Gas attack brought on by a Spector

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Gas attack brought on by a Spector

Post by G.A.S. man on Fri May 24, 2013 12:00 pm

Last Friday Myself, Duofuzz (or Dan) & my daughter were in Newcastle happily looking around shops and collecting guitar lesson flyers for Lucretia when i was struck down with uncontrollable G.A.S.
It happened outside a old secondhand shop in the city centre called Smokie Joes..
Looking through the window and into the shop i thought i saw a headstock of a guitar i had been after..
Went in an took a look to find it wasn't an then saw this hiding behind a load of affinity squires an cheaper generic type strat copies...


Its a Chinese made Spector Arc 6 pro trem guitar in i think slate grey stain...
the action was a mile high and the strings were best part dead but i thought i take a punt on her.
Asked how much he wanted an the nearly pooped myself badly on the spot...
The beer tokens were exchanged and i came out with this which has a very close design to a much loved Westone guitar model...????
this next picture might give a clue to which one i'm on about....

The spec list for this model is different:
25" scale length with 16" radius fingerboard
Two point trem
an Twin Tesla vr60 humbuckers as standard each with separate volume and tone controls..
I'm going to set 2 questions for fun..
Which Model Westone am I thinking it resembles ????
An how much do you think i paid for it???
Remember i'm in the uk so will take dollar as well as pounds foe answers...
Though Pete you know what i paid so no telling lol .....





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Re: Gas attack brought on by a Spector

Post by The Chad on Fri May 24, 2013 12:12 pm

Those Spectors are nice. They're known for their basses over here in the States, and they do look bass-esque. That quilt is gorgeous! As for the Westone, you're thinking Pantera? And I'll wager you'd gotten her for an excellent price, so I'll guess 121?

How do you like the humbuckers?

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Re: Gas attack brought on by a Spector

Post by G.A.S. man on Fri May 24, 2013 2:00 pm

The tesla VR 60's sound great Chad mate..
Very impressed as I love the Duncan 59's which are my normal goto replacment pickups..
The Teslas just seem to have a liitle more in them.
Bit more mids an a better responce and more harmonics..
They are low power vintage but hell there really good.
Might try another set in another project i have lying around..

The price is high but the models right mate..

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Re: Gas attack brought on by a Spector

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri May 24, 2013 3:13 pm

To be honest, I think it resembles the cutlass more than the pantera, but that finish is delightful!

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Re: Gas attack brought on by a Spector

Post by Guest on Fri May 24, 2013 3:28 pm

I had a spector bass that I sold last year that had the same finish, active pups, carved back and gold harware. A very nice bass but has since been sold.

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Re: Gas attack brought on by a Spector

Post by G.A.S. man on Tue May 28, 2013 4:29 am

The guitar is really nice too though i've never played one of their basses i have been told there really good...
Anyway if i told you all i paid 100 pounds it be a good deal...
How about ( If Barry is looking look away now ) 50:00!!!!

Yip sometimes looking behind an in dusty ole shop windows works...
At the moment there is a Arc 6 hardtail on Ebay brand new for 299:00 with 14:99 p&p to go on top..

Bargain an something different which is out there.
Thanks for looking Steve

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Re: Gas attack brought on by a Spector

Post by Barry on Tue May 28, 2013 11:06 am

You are officially awarded the 2013 Cheap Bastid award.



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