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RubenVelt:

Hi all,

I'm new to the Washburn bass community. I bought this beauty yesterday and actually don't know anything about it. It is a Washburn B-30 Force ABT Survivor in purple metallic paint. Maybe someone can tell me more about it. I think it is from the 1980's and are pretty rare because I can barely find any information on internet.

Can somebody tell me how to insert a picture?

psp742:
Hello and Welcome to Washburn Forum,

I had difficulty login to my Washburn Account (go figure right?).  Anyways, there used to me www.vintagewashburn.com operaterd by Darren, unfortunately i think the website is now defunct.

Here are some pictures of my 86' Force ABT B-30
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54785347@N00/albums/72157632890843709

some information: http://www.squier-talk.com/threads/nbd-86-washburn-force-abt-b-30.11072/
General Information about Washburn B-30:
- Offset double cutaway body with figured top
- painted bolt-on maple neck 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlay
- black pointy headstock with four-on-one-side tuners
- All black hardware (bridge and tuners)
- Standard Washburn bridge, string through body
- one J-style and one P-style Washburn reverse wound pickups coupling without sacrificing the full range single coil sound.
- Washburn Cruise Control low-impedance active electronics provide + 18dB boost/cut flexibility
- Tone is customized with four knobs (Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass)
- bass is available in various finishes, mfg. late 1980s. (mine is metallic red)

- They were made in Japan at the Kasuga factory - very good quality

(NOTE: information is courtesy of Darren, webmaster of www.vintagewashburn.com)

The Washburn bridge can be either top load or string thru, please note there is adjustment for intonation and height as well as lock, loosen the lock before you adjust.

Unlike the Vulture which i believe is made by Matsumoku..  Kasuga makes workman bass of quality.. someone actually offered to purchase my bass, which i turned down.

RubenVelt:

--- Quote from: psp742 on February 07, 2019, 02:49:30 PM ---Hello and Welcome to Washburn Forum,

I had difficulty login to my Washburn Account (go figure right?).  Anyways, there used to me www.vintagewashburn.com operaterd by Darren, unfortunately i think the website is now defunct.

Here are some pictures of my 86' Force ABT B-30
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54785347@N00/albums/72157632890843709

some information: http://www.squier-talk.com/threads/nbd-86-washburn-force-abt-b-30.11072/
General Information about Washburn B-30:
- Offset double cutaway body with figured top
- painted bolt-on maple neck 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlay
- black pointy headstock with four-on-one-side tuners
- All black hardware (bridge and tuners)
- Standard Washburn bridge, string through body
- one J-style and one P-style Washburn reverse wound pickups coupling without sacrificing the full range single coil sound.
- Washburn Cruise Control low-impedance active electronics provide + 18dB boost/cut flexibility
- Tone is customized with four knobs (Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass)
- bass is available in various finishes, mfg. late 1980s. (mine is metallic red)

- They were made in Japan at the Kasuga factory - very good quality

(NOTE: information is courtesy of Darren, webmaster of www.vintagewashburn.com)

The Washburn bridge can be either top load or string thru, please note there is adjustment for intonation and height as well as lock, loosen the lock before you adjust.

Unlike the Vulture which i believe is made by Matsumoku..  Kasuga makes workman bass of quality.. someone actually offered to purchase my bass, which i turned down.

--- End quote ---

Thanks for the information psp742. I'm just going to enjoy my bass as much as I can. Already love playing it and not even a week passed.

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