it first (for practice). But I really like the white 12 - and I want to take a stab a making a neck.
I ordered some alder for my first build from scratch so that project may come first, but always looking to work on some interesting projects.

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Post by Guest on Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:42 pm

grogg wrote:Im confused (not difficult) why fill the pup cavities? In the wrong place with the different bridge arrangement I guess. Im talking to myself here, who said that?

Neck looks fixable

actually you are correct, they do not need to be filled. Just the trem cavity - anyone got a spare chunk of 30 year old scrap hard maple lying around?

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Post by corsair on Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:32 pm

That pickup cavity comment was my fault; I wrote and posted in haste!

Doesn't matter what the cavity is filled with; it's gonna be painted, eh, and my one should be white too, please!! Laughing

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Re: broken spectrum

Post by Barry on Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:49 pm

sarcaster wrote:...My big challenge is trying to create the headstock design from a picture - it doesn't look quite like a Vantage, and not like the 5 string Pantera Bass I have...
Yeah, perhaps you can model it on the Thunder Headstock they do look similar. Just give 'er a swift sharp yank and s-t-r-e-t-c-h 'er out! affraid


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Re: broken spectrum

Post by Guest on Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:07 pm

Barry wrote:
sarcaster wrote:...My big challenge is trying to create the headstock design from a picture - it doesn't look quite like a Vantage, and not like the 5 string Pantera Bass I have...
Yeah, perhaps you can model it on the Thunder Headstock they do look similar. Just give 'er a swift sharp yank and s-t-r-e-t-c-h 'er out! affraid


A bit wider closer to the nut that the thunder, but basically the same type of shape. It will be some work, but could be cool. Maybe I'll just buy Trevors.

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Re: broken spectrum

Post by Guest on Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:02 pm

oh well - didn't get it. wasn't going to bid what it went for - so if anyone finds a real cheap one lemme know eh

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Re: broken spectrum

Post by grogg on Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:10 pm

Or just be creative and do your own thing along the same lines. I guess the originals were all hand made and different so ...

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