Thunderbird Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TBird1958, Feb 18, 2014.


  1. Miles_ONeal

    Miles_ONeal Wrangler of Raucous Thunder Supporting Member

    Dec 1, 2017
    Round Rock, TX
    I was going to send my old Ross flanger to AnalogMan to see if it could be salvaged, but when I checked, he wasn't taking on such work. Anyone have any recommendations? (@Chucky Stiletti , you up for it?) I used to have a set of Ross schematics, but haven't seen them since we moved into this house (a good while back).

    It quit working after a direct lightning strike at the last house.
     
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  2. dagrev

    dagrev Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Kentucky
    Try the Whirlwind for sure before you settle on one.

    The old pre '84 Block and the '74 should sound just about the same. But during those years some components varied and even changed, both being 4 stage. The Dunlop Block 90s may sound different, the current 90s do sound different and not as expressive IMO. The Whirlwind seems to capture the old (real) 90s well from what I can tell from online samples. But the 90 just may not do what you're seeking, so something else my just be in order. Might look into the TCE Helix. Really flexible without dropping some serious bucks.

    How badly do you want a Maxon?!!!
    https://reverb.com/item/425370-maxon-ph-350-rotary-phaser
     
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  3. As an absolute amateur:
    Lightning strike - quite possibly something simple like the power supply section having a component burned. Could be an easy fix.
    Schematics for old pedals are nearly as ubiquitous on the internet as watermelon pictures...
     
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  4. These can be had very cheap.
    TC Electronic Blood Moon | TonePedia | Reverb

    4 stage phaser, all analog, much like the old MXRs. I think these were discontinued (along with the rest of the line) and sold off quite inexpensively and are still available cheap.
     
  5. D.M.N.

    D.M.N. (O)))) Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Pretty badly. Maybe not $330 badly though...
     
  6. dagrev

    dagrev Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Kentucky
    I looked at that those initially. But some of the comps on youboob moved me in another direction, originally to the MXR 95. I likely has the vintage phaser that is one of the settings in the Helix.
     
  7. Chucky Stiletti

    Chucky Stiletti Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2017
    Santa Cruz, CA
    sure, PM me sir.
     
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  8. WillyW

    WillyW l’art pour l’art, fonction de baise

    Dec 10, 2019
    First phaser I ever tried was a small stone, stopped spending money on em after trying it.
     
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  9. WillyW

    WillyW l’art pour l’art, fonction de baise

    Dec 10, 2019
    Monday

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  10. JJR58

    JJR58 Dirty Bird

    Dec 2, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY.
    I so wish, dollars very scarce at the moment. :oops:
     
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    …..burgundy is here….
     
  12. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph Supporting Member

    3-peat ?
     
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  13. Put it on a credit card,
    Spend you child(ren)'s college fund,
    Mortgage your house,
    Mortgage a relative's house,
    Start turning tricks,
    Rob a bank...

    There are many alternatives (not all recommended).
    ;)
     
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    I think this audience is the right demographic to find this hilarious.
     
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  15. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph Supporting Member

    ha ha ha ha !!!!!!!
     
  16. Happy Tubesday!

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    A little progress report - I played through 5 songs. The fourth was starting to get a bit sloppy and the fifth was noticeably sloppy. But it is progress. Fretting is getting easier!
     
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  17. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph Supporting Member

    Good to hear !
     
  18. WillyW

    WillyW l’art pour l’art, fonction de baise

    Dec 10, 2019
    I can help you with those pesky frets…

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  19. Where did you get a picture of my doctorin' tool?
     
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  20. dagrev

    dagrev Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Kentucky
    The Phase 90 and the Small Stone seem to be the most loved over the years. The SS is two stage IIRC (like a Phase 45) but apparently sounds great. Don't think I ever used one.
     
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