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Thunder 1 A

Post by Headwind-1 on Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:48 am

Hi forum readers,
                        I have a question for someone who knows the westone range. My Thunder 1A seems to be the best sounding guitar I own. I use it throught my boss gt 5 fx pedal stereo out, then throught the I single  rack mounted marshall 80 x 80 stereo power amp then up to my twin speaker box 2 x cellestion vintage 30s. It has taked years of experimenting to get to this point and now I am quite happy with my sound. Question is; the two humbucker pickups look the same on the top, the neck one is turned around so it is facing the bridge the two lines of six on each pup are different, on removal the bridge pickup has a brass type base plate with mmk45 stamped on it, the neck pup is different underneath with no metal base is this correct please, also should the guitar not work when the active switch is turned off?  

Kind regards,

Gead

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Re: Thunder 1 A

Post by gittarasaurus on Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:27 am

my thunder 1A has both pickups the same.
yes it should work when the active circuit is off.

btw, pics are most helpful.

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Re: Thunder 1 A

Post by Barry on Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:21 am

Hello Headwind-1 and welcome.
Both pickups should be MMK45's in the Thunder I-A.

If you haven't already seen this, have a look HERE FOR INFO and HERE FOR WIRING
Pictures would be helpful when you're allowed.

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Post by Headwind-1 on Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:09 am

Good morning forum,
                               Thank-you very much for the swift relies. May I just recap, both of pups should be the brass backed ones with the mmk45 stamped on the back, although the neck pickup looks the same as the mmk45 at the bridge on the top, it actually is NOT a mmk45, I wonder if it has been robbed out by a previous owner?
I would like to put up some photos but as Barry saYS 'pictures would be helpful when your allowed' am I lead to beleive I cannot at present actually do that, then do I have to be a member for a certain period before I can get some photos up?

Gead

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Re: Thunder 1 A

Post by Barry on Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:26 am

At present, there is a mandatory 7 day waiting period until new members can post an external hyperlink. I believe there is also a requirement for a minimum number of posts (10?).

Sorry, I have no access to that particular information. That's something only the primary Administrator (Corsair) has control over.

If you wish, you can send a link or pix to me and I'll post them for you. Just click on the PM link under my avatar at the left. Wink

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Post by Headwind-1 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:08 am

Hi Thanks for the help and the wiring diagrams etc. I have to admit my stupidity here on checking the two duracell batteries both were found wanting so I found a tescos cheap spare and borrowed one from my Cort B4 bass put them in the Thunder 1A and now the guitars sings. . .what a briiliant piece of kit, the tone is beautiful played the bloody thing til my fingers bled.....ooops sorry!

Regards to the forum,

Gead


Is there a lesson here somewhere?? maybe always start with the most simple!!!

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Re: Thunder 1 A

Post by Barry on Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:11 pm

Headwind-1 wrote:...Is there a lesson here somewhere?? maybe always start with the most simple!!!
Yup. That's usually the direction you'll get from the lads here. Glad you got it working at full tilt. These guitars are amazing power houses.

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