Wanted! Westone Corsair GT

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Post by gitarboy on Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:55 pm

[img]http://forum.westoneguitars.net/[/img]I bought a beautiful Corsair GT in "Violin Sunburst" finish on Ebay, after getting a "crackle finish" Spectrum GT found for a steal at a flea market. It set up well, with adjustable blades for the trem system and both of my Westones play great. I hadn't heard much of Westone guitars basically, but I think they are quality instruments, and are my second favorite electric guitar brand now. I find I like mostly the 80s era axes..... hair band days with the Floyd trems. The Kaman GTX 33 is my Fav, I have two of them in different finishes. With all my guitars, I totally customize the electronics, and with my choice brands and double coil taps for the neck and bridge pups, I can get most any sound I want from metal to country.
On the Westones, I find that the Bendmaster tremelo is great, and that gadjet that keeps you in tune while string bending is a must have.


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Re: Wanted! Westone Corsair GT

Post by umpdv5000 on Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:54 pm

Which only goes to show that its all down to opinion. Sigh! Glad you're enjoying your new found guitar guitarboy.

I've only just dropped in on this topic and I have been fixated to the postings all the way through. Talk about the Jerry Springer Show (that's one of those live chat shows where you do your dirty washing in public), what a show you guys could put up. I do have to say though, I personally don't have a preference that puts one particular brand or mechanical / electronic hardware on a pedestal. I try to judge everything on the merits as I find them. It's only natural to lean toward certain products that you find better or suit your needs best and I have noticed that there have been occasions when certain members can be a little over zealous in protecting their preference to Westones and their fittings. I only have 2 Westones, both which I have recently acquired (which has been mentioned in other topics, both of which I have renovated) and I only joined this forum to find out a little more about the different models and info on the ones I now have, The Thunder 1A that I have is a class instrument that I would put up against any top end guitar and I would be confident that it would not be out of position. My other newly acquired Westone Spectrum Series II bass is a different story. It's pretty middle range and wouldn't stand up against top end basses for solid construction. Having said that, the hardware and pickup are good. But although these are my findings, not everyone will share my views and I have to respect that. The same as I don't get along too well with EMG pickups as the set I had on a custom built strat style arrangement were very clinical sounding (although I haven't tried the whole range), yet the music press at the time raved about them. I replaced them with a set of standard US strat pickups and the guitar came to life. I could say that they were worthless bits of junk, but it's obvious someone rates them. I think if you can find enjoyment in something that others can't, you are a very lucky person. Are we all lucky people on this group? I hope so.

Martin.

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Post by gitarboy on Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:03 pm

Thanks for the correspondence. Mabey I just got lucky, but hopefully you will happen across a Westone like I have that may change your experience with the brand for the better. I found that in the right hands, some guitars (not all) can be made into excellent players and improved in sound. I have good luck it seems usually getting the most out of set ups and re-wiring electronics. Good to have found this site, and folks like you to trade comments with.

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Re: Wanted! Westone Corsair GT

Post by Warrn on Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:16 am

Hey Martin, the general consensus of the Korean-made instruments is not actually all that positive, outside of them using up the great hardware and pickups leftover from the Matsumoku factory. It really is the Mats instruments that we're here for, though we don't mind the Korean ones. We just won't back them up nearly as strongly.

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Re: Wanted! Westone Corsair GT

Post by corsair on Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:45 am

Sometimes we - well, I!! - get a little annoyed with what - to my mind - I find are unwarranted, ill thought out demolitions of something that has worked perfectly for me and if the mood strikes me become a little childish about the whole damn thing but generally, sanity will eventually prevail and things will carry on in the vein that we all can get on with.

I apologise.

That is a truly spectacular Corsair you have there, fella, and while we do become a little precious about the whole MIJ/MIK thing in here - often with good reason - that look like a find to be envied!! Personally, I want one of the flouro pink SLM Corsair1440s....

... and I've found the Bendmaster Deluxe an excellent bridge as well!!

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