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Post by wemfender on Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:57 am

Hi All, newbie to this site having just procured a Westone Thunder 1A from ebay, I have been looking at this model and the Aria TS series for a while and decided to take a punt ( hope I have made the right decision ) my question / query, the one I have bought is a solid red colour from 83, is this a standard thing or has it been refinished ? I would be interested in any information people could provide.
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Post by boutjp97 on Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:03 am

Can't be sure without a picture of yours but the 83 did have a solid red model


Hope the picture helps. Welcome by the way. Looking forward to your pictures.


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Post by wemfender on Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:57 am

Hi Boutjp97, thank you for such a quick reply, the picture definately answers the question, it is the solid red colour, As for pictures, soon as I get my hands on it I will post some, like a kid in a candy store now I cannot wait to give it a run, Generaly I am a strat guy, that said I do have quite a few guitars different stuff, but I am really keen to see what all of the secrets of these guitars are about.
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Post by Barry on Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:03 pm

Hi wemfender and welcome to the Thunder club!
You're gonna love the IA's versatility!

Nothing sounds like a Strat of course but the Thunder can do a passable imitation if pushed to. But it wasn't meant to be a Strat. It's something quite different. Just Hold on to yer socks when you hit the active boost and the phase reversal and all the other goodies on her!...

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Post by wemfender on Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:04 pm

Hi Barry and thank you for the welcome and the advise, sounds like it may be a smart move to warn the neighbours then,
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Post by Barry on Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:30 pm

wemfender wrote:...sounds like it may be a smart move to warn the neighbours then...
Um, you do know that you have to plug it into an amp first right?

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Post by wemfender on Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:21 am

Plug it into a what ? an amp !, I think i now know why I have not bothered the neighbours to much in the past,
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checkout wemfender on the tube.

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Post by DuoFuzz on Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:23 am

Hi wemfender.

Just checked out your stuff on YouTube, excellent guitar playing. You've really got a hang of the Shadows sound and I'm loving the backing tracks, they sound very convincing, good work mate. Cool

I have a few Squier Strats myself, all Japanese early 90's ones. I love my old Silver Series model and I also have an 'O' serial model aswell as my dads 'M' serial strat. The necks are are superb on these and they are getting hard to find now.

You will love the Thunder I-A, I've got an '82 model I had to nail back together. With the active circuit off the humbuckers sound big and beefy, and have a genuinely good tone to them. Even the coil tap and phase reversal options give some very usable tones, although the switching can be a bit tricky to use on the fly. I found - at least on my guitar - with the active on, if you have it turned up it will try to scalp you!

Seriously, if you get caught out by it, your ears will bleed. affraid Laughing

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Post by Barry on Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:07 am

wemfender wrote:...checkout wemfender on the tube.
Very tasty!

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Post by wemfender on Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:20 pm

Dan / Barry, the backing traks I have are all available Four discs worth I have loaded on a websharing site, if you would like to get at them let me know I will PM you the download locations.
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PS thanks for the comments on the tube stuff.

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Post by corsair on Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:27 pm

My god that takes me back.... I'm not really a huge Shads fan but have played most of the biggies over the years - very tasteful playing there, wemfender; nice! - personal Shads fave, 'Man of mystery' - fun to play and riff on!! In fact the last recording I ever did with a band - demos only!! - had 2 Shads covers 'cause the other boys in the band were huge fans...

I agree with the backing track comments; Norrie Paramor would have proud of that, good work!

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Post by wemfender on Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:35 am

Corsair, Dan, Barry, all, firstly thanks for the kind words of my covers, please let me advise, the backing traks are not done by me I have them on disk.
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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:18 pm

boutjp97 wrote:Can't be sure without a picture of yours but the 83 did have a solid red model

Hope the picture helps. Welcome by the way. Looking forward to your pictures.

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Post by wemfender on Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:07 am

No worries, I appreciate the picture being posted here, I have no intention of using it for any purpose, I now have the info I was looking for, ( the guitar was indeed an 83 in solid red )
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Post by Warrn on Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:24 am

I never understood the whole don't steal images thing. It's just a hotlink, after all. Why is it such a sore spot? I could understand if it was taken from westone.info and hotlinked on eBay and taking up bandwidth, but in this instance I don't follow.

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Post by boutjp97 on Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:50 am

Anyone have a problem with this picture?

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Post by corsair on Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:40 pm

Spectrum GT???

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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:12 pm

Hello Wemfender and welcome!

I love the avatar... how cool is that cat!!!!!

Oh, and thanks for sharing your 'Youtube' thingy with us, ah, that brings back memories!

Looking forward to seeing your Thunder IA, that's if you can put it down long enough to post some photos.

Boutjp,

Perfect illustration there mate, I couldn't have done it better!

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Post by wemfender on Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:36 pm

Thanks for welcome Polly, oh and for the great picture, now I know what I have, as for the avatar, the cat taught me all i know. see below for a few pctures , the guitar arrived today, pleased, believe it !!!, an incredible instrument, after two hours of playing, how did i not know about these guitars.see links below for pictures, sorry but i do not know how to place them on the page.
Regards Steve.
http://www.4shared.com/file/232936757/409b9dfb/Westone_1a.html
http://www.4shared.com/file/232950279/39f5bae9/Westone_1a_a.html
http://www.4shared.com/file/232951119/d555c453/Westone_1a_ab.html
http://www.4shared.com/file/232951430/9874dc9e/Westone_1a_abc.html

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