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Offline philpm

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Any B10 owners out there?
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2011, 12:02:34 PM »
Andy, you might try these guys:  http://www.warmoth.com  They carry a wide variety of guitar and bass bodies and necks.  And they will ship internationally.

Phil
On and off newbie player for about 20 years.

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Offline andymcando

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Any B10 owners out there?
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2011, 04:39:49 AM »
Thanks, this is a very useful website.
 

Offline lewink

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Re: Any B10 owners out there?
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2012, 09:07:41 PM »
When you go to one pick-up, do you get noise?  Has anyone shielded the pots? 
 

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Re: Any B10 owners out there?
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2012, 10:41:59 PM »
hi,  i think i just got myself a B30... at least i think it is... S/N K863424...  P and J pups.... metallic red color.

I wrote Washburn to verify or validate my educated guess and this is the reply...

"Ric: Here are some specs. Sometimes not everything was exact:

- offset double cutaway ash body, figured top, bolt-on maple neck,
24-fretless rosewood fingerboard with dot inlay, black pointy headstock
with four-on-one-side tuners, standard bridge, low impedance active pickup
in the bridge, Washburn Cruise Control active electronics, three knobs,
black hardware, available in various finishes, mfg. late 1980s.

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

Darren"

for anyone who has questions regarding their Vintage Washburn Gits...  forward email to darren@vintagewashburn.com  he is very helpful person.
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88 Force ABT B-30 MR
90 Festival EA20B
94 Bantam XB600 BkFlam
96 Bantam XB400 Bttrsctch
97 Maverick BT-4 Tobaccobrst
98 Maverick BTM MR/DMB
98 Bantam XB-500 Bk
98 Maverick BT-6 MtlFlkBk
01 RB2000 Bk
04 WG587 MR
05 Xseries X-33 Bk
05 Idol WI64 Bk
05 Idol WI36 Bk
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Offline kiwimusicman

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Re: Any B10 owners out there?
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2012, 12:15:20 AM »
Hi guys. I got a Washburn B10 black active bass last year from my friend. Im wondering can somebody tell me more about it by the looking the serial number 6100604. There is no place where is made in nor the year of manufacture. However it is a nice bass and I found it very versatile. The other thing is somebody was playing with the wires inside so I wonder where ca I find the schematic for it? Many thanks

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Re: Welcome Washburn Force ABT B10 to B40 owners
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2012, 10:53:09 AM »
hi kiwimusicman,

there are wiring schematics in www.vintagewashburn.com just look here http://vintagewashburn.com/Wiring%20Diagrams%20PDFs/WiringDiagrams.html under BASS > Wiring Diagram for your bass model B-10. 

i have a B-30, but there was no sound coming out of amp just acratchy noise...  the owner sold bass with Washburn deluxe case (MiJ) to me  cheap...  good thing i have some knowledge in electronics, the negative (black) wire came loose and he use a cardboard to tighten the 9v battery to maintain contact.  i fixed the minor problem and now she purrs...  :)
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88 Force ABT B-30 MR
90 Festival EA20B
94 Bantam XB600 BkFlam
96 Bantam XB400 Bttrsctch
97 Maverick BT-4 Tobaccobrst
98 Maverick BTM MR/DMB
98 Bantam XB-500 Bk
98 Maverick BT-6 MtlFlkBk
01 RB2000 Bk
04 WG587 MR
05 Xseries X-33 Bk
05 Idol WI64 Bk
05 Idol WI36 Bk
14 WCG18CE Na
84 Wing T-bird Brwnbrst

Offline marc_zande

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Re: Any B10 owners out there?
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2012, 09:19:30 AM »
And still this thread is alive... just. Geez, resurrected yet again and after more then five years!

Yes, I still have the B10, even though it has now been joined by a Gibson Thunderbird (my dream bass!) but I still love the B10 and wouldn't part with it. I managed to get a replacement bridge as years of sweat and beer had taken its toll as well as a set of tuners, just in case. The electronics are still clean and noise-free, everything still works just as it should.

