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Post by falconer67 on Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:48 am

Hi,

I have recently got this Westone Thunder (?) pre catalogue.
I reallty need some more info abouth this model.
It has active electronics with 2 9 volt batteries, many switching options( boost)
Previous owner said there are only 60 made ?!?
And what is a resonable value ?

Please help me,

Ramon









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Post by gittarasaurus on Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:04 pm

very nice guitar
a good full frontal photo would be helpful
close-up of the bridge too

looks like a further evolution of the unknown model 1 >here<

serial number is much like the guitars shown on website (six-digits instead of the later standard 7-digits)

may be an early version of the thunder style active electronics
can you describe the functions of the switches and knobs?

what is the scale length?

are the DiMarzio pickups original or new addition?


you can provide much information because you have one. now you are the expert. Cool
thanks for sharing
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Post by Adey on Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:24 pm

Looks very similar to an Aria Thor Sound...
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Post by corsair on Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:50 pm

Nice guitar!! 

Value is purely subjective and we don't even try to do that here, sorry! 

It certainly does have an APII TS vibe going on, which isn't too much of a surprise both being Matsumoku guitars, but we don't have any information about production numbers....

The control postions in a horizontal line like that is reminiscent of some Electra models.. another Matsumoku line... The switches would be coil split, phase reverse and boost, yes?

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Post by Barry on Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:17 pm

falconer67 wrote:Hi...I reallty need some more info abouth this model.
It has active electronics with 2 9 volt batteries, many switching options( boost)...
Hello Ramon,
As you've read, this looks like a number of later similar models made by Matsumoku and may well be a prototype or an early variation of one of them. The Thunder I-A has a circuit which may be similar to what you have.

CLICK HERE for some information.

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Post by falconer67 on Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:42 am

What the 3 switches do...i dont know but 1 switch is a booster for sure.
The middle knob has a center point in the middle and that seems to be a equalizer off some kind, weird stuff !
I just have the guitar so i have too figure out what everything does yet.
I was told there were only 60 made off this model and has some significant value ( 800+ euro's), dont know if thats true.
As far as i can tell the Dimarzio are Original and not put in at a later time.
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Post by Barry on Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:04 am

falconer67 wrote:What the 3 switches do...i dont know
Ramon, click on the link in my post #6 above. That will help you understand what the switches do.

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