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Post by DuoFuzz on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:51 pm

The Westone sell off continues. A brace of spectrum ST's today:

A sinister black one HERE,

And a squeaky clean white one HERE.

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Re: Two Spectrum ST's in the UK

Post by Barry on Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:25 am

Beautiful both! 'Still think Spec's are the best. cheers

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Re: Two Spectrum ST's in the UK

Post by grogg on Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:08 pm

How does a spec compare with a thunder 1?

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Re: Two Spectrum ST's in the UK

Post by Barry on Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:54 pm

grogg wrote:How does a spec compare with a thunder 1?
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" There's no short answer to that one but in the end, I guess it comes down to preference. Physically they share a similar body shape and of course that neck!

Depending what years, production run, etc you may or may not the same pup's, and the circuitry is different. The Thunder weighs a bloody ton, the Spectrum you can sling around yer neck all night.

Both are versatile tone generators but the Thunder will leave the Spectrum in the dust as far as sustain, possible combinations and sheer horsepower. The Spec has perfectly (for me) acceptable range of sounds for 80% of what I would do, and it just "feels right" when you lay hands on it.

But if you're a power lead-type player you'll go nuts with the Thunder. I've made it sound like everything from an acoustic to a screaming Strat and even a blusey kinda LP. It's a staggeringly versatile guitar, but I wouldn't want to be carrying her all night! I'm too old and brittle, ya know?

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Re: Two Spectrum ST's in the UK

Post by corsair on Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:12 am

Yep, Barry's pretty much nailed it... but... I used my ST onstage a couple of times and it absolutely blew me away; those MMK45's are the duck's nuts, they really are!!
The Thunders will sustain till next week and the Spectrums not so much - lighter woods etc, and the active Thunders will shatter glass and wreak havoc with eardrums but in real terms, they're both great tone generators!
I have a weakness for Spectrums and will defend them unto death....

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Re: Two Spectrum ST's in the UK

Post by grogg on Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:21 am

Thanks for that guys. On that basis will stick with the Thunder.

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Re: Two Spectrum ST's in the UK

Post by grogg on Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:12 pm

Because I smashed my finger with a hammer (DIY is dangerous and my son was enquiring why its black) am having difficulty playing so in a frustrated moment thought I would compare sustain on my guitars. Plucking D string with 12th fret intonated and a slow count reckon I got:-
Thunder 1 - 10
Strat - feeble 6
ANother - 12

The other obvious thing was the T1 was much much louder (no actives cos I dont like them).

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Re: Two Spectrum ST's in the UK

Post by hendrik on Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:28 pm

The white one is a bargain, someone go for it.
I promise nobody will be disappointed. As the two old fellas already pointed out,
the guitar sounds just brilliant, it's light around your neck.
And the sounds Very Happy Cool Laughing cheers bom

O.k., I never laid my hands on a thunder so far, none to find on the continent,
but there's always space for another guitar.

Bought myself my 1st Avenger, but this is a different story.

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Re: Two Spectrum ST's in the UK

Post by Barry on Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:40 pm

hendrik wrote:...As the two old fellas already pointed out...
(No idea who he's referring to.) afro Rolling Eyes

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Post by corsair on Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:04 am

Barry wrote:
hendrik wrote:...As the two old fellas already pointed out...
(No idea who he's referring to.) afro Rolling Eyes

WHAT?! WHAT DID HE SAY.... WHO'S THERE.... Laughing

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Re: Two Spectrum ST's in the UK

Post by DuoFuzz on Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:15 pm

The white ST went for £91 + £15 p+p, a fair price I reckon.

The black one has been re-listed with 10 quid less, for £129.99 + £12.50 p+p within the UK.

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Post by corsair on Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:53 pm

Yep; NZ$220 seems about right....

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=238909005

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Re: Two Spectrum ST's in the UK

Post by north-west-one on Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:58 pm

I was fortunate enough to win the white ST. I will let you know how it looks when I receive it.

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Re: Two Spectrum ST's in the UK

Post by hendrik on Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:07 pm

Congratulations man.
You will like it.

But where is your wife sleeping now ? Very Happy

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Re: Two Spectrum ST's in the UK

Post by Barry on Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:44 pm

Shweeeet!
Look forward to seeing her!

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Post by DuoFuzz on Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:23 pm

The black Spectrum ST has been re-listed again (re-re-listed ?) HERE, now at £119.99 Buy It Now.

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Re: Two Spectrum ST's in the UK

Post by Barry on Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:47 pm

Exactly like mine!
(Um, except, you know, for the Schaller PUP in the bridge Embarassed )
Not a bad price as long as it goes no higher!

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Re: Two Spectrum ST's in the UK

Post by corsair on Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:52 pm

Looks very straight indeed; maybe I'm just a cheap bastard... well, OK, I AM a cheap bastard, but that's getting quite dear for what was the base model, eh!! Mine cost the NZ equivalent of £29 just 2 years ago... and I've seen one or two since - there's one in an Invercargill pawn shop atm - that got passed in at about NZ$180...

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Re: Two Spectrum ST's in the UK

Post by DuoFuzz on Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:52 pm

It finally went for the £119.99 asking price. A fair price in the UK at the moment.

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