Silver & Gold Complete Kit - Red Complete Kit
Great WX5 setup tips available at:
Norton Music's WX5 Tips and Tricks page
To hear some WX5/VL70-m clips, go to
Norton Music's WX5 sound clips page
Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:58 pm
OK, I did it.
I installed the Red & Silver skin on one WX and
Silver & Gold on the other, and posted the
picture on my WX5 tips and tricks page http://www.nortonmusic.com/wx5.html
They look better "in person" than they do in the
picture, but that probably has something to do with my photographic skills ;-)
Let me know how you like it (or not).
Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:45 pm
As I posted earlier, the pictures of my "pimped"
WX5s are now posted on the WX5 tips and tricks
While I like the gold a lot, the red is my
favorite. They actually look better in person
than they do in the picture, but that is probably
due to my photographic skills (or lack of the same).
I've been waiting for a long time for a look that
was less generic and more show biz. Eddie Davis
came through with a nice product
http://www.egraphicworld.com/WX5.htm that looks
good on his page and I thought I'd give it a try.
After it arrived, I had to wait a week to install
it as we were playing nightly St. Patrick's Day
parties (for you non US citizens, St. Patrick's
day is a yearly holiday in the US were we honor
the Irish Immigrants by throwing parties and
singing "Irish-American" songs). We call it our
annual "Patty Melt". We played 5 Patty parties in
a row and then our monthly "in public" gig at the
Pirate's Cove Resort in Stuart, FLorida.
Yesterday, Leilani and opened a card table in the
kitchen where the light is good, moved the laptop
there (I had already downloaded the Instruction
page and the videos so we wouldn't have to wait
on my slow, but faster than a dial-up "DSL-Lite" connection) and started work.
The instructions Eddie provided were complete,
and the video clips helped a immensely. The
package of parts was put together very well and in a thoughtful manner.
I was a little apprehensive about doing this
myself, as I am a little farsighted and I
sometimes a little clumsy with small things. In a
couple of hours Leilani and I had put the skins
on two WX5s and in my opinion, they look great.
It went much easier than I expected. I took my
time, practiced with the practice kit, and as you
can tell by the picture, they no longer look
"ordinary". Although it was great to have
Leilani's help, I could have done it all myself
as I did 95% of it myself anyway, with Leilani
watching and giving moral support and a few helpful suggestions.
We have one more day off (the lull after the
"Patty Melt") and starting Sunday we start
gigging again. I can't wait to play 'em on stage!!!
All and all I give the skin kit and installation instructions a 10 out of 10.
If you want to "pimp" your WX5, I recommend this
highly. And Eddie is now working on skins for the
EWI4k so you EWI people don't have to be jealous.
Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:48 pm
Red and Gold WX5 - audience impressions
We had an evening gig yesterday and a mid-day gig
This is unscientific and based on a small sample group.
The red and gold WX5s both got more attention than the dull grey one.
The red was noticed more than the gold.
They are a little bit heavier (not an issue, and
I didn't expect to notice it, but I did).
Nobody asked "Is that some kind of electric
clarinet", instead the questions were more like,
"What is that red instrument", "What do you call
that", "Is that some kind of electronic sax" (gold WX), What *is* that", etc.
The red one sounds better (this has nothing to do
with the fact that I prefer it <grin>).
The red one plays fewer wrong notes ;-) (just kidding again).
I love them both (seriously).
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