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Offline wwagmeister

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B10 pikup help
« on: September 24, 2007, 01:53:49 PM »
hi guys i recently bought a b10 bass dated 1990 with active eq, the nek pik up has knackered winding gone, washburn dont make thes anymore and have not been able to help. can anyone recommend a replacement not too expensive? it is jazz style a humbucker i think looked on the net and so many too choose from over a large price range. is the resistance of the pikup important? iam uk based by the way (also anyone know wat these basses are made of cant find much info in the washburn archives. cheers
 

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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2007, 05:13:57 AM »
Great isn't it :(  And Washburn are as helpful as, well, something that isn't very helpful. I have been trying to source at least two, if not all four, saddles for my B-10 and I have been fobbed off by the US contact (a one line response telling me to go to my local distributor) and my emails were not even answered by the Australian distributor, cmi.com.au.

I can't actually answer your question I'm afraid... I would take the pickup out and go along to a good guitar shop to compare what is available and will fit. Yes, impeadence is important but not so important that you should pay big bucks for a particular pickup that just happens to be the right impeadence. Anyway, both pickups are the same so just measure the one that is still working.

I have found my dealings with Washburn very disheartening but I do love my B-10 and have owned it for about twenty years. I have gigged lots with it and I just love the sound and (more importantly when you have a bad back) the weight. It's a joy to play. I am now considering either a) a complete new bridge (not from Washburn, obviously) or b) having new saddles fabricated by a friend - tymguitars.com.au ... I would prefer to keep things a original as possible.

Good luck... and let us know how you go ;)
« Last Edit: September 26, 2007, 05:16:20 AM by marc_zande »
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2007, 04:49:38 PM »
OK, so I stand corrected. Overnight (my time) I got an email from one of the staff over there and they have found a complete bridge assembly for my bass and are willing to post it to me. So, I take it all back... well, everything except the Australian distributor is hopeless!

Thank you Scott, Tim and Carl at Washburn USA... you have restored my faith!
After thirty years, I wish I could say I have fared as well as my Washburn!

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