1983 Thunder Bass Restoration
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I will take a few mm off the neck…more into J bass territory.
Here’s the standard.
The donkey work done. Just finish sanding to do. The Thunder neck width is the same as a ’63 J bass at the 12th fret, give or take, it’s pretty straightforward. Always preferred a Jazz bass neck.
This body is very light also so should make a very playable bass…has some good electrics too.
Here’s an idea of the amount removed.
A hand finished neck.
Finally got around to finishing this one off. Controls are volume, active bass +/-, active treble +/- stacked, pickup balance control. A barrel jack is now mounted on the lower edge.
Sounds fine with flats and is one of the lightest Thunders I’ve had, weighs in at 8lbs. Nice and easy to play with the slimmed down neck.
Here’s a shot with a standard neck for comparison.