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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Feb 6, 2003.
I picked this up @ GC for $349.00 about an hour ago! I'm now unplugged!
That the olympia or the thunderchief?
I've got an Oly and love it to death. Great volume and tone unplugged and a nice growl hooked up.
Grats on your new bass!
Thanks. It's the Olympia.
looks great; congrats on a new bass
only $349? not bad; not bad at ALL.
I could swear it says "Tacoma"!
Now, for a real treat, go string up a set of Labella nylon tapes, grab a felt pick and find an unsuspecting acoustic guitarist...
It is a Tacoma, but the model is the Olympia. Since I have a deal with SIT strings, they are sending me a box of strings for it.
Huh, that's interesting - I could have sworn the Olympias said "Olympia" on the headstock. Must be a change.
Just to be sure - is the neck block (visible through the paisley) lam or solid? Is the top ply? Let's make sure you didn't get an extra special deal!
That's gotta be wonderful... I wish I had a deal with D'Addario..
How loud is it? The U.S. Tacomas are the loudest ABGs there are, but I'd imagine the laminate tops of the Olympias quiet things a bit.
FYI - my Thunderchief was a bit neck heavy, but a set of Hipshot Ultralites solved the problem.
I played a Tacoma Thunderchief once, for a radio show, (Wisconsin listeners, the Naked @ 9 show from Z104) and it was lovely. To bad I couldn't own it...
I also got to try a fretless Olympia/Thunderchief...idk which one it was though...
No you don't. He said they are sending him strings, but he didn't say what he had to _do_ to get them. It's not pretty.
Ohh I see.. So its one of those dirty "deals".
I'd rather buy a set every 6 months like I'm used to.
Nice bass. Welcome to the Tacoma club.
I now officially hate you.
Congrats. You just made a killing.
$349!?! Nice score!
So true.... I took your advice on this, from a thread a while back, and the Labellas really bring out the beauty of my thunderchief's tone. Carvin sells them for 18 bucks I think. Thanks Heavy Duty!!!!
Now, you'll just have to help me figure out how to raise my E strings action a smidge.
I did a lot of side-by-side comparing of the Thunderchief and the Olympia, and I couldn't really a difference in sound level between the two. For whatever reason, I just like the sound of the Olympia better when it was plugged in, so I went for it (and saved a bit of money by so doing).
It was loud enough to be heard comfortably with two acoustic guitars and a singer.