restoring a westone concord bass I

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restoring a westone concord bass I

Post by grants on Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:09 am

hello, i don't know know if anyone can help but.... i got a westone concord I bass  ( or a concord II) i cant tell because there is no numbers on it or the name on the headstock , i only know its a westone because of the body shape and the westone name on both the neck back plate and the tune pegs , i got it from a charity shop for £20 so no bad i guess , it is missing its pickgaurd , does anyone know where i can source one from? and also its missing the control plate with the pots  but i still have the pickups ( i don't know if their original, they have the yellow black and blue wiring, does anyone know how to wire one ? 

any help would be appreciated
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Re: restoring a westone concord bass I

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:27 am

Hi Grants
try here for a Concord I wiring diagram:
 http://www.westoneguitars.net/fixme/wiring-diagrams/concord-i-bass/

and here for a Concord II
http://www.westoneguitars.net/fixme/wiring-diagrams/concord-ii/

and the pickguard is all in one piece, see here
http://www.westoneguitars.net/basses/concord/

You won't be able to get a new plate, but there may be a chance one of our esteemed members could do you a template so you can buy a blank piece and cut it yourself.

if it's a 32.25" scale it will be a Concord I, and a 34" scale is a Concord II.

what colour body do you have?

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Re: restoring a westone concord bass I

Post by grants on Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:32 am

thank you sg. vimes for the reply , the body was re painted badly by the first owner but it was blue/green  but the headstock was black , and their as 22 frets on the neck so i guess its a westone I , anything else i should know about a westone bass?


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Re: restoring a westone concord bass I

Post by grants on Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:37 am

also the pickups have a yellow blue and black wire so i am still not to sure how to wire it up 

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Re: restoring a westone concord bass I

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:38 am

The C I had 21 frets and the C II had 20.....

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Re: restoring a westone concord bass I

Post by grants on Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:41 am

this one has 22

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:46 am

Hmm, sounds like you have a thunder 1A   is the headstock 2+2 or 4 in a row?

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Re: restoring a westone concord bass I

Post by grants on Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:55 am

this is the bass the day i got it

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Re: restoring a westone concord bass I

Post by punkyjam67 on Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:57 am

That's only got 21 frets... Wink

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Re: restoring a westone concord bass I

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:00 am

22 frets you say?.......I demand a recount!

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Re: restoring a westone concord bass I

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:06 am

heh, it is a Concord 1, early by the look of it.
are you repainting?

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Re: restoring a westone concord bass I

Post by grants on Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:55 am

yes i am repainting , but that's how i got it ,

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Re: restoring a westone concord bass I

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:36 am

Good luck with the restoration Grants, there is loads n loads of valuable info and advice here on the forums, utilize the search feature and ask the members, I'm sure you'll have that poor thing singing soon enough.

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Re: restoring a westone concord bass I

Post by grants on Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:39 am

cheers sgt. vimes, but i still don't know know about the black blue and yellow wires from the pickups go on the control pots ..

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Re: restoring a westone concord bass I

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:44 am

I don't have one of these basses nor am I an electronics wiz, but have a look here 
http://www.westoneguitars.net/fixme/wiring-diagrams/concord-i-bass/

my guess would be the yellow is hot, (red in the picture) and the black being earth, so have a go with some crocodile clips for a temporary connection and see how you get on.

It won't be long before someone more skilled than me chimes in with the info you need.

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Re: restoring a westone concord bass I

Post by grants on Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:47 am

ahh cheers dude, that was just confusing me a bit Smile i got one of them cheep pre wired things off amazon just to make a stomp box but ill just wire it up to that ,

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