Thunder 1A Bass..... Bit odd on the bay

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Thunder 1A Bass..... Bit odd on the bay

Post by dustymiller on Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:47 am

Hi all,

Just noticed this one, looks a bit odd to me... odd Headstock, no serial number and with a bridge pick up,..... Could it be that someone has hacked the headstock and cobbled together the extra pickup or possibly a prototype for another Thunder model....?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WESTONE-THUNDER-1-A-BASS-GUITAR-/171693933277?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item27f9c182dd

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Post by Catalyst on Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:09 pm

I'm going with your first supposition....the hacked and cobbled one  Cool

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Post by BrunoOnBass on Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:18 pm

It's a sawn-off. There is no central peak on the head stock. Poor bridge pick-up routing, too Crying or Very sad .

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:19 am

A broken bridge pickup to match the bad routing too.

What a mess, people bidding on it too....nuts.

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Post by BrunoOnBass on Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:43 pm

Could have been sawn-off to remove the serial number? Is it hot?

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Post by Clive Shakedown on Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:07 pm

The only reason for cutting down the headstock would be to remove the serial IMHO.
it's a Thunder 1A but whoever owned it was desperate for a Thunder 3!
it's a sad specimen indeed.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:16 pm

Or like I did with my old strat,  reshaped to hide severe damage.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:17 pm

Or maybe so it'll fit in his guitar case ☺

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Post by Clive Shakedown on Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:41 pm

it sold for £155, must have been a bidding war.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:45 pm

That's nuts!  My trans red 1a with case went for the same price!  There's no justice!

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Post by dustymiller on Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:46 am

£155!!!!...... Why on earth would anybody pay that for it?  No Bizarre.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:41 am

Part of me thinks this is Damian's work under a different ebay account!  A westbone botch job Razz

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Post by Westbone on Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:10 am

Ho ho ho, laughing all the way to the bank Bitch!.. Laughing

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:14 am

2nd thoughts, it can't be one of yours,  it's under £250 Surprised!

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Post by Westbone on Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:20 am

And they sell... Laughing  your too cheap Vimes.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:23 am

Not really, just honest Smile

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Post by Westbone on Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:25 am

Told ya prices for Westones are rising, just not in your case .... Razz#

Jokes aside. Seriously thought your red one would have done better than that.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:26 pm

Me too!  I turned down offers way over the selling price,  still, I made a profit and someone got a good deal,  so everyone wins eh,  it was actually bought by a board member here,  not massively active though.

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