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Offline Russell Sova

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I bought a new XB 100
« on: October 29, 2003, 08:19:27 AM »
I bought this bass yesterday at Pekar Music in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The owner's shop just won a magazine's guitar store of the year award and I can see why. The spy sent by the magazine asked every music store in northeast Ohio for blues guitar and Mike Pekar showed him three, the Washburn at $1300 was his favorite. No other music store knew as much. This place has a boatload of Washburn instruments including a full line of basses.
The XB 100 played amazingly well on the shops amp. It has tiny imperfections showing it was cut by hand and not by copmuter. Being a boat builder I like this about the bass. The neck has burls and is beautiful, the action perfect. The body is mohagany and although it is not one solid piece, but rather three pices laminated together, the body is beautiful and you have to get within inches to see the laminates. It LOOKS like a solid piece. The wood is just great looking. Sorry, but basses, even more expensive, that are made out of alder wood are just not as resonant. That's why they need active electronics and more pickups. Alder wood is related to aspen and is not nearly as dense as mohagany. This bass reminds me of my first ever which was a fretless 1970's Precision; Precisions were mohagany bodied back then. Thw XB 100 is quite heavy and the action perfect right from the factory. Yea Washburn!
no frets?

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I bought a new XB 100
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2003, 10:08:37 AM »
I'll have to get down there and check this store out.  Pekar Music?!  I used to teach at Falls Music way back when.  This wouldn't happend to be the same store, different owner would it?  You gotta love Summit County!  I purchased a lot of gear down there.  Seems like I need to go back....no Chrissy Hinde Reference there.

what do I think about when i play?  Left finger, right finger, left finger, thumb...Doh!

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2003, 05:54:24 AM »
Falls Music is a different store. This store is on 331 West Portage Trail. We're going there today to buy the case.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2003, 05:58:04 AM »
Falls Music is a different store. This store is on 331 West Portage Trail. We're going there today to buy the case.
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2003, 08:18:09 AM »
Thanks.  I have to make a trip down there later this month to browse musician swap shop.  I'll check this place out on the way.

what do I think about when i play?  Left finger, right finger, left finger, thumb...Doh!

http://www.freetimes.com/index.php?module=FormExpress&func=display_form&form_id=11
 

GO here to vote for me as Best Bassist in the Cleveland Free Times Music Awards!!!