Unusually this model came with
two necks, a fretted and a fretless. It was also available with just
the fretted neck (22 fret, 34" scale). The fretless neck had
position dots along the top side , white in all the normal positions
(3, 5, 7, 12 etc) and red for the rest.
Westone Spectrum LX bass (X695)
Two Westone Magnaflux unbalanced
coil pickups (One Magnabass II, one Magnabass IV), active tone
controls, coil tap and phase switches. Thanks to the unbalanced coil
pickups, switching on coil tap doesn't result in any significant
loss of volume.
Maple body, Canadian Hard Maple
neck with rosewood fingerboard, graphite nut.
First appears in the 1985 UK
catalogue, only available in black with a dull black graphics stripe.
The catalogue lists an option of 'fretless neck and case available' -
the 1986 catalogue gives the option as 'only fretted instrument
available', so in 1985 you could buy the bass with an optional fretless
neck and case, in 1986 that was the default.
Listed in the Jan and April 1985
US pricelists at $659.50 with case, rising to $679.50 in Sept 1985,
$899 in August 1986 with a 2 neck case, dropping to $749 in Sept 1987.
The LX bass does not appear in the Jan 1988 pricelist.