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Post by munkieNL on Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:34 am



Saw this mutilated Thunder on a Belgian classifieds site. Ouch Mad

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Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by AndyGoblin on Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:18 am

Wouldn't be so bad if they'd left it as the Thunder II/II-A with a clear strip up the middle. My Thunder I-A is quite tatty and I confess I had considered stripping it and doing that in a dark green Oh I just noticed the knobs... lol

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Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by munkieNL on Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:19 am

I meant the SHAPE of the body. Look at the edge of the neck pickup ring....

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Post by AndyGoblin on Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:28 am

Oh god yeah, looks like a whole chunk has gone

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Post by Warrn on Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:23 am

At least it seems to have a decent finish job on it.

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Post by Barry on Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:30 am

Man! There's just no excuse for this kind of stupidity!
It's one thing to muck with the finish, at least that can be reversed. But to perform major surgery like this!? In what world is this an improvement.

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Post by AndyGoblin on Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:36 am

I suppose it could've had a major accident (like someone took an axe to it?!) and that was the best salvage job they could do on it?

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Post by Barry on Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:59 am

It would have to have been one almighty accident to lop off the lower horn of a Thunder!! I would think anything that severe would have also damaged if not sheared off the neck. It looks like the structural integrity of the neck anchor point has been compromised here too, not to mention the tonal qualities of the neck pup. Looks stupid too of course.

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Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by DuoFuzz on Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:30 am

It's only February and already we have a contender for the I Need My Tools Taken Away Award 2010, for criminal acts on a Westone by another supposed "professional guitar tech"

Looks like he was trying to gain some upper fretboard access, it's gotta be close to breaking into the neck pickup rout with that much wood removed. Notice the fore arm chamfer has been altered aswell, quite badly it would seem!

P.S. IMHO the colour sucks aswell!

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Post by Warrn on Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:55 am

DuoFuzz wrote:P.S. IMHO the colour sucks aswell!
At least it isn't black!

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Post by boutjp97 on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:45 pm

Looks like an Easter Egg. Interesting to say the least.

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Post by grogg on Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:17 pm

Thats baad, what did the slaughterer want to do, use a thumb on the 22nd fret?

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Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by Bunyip on Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:31 pm

How do we know that the dog didn't attack it for breakfast one morning, and the poor owner did the best patch up job possible?

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Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by grogg on Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:54 pm

Bunyip wrote:How do we know that the dog didn't attack it for breakfast one morning, and the poor owner did the best patch up job possible?
Shoot the dog.

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Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by Barry on Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:29 pm

See? That's why I have cats.
The worst they'll do is play wif the floppy string ends!

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Post by DuoFuzz on Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:30 pm

Grogg wrote:
Shoot the dog.
Twice!

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Post by Warrn on Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:22 pm

My cats like to sleep on my guitar cases.

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Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by corsair on Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:11 pm

Hmmm... the colour's fine; transparent blue is a Westone trait, but carving that much wood away from the neck pocket just can't be good and what nong puts strat knobs on anything but a strat?

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