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General Discussion / GITWIK
« Last post by ship of fools on February 14, 2018, 06:23:53 PM »
here is a new site that a friend posted a great collection and descriptions. ship
Announcements & News / Re: Review and video demo of both our WLO20SCE and HJ40SCE
« Last post by YerDugliness on February 13, 2018, 06:57:18 AM »
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General Discussion / Re: Washburn with no serial number on the label?
« Last post by ship of fools on February 11, 2018, 02:05:40 PM »
not even close Tony what should have given it away was the fact that it was a limited run and they never put serial numbers on limited runs all the time looks like my headstock emblem with the same fret markers but different body heck for all its worth could very well be a sample model so as all limited edition they only made a few mine was a run of a 125
Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie / Re: XB900 repair question
« Last post by Tony Raven on February 11, 2018, 01:20:33 PM »
It's possible that the knucklehead who took yours out also damaged the pickup leads.

Years back, I would've recommended that you pull the circuit from an XB-400. Weirdly, a used 400 is now generally priced at the same price-point as a USA-made 900.

If you get lucky (on eBay or Reverb), someone may have pulled a harness to upgrade.

There are alternatives that're surprisingly cheap. Here's an Amazon listing for a Belcat two-band harness --
Only $15... but notice that many of the reviews say theirs has an unbearable hiss. That might be to the ineptitude of some home modders... or you might have to install three or more until you get a good one.

If you scroll down that page, you'll note that there are other similar harnesses, for about the same price. Here's a three-band -

I've always been pleased with the tone of the XB-400, & I won't promise that a Belcat will be so good. But it'll at least move you foreward. An alternative might be to simply wire it passive.
General Discussion / Re: Washburn with no serial number on the label?
« Last post by Tony Raven on February 11, 2018, 12:59:41 PM »
I think it's MUCH more amusing that a "2004" guitar has a label that says 1883-2008. 8)

Sometimes, guitars aren't tagged until they're ready to ship. Not all shipped guitars get tagged at the factory. Not all tags stick.

My guess: someone (whether the Red China factory or the stateside distribution hub) was getting down to the last few of these. They stamped the model number, but the serial-number stamper wasn't handy. No big thing.

Alternately: the tag was lost in transit. The dealer asked for a tag, Washburn sent it, maybe asking that the dealer hand-write the number, but that didn't get done.
Bantam Basses / Washburn XB-102
« Last post by bigcity2 on February 11, 2018, 11:54:42 AM »
Any info on this model?
Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie / XB900 repair question
« Last post by pshpn on February 10, 2018, 05:34:07 PM »
Hey guy,

Finally pulled my xb900 out of storage and realized after lending it to a family member that the cavity cover and preamp that was attached were now missing... My knowledge of the internals is very limited but was hoping y'all could point me in the right direction. It's a 4s with a single pickup; what preamp came with this set up and where might I possibly find a replacement cavity cover with hardware?
General Discussion / Washburn with no serial number on the label?
« Last post by YerDugliness on February 10, 2018, 04:40:50 PM »
Ever seen a Washburn without a serial number on the label inside the body of the guitar?

I was surfing around on eBay and found one...hope I can get the copied URL to show it.

Well, it didn't display the URL for the photo, but you can still find it on the eBay photos.


Dugly 8)
General Discussion / Re: Does Washburn "B stock" carry the factory warranty?
« Last post by YerDugliness on February 10, 2018, 04:23:04 PM »
Hey, appears that the advice regarding the WG26S is a bit off...sort of.

I just regained one of my WG26S guitars that I had loaned out and noticed something. The quality of the lutherie and "appointments" may differ depending on where the instrument was built. One of my WG26S guitars has the identical bindings, etc as does the WSJ60SELITE...but the other one has more (as I have described them before) "deluxe" appointments.

I think I'll go to and see if I can open an account. The difference is extra layers in all of the bindings...two very thin layers adjacent to the maple bindings, black and white, adorn one of the instruments and on the other WG26S those layers are notably absent, as they are on the WSJ60SELITE. The difference is much easier to see than it is to describe, so perhaps in a week or two I'll join Postimage and see about getting the photos up...along with serial numbers, the first two "letters" of which should be different if they are made in different factories, which is what I suspect happens.

None of this appearance issues makes any difference in their splendid sound, though...they are, as woodrat states, just great sounding guitars. As luck would have it, though, just yesterday I was tuning up my WSJ60S and I heard a "twang"...sounded like someone lifted a string and let it snap down against the fretboard. All of a sudden the sound quality improved to the point where it's difficult to tell the difference between the WSJ60S model and the WG26S model...what a stroke of good luck, there must have been something that was binding or otherwise inhibiting the strings from laying close to the post on the tuner...whatever it was,  the sound is now much better.

I note that you have the WMJ11S...that is a spruce/hog build. If you like the sound of that tonewood combination and are still in the market for one of the ELITE models, did you look at the WSJ50SKELITE? It has a solid spruce soundboard with laminate koa sides and backs and is still the large, dread size Southern Jumbo model. That might sound more like your WMJ11S than the 60 version, which is solid cedar over cocobolo, but if a dread is too large for you, the SJ's might be, also.

Dang.....I bet it would be difficult to find one of the WSJ50S's in a guitar shop...I think WMS bought the entire stock, if what the president of the company told me is accurate. The ELITE models were built specifically to be sold through various Washburn authorized dealers that were going to be granted "ELITE" status by Washburn...and AFAIK none of the "ELITE" dealerships were ever established. Maybe a google search would find one, IDK.

Good luck!


Dugly 8)


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