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Can somone give me some background on my Westbury Track 2?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassmingo, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Bassmingo

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    I have a stray in my herd. A Westbury Track 2, made in japan. Thats all i know. It was given to me by an ex boss in the hopes i could fix it, but he left the company soon after and i never heard from him again (i left a year later and moved). it has a cracked bridge...and i never fixed it. I assume it needs a whole new bridge (see pics) and i never really palyed it. Does anyone have any info on these basses? whats the popular opinion? anything interesting that i'm missing?

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    ..they look like old dimarzios...but they cant be, right?
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    what i though was a broken pot...
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    doesnt seem to be one at all!
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    and the crack on the bridge just under where the ball end for the A goes, ball end will not stay in at pitch.
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  2. Bassmingo

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  3. tonybassboss

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  4. sound of bass

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    I never heard of that type of bass, cant hel you, but it looks like it has great Frankenbass potential. Doesnt seem to be anything that cane be fixed.
  5. hf_raeck

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    I bought one this year on EBAY. It's bridge was broken to. I replaced it by a Gibson/Epiphon (EB-0/EB-3) bridge. Now i have i real good sounding bass (warm deep tones / prehaps nothing for slap style).
  6. benjeejump

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    Hi there,
    I have just aquired a westbury track 2 bass and it has had the bridge replaced, and new tone knobs. There wasn't a broken pot on yours...I think it is just where there was a pickup switch. If you still have yours, (even if you are only using it for parts) please get in touch. Ben
  7. bennysmarket

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    Hi, I'm looking for a Westbury Track II Bass.
    Is anyone interested in selling?

    Thanks
  8. alibii

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    Hi , Im selling one ,
    about to put it on ebay with a buy it now of £300 sterling ..
    Its in great nick , a lovely bass , dont wanna sell it but needs must .. get in touch if you're interested
  9. BASSDROID

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    I had one for awhile but sold it last year. They are nice basses, built well with quality components. A Matsumoku product. I believe the pups are indeed DiMarzios. Big muscular sound. Liked it and played it a lot, but was after a Carl Thompson and something had to go.
  10. Getaway Driver

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    ah yes, it's got some matsumoku character to it. I like it, even with that unusual pickguard. I'd throw in a humbucker in place of the split P, i bet it would sound like sechs.
  11. Bassmingo

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    Well mine is still gathering dust. other projects took priority, but now that my jazz is finished the next spare cash i've got will go on a bridge for it. then i'll shield it and it'll be done. maybe i'll refinish it, i dunno.

    i'm gonna keep it anyway as i have a "one of each" type of collection, a stingray, a 5 string, a jazz and now a p type.
  12. tomhunt96

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    at the risk of getting no reply cos this thread is dead, anyone know where i could get and original bridge for one of these? looking to buy one of a friend of mine as a project but its going to need new hardware, 'pups and a pick guard. looks like it has potential to be a lovely bass with a bit of work :)
  13. Buskman

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    Not an original bridge, but Hipshot makes an upgrade/replacement bridge that should work:

    http://store.hipshotproducts.com/cart.php?m=product_list&c=31
  14. tomhunt96

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    thanks man :) im hoping the old bridge will be serviceable with a bit of tlc because there nice looking
  15. tomhunt96

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    anybody know where i can get a pickguard template from?
  16. clive shakedown

    clive shakedown Supporting Member

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    Bump.
    I have a westbury track 4 pickguard if you still need a template?

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