2012 marks 20 years since I last gigged live with this bass... but I still play it regularly.

Yes, there will always be a place in my life for my B10 ;)

Guitar wise things have gone nuts here. Making up for all those guitars I resisted over the years. There's now a 62 re-issue Jaguar, a Gibson Firebird and a sweet Yamaha acoustic on the rack, as well as that cheap Aria Strat copy.
 

Offline spainfish

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Re: Any B10 owners out there?
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2012, 02:51:44 PM »
Hi All
I was trying to r - Another B-10 user here :)
I was trying to research the date of manufacture of my bass and found myself here.

Here are some pics of the bass:

https://9b7b227e-a-62cb3a1a-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/glenshiraz/bass-pics/F%20Body.jpg?attachauth=ANoY7cra5MQJ96hjO08uYjnTNGgPdBLOr3VILvMyz_ejbQ_FmC6eTunX4nQFJpl4t2yeeDmMr3GZFdSwYkJs8adwGl5J-Evzun7r-LbvRKLTjm_-SQn567NjW9tFfsgZtWVxFt56oDS5WAaeAoX2Q3jojCLyXrT6WNcLbs-S2q8we_tAliU3RsK2BfmvihFVudum4R9bT8R5smPXvkRuO9Wo6xmt39R26Q%3D%3D&attredirects=0

https://9b7b227e-a-62cb3a1a-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/glenshiraz/bass-pics/B%20Body.jpg?attachauth=ANoY7cr_LFeCHVYhYCdVpOvA5n3bFDsxTDxhgY2U7eWz30E3_W-34hhpAqYfyTImF1CadHBOgyqSFEslEUmyF1sro2hUVBGBzguFhniH-aTLYAAAGEsje47EIrtwb4K9JZiRNnvQj1506m0GZo9xpwgmiNYsaeuW3gNHHf8tbU5f0HB2E9LmT8TsVOYnvAtBmk0hpkEsGoG1tvwHEjB5Uf2UaGS8nSHIIA%3D%3D&attredirects=0
https://9b7b227e-a-62cb3a1a-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/glenshiraz/bass-pics/F%20Head.jpg?attachauth=ANoY7crcKt0Q0BYYOEbf6Vdz8vvcBfI428TGg6uuQA8dSI51vLlPuTTw7zsXxbT-Y835YxHRFng5mPuozM-gSyo4NkpQ5HSkLg95tgegEqlU7OGGLof5mfQCWtAm5aBerTEXcZEBLIXGXuY8PECwMJkBIf1-w1wLTQOlzO8yyKV3BBl4F9vc4kV1j4upB-7LEyxMIo1QCmN_HnV2R_LlbvtjybJghsZWeQ%3D%3D&attredirects=0

https://9b7b227e-a-62cb3a1a-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/glenshiraz/bass-pics/B%20Head.jpg?attachauth=ANoY7coSAH4MBXttPCSL_LhZlbuRp-m0TGDic2hQ1nxxyVA4r__io1BSefpkPGSzRzJP0Ty9n_hc6jJwQoT_KwY6vo32zQF6x0LvEikUk7X9Ol7tzbkQxwFKZtfPVaeXdAuN6kf1DZGVff2M-3OCVwDY_QnkFfPfbv_iKf83AzlVqgZoBSac_JPxaEXbf2d5GbC3Woz_q4RzmBmokgtWioctT863q-JnLw%3D%3D&attredirects=0

https://9b7b227e-a-62cb3a1a-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/glenshiraz/bass-pics/Full%20Front.jpg?attachauth=ANoY7crHcbXuJzmZlMd8U1rdhQW0Sgly5OetBi8nxRLTrSE8SIF8JGqXbyVIDCsl9p9D_uM12McwuERs_qERN9ewUVb1guxIbfTghXPlU8b3huLqBFLyoR1U4lP5eNPt9U_icqby7fhpD6p60V9Jvco5HrPNm9jU1yUvNXYznGoa1dMDz7C6wEiH_IPr9POH_00ZB9xuQGoFuI7wnzjR2N-yGUkSBkxrH1IvdsXkuN2mFqfVdbSLxRI%3D&attredirects=0

I saw earlier in the thread the link to the back catalogues on the wa
shbun site but I had no luck as I wasn't sure what I was doing :p
My serial No. is 8003100 - would any wise souls be able to date it for me ? Thanks in advance.
This is really the only bass that I've owned - had it about 18 years but never really felt the need to get another!

