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« on: May 27, 2005, 05:00:51 PM »
Greetings again-This is my old washburn, front,back and serial number 811667-I guess that means 1981...Any ideas on a model name-Force 8 shape, neck thru, 2 + 2 headstock...
Anyone have one? Seen one?
http://www.geocities.com/gpercy1/artsongs/bassfront.gif

http://www.geocities.com/gpercy1/artsongs/bassback.gif

http://www.geocities.com/gpercy1/artsongs/serial.gif

Thanks in advance!
 

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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2005, 05:07:22 PM »
Its from the time of the Scavenger, which were replaced by the Force series. I would say its a Force 40..........
« Last Edit: May 27, 2005, 05:09:34 PM by Accept2 »
 

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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2005, 06:17:42 PM »
It's not a force 40...I found a picture of a force 40 at therathole.org
http://therathole.org/guitars/models/washburn/catalogs/early_80s_fullline/80s_full_line_pg5_web.jpg.html

Body is the same, but force 40 has active electronics and 3 knobs and a pbass style headstock...

May be some permuatation of the force 40 though...

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2005, 10:57:38 PM »
Hi all,
I've purchased exactly the same model recently, however mine is a burgandy colour.Both my bass and that of gpercy1 are dated 1981.It seems that the neck is from the Wing Series and the body is from the Force series.It is interesting to note that the Force Series wasn't introduced until 1983.Therefore these guitars are probably transitional models and I would guess that they are relatively scarce.If anyone else could shed some light on this model it would be greatly appreciated.
 

Offline KenK

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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2005, 12:49:21 AM »
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Originally posted by Mel

Hi all,
I've purchased exactly the same model recently, however mine is a burgandy colour.Both my bass and that of gpercy1 are dated 1981.It seems that the neck is from the Wing Series and the body is from the Force series.It is interesting to note that the Force Series wasn't introduced until 1983.Therefore these guitars are probably transitional models and I would guess that they are relatively scarce.If anyone else could shed some light on this model it would be greatly appreciated.

 

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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2005, 12:51:33 AM »
Not a Scavenger, just bought one. Look up japanese washburns on google. There's some info there.
 

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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2005, 04:33:12 AM »
Not a Scavenger, not a Force Series, therefore it must be a ?????????????If anyone knows the answer I would appreciate your input.
 

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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2005, 06:34:28 AM »
[:)] I think it`s called vulture
I`ve got the remains of a simmular one,and would be very glad if someone knew how to wire the thing!!!!
 

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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2005, 05:26:54 AM »
The guitar is not a vulture, as the vulture has a double cutaway similar to the Scavenger.The Vulture also has binding, PJ pick ups, a neck through arched body.As it so happens I also was lucky enough to acquire a Vulture Bass 12 months ago.After months of research I was able to verify what it is and establish how extremely rare the Vulture bass is.I'd still love to know the official name of the Wing/Force bass that this thread is based on.
 

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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2005, 12:44:20 PM »
That's a nice looking bass. I'll bet with some replacement pickups it'd be road worthy.
no frets?

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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2005, 01:46:51 AM »
It's a Washburn Vulture bass and I really wonder if they have been released after the Vulture II series. Mine is a Vulture II, built in 1980.
 

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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2005, 04:04:42 AM »
It is definately not a Vulture II as the VultureII is the fretless version of the Vulture, which is what both you and I have Rowo.The bass in question has a combination of a wing series neck and a force series body.The Vulture is a double cutaway ,set neck wing series bass, with binding and P J pick ups.I'd say this is a tranition model from the wing series to the force series.
 

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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2005, 01:40:34 AM »
Well, someone here in Germany owns a similar bass:
http://www.guitarmaniacs.de/html/users/achim/achim-bass-washburn.shtml
He says, it's a Vulture bought in 1983. I'm still a bit confused about this Vulture II fretless thing.
 

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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2005, 06:19:38 AM »
Hi Rowo,
type Jim Self on google and once you're on his home page click on instruments.You will find that he has a fretless double cut away bass like we have and he refers to it as a Vulture II.I guess that there are no clear answers when it comes to old washburn basses.
 

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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2005, 10:23:12 PM »
Hello Mel,

Yes, I know about that bass of Jim Self, take a look here:
http://www.washburn.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3298#12057
It really seems to be a de-fretted one. l just mailed to Jim Self and asked him about it.