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Offline Tio Kimo

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« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2010, 04:28:20 PM »
That neck geometry, for those who haven't played one of these, is one of the real benefits to this guitar. Upper fret access truly is excellent.

At Tuesday nights rehearsal, I switched guitars with my buddy who plays an LP Standard. Beautiful guitar. Within 30 seconds of putting it on, he said, Nice, so light! Followed immediately by wow, extra frets! as his fingers danced at 19/20/21.

felt like I was holding a 4x4 in contrast with the LP, although I loved the the neck itself, and the sound.
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« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2010, 04:56:24 PM »
Yes, my first impression on picking up an idol was wow--this is light! I later weighed mine and it came in at 8.4 lbs, which was not that light after all. My strat is 8 lbs even and my HB-35 is 8.2 lbs. Of course, my scale may be not that accurate, but it's close enough to let me know that the light feel is not solely due to actual weight. I suspect that the Idol's excellent balance is a factor.
 

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« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2010, 10:07:22 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by boynamedsuse

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.


My Wi66Pro is a 2003, with a quilted blue top.

The finish on the top edge of the body (where the neck joins)is so
dark blue, I couldn't tell you how it was constructed.

I just looked at it, and I don't see anything but dark blue.

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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2010, 02:26:53 AM »
That's too bad--well, it's actually good that the guitar has such even color. I love that color and have a blue quilt guitar myself, although it isn't a Washburn. [:)]
 

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« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2010, 08:37:25 AM »


I initially thought the same thing about the color concealing the grain, until I held in in direct sunlight. Might be worth a try.

Most importantly hope we're all playing them!

@BNS: sounds like you have owned many more guitars than I, how does the 59/CC pairing stack up against others p'ups you've used? What do you play through?
« Last Edit: October 09, 2010, 08:40:43 AM by Tio Kimo »
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'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

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« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2010, 02:35:48 PM »
Hi Tio Kimo. I find myself pretty easy to please with regard to pickups. I have never changed out any, but rely on amp and pedal settings to give me the tone I want (which changes to suit the natural strengths of any given guitar). I will admit that having the 59/CC pickups was a primary reason for being interested in the WI-66PRO. Still, my best dry tone comes out of my relatively newly acquired HB-35S, but that is more a tribute to the guitar than its pickups, which are Washburn mystery pups. [:D]
 

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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2010, 04:39:48 AM »
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I initially thought the same thing about the color concealing the grain, until I held in in direct sunlight. Might be worth a try.

Most importantly hope we're all playing them!

@BNS: sounds like you have owned many more guitars than I, how does the 59/CC pairing stack up against others p'ups you've used? What do you play through?





I tried holding mine under sunlight, but no deal.  on the sides of the guitar, the finish is very thick.  You can see wood grain on the back of the guitar though.

That's one thing I don't like about mine.  It's like a blue candy apple.  It's hard to tell thet there is actually wood under there.

Here's a few photos I posted here when I got it 5 years ago

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14968925@N00/310784494/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14968925@N00/310784496/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14968925@N00/310784498/
« Last Edit: October 10, 2010, 04:46:57 AM by Hawaii69 »
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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2010, 08:23:47 AM »
Beautiful, H69! Have you left the VCC alone?
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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2010, 12:08:28 AM »
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Originally posted by Tio Kimo

Beautiful, H69! Have you left the VCC alone?



Yeah, it's still stock.

I've looked at getting a kit to
upgrade the pots and get rid of
the VCC, but haven't gotten around
to it.

I really can't play guitar anyway, so I
don't know if I will bother.
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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2010, 10:49:27 AM »
If you don't have a strong preference, I would suggest not changing anything. That is a beautiful guitar.


But I've said that already, haven't I? [:o)] [:p]
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« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2010, 05:05:58 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by boynamedsuse

If you don't have a strong preference, I would suggest not changing anything. That is a beautiful guitar.


But I've said that already, haven't I? [:o)] [:p]



+1
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'04 Larrivée LV-03 w/ Fishman blend
'02 Heritage 535
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'10 Larrivée RS-2
'11 Benford Tele
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Marshall AS50D
Little Lanilei 3350LT
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Boogie DC-2

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« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2010, 06:08:52 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by boynamedsuse

If you don't have a strong preference, I would suggest not changing anything. That is a beautiful guitar.


But I've said that already, haven't I? [:o)] [:p]



I wouldn't mind changing out the pots just to put something
of higher quality in there.  The volume pots are damned near
useless, and if I'm gonna change those out, I might as well
get a whole kit with high quality tone pots and capacitors
as well.  It's less than $100 for prewired kits.

It's not so much that I want to get rid of the VCC, as it is
that I've read here that changing out the cheapo pots really makes
a difference with these guitars.
My Guitars:
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