Westbury Track 4 Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by clive shakedown, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. clive shakedown

    clive shakedown

    Dec 6, 2013
    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

    via this

    to end up with this



    it still has the original DiMarzio PAFS and sounds fantastic.
    Thanks again.
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  2. Very nice - I bet it sounds huge!
  3. clive shakedown

    clive shakedown

    Dec 6, 2013
    Thanks Solarman, it sounds MASSIVE!
  4. 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


    Dec 18, 2013
    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

    Dec 6, 2013
    Thanks everyone, I got this one on ebay, 110 GB pounds.
    I think I got a bargain...
  8. JennySuzuki


    Dec 18, 2013
    You did. They commonly go for five to seven hundred U$D.
  9. gastric

    gastric Professional product tester for hire Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
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    Quite a resurrection! :)
  10. jakelly


    Nov 8, 2009
  11. troy mcclure

    troy mcclure Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Central Florida
    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

    Dec 6, 2013
    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

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Very cool bass congrats.
  14. RickC

    RickC Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2005
  15. JennySuzuki


    Dec 18, 2013
    I'm told the hipshot three-point bridge does go nicely on a Westbury.
  16. clive shakedown

    clive shakedown

    Dec 6, 2013
    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

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
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  18. Macmoonstar


    Oct 15, 2014
  19. wheel72


    Mar 20, 2015
    I have this one, but want to sell it. It has some scratches and the bridge slightly broken.

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