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My new Thorn arrived today!

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by skydog, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. derekd

    derekd Supporting Member

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  2. skydog

    skydog Supporting Member

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    It's all I can afford this week!
     
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  3. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    I think you mean such a teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeshirt.
     
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    Congrats!

    I hear Thorns increase in value if you take good care of them.
     
  5. Down and Out in NYC

    Down and Out in NYC Gold Supporting Member

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    You bastard !!!!
    I was like what what what
    Hook , line and sinker
    lol

    slapped a new pickup in this one , pulled the stapletop from the bridge and installed a Duncan custom shop mini humbucker wound to JB specs. Loving it more then ever :)
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    that counts as new Thorn day , right ?

    actually I’ve either swapped pickups in or am in the middle of swapping pickups in all my Thorns. That makes it multiple new Thorn day.
    This one was screaming for a lithe more oomph. Pulling the double cream Wolfetones and going with a covered set of bare knuckle rebel yells
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    Slapped a Duncan SNS in the bridge and an EVH in the neck. I think I liked the PRS McCarty pickups it came stock with better
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    pulled the Wolfetine Dr V from the bridge on this one slapping it in the neck position and loaded the bridge position with a NOS OBL L500. Such a great match. Very pleased w the swap.
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  6. mikesch

    mikesch Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice, my Thorn shirts are getting a little worn so I need to restock while I can.
     
  7. WayneM

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    One of my Ltd Thorn shirts (needs ironing)
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    It is hard to beat a Thorn! Ron does such meticulous work.
     
  9. buildermike

    buildermike Silver Supporting Member

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    I still have two new T's stashed away for later use (I know I'm a hoarder).

    I'm wearing my current two until they completely fall apart.
     
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  10. skydog

    skydog Supporting Member

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    @Down and Out in NYC I wouldn't have the stones to swap out the Jr-91 & Jr-92 stapletops in mine!
     
  11. Down and Out in NYC

    Down and Out in NYC Gold Supporting Member

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    I’ve done it a couple times now. Odds are I’ll be pulling the neck pickup in the deluxe 90 and replacing it w this
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    I did the same thing when I had a Jr90 eventually having the bridge route redone to fit a full-size humbucker
     
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  12. pirateflynn

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    Got me dangit!

    My summer wardrobe is pretty much a couple of thorn tshirts and jeans (formal), shorts (informal) lol.
     
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  14. big mike

    big mike Gold Supporting Member

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    Tv Jones
     
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  15. big mike

    big mike Gold Supporting Member

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    Buy that used of Flint? Great guy
     
  16. Down and Out in NYC

    Down and Out in NYC Gold Supporting Member

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    Nope , pretty sure it changed hands before I got to it
     
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  17. fenderball

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    hey OP...i have 2 of those and one of these!
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  18. bikeracr

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    Man...this one just speaks to my soul
     
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