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Westone found in Charity Shop

Post by InTune on Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:30 am

Hello everyone,

Happy New Year Smile

I recently visited a local charity shop and spotted a guitar in their office. A Westone Spectrum Series II. It had just come in and upon asking was for sale. £20 later and it was mine Laughing

It has been well used and apparently the chap who left it said it was a good 'un.

Now I know little about guitars but like a challenge and felt that I wanted to get it working.

So, new strings, tremelo arm, knob and a practise amp for Christmas finaly confirmed that it does work.

The tricky bit(s) that are missing are the string clamps. I have repaired the threaded base plate (stripped thread) but need to know a little about the clamps.

I have found some images on the net that point me in the right direction, but in order for me to manufacture some (assuming that they are like hen's teeth to get hold of) I need to know:

Are they steel? Is the face that clamps down onto the string just a plain flat face?

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:41 pm

hi. if they are the triangular and narrow rectangular bits, I have them in unfinished metal, ready for painting. pm me for further details mate.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:12 pm

these ones right here
http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t3285-free-to-good-home?highlight=free+to+good+home

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Post by corsair on Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:06 pm

.... and don't forget the 1mm shims that go underneath the strings!

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Post by Westbone on Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:35 pm

Only the FT stringlock has 1mm shims.

The FR has 6 (3 bottom, 3 top) of Sgt Vimes type

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Re: Westone found in Charity Shop

Post by InTune on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:21 am

Hi everyone,

First of all thanks very much for the replies. Great forum.

Thanks for the offer Sgt Vimes, one that I really would like to take up. Just not 100% sure the narrow rectangle is right and so I will take a closer look and maybe take a couple of photo's for you guys.

As for shims chaps, I had no idea it uses them. Again I hope from the photo's someone will know what it should have.

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Post by Westbone on Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:22 am

The narrow rectangle might not look as right but believe me it works absolutely perfectly.

As you say photos will confirm.

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Post by InTune on Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:40 am

Hello Chaps,

My apologies for the delay.

Hopefully if I have done it right the images are here:

https://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/18/04/21/21/13012016.jpg

https://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/18/04/21/21/13012017.jpg

https://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/18/04/21/21/13012018.jpg

Cheers

Phil

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Post by The Chad on Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:12 pm

Phil me Lad, you have acquired a Westone Dimension WE5400BK (the "BK" stands for black). Great guitars.

Have a looksee here :You Clicky HERE
Or clicky here: And Clicky HERE
Finally clicky here: So Clicky HERE

There you go, your guitar info. All looks stock except for the whammy bar. Clean it up and have fun! Great for hard rock and metal. Those things sound REAL nice!

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Post by corsair on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:29 pm

Westbone wrote:Only the FT stringlock has 1mm shims.

The FR has 6 (3 bottom, 3 top) of Sgt Vimes type

The Deluxe has the shims, the FT has the 6 lock washers. And Intune will be needing the washers, shims and bolts... and he'll be hoping that none of the holes are stripped!!

HAve a hunt around in here for Bendmaster threads and you'll find pretty much all the info you need...

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Post by Westbone on Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:27 am

What was I thinking or lack of.

Must have had my head up my posterior extremity singing
'I'm forever blowin' bubbles'
clown

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Re: Westone found in Charity Shop

Post by InTune on Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:32 am

Well its always nice to know exactly what you've got.

Thanks 'The Chad' for the 'clicky here'. I most certainly did.

I had no idea what I had picked up in the charity shop but I am sure glad I did and am enjoying it Very Happy

The trem arm I bought off Amazon and had no idea at the time what it should look like.

Funny enough I had already found the stripped thread Corsair but have since repaired it using a helicoil.

The volume pot is a bit crackerly but works ok at the loader end, much to the cats annoyance!

I have now contacted Sgt. Vimes for spares.

Thanks to everyone for the tips and continuing to help to get this axe back together.

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Re: Westone found in Charity Shop

Post by corsair on Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:15 am

Volume pot could probably use a dose of contact cleaner.... not, I might add, a dose of WD 40 or similar, but CRC 2-26 or DeOxit!!

The little shims are easy enough to make as they're they same shape as the washers so you've already got a template; they're 1mm thick and I use the steel strapping from wool bales.

Damian; no worries, mate - I've lost count of he number of times I've screwed the pooch!!

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