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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
  3. shawshank72


    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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  4. Fender2015

    Fender2015 Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2013
    Do you know where I can hear one? There are none on YouTube
  5. 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?
  6. I had one just like this in the early '90s. Wish I'd kept it.
  7. Their 1981 catalog didn't list a fretless.
  8. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    Never a fretless or an 8 string
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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