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Offline Rhythm_guy

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« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2003, 09:39:38 PM »
When I bought one that was missing a trem arm I went to the local Washburn dealer & they pulled out a big jar with a couple dozen arms in all shapes & sizes.  A few minutes later I had the proper arm.  I have been in other stores, though, that had them all packaged, and the only way to try one was to buy it.  Bummer.  Hope you can find a store like my Washburn dealer.
 

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« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2003, 06:34:17 AM »
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When I bought one that was missing a trem arm I went to the local Washburn dealer & they pulled out a big jar with a couple dozen arms in all shapes & sizes.  A few minutes later I had the proper arm.  I have been in other stores, though, that had them all packaged, and the only way to try one was to buy it.  Bummer.  Hope you can find a store like my Washburn dealer.



Thanx Rhythm_guy I do appreciate it!
I found one at my local Guitar Center.
Seems to look like a Fender arm but a little thicker, works great!
Now, anyone know what the pickups are? I think they are the original ones to the guitar and sound great!!
 

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« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2003, 05:53:37 AM »
hi
i have a washburn mercury MG200TS (tobacco sunburst).anyone use it before.comments?

btw,any know where i can get replacement necks for it?
 

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« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2003, 11:12:31 PM »
this may be a little off topic, but does anyone out there know any good ways to get out of a slump? im stuck and pi$$ed! playing guitar is the only thing i like doing and being in a slump sux.thanks
 

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« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2003, 01:43:44 PM »
I have an MG 34.. got it for 299CDN in 1992.. I think it was on sale... I still play it as my main guitar since I sold all my other guitars when I stopped playing (what was I thinking)..
I put a dimarzio super 3 in the bridge and a dimarzio evolution in the neck and the thing screams.. play it through a marshall dsl head with a 4x12 cab and i love my rig
 

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« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2003, 03:22:37 PM »
earlier today i bought an MG300.  Ive been looking and havent been able to find ANY information on this model at all.  If anybody knows anything(known problems etc.) or knows of any websites that have information on it , i would greatly appreciate it.  thanks.
 

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« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2003, 10:00:37 PM »
'94 Mercury made in the USA for sale.
I'm lucky to have found a site that can appreciate this guitar as much as I have since 1994. I am the original owner and this is the longest I've owned a guitar. I do need to sell it tho and wanted to give you guys/gals first dibs before I just turn it over to the local paper. I can't find the exact model number from Washburn's guitar archive PDF and the shop I bought it from (Chuck Levins in Wheaton, MD) is known for having many unique/custom/limited guitars. Anyway, I believe it to be a MG-100. Here's the specs and I've pictures on my web site. Feel free to correct me as well if I state something wrong.

Overall condition is excellent. No dents or scratches in finish. Only a little tarnishing on the volume/tone knobs and tremolo.
Serial #: 9409180, made in the USA
Finish: transparent blue/purple, you can see the wood grain in bright light, otherwise the guitar is a dark purple.
Maple neck, rosewood fingerboard
Pickups: S,S,H
Tuners are locking, satin colored and say Washburn on the back
5 position switch
Wilkinson floating tremolo

I have a Fender hardshell case with it also in very good condition (for its age). Pics can be found at:
http://www.dilatedpupils.net/gear

« Last Edit: January 08, 2004, 09:37:04 AM by DilatedPupils »
 

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« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2003, 10:10:55 PM »
Its an MG100 Pro.........I bought one awhile back along with an MG102, and an MG122 Artist. Excellent guitar, but I prefer the Floyds. Not really sure if the Jam Groups is the best place to post this ad, as its not a classifieds forum............
 

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« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2004, 02:47:49 AM »
I came into this E-bay auction late and could not get a hold of the seller for info. Would this be one of the Mercury series guitars?
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« Last Edit: January 10, 2004, 02:58:24 AM by ikilledkenny54 »
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All I'm trying to say is that IKilledMyWalletBuyingGuitars :) has every right to get whatever he wants. .


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« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2004, 07:05:08 AM »
Its an MG90. It was the bottom of the line for US made Mercurys..........
 

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« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2004, 02:07:21 PM »
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Its an MG90. It was the bottom of the line for US made Mercurys..........

Thanks for the info!! Being bottom of the line is it still a decient guitar or is it rubbish. Is $162.00 to much?
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All I'm trying to say is that IKilledMyWalletBuyingGuitars :) has every right to get whatever he wants. .


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« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2004, 02:40:09 PM »
Bottom of the US line equals better than top of the import line. It has Duncans, and a Wilkenson, as well as good quality wood.............10 years ago, the retail was $899..........
 

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« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2004, 02:25:52 PM »
Hi there!
Im trying to gather some info on my mercury to sell it... I think its time for an upgrade. I know its korean, the serial number is 7031022, it has an H-S-H config and the pickups are 421-412-423...I emailed washburn like a week ago, but got no response yet. Help! Any contribution will be apreciated
 

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« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2004, 03:04:51 PM »
Thats an odd serial number for a Mercury. Any other info, like what bridge does it have, what is on the headstock, etc.......
 

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« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2004, 09:34:30 PM »
Hi Mercury lovers!

I purchased a pawn shop wonder last week. I had never heard of Washburn Mercury guitars before seeing this one. I have done a little research and found a Blue Book of Electric Guitars. Which I believe has helped me figure out the model # of this one.

This guitar has Wasburn Mercury II Series on headstock, a transparent black finish, rosewood fretboard, white pickguard (partially mutilated), 24 jumbo frets, grover tuners, tune-o-matic bridge (missing) and stop tailpiece, volume and tone controls with a push pull pot on the tone, 3 way switch. I believe this is a MG-522 made from 1994-1996. Anyone else agree or disagree with the model # or have anymore info or knowledge about this one? U.S.A or foreign made? Know where to get a replacement pickguard?

The thing feels pretty good, it was missing the bridge (along with other custom mod's) and I am still waiting for the replacement piece.

Thanks for any info!

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