New Thunder 1A (new to me)

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Re: New Thunder 1A (new to me)

Post by Westbone on Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:50 am

simple thing would be to just test the pickup
making sure the 3 way is set to bridge only

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Re: New Thunder 1A (new to me)

Post by iep on Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:27 pm

If you mean test the pickup impedance when in the bridge position. I did this by checking the impedance between the centre contact of the pickup selector and GND and measured 12k in humbucker and 6k in single coil. Of course, the very act of opening up the back and removing the cover will have dislodged many wires so potentially fixing any minor shorts that could have existed.

I'll try to find a bit more time to tinker this evening.

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Re: New Thunder 1A (new to me)

Post by Westbone on Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:32 pm

measure on the white wire on the phase switch, full h/bucker
red on coil tap switch

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Re: New Thunder 1A (new to me)

Post by iep on Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:06 pm

Got 30 mins to play again this evening only to find that it now works perfectly. All I can imagine is that the general disruption of taking the back off and putting it back together has somehow helped.

That said, I'll be buying a switch from Westbone as this type of fix seldom stays fixed for long.

On the upside, the phase reverse switch yields some nice tones.

Cheers,

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Re: New Thunder 1A (new to me)

Post by Westbone on Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:37 pm

Good!

Maybe the old cleaner worked slowly and with all the twiddling.

What amp are you using?

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Re: New Thunder 1A (new to me)

Post by iep on Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:48 pm

I have two amps both of which have been described as 'shan' but I love them.

Peavey Classic VT 212
Yamaha G50 mkii

Both have solid state preamps which are have great clean tones. I use a couple of pedals to warm them up (Joyo American and MXR 78 distortion).

Fair to say I'm into finding relatively cheap kit that sounds better than its price. I reckon the Thunder is a good example.

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Re: New Thunder 1A (new to me)

Post by Westbone on Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:10 pm

Good solid amps that sound pretty good.

Big fan of those old Peaveys, have a Bravo and it's big brother the Triumph 120. Also a Yamaha G100 112 MkI among others.

+one of these..Smile

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Re: New Thunder 1A (new to me)

Post by iep on Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:50 am

That pedal is a total winner. Got mine for 24 on eBay and it is a keeper.

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