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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by jim on Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:43 am

Damian, your Thunder looks absolutely fabulous !!!
Congratulations! I'm impressed by the stunning results and envy your skills.
What a beauty you've turned it into !
Thanks for sharing this exciting wonderful project !
Brings in mind this post almost exactly a year ago. Must have inspired you I reckon.
http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t2334-westone-thunder-1a
How cool!

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Westbone on Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:13 pm

Well thank you jim

I've always been meaning to do it. Just finding the time and yes that post did kick start the seed again.

It's all wired up now.

1 volume, 2 tone with pull/push series/parallel on each.

Haven't had a good play on it as yet. Needs setting up, particularly the brass nut as the frets have been redone.

Initial sounds are good. The bridge pup has a load of Henries:lol: and drives the preamp valves into oblivion.

Neck sounds sweet.

Will set it up properly and give it a good try out.Twisted Evil

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by hoax on Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:11 pm

I 'd rather have my Henries than Professor Grogg's (made up) Faradays.

That boy is so deluded that he is making a cage to keep his Faradays in!!

Wonder what he feeds them? Does he talk to them?

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Barry on Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:00 pm

A Farady in a cage is worth 2 in the bush (or something) Confused 2

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by The Chad on Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:45 am

I'm so glad we finally got this little guy right here...

Anyway, to the amazing Damian, all I can say is WOW:shock: , WELL DONE!

That is the sexiest and sleekest Thunder I've ever seen. Even though it's not red. Laughing

Those Zebras worked a treat, the burst is just right, the grain looks elegant, and the finish looks nice and smooth. Seems to fit together from top to tail.

Have you considered gold tuning pegs?

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:10 pm

The Chad wrote:Have you considered gold tuning pegs?

I was thinking similar thoughts, only in brass. I've been looking for a set of 6 inline brass tuning pegs/machines.....anyone know if and where these are available?

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Westbone on Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:31 pm

Never seen brass tuners.

There's a bronzed type going about but have a darker tarnished look.

I was thinking of changing the tuners but didn't fancy throwing another £30 odd at it.

There's plenty of cheap gold tuners but not any cheapies like these.


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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by gittarasaurus on Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:39 pm

hipshot tuners look really good, with a price to match. but they have what you want one piece at a time. so if you need 3 x 3, or 4 x 2, or 6 x 1, on either side, you can get all of what you need, and none of what you don't.

tuners
gold

or choose some different buttons...
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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Westbone on Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:21 pm

Exactly, nice price.

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by The Chad on Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:28 pm

Ah just bite the bullet and finish her off with some nice gold tuners. You can always tarnish them a little to better match the brass. And you could even glue little birdies on there!

Sure would finish her off well...

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Westbone on Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:00 pm

Little birdies?

Gave up golf years ago..What a Face

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by grogg on Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:13 am

hoax wrote:I 'd rather have my Henries than Professor Grogg's (made up) Faradays.

That boy is so deluded that he is making a cage to keep his Faradays in!!

Wonder what he feeds them? Does he talk to them?

Hoax

Hey easy tiger, or Ill have to flux you with Lorentz force.

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Barry on Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:39 am

grogg wrote:...Hey easy tiger, or Ill have to flux you with Lorentz force.
Mmmm, sounds naughty. What a Face

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by DuoFuzz on Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:13 pm

I used these Wilkinson Rotomatic copies on my Thunder I, didn't need to re-drill anything either.



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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Westbone on Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:07 am

Splashed out and bought some gold tuners £8.00 Sad that hurt.

Will post a pic. when they arrive.

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by The Chad on Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:28 am

Westbone wrote:Splashed out and bought some gold tuners £8.00 Sad that hurt.

Will post a pic. when they arrive.

Alright! Ya cheapie.

Now about those gold birdies...

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Westbone on Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:06 pm

Noticed all the photos are gone on this post,,,sucks!

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Barry on Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:06 pm

Swine Imageshack! Angry 2

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Westbone on Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:47 am

All imageshack photos are gone.
This is the only one I saved...Sad
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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Adey on Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:33 am

To get you photos back, can you sign up for the basic account, re-save your photos elsewhere and then cancel your account again....
Just supposing...

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Westbone on Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:21 am

That's exactly what i've done.
See what happens as they'd lost a good few about a year ago.

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Westbone on Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:21 pm

This is the result after paying a subscription, what a bunch of C****s.

Dear ImageShack User,  
 
It is with great displeasure and regret that I have to inform you that we were unable to restore your missing images. We did all that we could to restore the images, but unfortunately with no success. At ImageShack we understand the importance and sentimental value an image can hold. We are truly sorry for our mistake and your loss.