Does anyone know if it would cost a lot to repair/replace a fret, maybe 2. Got quite a bad buzz on all strings at the second and third frets.

Thanks for reading!
GC

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Re: Any B10 owners out there?
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2014, 02:08:35 PM »
hellooo? anybody out there?

just brought myself a b10 after wanting one of them for quite a while! that awesome 80s look and the sounds they make are just awesome!

im trying to track down details about the bass though, its serial number is 8003849 does this mean it was made in 88? can anyone help?

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Re: Any B10 owners out there?
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2014, 07:17:44 AM »
hello hwobhm kid,

Welcome to Washburn forum website..  I am not an expert but I found some information on vintagewashburn.com/Bass/EarlyModels.html (information, pictures, and specs of some vintage Washburn) and in www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/official-washburn-club-part-3-a-1060572/index21.html (Talkbass forum of Washburn bass club section with very knowledgeable Washburn collectors and a bunch of good guys) you can join the club and get a number..  I'm no. 24 (I think)

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I see you already joined the official Washburn in talkbass...  ask MEKer or Melonthief, they know a lot about Washburn bass...  you could email Darren - darren@vintagewashburn.com - for more information.

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what color is your bass?  how does she sound?  my B-30 has PJ pickups.
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88 Force ABT B-30 MR
90 Festival EA20B
94 Bantam XB600 BkFlam
96 Bantam XB400 Bttrsctch
97 Maverick BT-4 Tobaccobrst
98 Maverick BTM MR/DMB
98 Bantam XB-500 Bk
98 Maverick BT-6 MtlFlkBk
01 RB2000 Bk
04 WG587 MR
05 Xseries X-33 Bk
05 Idol WI64 Bk
05 Idol WI36 Bk
14 WCG18CE Na
84 Wing T-bird Brwnbrst

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Re: Any B10 owners out there?
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2014, 11:51:50 PM »
Hey NWOBHMkid I see your on here too. How's the B10 doing ?
I'm planning on changing to Flats on the Fretless B10 I have.

Here's the Boys


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Re: Any B10 owners out there?
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2014, 07:43:40 AM »
Hi all !
I've had my eye on this thread for a while but never posted, so I feel like a bit of a lurker, not to mention necromancer for resurrecting this old thread. I have a B10 and I love this thing but I'm emigrating in a month or so, and there's only so much stuff I can take with me, so I need a new home for my bass where it's going to be appreciated.
It's in good condition, still sounds awesome, and I can post or email some pics on request. I've also got a 9v charger and a couple of batteries to go with it, as I'm sure any B10 owner or prospective owner will be aware of - these things eat batteries like no tomorrow.
I'm in South East UK so make me an offer.
J

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Re: Any B10 owners out there?
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2017, 11:03:24 PM »
Another B-10 owner here. My first bass, obtained sometime around 1988-1989. I really can't say enough about it. I stumbled upon this forum and thread while looking for some replacement parts for the bridge. Just a note, a shop replaced my active electronics, while the bass no longer accidentally eats batteries, it no longer has a passive mode. I'm a little ticked that I didn't ask to keep the originals. Anyway, I'm on the look out for parts, does anybody have a good source?

-t

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« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2017, 09:01:42 AM »
And me, picked up a 1987 blue B-10 as playable project a week ago.
Unfortunately I have found that all the wiring has been hacked about and one of the pickups is not standard and the preamp is missing so also on the look out for parts.
@todd a real shame you didn't get the old bits back as that would have been ideal for me to copy and make a new board for mine!
I'll let you know if I turn anything up that may help you out.
So if anyone has a failed B-10 preamp, I'm happy to pay the postage if you want to donate it?

Grizzly