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Offline spt

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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2009, 07:23:26 PM »
Thanks for sharing Jim!
 

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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2009, 09:42:58 PM »
Very cool Jim! Looking forward to the newsletter.
 

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« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2009, 10:25:19 PM »
Thanks for posting, Jim. On the first picture inside the plant, with the guitars stacked , do you know what the double cutaway, thick body electric might be?
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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2009, 12:29:24 AM »
if you're referring to the stacks in the foreground, those are Idol's, Flame over mahogany.

check this: http://www.washburn.com/electrics/idol-series/

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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2009, 08:59:44 AM »
Thanks TK. Those are nice looking guitars.
 

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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2009, 10:42:38 AM »
Excellent pics Jim, thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2009, 03:21:52 PM »
I truly enjoy your pictures Jim... thank a lot !! Did you meet WB-nick out there ??
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« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2009, 06:06:19 PM »
Nice photos Jim, I'm envious.  In one of the photos, I saw a long row of Randell amps, I was wondering what they do to them there?  I thought they were made elsewhere, is that wrong? Are they repackaging them for shipping out to various dealers?

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« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2009, 11:56:57 PM »
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hey WB nick you seem high up in the washburn ranks,could you please answer a question for me i have tried to email washburn but with no response,but what i want to know is how many usa dimeslimes were made.AND if you ever do factory tour please email it to me because it might be a while until i get to america
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I'll look into it for you.  
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[/quote]hey nick have you found out how many slimes were made yet????...
 

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« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2009, 09:27:19 PM »
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I've made this offer a couple of times before and i've had a few people take me up on it.  I just thought i'd throw it out there again.  If you're going to be in the Chicago area and want to visit the Washburn/Parker custom shop, shoot me an email.

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Hey Nick...is this offer going to be good for a little while? I've been traveling to the Quad Cities area pretty regularly...might be able to sneak off for a day one of these times...
Let me know...
Thanks!

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« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2009, 08:01:24 AM »
[/quote]hey nick have you found out how many slimes were made yet????...
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I can only go back 7 years in our system and i can only see what we sold, not what we produced.
2005 - 3
2004 - 5
2003 - 3
2002 - 15 (4 of these may have been flaws)
Sorry i can't be of more help.
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« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2009, 08:05:12 AM »
[/quote]
Hey Nick...is this offer going to be good for a little while? I've been traveling to the Quad Cities area pretty regularly...might be able to sneak off for a day one of these times...
Let me know...
Thanks!

willie
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Sure, send me an email so we can schedule it.  
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« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2009, 11:30:40 PM »
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hey nick have you found out how many slimes were made yet????...
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I can only go back 7 years in our system and i can only see what we sold, not what we produced.
2005 - 3
2004 - 5
2003 - 3
2002 - 15 (4 of these may have been flaws)
Sorry i can't be of more help.
thanks,
Nick
[/quote]thanxs alot w-b nick for that you been a great help,ps i might have to take you up on that offer one day to visit that factory.hey nick is there any chance that the slime will be reissued some day,because i see that dean has slime model but it just doesnt compare to the washburn model,is that because you guys have all the rights to that model.[:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D]
 

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« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2009, 05:56:53 AM »
I agree with your conclusions. Nicely done, Jim.
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« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2009, 04:52:45 PM »
Some more great pics from your good self Jim, I'm hoping Washburn can arrange a tour on DVD so that the UK and other off shoot colonies get a chance to Wander Round where some of our guitars are made. It would also be interesting if the powers that be could get together a similar project showing the Asian import facilities, seeing as almost every guitar that arrives in Europe is made there. These guitars are, on the whole, well finished and great sounding instruments and sell in great numbers to Washy Heads around the world. Come on Washburn I hear there's no shortage of camcorders over there, and I'm sure the employees would be proud to take part if they think that it would improve sales. Give Rudy a nudge he seems like a guy that gets things done.
Oh, and it would be nice to know if the Very Pregnant receptionist has a boy or girl strummer.
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