Westone Spectrum MX

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Westone

Description Make: Westone Model: Spectrum MX Finishes: Laquer Blue or Red (Whole Body) Pick-ups: Westone's Own Humbckers Bridge: Floyd Rose Bendmaster Features: 1 Volume and 1 Tone Knob, Coil Tap
Posted By Jackii Damage (8)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 7/10/2008, Jackii Damage (8) posted:
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I would buy this guitar again just for having another one of them, my favourist aspect is that the Bendmaster is really senstive and no matter how much you use it it stays in tune. The only thing I'd say is if you wish to buy one the company went out of business in the early 90's so you'll have to look in secondhand guitarshops and on eBay.com
Model Year: 1986
Where Obtained: Family Member
Made in Japan Hard Maple body and neck 25.5 inch scale neck with 22 frets 1 Volume and 1 Tone knob with coil tap 2 Single Coils and a UBC (Unbalanced Coil) Humbucker 5 Way Pick-Up Selector Single Coils: MagnaFluxIII's. Humbucker: MagnaFluxI Transpartent Blue Laquer (Full Body) Double Cutaway Body Floyd Rose Bendmaster Floating Trem Non-Locking Nut with Westone Tuners
Can you obtain your preferred action on this guitar, and what is it?: Yes, Very Low How does the neck affect your playing?: Allows me to play faster passages with ease How well does it play compared to any other guitars?: It plays better than most guitars of the marke Does it contain any flaws?: Only 1 Volume and Tone Knob.
Sound Quality:
I play a lot of metal, rock, blues progressive and alternative on my Westone I through a Ross Fame Edition Amp with my 2 Behringer Stompboxes (BO100 and BO900), my Boss PW10 and my DSound Computerised FX Module although I could use it for many other styles. It has sounds it just depends on the setting on your amp and how you set up the tone and volume and which pick-ups you use. The sound beats all other guitars I have play (With exception of the Westone Pantera). The only thing I would change on it is the putting a locking nut on it. It doesn't make much noise if you leave it connected up with the amp on and it is more of a stage guitar than a studio guitar but is awesome as a studio guitar.
It is super reliable to play stage shows with and spend hours recording in the studio, it really rarely needs adjusted, the hardware, controls are still working like the day it was made I've needed to change the staplocks once in the 15 years I've had it and thats because it got bashed around in trasit a bit and he's had it since 1986. It handles climate change extremely well.