'88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

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'88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by DuoFuzz on Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:58 pm

I know nothing about THIS model but I really like it. Looks great in the clear red over flame maple with the white pickups and binding. Cool

Not sure of the going rate for these, but £255 B.I.N. might just be worth it, what do you reckon?

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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by anaerobe on Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:09 pm

Yes, its very nice indeed.

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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by corsair on Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:07 am

Non-OEM stringlock, but god that's nice! Cool The controls are the same as my Clippers; thankfully that individual switching idea didn't catch on as it's a pain in the bum to use onstage, eh!!

Gee, that's pretty....

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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by Warrn on Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:44 am

Oh man... do want...

Yes, that's right, I'm working on learning the guitar... be afraid.

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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by DuoFuzz on Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:27 pm

This didn't go for £255 so it has been re-listed HERE for £189!

I have to say I think that's a lot of guitar for the money, I'd rather have this over a new Ibanez any day!

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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by Barry on Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:29 pm

Agree with Dan about the value fer the dough.
But, as partial as I am to Spectrums (Spectra?) I don't much care for the enlongated horns of this particular design. Sorry. I much refer the S/ST/GT look. It is a beautiful colour though and trimed out just right!

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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by DuoFuzz on Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:25 pm

Damn! someone just got a beauty. This has gone for £125!. Stone cold bargain.

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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by diddydave on Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:48 pm

DuoFuzz wrote:Damn! someone just got a beauty. This has gone for £125!. Stone cold bargain.

DAN.

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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by norfolkngood on Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:53 pm

Good catch, total bargain at £125.

Err.. be careful with the headstock, you could have someone's eye out with that!!

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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by Barry on Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:08 pm

diddydave wrote:that will be me then...
Al-l-l-l-l-l-l righty then!
Well done! LOVE the colour!
Thar he wuz just a stummin' on 'is git, singing, "Do wa diddy diddy dum diddy do!"

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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by DuoFuzz on Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:37 pm

Dave.

With all due respect, and in my humble opinion, you sir are a jammy bastard! (Only joking mate! )

Seriously, you completely mugged him. It's got to be one of the best deals I've seen in a long time, he first put that up for £255 and it didn't shift!

I can honestly say I'm jealous of this one, gotta see when you get it. (Lucky son of a ........)

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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by diddydave on Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:00 pm

this was a no brainer as i was on a nostalgia trip back to my metal days and looking for a pointy headstock locking trem guitar.

i did miss out on a couple of explorer type (Jackson and Krammer) as i love the style but it occurred to me that a westy could fit the bill nicely, I have not seen in the flesh let alone played a post Matsumoku Westone so i am intrigued as to its build and feel.

I will let you know how it plays when (if the guy doesn't change his mind) i get it.

my colleague who is a very lucky Burns collector asked if i could exhibit my Westones at an exhibition in Totnes Smile they are going to be next to some of the rarest Burns with others, i cant wait Smile

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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by corsair on Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:26 pm

diddydave wrote:my colleague who is a very lucky Burns collector asked if i could exhibit my Westones at an exhibition in Totnes they are going to be next to some of the rarest Burns with others, i cant wait

You'd better take some bloody pictures for the gang here then matey!! Well done on that Spectrum man - can't wait to see it and hear what you think to it!!

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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by grogg on Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:10 pm

Thats a beauty and a snip, if she plays as well she looks, phwoaar.

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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by diddydave on Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:18 pm

I completely agree she is a looker

I never go very far without my camera Smile pics to come

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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by diddydave on Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:01 pm

well it arrived yesterday and i put it together unseized the pots (not been used in a long time), restrung it, set up and here it is:

great action, nice neck profile and feel, trem seems good if a little sticky, good finish with a couple of minor dings, pickups shockingly bad Sad

they lack character and are very thin sounding but also not very hot

What would you guys replace them with?

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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by Warrn on Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:23 am

You might want to check the wiring or have someone look at it if wiring isn't your thing. If you do end up replacing them, try to keep the cream look. I don't know anything about actual pickups, unfortunately.

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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by corsair on Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:43 am

If the guitar hasn't been used for ages then that bridge could probably do with being taken off and thoroughly cleaned up; if you want to do that give me a yell and I'll talk you through it!!

The p'ups are a little thin, I agree - well they are on my Clippers but that's just tele thin - and yes, I reckon to make the most of that beautiful neck, a p'up change would be a good way of doing it, particularly if it's gonna be a player.

BTW, that bridge p'up isn't a true h/b; rather two singles side by side; odd eh!!

Still ad all, it looks the goods and in good enough nick, too; well done!

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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by Barry on Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:21 am

corsair wrote:If the guitar hasn't been used for ages then that bridge could probably do with being taken off and thoroughly cleaned up...
Second that suggestion...
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Re: '88 Spectrum Series II SP6112 (UK)

Post by diddydave on Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:49 pm

Well, i took the old Humbucker out of this one, and to be honest, not too impressed.


Resined in so no way to practically replce the cover on to new coils so i went for plan B (or maybe C i'm not sure)


sounds so much fuller and hotter now Smile

what's involved with servicing the trem? I think the knife edges need a sharpen as it is sticking in 2 positions slightly

its been a while since i set up a floating trem

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