Friday, 29 June 2012

Westone Quantum Bass X850. . . . . .

Westone Quantum Bass X850

This is not a toy and never was. 


These were serious instruments, with a fairly hefty price.
Back in 1986, these were listed at $529, which in today's money,
is over $1000, at today's $ to £ rate, is just over £640!! 


Medium scale, well balanced, with a great range of tones.
When you go to pick it up, it is quite a surprise - it is almost as heavy
as a standard bass, having a maple neck and body. 


Matsumoku built, so pretty much ticks all of the boxes.
It has a cut-away, so if you wander into a bit of 80's Slappin' and Poppin',
you can easily get your fingers under the G and D string.
This was also a feature on the Super Headless, which is the one that
has escaped me, so far - would love to have a go on one. 


The stringing set up is as per the Westone Rails I had, so there is no
need for double ball strings - any string will do, so if you have a favourite,
stick 'em on and get playing.


This one has it's original silver carry bag and I believe the original strap,
as one of my Rail basses, also came with the same strap.
It is in very good condition, aside from the marks on the pick-ups, which
is common on this type. 







As you can see, got some shots at last - I think it's time for some lemon
oil and a string change - might take it to rehearsal next week!

Quantum Info 

Now I have done this one, I think I will carry on the headless theme and do
my Yamaha BX1, which is lurking somewhere and I may also do my Hohner
B2A, which is also probably lurking in the same area as the Yamaha!!

Cheers. :)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Eric, nice bass. I have one too! Please check out my headless Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/329486003810785/

Flat Eric said...

Hi. Had a look at the page - Look, no heads!!
I still have several headless - Gordy, B2A, Yamaha BX1 and the Quantum - all great to play.

Brian Meskanen said...

Hello Eric, at the risk of sounding desperate, my Quantum was stolen a few years back and I haven't been able to make do with any other bass I've tried. Do you or anyone else here have a Quantum for sale or know of one for sale? I can repair if necessary.

Flat Eric said...

Brian, Hi.To find a good one like mine, would take some time. A great bass, so I know that if it was a favourite you must miss it. If you scroll down my blog, you will see an email address - drop me a line and I'll see if I can help. Cheers. :)