Picked this up yesterday on a trip to Nashville for the holidays--Merry Christmas to me!
I've been looking to replace my Vantage VP710B ever since I sold it in a fit of "I'm not owned by my stuff." The kid that has it now got a good deal--and he was upgrading from a First Act--so I feel super great about that, but I sure miss that bass.
Anyway, I posted a couple of ads around, but got no responses until a kind soul pointed out a Westone Thunder III on the Nashville Craigslist. I didn't even know Westone existed, much less that they were Matsumoku sisters to my beloved Vantages.
All original except the strings and the pup selector on the upper horn.
It'll take me some months to figure out what the switches and pots can do, even with the wiring schematic available online, but I'll sure have fun doing it.
Here it is: