The Electra Forums

Guitar Talk about Electra and other vintage imported guitars
Home
Index of Models
The Electra Forums
PM Inbox
It is currently Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:24 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: (Spare) parts
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:40 am 
Hello everyone,

I suppose most of you know the problem- a part of your Westone is broken, and how two replace it?
In my case the (three parted) snare lock of my Pantera X275has to be replaced. Scavenge another Pantera, or a Spectrum, is the only option, but where? I want to keep my Pantera as original as possible...

So does anybody know the ultimate Westone spare parts (internet) shop?
Or does anybody have this locking system and would this person be willing to help out a fellow Westone lover?

Grtz,
Ptr


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 10:34 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 22, 2004 12:17 am
Posts: 1903
what's a three-parted snare lock? you mean the locking nut? if so, I've replaced the plates by trimming down 6mm washers, and used 6mm bolts (if I recall correctly) to replace the originals. But there are two kinds of locking nut I know of, that's the kind where the two outside plates are tirangular; there's another kind where all three are rectangular and the whole is enclosed. And maybe you mean the base unit that screws to the neck needs to be replaced?

In any case, I know of no such parts source, the same problem exists with broken claws on the bendmaster bridges. And I agree with you- I like to keep my guitars as original as possible, and it feels awful to part out one guitar to make another complete. Maybe another solution is to look around for a guitar that's already been modified and use its parts, then add aftermarket parts to complete the modified guitar.

If I had a machine shop, it seems like those locking nuts are something you could make without huge effort... anyone got a friend with a CNC machine?

Let me know exactly which part you mean, if I can help with spares I will, though it's doubtful. I have lately taken to surfing ebay for unidentified parts taken from Uncle Matt guitars- I found a set of knobs this way- but it's admittedly a long shot.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:30 am 
X189player wrote:
But there are two kinds of locking nut I know of, that's the kind where the two outside plates are tirangular; there's another kind where all three are rectangular and the whole is enclosed.


My English is not as good as it should be, locking nut is right. It's the triangular version. This is what it looks like now :-)
Image

The middle part is different from a Spectrum, I suppose...

My problem is as you can see not the plates, but the -what do I call it... the part the screws go into, that is bolted to the guitar. One of the holes (the left one in the pic) is - again I don't know the word, the screw won't tap in.

I'd have no problem using the other locking system BTW; my other Pantera has that system, so it looks and feels original enough...


Last edited by Anonymous on Sat Aug 06, 2005 3:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:29 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 22, 2004 12:17 am
Posts: 1903
Ahhh... I see what you mean.

OK, two suggestions:

1. drill out the stripped hole, and tap threads into it to accept a larger diameter bolt. You can make a one-time tap by filing a notch into a bolt, like on a self-tapping screw. Then all you have to do is make larger holes in the plates- or what I'd do, is just make new plates, by cutting down washers.

-or-

2. I'll trade you for one that isn't stripped out. at least one project guitar i have with the same part will be very non-original, so I don't care so much about a non-original size bolt on it. PM me and we can talk details.

I like your wish to keep your Pantera original if possible. I believe these are some of the best guitars made, and they deserve to be preserved intact for future history, and for us to enjoy now!

Cheers,
Paul


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Fatal: Not able to open ./cache/data_global.php