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« on: September 25, 2010, 07:12:54 PM »
I originally started lurking here to learn about Washburn's HB guitars and later signed up to share the excitement of my new acquisition--a 1993 HB35. Well, it wasn't too long before I realized that I was really missing out by not having an Idol. [:p] Searching for a couple weeks was all it took to find a really sweet 2005 WI66Pro. I finally took possession of it a week ago today (about this time of the day as a matter of fact) and got around to taking some pictures of it today. The pictures do not do the guitar justice.

This is the first guitar I've owned with the Buzz Feiten Tuning System. Although I had read that it has strengths and weaknesses, it only took me a few minutes to become completely sold on it. The guitar really does sound much more in tune up and down the neck.

It is also my first exposure to the VCC. Although the humbucker sound is fine, the single coil end of the dial is not as convincing. Still, I find it more useful than tone controls, which I almost never use on pretty much any guitar. (The only PU that ever needed one is the bridge pickup on a Strat and ironically it is the only PU that normally does not even have a tone control. Well, that's guitar design for you.)

Well, without any further delay, here is my new baby:







 

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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2010, 07:51:49 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by boynamedsuse

This is the first guitar I've owned with the Buzz Feiten Tuning System. Although I had read that it has strengths and weaknesses, it only took me a few minutes to become completely sold on it. The guitar really does sound much more in tune up and down the neck.

Congrats... looks nice!

I see BFTS as merely a bull-hockey marketing ploy. People that play guitar for a living certainly don't look for it. I think the people that want it are the ones complaining that their guitar always sounds off-tune and looking for another source of blame besides themselves.
That's just me tho...

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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2010, 08:13:01 PM »
aawwwwriiiigghhtt BNS!!

Korean 66! Schwinnng!

good looking guitar. I agree with you on the VCC assessment, and removed it for that reason. The buckers sound better without, IMO, and I split and get a nice single coil sound. Tele? Strat? well, no. But a nice single coil sound, FAR more convincing than the VCC was, again, IMO. In the environment I play in, I'll often lay back and do a funk/rhythm progression, and a split neck sounds fantastic. But I now use the tone knobs ALL THE TIME. And guitar volume knobs, as that also GREATLY affects tone.

As to the BFTS, well you and I have a very similar stable, I've got a '88 HB-35(without) and a '03 WI67 (with), same scale length, and I can't tell. There are significant differences in the guitars anyway, but for tuning, I can't say I notice a difference. Maybe I'm just not attuned to it. he he.

nice score. enjoy!

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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2010, 08:14:49 PM »
just noticed....no serial number!?!?! Just N05........  odd

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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2010, 08:34:29 PM »
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Originally posted by Tio Kimo

just noticed....no serial number!?!?! Just N05........  odd

It's there.
He altered the img to hide it. It's there in the previous pic.

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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2010, 08:38:55 PM »
right you are, as usual. good thing he did to, I was about to head to the basement and knock out an exact replica, with a bent neck, and ask for an replacement!

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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2010, 09:03:38 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Tio Kimo

I was about to head to the basement and knock out an exact replica, with a bent neck, and ask for an replacement!

I already grabbed the img, enlarged it, and scooped the S/N... let me know if you need it for misdeed or other mayhem.

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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2010, 10:37:12 PM »
Thanks guys.

quote:
Originally posted by Rocket

quote:
Originally posted by Tio Kimo

I was about to head to the basement and knock out an exact replica, with a bent neck, and ask for an replacement!

I already grabbed the img, enlarged it, and scooped the S/N... let me know if you need it for misdeed or other mayhem.



And by the way--you really are a bad influence. [;)] [:D]
 

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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2010, 07:17:00 PM »
Mmmmmmmm!! Nice guitar. Me want. What is that case - is it a stock item?

I totally agree on the bad influence point. All of us egging each other on to indulge our secret selfishnesses - shameful, really. But FUN!
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2010, 04:23:28 AM »
Thanks cedwards.

The case is a First Act, but I don't know the model number. It was a used case at Guitar Center and a salesman there (one of the knowledgeable ones) found it for me. It's a very good fit and really rugged.
 

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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2010, 12:34:49 AM »
Nice looking guitar.
 

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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2010, 10:35:22 AM »
Thank you radenshirinji. I know the people around here have seen them countless times, but every time I look at the guitar I think about how great it looks. It also makes me wonder how something that looks so nice can be . . . well . . . generally ignored by the guitar-playing population. [:0]
 

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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2010, 01:03:28 PM »
Hi Everyone,

We had a discussion about construction of the WI-67 vs. the WI-66 that started here http://forums.washburn.com/topic.asp?whichpage=0.633333333333333&TOPIC_ID=18953#125737, but when the discussion started focusing on the construction of a WI-66PRO, I thought it would be more logical to post the pictures here.

The scarf joint near the headstock, providing long grain on both the neck and the head stock:


Here is a shot showing the joint near the heel:


Another image of the joint near the heel, which also shows the cap on the body:


There is a shot clearly showing the cap. If you look closely, you can also discern the three pieces that make up the body:


A shot that more clearly shows the three piece body:
 

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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2010, 04:00:31 PM »
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I had no idea this method was used on 66's. Is this only a certain vintage, or was this the approach in general? I always thought the only difference was the chamber and f-hole in the cap.

I'd be interested to hear from dudes with 66's and 45's, since I believe they are the same guitar with different hardware and electronic appointments.

Funny, I've had my guitar for years, and never scrutinized it like I have been today.
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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2010, 04:18:18 PM »
BTW, good job on the thread switch. I was thinking along those lines as well.

forgive the lousy pics. iPhone. Lost my cameras charger at the last open mic.

Harder to see the grain on mine due to the color, but it's one piece.



and the neck joint....single neck, again, with a scarf joint at frets 1-3
« Last Edit: October 02, 2010, 04:19:19 PM by Tio Kimo »
http://www.oldtownschool.org/
'95 Washburn D-55SW Cherokee (Bourgeois)
'04 Larrivée LV-03 w/ Fishman blend
'02 Heritage 535
'12 Heritage 150
'10 Larrivée RS-2
'11 Benford Tele
'12 Kirn Barn Buster
Marshall AS50D
Little Lanilei 3350LT
Champlifier
Boogie DC-2