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Washburn Electric Guitars Forums => X Series => Topic started by: h3ct0rac on March 18, 2011, 07:23:37 PM

Title: Washburn X5 modifications&more
Post by: h3ct0rac on March 18, 2011, 07:23:37 PM
Hello everyone . I am pleased to find the section even though the series are discontinued.
Ever since 2007 , ive owned a Washburn X series ( the lowest priced model wich i believe to be x5 ) however its not a small guitar. It is a full sized x5. Words are usually not enough so..
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc4/xaxm/19032011072.jpg)
Well the guitar has gone through a lot, and even though i have it for 4 years only, it has existed for way more ( it was in the store for years ) The only thing ive changed so far are the knobs , thats why theyre not the stock chrome ones .
What i want to do is modify this guitar cuz its my first and i dont want it to collect dust. So.. first of , the fretboard. If you see the 24 fret and last, its a bit rough around the edge. I want to smooth it with sandpaper so it becomes a bit round like fenders.Is this ok? I dont think it will affect intonation or whatever but i want a second opinion. Then ill change the pick ups. I have my ears set on a pair of gibson 490r&498t or bb pros , but im a complete noob when it comes to installing them. Ill safely assume they fit the cavities , but when it comes to wiring i want to be sure if i can install them at once. I dont know what pots are in there, or if the switch ( 3 way toggle same as les paul ) can handle the new pups.
Last but not least, 2 years ago my strap failed and now theres this thing near the plug
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc4/xaxm/19032011074.jpg)
Not much of a damage, but the wood is exposed completely and there is a slight crack about 1 cm long ( superficial though ). What can i do to fill the spot without painting the whole body ?

Thanx in advance for any reply . Oh id also like to know more about my guitar but there is no serial number explanation for the cheap ones.. so if anybody knows its serial number is 0C06031506 :)
Title: Washburn X5 modifications&more
Post by: t.y. on March 27, 2011, 12:05:23 AM
I really like that color of blue.  And I think black metal speed knobs wood look real good against that blue.  Tom.