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'84 Thunder 1

Post by Sycosyd on Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:38 am

Just seen this on evil bay.  I've got a windfall coming soon and thought I'd give it a bash.  Is it worth it?  Looks in good shape with a few scratches on the front of the body and some chips to the clear finish on the back of the headstock.  One thing I noticed that made me wonder is that I didn't think the Thunder series had a Trem bar, but there seems to be the threaded hole for one on the bridge.  As well as the toggle switch next to the Volume & Tone knobs are missing(I thought there were three toggle switches)








Yep, I seem to have the bug for westies again, I regret buying my Squire and Rockburn Electrics now. Anyway, how much of a difference is the Thunder to play and sound from the Spectrum?


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Re: '84 Thunder 1

Post by corsair on Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:29 pm

I can't imagine that a Thunder 1 will be too different from a Spectrum: a Thunder I-A, however, will blow you out of your socks with its' active circuitry....

Who's REALLY got the Westone bug, then?! Don't worry, mate; we've all been there... scouring eBay, Gumtree and Craigslist... haunting the second hand and pawn shops.... ah, yes... the memories!!

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Re: '84 Thunder 1

Post by Sycosyd on Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:57 am

So you mean like this one instead. 



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Post by corsair on Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:16 pm

Ooooh.... nice!!

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Re: '84 Thunder 1

Post by Sycosyd on Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:17 pm

Thats what I thought
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Re: '84 Thunder 1

Post by Westbone on Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:27 pm

Save your dosh and go for the high end stuff... Cool...it's class!
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Re: '84 Thunder 1

Post by Sycosyd on Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:54 pm

corsair wrote:Ooooh.... nice!!
So, I errr did a thing https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WESTONE-THUNDER-1A-ACTIVE-ELECTRIC-GUITAR-MADE-IN-JAPAN/223064622734?_trkparms=ao%3D1%26asc%3D52689%26meid%3Dd309072843244211b1cd28fa8487b6f5%26pid%3D100042%26%26itm%3D223064622734&_trksid=p5713.c100042.m2062
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Re: '84 Thunder 1

Post by lesm on Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:49 pm

Hi
New on this forum.
I have two cutlasses Ono well used and one only had a few hours use in white.
I want to set them up to factory spec and wondered if anyone had this information on this. Sorry couldn’t work out to do a new post.
Thanks for any info.
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Re: '84 Thunder 1

Post by Sycosyd on Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:14 pm

lesm wrote:Hi
New on this forum.
I have two cutlasses Ono well used and one only had a few hours use in white.
I want to set them up to factory spec and wondered if anyone had this information on this. Sorry couldn’t work out to do a new post.
Thanks for any info.
Les
Cutlasses?  Not a westone I'm familiar with
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Re: '84 Thunder 1

Post by corsair on Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:16 pm

G'day Les..
... Cutlasses were made by British luthier Sid Poole under the Westone name in the 90's and are quite well regarded amongst those who know about such things!
We as a group don't know a hell of a lot about them but Westbone may indeed be the man with the knowledge...

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Re: '84 Thunder 1

Post by Westbone on Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:12 am

lesm wrote:Hi
New on this forum.
I have two cutlasses Ono well used and one only had a few hours use in white.
I want to set them up to factory spec and wondered if anyone had this information on this. Sorry couldn’t work out to do a new post.
Thanks for any info.
Les
Hello, What exactly do you mean by factory specs? String height? 

If you mean action and such, that's a personal preference.

They are a great guitar though.
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Re: '84 Thunder 1

Post by Barry on Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:54 am

lesm wrote:
...Sorry couldn’t work out to do a new post.
Les

To create a new topic:
• click on Home in the main menu
• click the Forum you want your post to appear in
• click on NEW TOPIC button
• write your post, and click Send when finished
Done!

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Re: '84 Thunder 1

Post by Sycosyd on Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:29 pm

corsair wrote:G'day Les..
... Cutlasses were made by British luthier Sid Poole under the Westone name in the 90's and are quite well regarded amongst those who know about such things!
We as a group don't know a hell of a lot about them but Westbone may indeed be the man with the knowledge...
That'd why I hadent heard of it, Syd does not own a Syd Poole


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Re: '84 Thunder 1

Post by Barry on Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:58 pm

If SYD continues to dissociate, Barry will be forced to send him to therapy. geek

Meantime, here's some Cutlass and Corsair info on our website to read until the wagon comes:
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