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Electra Phoenix Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fender2015, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. Fender2015

    Fender2015 Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2013
    What are these like? Has anyone played one?
  2. RSBBass


    Jun 11, 2011
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  4. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Fantastic bass.
    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.

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  5. Fender2015

    Fender2015 Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2013
    Do you know where I can hear one? There are none on YouTube
  6. JimmyThunder

    JimmyThunder Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I have always loved the look and am glad to hear they sound good too. Anyone ever seen a factory fretless version?
  7. I had one just like this in the early '90s. Wish I'd kept it.
  8. Their 1981 catalog didn't list a fretless.
  9. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    Never a fretless or an 8 string
  10. JimmyThunder

    JimmyThunder Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    New Hampshire
    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
  11. wolfmancharlie


    Nov 28, 2009
    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.
  12. 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...

    Last edited: Apr 25, 2014
  13. 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
    £200 plus.

    You can get more info here at Westone forums


    or here