Westbury Track 4 Bass

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  1. clive shakedown

    clive shakedown Supporting Member

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    Here is my recently refinished Westbury track 4, made in 1980 in the Matsumoku plant Japan.
    Thanks to everyone on these forums who gave advice and much needed info.

    I went from this
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    via this
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    to end up with this
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    it still has the original DiMarzio PAFS and sounds fantastic.
    Thanks again.
  2. SolarMan

    SolarMan Supporting Member

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    Very nice - I bet it sounds huge!
  3. clive shakedown

    clive shakedown Supporting Member

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    Thanks Solarman, it sounds MASSIVE!
  4. mtdkingstonheir

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    Clive, looks awesome! That is without a doubt one of the nicest restorations of a worn bass I've ever seen on TB. Congratulations on a great job.
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  6. JennySuzuki

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    I am so fooking jealous. This is one of my "holy grail" guitars. There was one on eBay recently, and I just didn't have the money. One day... one day I will have one. And I hope it looks as nice as yours does!
  7. clive shakedown

    clive shakedown Supporting Member

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    Thanks everyone, I got this one on ebay, 110 GB pounds.
    I think I got a bargain...
  8. JennySuzuki

    JennySuzuki

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    You did. They commonly go for five to seven hundred U$D.
  9. gastric

    gastric Professional product tester for hire

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    Quite a resurrection! :)
  10. jakelly

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    Very nice.
  11. troy mcclure

    troy mcclure Supporting Member

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    awesome job... strange they use the gibson style 3 point bridge...I wonder if Matsomuko were making epiphones at the time?
  12. clive shakedown

    clive shakedown Supporting Member

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    Thanks Troy.
    Matsumoku did make Epiphones in the early 80's
    So that's probably the deal with the bridge.
    The design on this bass is such that no other
    Bridge will work, they don't have enough height.
  13. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Very cool bass congrats.
  14. RickC

    RickC Supporting Member

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    godlike

    :bassist:
  15. JennySuzuki

    JennySuzuki

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    I'm told the hipshot three-point bridge does go nicely on a Westbury.
  16. clive shakedown

    clive shakedown Supporting Member

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    Hi Jenny,
    I was hoping it would too but after measuring the bass and contacting hipshot it was about 5mm too low.
    The only option would have been to raise the bridge up on spacers and I didn't fancy that.
  17. kesslari

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    Looks great.

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