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Post by Guitarcrap on Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:04 am

I am in Southern Arizona and would like to find a decent playing Pantera. My funds are limited and hope I can trade for it. I would like a two humbucker example, fixed or trem bridge.

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Post by corsair on Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:28 am

A 2 h/b Pantera, eh?! Only possibly the rarest, most desirable Pantera.... the X350MA!!

Most - the X300, 275, and 390 - were H/S/S configured and the X350 is getting plenty expensive these days....

Spectrums were available in a dizzying array of models which were peculiar to Westone and the 2 x h/b models are the ST and DX, which also sometimes carry the dreaded UBC pickups. These were an attempt to do something cool that dudn't work and the output from these UBCs is a little weak and sterile. If you find an ST or DX that you fancy, pull the p'ups and find out what you're dealing with!!
You might consider the Spectrum LX and FX, too; H/S/H configured and every one I've seen has MMK 45 pickups....
All of the above models, except for the X350, which had a hardtail version, are trem equipped.....

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Post by Guitarcrap on Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:03 pm

Well, the model will have to be of secondary importance. I will be looking for any Westone guitar or bass that has good construction and nice pickups. I have been looking for last decade or so on Craigslist and in pawn shops.

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Post by gittarasaurus on Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:21 pm

perhaps something like a Spectrum ST for $175 - on Denver craigslist now

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Post by Westbone on Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:56 pm

Looks like it's been upgraded already, bargain!

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Post by Iceman on Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:03 pm

A rarer 3-single coil Electra Phoenix in Texas...

http://www.musicgoroundfortworth.com/p/392413/used-phoenix-by-electra-electric-guitar

Look at my post in the general section GuitarCrap on Phoenix and Spectrum models. You are sure to find a model to your liking.

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Post by Iceman on Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:09 pm

X390 is an HB / HB configuration... but is not that less expensive or easy to land most of the time.

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Post by Barry on Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:33 am

GC, you just cannot go wrong with a Spectrum. The price, the comfort, the versatility, it's all there. The above ST listing is a good price and Spectrums typically sell between $150 and $350 depending on the model, finish, etc.

If you are at all handy or have the interest there are always restoration candidates out there for under the $150 mark. Still worth it.


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Post by Iceman on Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:09 pm

The other dual HB models which Westone produced were the Dimension IV, the Dynasty, the Raider II, and the Session II.

Again with exception possibly to a Dynasty you will probably find these models to be harder to find for sale as well as asking prices being higher.  

If you are on a budget the Spectrum line, especially an ST or an S will be your best bet.

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Post by corsair on Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:17 pm

Dim 4 and the Dynasty were H/S/H, but still worthy, eh!! There's been a few D4s about lately and a few Dynastys but yeah; Spectrum S, ST or DX for H/H, or Spectrum LX, FX for the win!!

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Post by Guitarcrap on Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:15 am

I'm hoping to find one within no more than 100 miles, hopefully less. The one in Denver is much too far from Tucson.

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Post by Westbone on Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:42 am

Look out for this fine Westone model, great guitars!
Thunder II passive.
I've the blue+white, never seen a red in the UK
The red one belongs to gittarasaurus



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Post by gittarasaurus on Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:36 pm

here is a very nice, double humbucker guitar - brand name Vantage, next best thing to a Westone!
great guitar and a great deal!

on craigslist in houston

-> here <-

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Post by corsair on Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:28 am

gittarasaurus wrote:here is a very nice, double humbucker guitar - brand name Vantage, next best thing to a Westone!
great guitar and a great deal!

on craigslist in houston

-> here <-


Yes!! Any of the Matsumoku Vantages will do; I really like the Avengers - I have 4! There was no fiddling about with the UBC concept with Vantage - they all seem to pack MMKs of some stripe!! Avengers and the VP/VS seemed to all be 45s, the VAs are 53s and the semis are the 75s...

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Re: Westone Pantera

Post by Westbone on Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:33 am

Or Matsumoku manufactured Hondo's.
Fine guitars. MMK equipped






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