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  1. #1

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Manhattan
    ME: Warmoth Warhead
    MA: Blueridge BR-40
    MB: Dingwall ABI, Kubicki
    Rig: Budda SD30

    iTrader: 12 (100%)

    NBD - A Thor for my (Tone) Hammer...

    A couple days ago, a large box showed up at my office.

    Inside, was a case that had clearly seen better days...

    What's inside, you ask?

    THOR SOUND (and '70s-style brass nut)

    Some nicely figured wood on the body, and the rosewood board (I think it's rosewood) is incredibly dark.

    Narrow-spaced bridge for maximum fingerstyle/pickstyle speed. This thing is in INCREDIBLE shape for an almost thirty-year-old bass.

    Single Aria humbucker in the P-bass position. Sounds. . . like a P-bass, with a little more top end and upper mids and a little thumpier in the low mids, probably due to the 32" scale.

    It's got a huge neck. Wide nut, deep profile. I almost didn't keep it due to the neck profile as it's so different from the tiny necks on my Kubicki and Dingwall, but I took it to rehearsal and it played and felt great.

    Plays really really quickly. The combination of short scale and narrow string spacing makes it really easy to fly on this neck. A slightly smaller neck profile would be nice, but isn't necessary.

    This is also far and away the lightest TSB I've ever heard of or played. Usually they're in the 9-11 pound range, but this is a very reasonable ~7 pounds, so it's comfortable to wear for three straight hours of rehearsal!
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  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL

    iTrader: 34 (100%)

    Well, that's great looking.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Apr 2011
    Location: Port St. Lucie, FL
    ME: KxK Sii-7ex
    MA: Yamaha FGX700SC
    MB: Warwick Corvette 5
    Rig: JCA22

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    O shit you got it! Congrats man, that thing looks killer.

  4. #4

    Join Date: Oct 2013
    Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    ME: Fernandes Ra'Nope
    MA: Fender CE Nope
    MB: Squier Jaguar VintageNope
    Rig: Blackstar Nope 100

    iTrader: 0

    That's a sexy bass you got there.
    You miss 100% of the Nope you don't Nope.

    Don't give up Nope.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Riverside, Ca
    ME: Jackson DKMGT
    MA: Martin GPCPA5K
    Rig: Mindy the Framus Dragon

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Gorgeous. I'd love to hear how it sounds.

  6. #6

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cambridge, UK
    ME: Les Paul
    MB: Buttery Biscuit
    Rig: Mesa/Sunn

    iTrader: 4 (100%)

    Hrrngh, I loves me some Aria basses. Fucking lovely things, congrats man.

  7. #7

    Join Date: May 2009
    Location: Southern Virginia
    ME: Swampcaster
    MA: Fender Sonoran
    MB: Squier P Bass
    Rig: None :(

    iTrader: 6 (100%)

    That thing is nice!

    RHLC East Coast President

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Woodbridge, VA
    ME: CS USA Soloist 7
    MA: Ovation Elite Standard
    Rig: Mesa Triple Rec

    iTrader: 10 (100%)

    Administer MoP. Nao.

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