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Westone Thunder1..

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ZenG, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
  2. wolfmancharlie


    Nov 28, 2009
    Hey there,
    I have a 82 Thunder I Westone Bass and a 82 Westone Thunder I guitar. Love them both.the bass was my number one for over 10 years ,great tone. The guitar has some of the best tones to be had. Westone was Matsomuko's own brand and still sell way below their value point. Good luck with yours.
  3. wolfmancharlie


    Nov 28, 2009
    By the way we would love to have you visit the Electra/Westone club.
  4. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
    Wolfman Charlie:-

    I don't currently own a Westone Thunder1

    I discovered this bass accidentally...I'd never heard of it

    After much online perusal, turns out:-

    (1) They were inexpensive but damn good as far as the Thunder 1,2 and 3 go.....(also the headless model was very good)

    (2) Spectras weren't as good as the Thunders

    (3) They were built rock-solid and had a good tone

    (4) They use 18volt system (2 batteries) and had a switch for "passive/active"

    (5) Very popular bass in the UK during the eighties.....

    Still researching..........:)
  5. project_c


    May 8, 2008
    London, UK
    I played a fretless Thunder 3 a few days ago, first time I'd seen one too, I thought it was great, it took a lot of effort not to grab it and buy it there and then. Amazing vintage fretless tone. I think the only reason I didn't buy it was because it was unlined, and I don't trust myself to play fretless that much yet.
  6. wolfmancharlie


    Nov 28, 2009
    There is a lot of info on the Westone forums . If you google that site should give you a lot of info. This one is my keeper I also have a Westone Pantera x750 pw that is a great bass also. That one is. j/ P bass1986.
  7. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    I had one. Got it off the local CL for $50 :)
    Great little bass. Light, well made, sounded like a P-bass to me.