First post here, require knowledge from wiser machine head abusers!!
I've been looking around the Web for information about a bass I have and this seems like one of the better forums to ask..
----To clarify----**I'm not trying to find a buyer** - I realise that would put me in breach of ToS!I just genuinely need help from the community to get an idea of what I'm actually dealing with, so I can give her to someone I know can properly appreciate her, rather than mis-selling a classic vintage to someone who will abuse or forget her - like I did
Unplayed instruments make me sadAll that being said; I have in my cupboard a Red
*'84 Thunder 1 Westone Bass* - given to me as a young musician when I had yet to decide:
I chose Guitar.....
So I have this Bass, unplayed for at least 20yrs (I think its still strung with the strings it came with!) which as far as I was concerned was a bog standard, basic asf Bass Guitar - I was going to Skip it as I'm running out of space and i didn't think it'd be worth any more than a tenner
....but then I happened to catch someone's ad on a website; a Wood Finish Thunder 1 going for *£350*?!I'd presumed that because the advertisement was for a Wood Finish, rather than painted, *that would be the reason for that Bass' value... BUT then I leaned that Red is a rarer than usual colour for this Instrument?
I did what further digging and found out that the 9 digit serial number starts with the last number of the year of production... Mine starts with a 4, so I'm guessing it's an '84?
I'm guessing it's a Thunder 1 because that's what the headstock plate says
I've seen some go for lots £££ and some for not so much...
What the hell have I got and what the hell do I do with her?!Any and all help GREATLY APPRECIATED
Many thanks in advance for your time, Guys and GalsDusty