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Offline Maestro5String

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XB 400
« on: October 31, 2016, 12:36:19 AM »
HI
I have been offered an XB 400 red with the serial number 7116651 can anybody tell me where its made and in what year

Offline Tony Raven

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Re: XB 400
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2016, 06:39:18 PM »
The natural-finish XB-400 is still my workhorse bass. I love the ones in transparent colors BUT a ding just totally shatters it -- the XB-500 I bought used (in teal) is missing about two square inches on the bottom bout where it was dropped, & ALL the finish came off, right down to bare wood.

The Bantams were made like 1994-2005. The 400 was made only 1994-1999 -- given that, yours is likely 1997, & at a guess rather late in the year.

I'm pretty certain they were Korea, but for anything more specific you'd have to contact Customer Service.
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Re: XB 400
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2016, 01:45:46 AM »
thanks for your info
i bought the bass now i have XB 200 Xb 400 and been offered what they owner says in a batman bass Didnt know washburn produced a Batman
the serial number is 98100785 is it a Bantam its green
thanks
Mike

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Re: XB 400
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2017, 10:14:51 AM »
I very much doubt it's a "Batman" bass -- though if it turns out to be, please post photos!!  :)

More likely he's not familiar with the word Bantam, which is no longer in common use.
M1SDL; XB-400 (natural), XB-400 (burg), XB-500 (teal); X-10, X-33; D46CESP, WCSD30SCE; BT-3, BT-4, BT-6, JB-80; WS-4; WI-66V; Lyon LCT24; OS Autoharps

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