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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:11 pm 
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I'm trying to see if I might be able to find some back cover plates for an X185 I am working on.......any ideas for finding these?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:29 pm 
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Make 'em man - find a plastics supplier and explain what you want and they'll even cut 'em for ya! failing that...

http://www.westone.info/spares/index.html

..down the bottom...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:14 am 
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Thanks again Corsair. I actually have started on doing them myself. First project guitar, so lots of learning!!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:25 pm 
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No worries, mate! We've all had to start someplace and an X185 is not a bad one to start with! The Phoenix/Spectrum range are my favourites and I have the X195, a Spectrum GT (X185), a Spectrum ST (X125) and a Spectrum GT bass.

One of my Westone Clippers needed all of it's backplates, (yet another guitar off an auction site that was in VGC!!), and I took the body into the nearest town at the time - Dunedin NZ - along with a trem cover from another guitar and for the princely sum of NZ$20, about US$10!!, they cut the missing plates out of the exact kind of plastic, chamfered the edges then drilled and countersunk the holes; job done! The plastic is apparently quite piggy to work with so I let the experts have at it!

We'd love to see what you've got...

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