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Offline Ascension

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« on: December 11, 2009, 01:35:14 PM »
I really wish you guys at Washburn would try to pick up a couple high profile endorsees and throw some serious marketing $$'s behind the USA WM-526.
 PLEASE however drop the EMG pickup only stuff on those before you do however. Many guys in the market for shread guitars are like me and don't like and play actives. That is a LOT of money to spend on a guitar then have to rip all the electronics out. You need to offer some other pickup options on those and in particular offer them with both passives and in a S/S/H version.
 Those guitars should RULE the shread market with the right marketing!!

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2009, 02:10:23 PM »
yup. EMG's suck.

they sound the same in everything , rubbish.


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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2009, 12:46:58 PM »
Love my WM526, haven't picked up my Les Pauls or Strats since I got it several weeks ago.  I do wish it was offered with different pickups.   However, the more I play with the active EMG's, the better I like them.
 

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009, 03:37:17 PM »
I'm not into actives, but if someone held a gun to my head and told me got get a set of actives installed in my guitar, I'd go with Seymour Duncan's new Blackouts.  They sound much more organic and less hi-fi than EMGs.
 

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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2009, 05:54:00 AM »
try the EMG X series Civo, sound much better than regular EMGs.

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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2009, 08:46:18 AM »
We've made several for Funky Munky with Duncan pickups.
 

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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009, 01:10:05 PM »
I own one of the white ones made with Duncans in it, didn't work very well with this guitar IMHO
I replaced them with a set of EMG X series (81/60 combo), huge difference.

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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2010, 01:17:13 PM »
Did you have the Duncan JB and Jazz in the 525?  Good to know, because I like my WM526 so much, I was going to buy another and swap the EMG's to Duncans.  FWIW, I like the EMG's more every day, but was hoping to get a different sound with the Duncans (in a second guitar) for certain songs.
 

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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2010, 01:20:00 PM »
I meant WM526, not 525.
 

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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2010, 10:42:16 PM »
How many were made in Solar Fire finish??  What year was that done?
 

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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2010, 08:37:27 AM »
I think we only made one and it was in 2008.  I don't see any others in the system.
 

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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2010, 05:09:59 PM »
thanks Nick!  Only one!  WOW!  Ive found that one..  Are there alot of different one offs that went out to dealers??  I knew of a few small special runs, but not one offs.
 

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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2010, 10:38:59 PM »
Nick, was that solar fire made for someone? As a display or what?  Im just curious why only one. ??  

 I should have it in my grubby hands in a week or two!
 

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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2010, 09:40:54 AM »
most amazing guitar Ive EVER played!!!  
 Oddly, for a shred guitar, it was set up with 4 trem springs and a .010 with heavy bottom string set..  A change to .009s and the thing BEGS to be played fast..  I cant keep up..

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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2010, 02:32:35 PM »
There were only a few one offs.  I don't remember why we only made one.  We must've been drinkin' that day.