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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Westbone on Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:29 pm

You've cancelled

We just hate to say good-bye!
Well, we guess this means farewell. We will dearly miss you. If you change your mind, and we hope you will, we will welcome you back with open arms.
Thank you for the time we did spend together.
Best of luck,

The Imageshack Team







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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by punkyjam67 on Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:01 pm

What an absolute shower of sh*te!

Rubbing salt in the wound, I know, but it shows the importance of keeping a backup whenever you can - all this 'cloud-based' malarkey is ripe for disaster in this old Luddite's mind...

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Barry on Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:31 pm

punkyjam67 wrote:What an absolute shower of sh*te!
... all this 'cloud-based' malarkey is ripe for disaster in this old Luddite's mind...
Absolutely right!
Cloud computing...I don't trust it for a minute.

Back in the bad old days we used have something called Client-Server configuration. The "Client" (you) was a euphemism for "slave".

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Post by corsair on Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:39 am

Shocked  That's appalling.... you've gotta think that Imageshack will go under in this day and age with that sort of attitude; too many people connected by the web to piss about with that f****d-up worldview!

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by punkyjam67 on Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:27 am

Barry wrote:Back in the bad old days we used have something called Client-Server configuration. The "Client" (you) was a euphemism for "slave".

On the old UNIX network we had at work, said clients were called 'dumb terminals' - seems like that's where the direction of travel is again these days... Wink

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Barry on Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:33 am

S.O.B.!
In a desperation move, I had a look at the Internet Wayback Machine in the hope that they might have archived the Forum.

Unfortunately, all they have is the Main Menu Forums page, not the actual Posts in those Forums. Neutral  I guess Forumotion (the owner of this free site) has specified that this content not be archived.

Sorry folks.

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Adey on Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:19 am

Just in case, I have copied all my photos onto my Microsoft Cloud account.

Probably less chance of that going kaput in the near future....

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Barry on Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:40 pm

Microsoft? Messing up?! Roll on Floor Laff

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Post by gittarasaurus on Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:09 pm

you can buy your own backup drive with 3 TB of memory for only $100, even less if previously used.
amazon


gigabyte - a unit of information equal to one billion
terabyte - a unit of information equal to one million million

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Adey on Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:42 pm

I did use a hard drive for back-up, bu when it crashed I lost all the data in it.

Even though Microsoft may seem like the bad guys, they are really basically ok. Having the market share is always going attract negative publicity.

Having built a couple of data centres, and got the basic gist for how the cloud works, I think I'm fairly safe.

Otherwise I might have to pop off to snappy snaps with a usb stick....

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Westbone on Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:59 am

Yep, unfortunately they all got deleted from one of my camera's(never let the wife delete anything from yer camera) but at least still have the guitar...Very Happy

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Barry on Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:46 am

Any chance of using a recovery program on it Damian, or has the camera been used since?

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Post by Adey on Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:22 am

Westbone wrote:Yep, unfortunately they all got deleted from one of my camera's(never let the wife delete anything from yer camera) but at least still have the guitar...Very Happy

Do you still have the wife too?

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Westbone on Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:53 pm

Adey wrote:
Westbone wrote:Yep, unfortunately they all got deleted from one of my camera's(never let the wife delete anything from yer camera) but at least still have the guitar...Very Happy

Do you still have the wife too?
Laughing Laughing

Fortunately, yes..Smile

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by Westbone on Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:28 am

Westbone wrote:This is the result after paying a subscription, what a bunch of C****s.

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Best regards,

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Anyone on Photobucket also beware when you start to reach your limit they are playing the same game.

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Post by Barry on Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:10 pm

I would recommend that services such as these be used strictly as a convenience for file sharing (cut n paste for forums, etc.) In other words, you're uploading copies only and always keeping the originals. And, as recommended already, on a local drive (or two) separate from your operating system, which can also crash.

Relying on someone else to store your images is placing your faith in a situation over which you have no control.

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Post by David_A on Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:49 pm

Absolutely Barry, quite agree. There's one thing to be wary of, though: older storage devices can become obsolete. I was using a USB external hard drive for years until it no longer worked with newer versions of Windows. I have also used CD-Rs to store photos and videos, and it looks like they are on the way out already.

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by The Chad on Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:51 pm

I have mine on CD and Sandisk drives, as well as in my computer.  Oh, and Photobucket. 

And may I say again...  GOOD LAWD that's a gorgeous guitar!  If it weren't for international shipping, I'd make an offer that you must refuse.

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Re: Thunder I rebuild

Post by corsair on Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:15 pm

Big, f***-off stand alone hard drive here; 4TB plus the Cloud, plus anything that has extra special value is on various flash drives stored away from the house. The desktop is backed up every month.

I'm paranoid about losing data, if simply because there are home movies from the 80s that I sent to DVD in the 90s and then ripped onto the Mac which have my mother on them who died 7 years ago, my hunting buddy who died in 2014 and my older children.

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