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Any help identifying Westone

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jaco944, Apr 13, 2015.


  1. jaco944

    jaco944 Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2005
    image. Hey folks, just got this off of Epay super cheap. Wasn't expecting much but after a quick set up it sounds and plays great. I think it's a Westone Spectrum II, has the W bird logo but no name (ie: Westone Spectrum) no serial number. There was once a sticker on the rear headstock (gone). I'm assuming it's Korean or maybe Chinese.
     

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  2. The Westone Spectrum was the 1st bass I ever bought back in the early 80`s. Followed it up with the Westone Pantera Bass. Great starter basses. Can`t remember where they were made, but from your pic, I don`t remember any having what looks like a standard Fender bridge. If memory serves, there were 2 top-load options. One allowed you to feed the strings thru the back of the bridge, the other allowed you to drop the ball-end of the string below the bridge`s base from the top, for quicker string changes. Nice find. I`d love to play one again. I believe they`re Japanese, but not sure.
     
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  3. Wow, the very first bass I ever owned was that exact bass, never thought I'd see one again. I had no idea it was even made by Westone until just recently. At the time I had it I thought it was crap, but in retrospect it was a pretty good starter bass yeah.
     
  4. jaco944

    jaco944 Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2005
    They must age well. I to remember playing them in the 80's and thinking "fair starter bass, nothing remarkable". But this thing is a workhorse, solid and sounds great.
     

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