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Re: X350 on the Bay

Post by Iceman on Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:12 pm

And that is the end of my comments concerning guns in this thread. You are very correct that it is a tangent that should not have been gone off on, I only mentioned it at all to help anyone reading gain some insight as to my reluctance in pressing the dope who was lying to me at that pawn shop as to why he was being such a dope.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:54 pm

So who bought the guitar?  The rest of the stuff should be in non-westone or non-guitar discussion

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:56 pm

I do find it interesting that it is anothe MA with a BMD and no flame on the back.

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Post by westcoaster on Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:42 am

Ive deleted my recent posts on this thread because they dont belong here.  Didn't mean to start an argument.   Sorry guys.

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Re: X350 on the Bay

Post by corsair on Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:45 am

No need to say sorry, bud; we all tend to wander off on a tangent at times, and I do think all points made about firearms were worthy, if way off topic!!

That said, I would've loved to have seen Steve backing out the door placating the bozo with the boomstick....

OK... enough about guns; price seemed OK for the Pantera?

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Re: X350 on the Bay

Post by westcoaster on Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:00 am

Great deal for someone.  Hope its someone who knows what theyve got

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Post by challpa on Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:03 pm

corsair wrote:OK... enough about guns; price seemed OK for the Pantera?

Well I paid about $1000 for mine a couple of months ago and I'm still smiling. When I look what $1000 gets you for a new guitar I smile even more. Hope the new owner is either on here or shows up here soon so he knows what he has got Smile

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Post by Brainfertilizer on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:38 pm

And all those guitars out on display! You could kill someone with a guitar very easily! What is there to stop a guitar salesman from just beating a customer with a Les Paul at any moment?
And how do they allow there to be cars on the lot at a car dealership?!? Don't they know how many people are killed by cars every year?
Don't even get me started on hardware stores. It's a wonder blood doesn't flow down the aisles on a daily basis.

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Post by westcoaster on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:52 pm

Thought we'd agreed to stay on topic here.

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Post by Brainfertilizer on Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:02 pm

Sorry.

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Post by westcoaster on Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:07 pm

No, seriously PMSL at someone using a Les Paul as a weapon.  I think the construction of the 350 would give you more confidence of a successful defence.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:23 pm

Les Paul? pah...surely you would be better using this:

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Re: X350 on the Bay

Post by westcoaster on Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:42 pm

^^^^^^
I hope thats sold with the strings removed wouldnt want anyone getting hurt.

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:52 pm

Hondo madem cool back in the day, this Thompson model and the famous M16 model and AK and you were rockin big time locked and loaded and ready to fire the trems.

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Post by DimensionIV-addict on Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:00 pm

"I gotta get me on'a dose"

Very Happy

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Re: X350 on the Bay

Post by Guest on Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:00 pm

Back on topic - I mentioned it before, but the BMD on the guitar was missing parts.  I'm sure they could be found. Does anyone make those screws or will the buyer have to buy a new bridge?

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Re: X350 on the Bay

Post by Iceman on Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:48 pm

Last off-topic comment guys...

My apologies for any offense I have caused with my inability to remain on topic, I sincerely meant no disrespect in my words.

As to the x350 I suppose $800 might have been a fair price if they can refurbish the missing bits on the BMD and it makes it's way to them safely during transit. The condition of every other guitar I did see on their wall was not reassuring to my eyes and caused me to wonder about their experience in handling guitars. Thinking about shipping any guitar without a hard shell case that isn't a bolt on which can be removed and separately wrapped has always given me the willies.

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Re: X350 on the Bay

Post by Iceman on Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:56 pm

Your answer to the fine tuners may lie buried in this thread Sarc...

http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t4230-bendmaster-ft-fine-tuner-dimensions

The Sarge was looking to replace some on a BFT and I found a couple of links for online fastener suppliers and posted them. I would be surprised if ones for a BMD could not be found there as well, 4mm thread to start with.

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Post by corsair on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:39 am

I found that when I was hunting the fine tuner thumbscrews that there were no exact matches available anywhere, but I lucked out and had some personalized caps for standard 4mm hex head bolts made.

The FT ones are a little different in the head shape and are longer as well...

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Post by gittarasaurus on Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:01 pm

sarcaster wrote: Does anyone make those screws or will the buyer have to buy a new bridge?

the buyer will not have to buy a new bridge...

because i have a spare that has already donated the missing screws, and also replaced the other grubby ones.Smile 

it needs a screw and a hold-down plate for the Kahler string lock
not a lot of fret wear
it is very clean over all
no buckle rash and only a little swirly stuff on the front, the logos are pretty much worn off the pickup covers
a couple minor dings around the bottom edge, and...
No pale affraid 

and i think i may know why the guy at the pawn shop was a little funny about showing the guitar to Iceman...

i'm not too sure how much is broken. it is very tight and very smooth to the touch, but shows up in bright light. i've just strung it up to see if the tension opens up a crack, and to see if the tuning is stable.

happy/sad
the rest of the guitar is in great shape, such a shame it has a crack.
just a fuggin' bummer.

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Post by Iceman on Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:41 pm

Yup... I feared as much. Was that crack disclosed in the auction listing Mike? Knowing you and your skills around guitars returning it will be out of the question I suppose but as they are a business you might ask for some sort of compensation.

The second guy who gave me the bum's rush did say it had some wear around the lower edges and some SLIGHT rash on the back but otherwise nothing else was wrong with it.

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Post by Iceman on Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:42 pm

This means of course that the 48 thread will be getting updated... Congratulations Sir!!

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Post by corsair on Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:40 am

Nice one!! Kahler string lock and a BD bridge... odd!!

Anyway, hoping that crack is a finish crack only, mate!!

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Re: X350 on the Bay

Post by Guest on Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:26 am

If there is no seperation it still may not just be a finisih crack, and then there is only one way to know - yup....sand her down.  One of my 350's had a similar looking crack and the seller claimed it was a finish crack, but sometimes you cannot tell until the finish is out of the picture.  If it seems stable then no big deal to leave it as is, but if you really want to be sure, then whats the harm in sanding her down and maybe staining a different color Smile

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Post by westcoaster on Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:16 am

Nice one Mike.   Your pics are a big improvement on the ones that were on ebay.  If this had been open to buyers outside the US you definitely would have had competition from here.
Hoping that crack is just cosmetic.  If not how do you go about repairing?

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Re: X350 on the Bay

Post by Barry on Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:07 pm

Considering the laminated construction of these necks I think it's unlikely to be a structural crack. You'd need a considerable impact to break the wood. And I think you'd see a tremendous amount of damage somewhere at the point of impact.

Looks to me like she's experienced a blow to the headstock possibly from a fall, which has caused a "whiplash" effect, breaking the finish. I also note a smaller stress crack running from the nut.

The pattern of the crack is troubling though, but it may be caused by violent neck vibration, kinda like a big tuning fork--that is a long piece of timber!

In other matters, I have strong urge to eat toffee.  Yes yes!

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