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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:53 pm 
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Looking for some of those electra/westone switchmaster knobs. Good repros are fine. I can use 6 of them total.

Also are the non-bendmaster bridges (look like black 6 hole vintage fender style) on most of the Electra phoenix models standard metric spaced? Wilkinson makes a nice vintage looking one in black with a steel block I was thinking of using with a hardened steel base (the Electra one was made of pot metal). They come in Korean/Chinese/Mexican sizes, US sizes, and one model that has elongated holes that will supposedly work with either (costs a bit more).

What do you all use? Anybody replace one of these?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:43 pm 
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Try this out:

http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t4206-w ... ster+knobs

I haven't bought any myself but I've only seen good reports on them...

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:54 pm 
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Logged in and sent a PM to the guy. Hopefully still makes them. I can use 6, and I won't have to steal them from my cheaper models to put on my more expensive ones :-?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:09 pm 
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I picked up 3 from him for the Dynasty I bought from Proendorser. They were well made and are going strong on that one. I bought black ones but I think Corsair has some colored ones on some of his Westones that are from the same guy.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:07 pm 
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So I do, and very cool they are, too!

Tvil hasn't been around much so I hope it all pans out!!

I used a Wilkinson 5+1 bridge on my X195 for ages until Ice sent me an Electra one; it fit the hole like a glove and worked very well - I recommend them!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:23 pm 
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This one has a FUNKY chrome bridge installed in it now. I don't know what brand or whose it is, obviously not stock, likely an OK bridge but I'd like it to look a bit more "normal" so that is why I suggested a black wilkinson - thought they looked closer to "right" and I am not very liikely to find an original one (and if I did, how much?). You just don't see them too often. I did see a pic showing an original bridge base plate busted up and appeared to by pot metal. I didn't like that. So figured a Wilkinson with a hardened steel base plate and steel block might be a better solution given what is in there now looks totally wrong.

Here is what is in there now. Never seen a bridge like it before.

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What is that? has a Kahler-like lock behind the nut too (not unlike some electras have a lock behind the nut) - this one is chrome as well. Never seen this particular setup. Maybe someone else has.

The guy on the westone forum got back to me in a PM and said he would make some more, but it would be after the holidays. That is fine. I won't have the guitar in hand until then anyway. I am just glad he still makes them! They will be fine.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:38 am 
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Merry Christmas and you will find his reproductions to be of excellent quality and other than the dot on top almost impossible to tell the difference. :up:

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 6:45 pm 
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anyone still needing some? I have 3 metal, and 2 plastic. 2 of the metal ones, the dot is red, the 3rd is white. all show signs of use...

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