Westone/Electra/Washburn Mix

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Westone/Electra/Washburn Mix

Post by mcbrat on Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:11 am

It's finished!!!! Here's my latest project... I picked up a ratted out Concord I bass body on TalkBass, and this is what it became...

Ingredients: Westone Concord Bass I body, Washburn Force 8 BBR Bass neck, Electra Phoenix Pickups and series/parallel switch, Musicman copy bridge, Grover Titan bass tuning machines (I really like), new full size pots, switchcraft jack, Orange Drop tone cap, custom pickguard.



And here's a comparison shot. Top one is a pic of a Concord I that's on eBay right now. and it's exactly what this one looked like when it was new...



and a recap of it's progression...

How I got it...


Layout the cut-lines


Wood cutting done


Best pic of actual color

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Post by Westbone on Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:59 pm

Geez, that's some neck joint. How many screws you use?
Came out OK.

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Re: Westone/Electra/Washburn Mix

Post by mcbrat on Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:26 pm

Westbone wrote:Geez, that's some neck joint. How many screws you use?
Came out OK.

just a standard neck plate. the pocket is only a little longer than stock since I removed part of the original..

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Post by Westbone on Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:32 pm

Could stick another 4 under the scratchplate Laughing

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:38 pm

Thats Bonkers!

I love it

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Re: Westone/Electra/Washburn Mix

Post by Iceman on Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:33 pm

Eclectic Electric...

Nicely sewn up again, McB... cheers

Good to see ol' Swampy along side for comparision.

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Re: Westone/Electra/Washburn Mix

Post by The Chad on Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:45 am

Looks pretty cool, nice color choices! Good on ya for bringing it back to life. Looks like you had fun doing it! That's a good gigging guitar.

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Post by Barry on Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:06 am

McWonderful resurrection McBrat! (You know, in keeping with the season and all.)
Was the original body involved in a shoot out at with Bonnie and Clyde?! Razz

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Re: Westone/Electra/Washburn Mix

Post by mcbrat on Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:12 am

I wanted to call it the "Uncle Mat Special" but can't get verification that the neck was Mat. so now it's a Washtone Electraforce RBR Smile

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Re: Westone/Electra/Washburn Mix

Post by The Chad on Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:20 am

mcbrat wrote:so now it's a Washtone Electraforce RBR Smile


NICE! What a Face

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Re: Westone/Electra/Washburn Mix

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

Red is the colour... for guitar bodies anyway.
Nice job, didnt move the pups?

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Re: Westone/Electra/Washburn Mix

Post by mcbrat on Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:53 am

grogg wrote:Red is the colour... for guitar bodies anyway.
Nice job, didnt move the pups?

no, the extra set of pup route lines on the body was where I was contemplating adding a second set of pups, but decided against because I picked up the X-640 in the pic above that needed an original set of pups...

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Re: Westone/Electra/Washburn Mix

Post by EvilVOG on Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:37 pm

Saw this over on Talkbass...

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