Thunder II in the US

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Thunder II in the US

Post by Westbone on Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:29 pm

Asking too much money but one of Westone's 'better' models.
Simple  switching, PEQ- series/parallel and a phase.

Get some seriously good sounds out of these. MMk53's nice.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Westone-Thunder-II-2-MIJ-Electric-Guitar-Rare-Finish-Pearl-White-/131135523593?pt=Guitar&hash=item1e88494b09


This one's been on E bay for what seems like years.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Westone-Thunder-II-Version-2-Electric-Guitar-with-Original-Case-Matsumoku-MIJ-/270922878307?pt=Guitar&hash=item3f14430d63

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Re: Thunder II in the US

Post by corsair on Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:14 pm

It has, eh!! I look at it weekly, it seems!

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Post by Meadows on Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:26 am

That Pearl white is very nice.

Have seen the PEQ tone controls mentioned before and spoken highly of. Out of interest PEQ stands for Parallel, phase, parametric or is it a branding?

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Re: Thunder II in the US

Post by Westbone on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:42 am

In this case passive(no batteries)
Changes the pups from series to parallel with a rotary control as opposed to your normal pull/push type switch.
From the center dentent on the control (series) to turned up(parallel)
From center turned down works as a normal tone but only with the pups in series.

The change from series to parallel is not smooth though and in real terms it's either center or full up.

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Post by Meadows on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:58 am

Thanks as always Damian, that makes sense .Need to get my ears on one of those at some stage. Tried a Thunder 1A (2) recently and with the active engaged some of the full up tones were really harsh, I guess it takes practice to find that sweet spot.

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Re: Thunder II in the US

Post by Westbone on Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:37 am

Thunder IA's are a completely different circuit to PEQ's

Early IA's with active gain are fine. 2nd. generation actives are crap imho. Fine on a bass but very harsh and sterile on a 6 string.

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