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Westone MEGATHREAD!!! Show us your Westones!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by j-raj, Mar 9, 2006.


  1. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    I know you have them out there...

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  2. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    I bought one of these in 1982...
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    And in the nineties I had one of these...
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    Both nice basses, did lots of gigs with those. But I don't think this is destined to be a megathread. ;)
     
  3. winston

    winston Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    Does anyone remember the RockSchool TV show from the '80's? It was made in England and aired on PBS over here. The bass player had fretted and fretless Westones. That was a great show--it was my first exposure to Larry Graham and Bootsy Collins.
     
  4. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Scotland
    My first bass was a red Westone Spectrum. It cost £85 in 1989. Looked something like this (but red)

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    Definitely had this not overly attractive headstock...

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  5. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    The bass player in my brother-in-law's band played a Westone for many years. It always sounded great actually.
     
  6. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Wow - I never saw that one.
     
  7. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Battlestar Galatica + Gibson Grabber= Rail bass!
     
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I have a couple, and have owned two others.

    Westone Quantum

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    Electra Westone Spectrum - This one came with a fretted and a fretless neck. The fretted neck was on another Spectrum that I had, which got stolen.:(

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    I also owned a pearl white Westone Pantera 5 string.
     
  9. puff father

    puff father

    Jan 20, 2006
    Endicott, NY
    I loved that show too. The bass player was quite good and spoke in the proper Queen's english.
     
  10. nice bass j-raj...i've always been interested in the rail bass as its the first one i've ever seen with that movable pickup...i'd love to try one!
    here is the pic i first saw, taken from the bunny bass website
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  11. zazz

    zazz

    Feb 27, 2004
    Cebu
    It was like the Blue Peter team had been asked to produce rock school.... and I too had a westone thunder II or III during the 80s ..cant quite remember but it played good for the money!! but i hated the badger stripe and pointy bits.
     
  12. The_D

    The_D Well, thats like your opinion. Man...

    Mar 20, 2004
    Fife, Scotland
    Heres my Thunder II. I have posted it before but, meh, I'll post it again!

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    Have to agree that this has little chance of being a "megathread".
    Sorry but it was worth a shot.
     
  13. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    But, it's still fun. :)

    I actually had no idea that there were so many Westones out there.
     
  14. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    I know:smug: , I was just testing the definition/boundary of "Megathread"...:D

    Actually that isn't my bass, but I had an odd G.A.S. 'bubble' for a rail bass last Thursday night and wanted to see others that owned them.
     
  15. The_D

    The_D Well, thats like your opinion. Man...

    Mar 20, 2004
    Fife, Scotland
    And I appreciate you going to the trouble of doing so :smug:
    Any excuse to post that pic again!
    I am at work just now and am away out on the lash tonight but I have a couple of websites you might be interested in. I will try and hunt them down.
     
  16. The_D

    The_D Well, thats like your opinion. Man...

    Mar 20, 2004
    Fife, Scotland
  17. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Absolutely!

    post 'em here when you find them.

    enjoy the rest of you work-day!
    :D
     
  18. burgerme

    burgerme

    Mar 3, 2006
    My early 80's Thunder IIIa Fretless is (obviously) the one on the right. Got it off Ebay from the UK - it's pretty much like brand new. Only has one scratch that idiot me put on it after it arrived...:crying:

    I'm sure some will think I'm crazy, but I've always wanted a Jaydee, but the wife won't let me spend alot on a 5th bass, so I've ordered electronics/pickups from Mr. Diggins and I plan on making this into a poor man's Supernatural...

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  19. gypsygeek

    gypsygeek

    Jan 29, 2006
    My first bass was a Westone Electra Spectrum I scored on EBay - it was black, and looked like it had been blasted with a shotgun. I stripped it, gave it a tung oil finish, a set of SD basslines, hipshot bridge, all new electronics, and a set of tapewounds. It's still my main instrument... Sorry, no pics - I'm camera-less...
     
  20. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I found some pics of a Westone Pantera 5 string like I used to own.
     

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