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Offline absenttrojan

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Help identifying Washburn bass - AUS
« on: January 08, 2008, 11:07:35 PM »
Hi I was hoping I could get assistance getting info on my Washburn Bass. The serial number is: ci800548 (or c1...?) it's cream colour, large body, probably 20+ years old. I'm in Australia, it sounds great & is in pretty good condition - any guess on value? Thanks!

I plan to post a pic soonish [:)]
 

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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008, 11:10:43 PM »
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Originally posted by absenttrojan

I'm in Australia, it sounds great & is in pretty good condition - any guess on value?


Obviously, I meant the bass sounds great & is in good condition - not the country [;)]
 

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008, 04:03:34 AM »
Pics would be helpful. I'm in Aus also.

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008, 02:54:43 PM »
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Originally posted by muse_679

Pics would be helpful. I'm in Aus also.

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Yeah sure mate, here are a couple:





you can see the small chip on the head, it also has some small hairline marks in the paintwork around the bridge.

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008, 10:31:42 PM »
is this wing series? maybe an old falcon? im not sure but some one will come buy and help out

the guitars:
B.C. Rich warlock
Washburn RB-2502
strat knock off
Ibanez AEB-30

the amps:
Peavey Rage 158
Fender Rumble 100
the guitars:
B.C. Rich warlock
Washburn RB-2502
2 strat knock off's
Ibanez AEB-30

the amps:
Peavey Rage 158
Fender Rumble 100

Offline daddyp

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2008, 11:47:16 AM »
Hi absenttrojan. Youve got a Washburn Scavenger bass from 1980, I have one myself from 1981 but its in a sunburst finish. Great basses, with loads of sustain and I think a lot of them were equiped with DiMarzio pickups straight from the Matsumoku factory in Japan where they were produced. Check out the link for a picture of your actual bass! http://www.matsumoku.org/models/washburn/catalogs/1980_fullline/80_wash_cat_pg7.jpg.html
 

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2008, 11:51:27 AM »
Oh yeah, as for value. I'm not sure, I think there's quite a few people who used to have these back in the day and regretted selling them and might like to get them back for 'nostalgic' reasons. Besides that I don't think there's a great interest in them even though they were the bass from the fabled 'Wing' series of Washburn guitars. If you put it up on Ebay, you'd be lucky to get $100 GBP for it, however, to the right person you might be lucky and get double that.
 

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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2008, 02:05:13 AM »
Thank you very much for the info! That's fantastic, now I know what I play [:)] I'm not really inclined to put it on the market atm, I was more curious from an insurance & curiosity point of view.