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Good luck with it all Dugly.

If you decide you want to try a few other options here are some good pieces of equipment that will work well.  I would not hesitate to buy this kind of stuff online.  It's pretty cookie cutter and any of these options will perform a lot better than what you have.

FWIW I own a street cube and use it for farmers markets gigs when electricity is not available.  It works really well.  Great sound, good effects and runs a long time on 6 aa batteries.  Also runs on standard 110 volt.

For a bit more you can get a bigger version, also battery power as an option.

and one more good option from Peavey.
Before you hit reply try highlighting the entire text, then copy (Control C).  If you get the "fails to respond", you'll at least not loose what you wrote.

Yeah...that works on a computer, but mine is crashed so I am doing the old "Hunt and Peck" thing with my finger and one letter/digit at a time. It's been an ongoing issue, though.

What I had tried to post was that it doesn't surprise me that I got a "less than desirable" product and overpaid for it...I had no idea what price would be reasonable because here in this desolate area there are no opportunities to comparison shop. Within a 100 mile radius there are three towns that would be large enough to support a music store...I saw "would" because at one time all three had music stores, but now there is only one, the store where I bought the amp. There is a music store in a town 175 miles east, but they service ONLY the marching band market. Other than that it's either Wichita (240 miles east) or Denver (300 miles west). The round trip costs of traveling those huge distances (when all I really went shopping for was a 10-hole blues harmonica) would drive the price of a used amp up to the point that "overpaying" like I did would have been the end choice, anyway. This area of the U.S. really IS desolate and the best way I can accentuate that is to mention that the nearest WalMart is 100 miles away. Yep, most people have one within 10 blocks of their house, but it takes a 200 mile round trip to go shopping at Wally-world in these here parts..... :o

Craig's List????? Not a chance, not here, not on your life.....unless you look for Craig's List in Wichita...then we're back to a 500 mile round trip journey to get anything, again. Amarillo, maybe....220 miles south. Going north there is probably not much before you get to the Canada border.

Anyway...for now this is much more amp than I will ever need. My main goal was to avoid having to buy two amps, one for vocals and another for my instrument...mission accomplished...maybe????? I did plug the Peavy mic into the two outputs and it may not be the best option, but how would I know?  I do get vocals from both channels and I can get both guitar and vocals at the same time, although I am still not knowledgeable enough to use the controls...and, of course, add in the controls on the guitars themselves and you can see how confusing it can be to someone who has had ONLY acoustic guitars all of his life...and, of course, nobody else with whom to play in the area, so nobody to help me understand how to set the controls.  There are some recommendations in the manual I downloaded, but they are all for solid-body electrics (of course, Fender would recommend their own brand of guitars), so if you have any one of about half a dozen strats you can find recommended settings for those.

All is not lost, though...I am plugging away and have finally gotten some "decent" sound out of my Epiphone Dot. The WGO26SCE doesn't sound quite right yet, no matter which channel I use...but being still somewhat overwhelmed with the multitude of controls on the amp (not to mention all those on the guitars) I am taking that "discovery" process slow. My 2005 Takamini LTD does sound pretty decent. I wouldn't know good vocal quality from this amp it it bounced off the wall and slapped me in the face, though.

It'll be a long learning process...but, as you can imagine, the "entertainment" options here are few and far between, so there is nothing to distract me from the task, so I shall plug along (no pun intended).

Cheers, Keel! Thanks for the help (seriously...I mean that sincerely...this has been a frustrating endeavor and your advice has been well appreciated, and followed to the best of my abilities).


Dugly 8)
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I have interest; I think that more photos will help me to take a good decision
Can you send me some pictures?
My heart-felt thanks to all who labored assembling this important Washburn information.  As much for illuminating what is not known, and what is.  Much splayed over these threads for several years...
The new Wikipedia page is really stunning, and the improvement too dramatic to detail.  You may rightfully feel proud, IMHO. 
Sorry to update this old thread, but there are some very interesting developments doing the last year.

We got a contact that use to work for Daion, and we are slowly but surely getting the whole story.

Feel free to join our Facebook group if you wanna know more :)
Damn!!! 3rd try to respond, each time Washburn "fails to respond" and when the thread re-appears the reply has been wiped out. This is getting quite frustrating! I really am quite done trying for today, will give it a go tomorrow again  >:(

No cheers this time!!!

Dugly 8)
General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / Re: G5v Body wood type
« Last post by mikeknight on May 21, 2017, 05:15:03 PM »
I have a G5v, tart pink which appears to be made from layers of ply, which can be seen slightly in one of the cut outs.
The G5v that I have was manufactured in Kasuga, Japan in the late 1980's, I purchased mine in 1988.
I wanted blue but when I went to buy it I found it sold with the pink the only one left with the pickup config I wanted,
so pink I got, I have not seen another anywhere in pink.
The fender amp you bought will work, but with some limitations.  Couple of observations.

Both inputs are 1/4".  The preferred option is a XLR input for the mic and a 1/4" for the guitar.  Some PA's and amps now use a combo jack that can accept a 1/4" or a XLR.  With only 1/4" jacks as an option you will have a tough time finding good quality mics.

Another limitation is the reverb control.  It controls whatever is coming out of the amp.  You cannot adjust for each channel.

The amp you purchased is really for use as a combo guitar amp, not a small PA.  It's not really set up to handle vocal and guitar.  It will work, but with pretty severe limitations.

I hate to further rain on your parade but you also overpaid.  That amp can be bought for something in the $125-$150 range.  Here is a local Cl ad for one.  Sorry Dugly.
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