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Offline oleblu72

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Who loves the Idol?
« Reply #150 on: October 13, 2011, 10:25:19 AM »
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Originally posted by WEBgUy

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 Ok that makes sense Webguy. I thought it might be some electrical code or something thanks.

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« Reply #151 on: November 24, 2011, 05:30:01 PM »
Hello to all!  I just read two years of posts and I appreciate all the information.  I found a WIN PRO advertised for sale and not really knowing anything but the name I decided to investigate.  You're all correct-marketing has done a poor job.  The Washburns I'd seen to this point struck me as possibly being some discount store offerings...not unattractive, I just saw that they were used, really inexpensive, and I knew nothing about them.  I will be calling on the one for sale tomorrow as it is Thanksgiving today.  I love the looks and I'm anxious to pick it upand see how it feels.  Too late for the party, but you're right...we don't need any more LP copies.
 

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« Reply #152 on: December 15, 2011, 05:36:25 AM »
I do!! Great feeling, great response. Mine is from Indonesia and kicks. Metal, hard rock, everything. Actually I don't like those Heavy Metal style guitars, with sharp points etc. I rely over a more classical shape, with ability to sound as heavy as Divine Fire/Demon Hunter, and hard rocky as Skillet and others.
Great effort Washburn.
 

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« Reply #153 on: December 16, 2011, 08:55:19 PM »
Hey, mrleira!  Glad to see there is life on the forum.  I was just scanning the new posts to see what was up.  Glad you like your Idol.  The owner of the one I was looking at backed out on me.  I bought an XM Pro2fr that was delivered today, sharp points and all! (ha,ha!)  I've only gotten it out of it's packaging so far, but it sure looks good.  I know that others were wondering besides myself-it is a Floyd Rose Special trem.  Still not a deal breaker for the price.  I can't justify the cost of a custom shop model for myself yet.  If Washburn is willing to keep their customers interested, they will keep a loyal fan base, and maybe get some new customers like myself.
 

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Re: Who loves the Idol?
« Reply #154 on: January 13, 2012, 02:46:51 AM »
from what I've heard the 2012 catalog won't show the Idol anymore, only the Les Paul replica.
The Idol will be officially dead.
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Re: Who loves the Idol?
« Reply #155 on: January 18, 2012, 04:51:30 PM »
The idol is already dead >:(
The new ones aren't a patch on the quality of the old ones,I bought one thinking it would be similar quality to my wi45 but I was wrong.
I think Washburn should go back to making proper guitars and stop messing around with cheap imitations,otherwise they will lose customers like me forever.
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Re: Who loves the Idol?
« Reply #156 on: January 21, 2012, 02:35:39 PM »
I actively keep an eye out for any wi66pro's I can. Great  great guitars. Wish they would bring them back with the same construction. (Korean)
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Re: Who loves the Idol?
« Reply #157 on: January 21, 2012, 06:20:12 PM »
from what I've heard the 2012 catalog won't show the Idol anymore, only the Les Paul replica.
The Idol will be officially dead.

Can we get some official conformation on this from Washburn?
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Re: Who loves the Idol?
« Reply #158 on: January 27, 2012, 06:00:50 PM »
Well, there it is. No more ORIGINAL Idol. I'm very sad, and a little angry.

I own 3. A wi66pro. A BSG Custom. and a Pilsen. ebay and craigslist will be where I will be buying any Washburn electrics.
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Re: Who loves the Idol?
« Reply #159 on: January 29, 2012, 06:11:43 PM »
I bought a new WIN-PRO Flamed Red. Awesome!!!!

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« Reply #160 on: January 29, 2012, 08:42:21 PM »
It is interesting to note if you view all the threads under the "Idol Series" topic, this one has the most views and replies. I wonder what that means and if Washburn has noticed. I am also curious if the new idol shape sold better, worse, or the same as the Original, and I mean the Original Original. Not the new original. ;)
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Re: Who loves the Idol?
« Reply #161 on: January 30, 2012, 08:52:52 PM »
I bought a new WIN-PRO Flamed Red. Awesome!!!!
A very poor and cheaply made copy of a real idol.
Not awesome when compared to a real idol I'm afraid.
I for one am gutted that Washburn has decided to become a cheap guitar company that makes middle of the road instruments.I currently own 2 but I couldn't get rid of my wi pro quick enough.
I've owned 5 Washburns,but I doubt I will ever buy another.
wi45,wb400swk,custom mim strat.
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« Reply #162 on: January 31, 2012, 05:25:54 PM »
I bought a new WIN-PRO Flamed Red. Awesome!!!!
A very poor and cheaply made copy of a real idol.
Not awesome when compared to a real idol I'm afraid.
I for one am gutted that Washburn has decided to become a cheap guitar company that makes middle of the road instruments.I currently own 2 but I couldn't get rid of my wi pro quick enough.
I've owned 5 Washburns,but I doubt I will ever buy another.


I feel like a chevy owner in a mercedes forum. I'm excited to get the new Win Pro even though you all hate it.

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Re: Who loves the Idol?
« Reply #163 on: January 31, 2012, 06:36:25 PM »
 :) The most important , is you like it. Tom.  :)

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Re: Who loves the Idol?
« Reply #164 on: January 31, 2012, 09:40:39 PM »
Glad you like it. If you ever get a chance to play a WI66 or WI45 or a USA Idol I do recommend it. I f you like your win pro, you will love those. Heck try out a Paul Stanley Preacher too.
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