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Westone Pantera X 775 Bass

Post by german fool on Mon May 21, 2012 2:53 am

sorry for my english:
I have 3 Westone Basses: 2 Westone Spectrum LX-Z (both with the 2 necks) and one Pantera:
it is a Westone Pantera X 775 Bass (5 string Version form 1986).
I asked me, why the A string has a little bit lower punch than the others.
Inside the cap i found this: both PUs has only 4 pole pieces in 2 lines. the "A" string is between two of the poles, the other strings are nearer to or abouve the poles.

Is it right, that the pickups inside are the same PUs as for the 4 string version?

Can anyone understand, what my problem is?

greetings from germany

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Re: Westone Pantera X 775 Bass

Post by corsair on Mon May 21, 2012 5:34 am

Wow.. that's odd!! I'm sorry; I know very little about the 5 string basses, hopefully someone more knowledgeable will be along soon! We'd very much like to see what you've got, though...

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Re: Westone Pantera X 775 Bass

Post by beavis on Mon May 21, 2012 6:26 am

Wasn't there already a similar thread?? Some bass player not understanding why one string wasn't as loud as the others? Sounds familiar anyway.

But I cannot help, I am very sorry..

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Re: Westone Pantera X 775 Bass

Post by german fool on Tue May 22, 2012 4:19 am

beavis wrote:Wasn't there already a similar thread?? Some bass player not understanding why one string wasn't as loud as the others? Sounds familiar anyway.

But I cannot help, I am very sorry..

Sorry, i canīt find any similar thread. Only one about lower output of the hole bass. Thats not my problem.

For Pictures I must be here for 7 days. Newbies allready must wait.... Crying or Very sad

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Re: Westone Pantera X 775 Bass

Post by beavis on Tue May 22, 2012 6:56 am

german fool wrote:
beavis wrote:Wasn't there already a similar thread?? Some bass player not understanding why one string wasn't as loud as the others? Sounds familiar anyway.

But I cannot help, I am very sorry..

Sorry, i canīt find any similar thread. Only one about lower output of the hole bass. Thats not my problem.

For Pictures I must be here for 7 days. Newbies allready must wait.... Crying or Very sad

Yup, guess that's the one I was thinking of. Sorry.

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Re: Westone Pantera X 775 Bass

Post by Iceman on Tue May 22, 2012 7:13 am

Herzlich willkommen und bitte entschuldigen Sie meine Deutsch, GF.

I also have an x775. If you would send your pictures to me I can investigate it for you. You will see an envelope icon under my avatar to click which will link you to my email. I'll also post the pictures here for others to see.

An x775 is fairly rare as only one other actively posting member (Sarcaster) has one that I can think of at the moment. Another less frequent member Silence86 (?) who also is in Germany also has one if my memory is not failing me.

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Re: Westone Pantera X 775 Bass

Post by Guest on Tue May 22, 2012 8:58 am

Next time I change the strings on mine I will take a look - I haven't had it that long so I have never looked.
I didn;t notice a drop in sound on the A when I played it, but now that I know to listen for it I will try again and see if I hear the same thing

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Re: Westone Pantera X 775 Bass

Post by Iceman on Tue May 22, 2012 9:13 pm

Dug out some pics of my x775 that were taken when I was tearing it down last year. Do these look familiar, GF?




Can we assume yours is set up with low B on top?

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Re: Westone Pantera X 775 Bass

Post by german fool on Mon May 28, 2012 3:21 am

NOW with pictures, ha haaa!

Yes, my PUs are the same. Inside the cap it will look like this to the strings:

I think, thats very strange: to take a 4 string PU into a 5 string bass.
Ok, nevermind.

Here my westones:
This one is the Spectrum LX-Z of my son:



My second spectrum wasnīt in that good condition:
The neck PU doesnīt work and has to rewired, the electronic was damaged, so I put the 2 Pantera PUs in the bass and an Ibanez Vari mid III EQ in it. The 2 switches are out of function. It sounds great with the fretless neck.

The pantera EQ was not my favorite. So i put a EMG BTC 2 band EQ and 2 Kent Amstrong soapbars inside for a while. (Because of the problem with the lower output of the A string)

The picture is taken before using the EMG BTC.
It is not the best solution. My new idea is to put 2 EMG HZ35 inside the original caps. The spectrum gets his original caps with the pantera PUs inside.

Now the two after pimping(is it correct?).






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Re: Westone Pantera X 775 Bass

Post by Westbone on Mon May 28, 2012 3:56 am

You might find this interesting.
http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t2269-magna-bass-iv-replacement

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Re: Westone Pantera X 775 Bass

Post by german fool on Mon May 28, 2012 4:15 am

Westbone wrote:You might find this interesting.
http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t2269-magna-bass-iv-replacement

Ooh, I am glad to see that I am in good company. Very Happy
thanx!

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Re: Westone Pantera X 775 Bass

Post by Barry on Mon May 28, 2012 10:42 am

Hey GF (and Westbone!) you can also find this information on our web site: Spectrum GT & ST Pickup Replacement

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Re: Westone Pantera X 775 Bass

Post by Westbone on Mon May 28, 2012 12:25 pm

Oops! Tan me hide when I've died Clyde. Smile

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Re: Westone Pantera X 775 Bass

Post by Barry on Mon May 28, 2012 2:03 pm

Westbone wrote:Oops! Tan me hide when I've died Clyde. Smile
'Rather watch me Wallabies mate, mate! What a Face
What the 'ell are they on about?

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