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Offline firstrebel

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WJ130EK
« on: July 15, 2015, 01:53:11 PM »
And now for something different, and this is. From the Vintage series, the WJ130EK Jumbo, made in Indonesia. It reminds me of the relic process that Gretsch use but without the silly price tag for the relic process.

It took me a while to adjust to the very different appearance of a new guitar. The sound is not too bad but I don't think the D'Addario EXP16 12's are the right strings for this. I think I will put 80/20 11's on and see what the difference is. Or even a combination of 12's on the bottom 4 and 11's on the top 2. With the factory strings the top two strings overpower the others when going from the third fret and up on chords. Bit like the top E string on my Lakeside.

I bought this as it will fit in with the band we have doing American Civil War re-enactments and the late 1800's Western era. Any marks can be blended in to the aged look using some wood stain.



Bob
2009 Roy Orbison Epiphone 12-String FT-112
2014 Masterbilt AJ-500RCE VN
2015 EJ-200SCE VS
2016 Masterbilt AJ-45ME VSS
2016 Masterbilt EF-500RCCE VN
2016 Masterbilt DR-500MCE VS
2016 Masterbilt Century DeLuxe Classic VN
2012 Washburn WJ130EK
Faith Hi Gloss Netpune FNHG
Fender Acoustasonic 90 amp

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Re: WJ130EK
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2015, 08:02:16 AM »
I just changed the factory EXP16 12's with Gibson Masterbuilt Premium 80/20 12's as that was the only 80/20 12 in my box. Much better. And the Gibson's are a third of the price of the D'Addario's.

Bob
2009 Roy Orbison Epiphone 12-String FT-112
2014 Masterbilt AJ-500RCE VN
2015 EJ-200SCE VS
2016 Masterbilt AJ-45ME VSS
2016 Masterbilt EF-500RCCE VN
2016 Masterbilt DR-500MCE VS
2016 Masterbilt Century DeLuxe Classic VN
2012 Washburn WJ130EK
Faith Hi Gloss Netpune FNHG
Fender Acoustasonic 90 amp

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Re: WJ130EK
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2015, 02:55:54 AM »
On what subject.

Bob
2009 Roy Orbison Epiphone 12-String FT-112
2014 Masterbilt AJ-500RCE VN
2015 EJ-200SCE VS
2016 Masterbilt AJ-45ME VSS
2016 Masterbilt EF-500RCCE VN
2016 Masterbilt DR-500MCE VS
2016 Masterbilt Century DeLuxe Classic VN
2012 Washburn WJ130EK
Faith Hi Gloss Netpune FNHG
Fender Acoustasonic 90 amp