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Post by MrsPackham on Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:39 am

Hi all 

Just looking for a little advise really. 

My husband has been a musician for many years, Bass, Guitar, Lead Vocals etc. 
He was given a Westone Thunder I Bass by a family friend and has kept it for a few years. 
Anyhoo to cut a long story short we are looking to sell it however I am really not sure on what price I should hope to achieve which is why I thought someone on here could maybe help me. 

If you want to know anything else please feel free to ask  Wink

Sharon  



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Re: Westone Thunder I Bass

Post by Clive Shakedown on Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:22 pm

Hi Sharon. You have a tidy solid bass there, I'd expect it to go for around £150 max, but there are a lot of these around at the moment.

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Post by MrsPackham on Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:46 am

Thank you Clive for getting back to me. 
May try putting it on Ebay with a reserve as I've had it on Gumtree previously with no success. 

Thanks 
Sharon

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Post by Meadows on Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:23 am

Hi Sharon

Nice Bass, where are you based please and would you be prepared to post, cheers Si

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Post by MrsPackham on Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:26 am

Meadows wrote:Hi Sharon

Nice Bass, where are you based please and would you be prepared to post, cheers Si
Hi Si 

We are based in the North East of England, We would be prepared to post if we could get it packaged up securely

Thanks 
Sharon

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Post by Meadows on Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:05 am

Thanks Sharon

That will just help anyone interested here on the forum. It certainly looks to be in fine condition judging from the photos....any issues you know about or is it good to go?

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Post by Westbone on Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:26 pm

How much does it weigh?


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Post by MrsPackham on Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:29 pm

Hi it plays fine. It's been well looked after.
As for the weight I couldn't tell you sorry Sad

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Post by Westbone on Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:32 pm

No scales?

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Post by MrsPackham on Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:33 pm

No sorry. I'll look on the net for you though?

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Post by Meadows on Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:33 pm

Westbone wrote:How much does it weigh?

Hey Damian, hope you had a great trip....that weight thing is normally my soft southern line, did they use different woods during the production period of the T1?

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Post by Westbone on Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:04 pm

Yep good trip thanks.
Picking up a crate of guitars and things from Heathrow tomorrow. One of the guitars is a Prestige 227 in red burst with case... Smile

The timber on the Thunder 1's is hit and miss. Some are light but the majority are heavy old fookers.


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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:08 pm

True,  the difference between my 82 1a and 83 t1 is daft, the 82 being much heavier

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Post by Clive Shakedown on Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:16 pm

So what would be considered a good weight of a thunder 1 bass?

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Post by Meadows on Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:29 pm

Westbone wrote:
Picking up a crate of guitars
Don't you just love being able to type that...... Twisted Evil ...........I thought only the Queen had two birthdays

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Post by Westbone on Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:53 pm

If you knew what this lot cost! it's no birthday present. Airfreight alone was £582.

Also obtained one of these.
http://120years.net/the-claviolinem-constant-martinfrance1947/

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Post by corsair on Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:03 pm

Westbone wrote:If you knew what this lot cost! it's no birthday present. Airfreight alone was £582.

Also obtained one of these.
http://120years.net/the-claviolinem-constant-martinfrance1947/

ooooh... like the Clavioline, Damian; it's working, yes?

Is this gear from the RSA?

Interested in what the vintage scene is like there; I sort-of assume it's a little like NZ in that respect being out of the way? Not that many bargains left in NZ now, especially for the likes of the big names, but there are still Japanese guitars to be found and the locally made stuff - Jansen, Commodore, Holden et al - is commanding HUGE prices in the second hand market!

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Post by Westbone on Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:29 am

Yep all from SA.
Still some good bargains there but are getting few and far between these days. It helps that the Rand is 19 to 1 UKP at the moment.

As for the Clavioline working? no idea as yet. Nothing to plug it into over there. Has a weird 7 pin plug from amp to keyboard which I'll modify so to operate with a normal jack.

Here's one on this track, sounds a little like a sitar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEu7fcjgWK0

And the famous track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B7ypA1fSwU

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