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Spectrum II

Post by AZStephen on Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:42 pm

I bought a new Spectrum II (WE2500BK) in or around 1990. It's barely used. I pulled it out recently, as I'm planning to sell it. The volume doesn't work right. It's sort of like it has a short in it, and there may be other electrical issues. It came with a lifetime limited warranty, although I'm not sure if I ever registered it, and if I did, I don't have the Westone Warranty card. I think I still have the sales receipt. Anyone know if I can get it repaired for free? I understand St. Louis Music Supply Co no longer owns them. Any repair advice? I'm not wanting to sink a lot of money into it.

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Re: Spectrum II

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:41 pm

Could be all you need is a can of contact cleaner like Servisol Super10, apply to the switch and pots, then fully dial the knobs all the way each way, same with the switch.

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Re: Spectrum II

Post by AZStephen on Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:18 pm

Thank you!!

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:24 pm

Or...it could be something completely different...a loose connection or damaged switch/pots or...or...or....

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Re: Spectrum II

Post by Barry on Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:51 pm

9 times out of 10 it's oxidized contacts.
Squirt it!

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Re: Spectrum II

Post by AZStephen on Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:01 pm

I took it to a Guitar Center in the area yesterday. The guy gave it a shot or two of DeoxIT DN5 in both pots and that did the trick. Thank you!

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Re: Spectrum II

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:53 pm

great! now all you have to do is to send it to me as payment for my excellent advice Twisted Evil

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Re: Spectrum II

Post by AZStephen on Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:16 pm

Smile

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Re: Spectrum II

Post by Iceman on Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:01 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:great! now all you have to do is to send it to me as payment for my excellent advice Twisted Evil

...does the name Jorg ring any bells for you? confused

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:05 pm

apart from Jorg Albertz the German footballer, no........should I?

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Re: Spectrum II

Post by hoax on Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:18 pm

Nah

Jorg from Matsumoku forum. Always on the lookout for freebies, money, cookies etc.

Not a great track record of success as far as I know but gets the gold medal for endeavour.

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Ps Jorg Albertz "The Hammer" played for the Glorious Glasgow Rangers

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:23 pm

not so glorious now eh? Roll on Floor Laff

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Re: Spectrum II

Post by hoax on Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:38 pm

Dunno what you mean, Sarge??

Has Jorg "The Hammer" returned to carpentry for a living?

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Re: Spectrum II

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:47 pm

I heard he's making deck chairs for Gers fans to take on away days to Elgin and Annan Ath.

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Re: Spectrum II

Post by hoax on Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:52 pm

Oh Sarge

You are cruel and heartless. Hope that you indeed did soil yourself on your birthday!!

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:04 pm

lol!

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