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Westone Thunder 1A

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Scepter1A, Nov 15, 2001.


  1. Has anybody ever heard of this make of bass guitar?

    I can't find any info on it anywhere.
     
  2. That bass has a Precision-configured soapbar in the neck position and a dual-coil in the bridge, both with exposed poles, right? If so, that's the one a friend has. It gets a pretty solid rock tone. Nothing special, but it certainly cuts the gig.
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I had a fretless Westone Thunder III inthe 1980s which was truly awesome! Exotic woods, through-neck, ebony fingerboard and great sound. I always had sound-engineers asking me how I got that sound. It was so much better than any other bass I played back then.

    But it got damaged in the "tour bus" - transit van - and never sounded as good again - I eventually traded it in on an Ibanez Musician, but would love to have a "whole" one again. There were Thunder 1s about then but I never liked the look of them - somehow "cheap"-looking to the IIIs "high end"?
     
  4. nanook

    nanook

    Feb 9, 2000
    Alaska
    I have a different model of Westone and it is the best bass, for the money, that I have ever had.