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Post by gps on Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:30 am

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Does anyone know of any guitar techs in the UK who are familiar with the Westone Thunder 1A wiring?  I've got one which I've had since the 80s and gigged with it loads but haven't used it for a number of years.   I've had a couple of guitar techs look at the wiring and make repairs and its working, but it's temperamental.  Rather than replace the pick ups I'd really like to get it checked over and have it working gig reliably again.  I realise i could get another Thunder through ebay but this is the one that has been with me for a long time.
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Post by corsair on Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:52 pm

Welcome here and let's see what's what!! 

What's 'temperamental' mean in your case? Is the signal cutting in and out? Dodgy switching?

It could be something as simple as swapping out a component, which is something any halfway decent tech should be able to do competently in their sleep!

I don't know of any techs in the UK apart from our own Westbone, so maybe he can point you in the right direction??

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Post by gps on Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:48 pm

Hi
Yes the signal cuts out when I change to the bridge pick up sometimes and there are crackly switches.    I'd have to sit and check the various combinations to see what is working and not.  The last time I spoke to a guitar tech I have used before he advised just replacing them but the pick up themselves sound fine and I've always liked the tone.  

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Post by Purge on Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:05 pm

Hi, I created the wiring diagrams for the Thunder actives and produced some replica circuit boards. i'd be happy to take a look at it for you - I'm in Northumberland, about 10 miles north of Newcastle. Sounds like it may just need some switch cleaner.
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Post by Barry on Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:17 pm

Thunder I-A Schematic

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Post by gps on Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:14 pm

Thanks for the replies.  Do you have a website Purge you could share or private message?
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Post by Purge on Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:28 pm

Can't seem to PM you, but direct email is david at zombans dot co dot uk
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Post by Barry on Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:24 pm

New members have a 7 day wait before being allowed to post hyperlinked information or use the PM function. It's an anti-spam measure.
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