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Which Westone Model?

Post by Sodbuster J on Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:23 pm

Greetings!  Would appreciate any suggestions for which Westone models might suit my needs....something with heavy bottom end and growl for dark, almost gothic sound.  (Sabbath-ish?). UBC MX doesn't fit the bill....Do not have access to other models, and would like to hear opinions from you wise, knowledgeable Westone lovers...Thank you and G'Day!

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Re: Which Westone Model?

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:10 pm

Can't go wrong with the Thunder range, even the passive 1 with mmk45's in packs a serious punch, saying that, I have a spectrum DX with a pair of PRS SE humbuckers in and that is indistinguishable from my thunder 1 with mmk45's in all the tests I can think of.

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Re: Which Westone Model?

Post by mortarman120gang11c on Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:28 pm

Raider II is a good choice also those two humbuckers growl very nice.

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Re: Which Westone Model?

Post by Westbone on Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:39 pm

The maple neck + fingerboard doesn't help.

Stick a Dimarzio tone zone in there.

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Re: Which Westone Model?

Post by Sodbuster J on Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:33 pm

Thanks fellas!  Mortarman's Westone/ Electrafest would have been helpful as well, but I can't swing the trip...this year.  Will be switching out the UBC at some point soon, however I feel the need to bring another Westone into my house Laughing  Only have the one so far....Crying or Very sad

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Re: Which Westone Model?

Post by corsair on Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:54 am

Spectrum GT? Genesis II? Pantera X300? All screamers with 45s....

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Re: Which Westone Model?

Post by The Chad on Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:02 am

I don't think that the "tonewoods" will matter too much, or guitar mass for that matter.  Pickups may matter most.  Speaking of Sabbath, Tony Iommi used an SG which is a thin little guitar with a snappy sound!  And think of the great growl he got from that thing!

I recommend whatever Westone style you like.  Because it's mostly all in the amp, pickups and pick.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:04 am

What he said. ^

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Re: Which Westone Model?

Post by The Don on Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:30 am

corsair wrote:Spectrum GT?

Nononononononononono!!!!!!!! I want all the GTs Very Happy

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Re: Which Westone Model?

Post by The Chad on Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:32 am

I would also recommend a Spectrum, they're just SO nice. 

Only one better is a Dynasty because they look super cool.  Razz

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Re: Which Westone Model?

Post by Barry on Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:52 am

Pretty much any Westone equipped with MMK45's would likely fulfill your wish Sodbuster.
For what you're after though I think I'd agree with Sarge and go with the early Thunder line (with Active circuit if you really wanna make a noise, but not necessary).

I have two I-A's. The 1981 is ash with top mount bridge, the 1983 is maple with a string thru. Both are freekin' loud! It's subjective of course, but I think the '83 has an edge in sustain and just brute power output, and the '81 has decent sustain with a nicer tone.

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Re: Which Westone Model?

Post by Sodbuster J on Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:00 pm

I would like to take this time to thank you all for teaching me so much about electric guitar in general, and Westone specifically...I'm relatively new to guitar, and I've learned a great deal already.  I was leaning towards a Thunder prior to this original post.  I currently  play the Spectrum MX, a 1967 ES 330, and my other Mats....AP Thor Sound 400, which is killer but may be too similar to the Thunder?  Doesn't really matter, I don't necessarily need another Westone, I necessarily WANT one! Wink  Thanks for all the advice/opinions...You Rock! (My Photography skills are horrible but I will post some pics ASAP)

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Re: Which Westone Model?

Post by Barry on Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:45 pm

Sodbuster J wrote:...I don't necessarily need another Westone, I necessarily WANT one!
That's the spirit! Twisted Evil

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Re: Which Westone Model?

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:48 pm

Be careful pal, I only wanted one at first.......now 8 stand in my bedroom!

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