Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fender2015, Mar 4, 2014.
What are these like? Has anyone played one?
I have one. They are very nice MIJ basses. You can get more info here: http://www.rivercityamps.com/electrapage/index.php
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Lightweight p bass with a jazz neck. Slim and fast.
Pickups are very punchy with good output.
Build quality on these are excellent.
Not to mention they look great too.
Do you know where I can hear one? There are none on YouTube
I have always loved the look and am glad to hear they sound good too. Anyone ever seen a factory fretless version?
I had one just like this in the early '90s. Wish I'd kept it.
Their 1981 catalog didn't list a fretless.
Never a fretless or an 8 string
well so much for that dream then...unless I want to pay a luthier more than the bass is worth to do a fingerboard replacement
But Electra Westone did make a fretless neck on the Spectrum I believe. You can find them every once in awhile on E Bay .the price is going up . The one I am talking about has both a fretted and fretless neck with the bass. Very well made. If you get the chance snap one up.
I bought one used when I was in high school, and I've been playing it for more than 30 years now. Heavy, solid body + solid brass nut makes for awesome sustain and tone. I had the frets removed back around 1983. The grooves were filled with a translucent amber epoxy. Looks decent, and has been solid for three decades. Anybody got any idea what these are selling for nowadays?
A little throwback eye candy to go with the above post...
I've a couple of these with the Westone logo. Good basses and very common in the UK.
There were fretless versions aplenty, even one model sold with two swap-able necks.
Pricewise in UK early models like Concords go for about £90 with later models like Spectrum
GT or LX about £120.The really popular models the Thunders go for a good bit more, normally
You can get more info here at Westone forums
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