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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:14 pm 
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This came off a 1984 X185 Electra Phoenix Westone - I think it's original, no body mods, but you guys is the experts !! I sent Arthur pix, he hasn't seen one, is researching --- any info appreciated !! Thanks, Dave (I'm listing all the parts, pm me if you need anything) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0930050667


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:46 pm 
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It's not a Westone bridge, or rather, it's not a Westone bridge I've ever seen. The FR patented bridges that were used by Westone just after the Japanese factory closed were marked as TRS 101 on the baseplate.
No Bendmaster bridge looks like this, the precision, Deluxe and FT all look quite different....

.... And AFAIK, the Phoenix X185 used a strat style bridge, or a two post, non-locking floater, much like the Bendmaster Precision.....

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:12 pm 
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Thanks, Corsair !! I'm about to list the body the trem was on, absolutely no mods --- I remember once seeing a similar bridge but 2 post on a MIJ guitar, but can't remember what it was !!! I've never seen anything like this with the 6 screw mount !! Anyone else ????


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:05 pm 
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It's a Tek-Glide FrankenFloyd you knuckleheads... :rofl:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:22 pm 
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Ha.... No, it's really not! Have a look here...

http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.asp?id=483727136

... Act 1, perhaps?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:35 pm 
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That's "Chucklehead" to you, Ice !! Corsair, so, hmmm, off an Aria Pro II, another Uncle Matt product - this actually could have been original to the X185....I don't see someone in the states saying, let's see, I'll rob this off another Japanese guitar..... The black one is almost identical, except it looks like it could be used with either posts or 6 screw mount...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:40 pm 
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I don't know; I've never ever seen an ACT 1,2 or 3 bridge "in the flesh", so to speak, so am a little in the dark here...

Yeah; could have been OEM but, personally, I doubt it simply because I've never seem anything like this on an Electra or a Westone; doesn't mean it didn't happen, but the odds are against it!!

Besides, yours actually says "Floyd Rose pat" or something similar, doesn't it; the ACT bridges - I think!! - had ACT 1,2 or 3 on 'em somewhere.

And finally, one must remember the Matsumoku mantra....

"Specifications subject to change without notice"

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