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Re: Hey, Washburn, we have an idea!
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2014, 11:29:52 AM »
?   Is Washburn some how involved with Roland amps, or used to be?  Tom.  :)

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Re: Hey, Washburn, we have an idea!
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2014, 11:35:30 AM »
?   Is Washburn some how involved with Roland amps, or used to be?  Tom.  :)

Don't know how involved they were to be honest, the Roland amps of the 80s are certainly some of the most desired amongst my circle of musicians so if they were involved they certainly should get back into it.

As you know I'm currently looking to replace my JC-120... the chorus on those babies is unmatched by any pedal or rackmount aside from perhaps the Fx500

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Re: Hey, Washburn, we have an idea!
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2014, 11:35:03 AM »
Well theres a few suggestion related to IDOL model (not WIN IDOL)
1. most people like thick bodies, like the nick catanese idol with the same woods combination.
2. stop manufacture IDOL WIN guitars,
3. boost the IDOL model with best colors and woods variety
4. keep the toggle swtich in a LP style position not like SG, because its dificult to reach in live action.
5. Imporve the Headstock logo and inlays, F.E. the washburn logo in the 2008 IDOL catalag its simple, small and atractive.
6. stop using the USA logo its awfull.
7. the WI 145 heastock inlay will be ok for the low cost runs and the the new WI60V will be nice for the USA runs.
8. USE MORE YOUTUBE TO PRESENT YOUR PRODUCTS PLEASE, I LOVE THE BRAND BUT YOU BARELY CAN FIND PROPER VIDEOS

I hope it help you in some.

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Re: Hey, Washburn, we have an idea!
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2014, 02:21:34 PM »
Parallaxe guitars:

Provide a hardcase
At the very least make a hardcase for the parallaxe 8 string
Ship the 8 string a big enough box preferably a sturdy rectangular box like Fender/Gibson
Detuing? That's for students what you need is more bass strings!!

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Re: Hey, Washburn, we have an idea!
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2014, 02:30:44 PM »
HB17CBK Deluxe?

love the florentine cutaway and black hardware
Move volume closer to bridge humbucker for volume swells
pearl wing inlays
coil split humbuckers/push-pull tone pot
bigsby b7 vibrato
cedar top

and maybe a turquoise finish

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Re: Hey, Washburn, we have an idea!
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2014, 09:56:50 AM »
Am I the only one who hates Coil Tap?
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Re: Hey, Washburn, we have an idea!
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2014, 07:00:45 PM »
Am I the only one who hates Coil Tap?

I don't mind coil taps, but I've found it rare to find a guitar that does it well.  I've noticed that Fender's with coil-tapped humbuckers sound very weak with the humbucker tapped.  On the other hand, the current Epiphone Les Paul's with coil tap do a pretty nice job of getting a decent single coil tone without the huge loss of output.
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Re: Hey, Washburn, we have an idea!
« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2014, 08:07:11 AM »
That the thing though, live, would you ever really use it?

I dunno, it just isn't something myself, or any other serious musicians really care for having in live situations.
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Re: Hey, Washburn, we have an idea!
« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2014, 12:25:41 PM »
That the thing though, live, would you ever really use it?

I dunno, it just isn't something myself, or any other serious musicians really care for having in live situations.


I know you must regret adding 'or any other serious musicians' in there, because are obviously a huge number of serious musicians that use tapped or split coils. Also, I believe I'm serious, and I use mine. It never occurred to me that it was a test of musicianship whether or not I pulled that knob while I play.
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Re: Hey, Washburn, we have an idea!
« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2014, 11:43:58 AM »
I think that statement was taken out of context, if I could rephrase I would say "amongst the performing musicians I know, none use coil-tap and in most cases go as far as to disable it".

Didn't mean for a sweeping statement of any kind.
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Re: Hey, Washburn, we have an idea!
« Reply #40 on: September 03, 2014, 08:12:30 AM »
Also, if you want a "single coil" pickup why wouldn't you toggle to a P90? A split EMG or split Screaming Demon isn't going to sound anywhere near a P90 ;)

Maybe I just haven't played a guitar with coil tap on a pickup that takes it well (without hum and feedback).
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Re: Hey, Washburn, we have an idea!
« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2014, 02:43:47 PM »
Also, if you want a "single coil" pickup why wouldn't you toggle to a P90? A split EMG or split Screaming Demon isn't going to sound anywhere near a P90 ;)

Maybe I just haven't played a guitar with coil tap on a pickup that takes it well (without hum and feedback).

I can think of a reason.  After trying several P-90 equipped gits, I'm finding that I really don't like that sound all that much, but I did like the sound of the coil-tapped HB on the Epi Les Paul that I tried.  I even had an Epi SG with P-90's in it for a bit, and the sound was so brittle that I got rid of it as quick as I could after I bought it.
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Re: Hey, Washburn, we have an idea!
« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2014, 02:46:51 PM »
Well, to each their own.. I know when it comes to playing loud and live I prefer my signal to be sourced from a solid P90. They have always been my go-to pickups to make any axe sound it's best.
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Re: Hey, Washburn, we have an idea!
« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2014, 05:44:56 PM »
I'm finding that I really like something like a FilterTron or a mini-humbucker best, so that's more what I've been focused on finding lately.  I've just been finding the P-90's to be a little too buzzy when distorted, although they are pretty awesome clean.
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Re: Hey, Washburn, we have an idea!
« Reply #44 on: September 04, 2014, 09:06:05 AM »
I use a P90 on the neck position for Clean and a SD Screaming Demon HB in the bridge position for distortion. That layouts always worked for me.

In any of my axe's that have a S-S-H or H-S-H configuation I always mod them to S-X-H (x= removed).

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