Westone Thunder II or III confusion

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by vinnybass, Jan 8, 2004.


  1. Hello people of the bass playing community

    Just joined the forums.
    I have what I thought was a fretless Westone Thunder II but after looking at a particular site which I cant find again at the moment,It looks exactly the same as a Thunder III without the frets.I dont know what I got to be honest.

    In any case I am looking for a diagram for the active electrics .I need to replace a switch or two and some of the wires have come adrift during investigations.

    Any info would be greatly appretiated.
    Pic Attatched.

    All the best

    Vinny

    :rolleyes:
     
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Wow!! That looks exactly like the Westone Thunder III I had in the 1980s!!

    It was a great-sounding bass and I used it on a TV appearance. But then it got damaged - one of the knobs broke off and never sounded as good. I took it back to the shop in Brighton where I bought it, but they were never able to repair the electronics to get it back to how it should have sounded - I ended up trading it in for an Ibanez Musician.

    I wonder if it could be the same bass!!?? :eek:
     
  3. Hi Bruce
    I see we are little more than a stones throw apart.
    Yes I think it is a Thunder III too although the plate covering the trussrod begs to differ at Thunder II.....Odd!
    The serial No is 2050868.
    Perhaps I should take it in to be sorted.
    If I can get it back in order I shall be looking to sell it as I dont make a good fretless player.
    I shall stick with the frets.
    What did you do for TV ?

    Vinny