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Post by Westbone on Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:45 pm

I've only approximately 100+...or so at the last count..Very Happy... still growing.

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Post by anaerobe on Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:56 pm

Good god.. I bow before thee!

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Post by bigneil on Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:22 am

STOP IT ! You are causing monumental GAS attacks with those beautiful collections.
I really like the white DC model.

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:25 pm

Welll my egas in in check for now as I am out of room for anything else at the moment. At mt last count before my last egas attack I was at or around 140+ counting the Guitars and Basses I have. Egas at it's worst but what a way to suffer. Almost all of my collection is Electra, Electra/Westone and Westone models with the exception of a few Aria Pro, Vantage, Series 10(SLM),Peavey,Fender(only 2 a 1984 Dan Smith Strat and a 2001 Texas Special Hot rod strat) along with a few corts and other odds and ends. Thanks for the compliments

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Post by hobster on Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:31 pm

Shocked And the winner is.... ^^^

Thats crazy my man! Thats alot of money invested, you should get those insured Razz

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Post by Barry on Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:54 pm

Geez, between Westbone and Mortarman my 26 starts to look like tiny talent time.
I would still like to get more, but there are two three deterrents:

  • relentless arthritis in the fingers
  • money
  • the wrath of the female cohabiting with me!

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Post by Westbone on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:47 pm

I bow to you mortarman........still going........Very Happy.

The best thing is opening a case and finding a guitar you'd totally forgot about. Plugging it in and reminding yourself why you bought it in the first place. Like having a new guitar all over again.

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Post by Barry on Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:57 pm

Gets better with age. As more brain cells die, you find even more guitars under the bed!

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Post by Westbone on Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:35 pm

Yeah, lol.

Found a Thunder III behind a chair the other day.

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:34 pm

I agree it is always a pleasure to work my way round the rotation and enjoy all the different combinations Uncle Matt had to offer. As one might guess I do stay a bit busy changing the strings.lol...... Here is a link to my photbucket albums that document some but not all of my Electra/ Westone collection for those interested in the different models. The videos were done in my man cave/music room during the Electrafest 2011 get together we had for the Electra Forum members here at my home. There is a good video of the Rail bass in action with our very own Westone forum member and his rail Bass as well as another one that shows how good you can crank up a Vintage 12 string model. Enjoy and if you have any questions feel free to ask. Thanks again to all here for the knowledge that you share and the passion we all have for our beloved Westones. Arthur aka That Crazy Dude mortarman120gang11c

link: http://s975.photobucket.com/albums/ae233/mortarman120gang11c/

And so as not to leave out those pointy model fans here is a little something to stoke the egas


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Post by hobster on Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:32 pm

Barry wrote:Geez, between Westbone and Mortarman my 26 starts to look like tiny talent time.
I would still like to get more, but there are two three deterrents:

  • relentless arthritis in the fingers
  • money
  • the wrath of the female cohabiting with me!


I don't have arthritis (yet) but the other 2 i can totally identify with Very Happy. I have around 25 also, a small house ( 1000 sq. ft.) 2 kids and a wife who is cool enough to let me use up half the bedroom for guitars Razz. Money is ALWAYS an issue, i'm just stoked to have what i have.

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Post by The Chad on Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:46 am

I'm glad for collectors like Arthur and Damian. They appreciate and preserve. Thanks for sharing your collections with us!

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:44 pm

Always a pleasure to share the Westones. We need to get together all in one place each year. Over at the Electra Forums we have an Electrafest each year. We have had 3 so far and I had the pleasure of hosting it here at my home in 2011. Man that was an awesome event with over 150+ models all in the same place at the same time for all to inspect and try out. We need to have a Westone fest for all the Westone fans here in the forums. I understand that the distance between many of us is a problem as this forum is a bit more internation in it's membership than the Electra forums but it would be awesome to have that many in one place at one time. If anyone would be interested in such an event I would be glad to volunteer to host the event here in Georgia as the weather is nice here mostly year round. Summer can be a bit hot but the mancave has AC so no problem. SO WHAT SAY Yee Fellow Westone Fanatics????????? Lets get those Westones together and have a blast.... This is a serious offer so let me know what your thoughts are on this one. Thanks Arthur aka mortarman120gang11c

Just as a teaser these would be available to try out at such an event



as well as these http://s975.photobucket.com/albums/ae233/mortarman120gang11c/Mortarman120gang11c%20Westone%20Models/

and these


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Post by westcoaster on Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:55 pm

I can just see my p250 being impounded by US customs due to the ebony.

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Post by corsair on Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:47 pm

You're just mean, Arthur, showing a desperate man those Raiders....


Besides, if I come to your place, I wouldn't be able to leave without that Lady..... Even if I had to *cough* "borrow" her.... Giggles

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:56 pm

Well i know the distance can be a problem but we could do a live internet feed like we do for the Electrafest so at least you could interact and see what is going on. As always if anyone happens to find themselves down South Georgia way USA then you are always welcome to drop in and give the a trial run. The Lady is a great player for certain and believe it or not the shape is actually very comfortable to play standing or sitting. Just a thought but this is still a serious offer so maybe we can make it work. Thanks Arthur aka mortarman120gang11c

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Post by gittarasaurus on Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:58 am

fitting into the category of 'recent acquisitions' is this one i picked up about a year ago...






i bought the body and added all the rest. the body is maple, with arched spalted maple top, hand made in the USA. custom wound humbuckers with ceramic magnets, orange drop caps for tone, push/pulls for phase reverse and series/parallel wiring

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:11 pm

Looks great.......I like the finish.

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Post by hoax on Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:13 pm

Did you glue on the neck, did it come with neck and body, or is the neck plate just not showing in the picture?

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Post by gittarasaurus on Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:40 pm

it was made with a set neck
i got it from a seller on ebay. i had purchased a very nice butterscotch strat body and a couple necks from him previously, so i felt quite confident that the Les Paul would not disappoint. it has a nice full neck on it, not baseball bat, but not shredder either.

DragonMountain Custom

looking at this listing, the body is Alder, not maple as i indicated earlier. it was an easy project. just pick out hardware and install in finished body.

i have several Aria Les Paul guitars and a goldtop les paul with mini humbuckers by Sekova. i wanted a really good solid Les Paul that didn't have some defects or imperfections. and i also didn't want to be faced with a Gibson price tag. so this was a good alternative; support a small business and get a fine guitar that is both a classic, and quite unique looking.

drunken Very Happy

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Post by The Chad on Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:54 am

Gittarasaurus, that's pertay!

Arthur... I'd be there if you did a Westone fest.

I still think we should combine it and make it an Electra/Westone Fest.

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Post by gittarasaurus on Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:20 pm

found this in a box in the garage yesterday...
it had been damaged in shipping, the neck got wanked and the screws were stripped out. luckily nothing else got damaged, so an easy repair, when i get to it...
seems a good solid build. the electronics do function but aren't really anything super. maybe more a novelty thing i think, but i haven't really played it, i just tested it with enough tension on the strings to get some sound out of it.

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Post by hoax on Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:53 pm

What is it? I have seen a few from hte seventies with built in effects. Typically Kay models and others.

This one looks a bit different.

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:22 pm

Most likely a Kay or maybe a cort effector. Nice axe

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Post by gittarasaurus on Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:08 pm

Don\'t Know
i was thinking it was made by Cort, but i don't really know. there are no identifying marks anywhere, even on the pc board

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Post by gittarasaurus on Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:08 am

there is a Cort effector on ebay now that has, what looks to be, an identical setup on the effects section
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