There's a big red stripe after the bridge but it's really not a red guitar. It caught my eye and I can't let go of it.
These are all unique, "hand-plunged" into some swirling colour soup and pulled out with random results.
Good buy don't miss it
Everything I find to read about it points at a serious, good guitar but its vitually unknown status makes it an un-sellable one, even though it is in apparent mint condition. The used market lives on brand names and references. You can't just offer a "good guitar in perfect shape" and expect to get anything for it. When on top of that it is a 1990s Asiatic superstrat with a very dated look, it finds no one. Which actually makes me want it a little more…
I found an interesting video about 1980s swirl Strat's:
This 1968 Framus Strato is the funniest Jazzmaster alternative I have seen so far. Is the vibrato bar moving the control plate or does it just have a place to be put aside when not used? (Edit: it's the jack output, silly!) There is a retainer bar so all strings get equal chances of going out of tune. Then there are two volumes, two tones and three pick-ups…
Last Edit: Oct 28, 2019 12:34:35 GMT by LeoThunder
I was so uneducated about guitars at the time that I wouldn't have known how many frets it had let alone whether it was active or passive LeoThunder. The internet hadn't been conceived at the time. I'm pretty sure there were no batteries involved though so chances are those switches probably dealt with coil splitting or phase. Not that I'd know what that was either at the time!
"What's that terrible noise?" "Well, it's either the Hoover belt needs replacing or Marc Almond's on Jools again."
I never knew what these same switches did on my own guitar until I started looking things up 2 years ago. I knew they were changing the sound and had vaguely noticed that they didn't always work but never realised that they were specific to the pick-up selection. I mostly used the middle position with both pick-ups anyway, so they always did something.
Then one day it dawned on my that this "coil split" Cory was demonstrating on the Harley Benton SC-450Plus was very much like that and… all became clear. Well, not all, I still had to figure out the "out of phase" switch.
The battery in my guitar is inside the cavity, under screws, not in some practical slot that can just be pulled open. I would expect the Westone to be the same. It only supplies the booster and is not required for the rest of the passive circuitry.
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