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Idol Series / Who loves the Idol?
« on: January 06, 2010, 02:27:27 AM »
Change is not always a good thing.  To mess with the looks of the Idol would be a big mistake, IMO.  I don't see how it could be improved.  They are absolutely beautiful guitars and look so much better than LP's!  I fell in love with the Idol series the moment I first saw them!  Like others have said, the issue seems to be more with the lack of advertisement.  I go to Guitar Center a lot and I would love to see Washburn's sold there.  In fact, I would be telling everyone in there how great the Idols are! :)

Show Us Your Washburn / WI45 - Idolatry
« on: January 06, 2010, 01:07:49 AM »
Love that flame top!  Beautiful guitar!

Show Us Your Washburn / My new WI66v
« on: April 16, 2009, 07:39:46 PM »
Lovely guitar!! [:D][:D][:D]

General Discussion / Hi there
« on: April 16, 2009, 07:28:36 PM »
Hello Dali and welcome!  It is good to have you here.  I hope you are enjoying your Idol.  Congrats! :D

Welcome Alevar!  The WI66Pro series are absolutely amazing guitars!  I'm not just saying that because I own one, but that I've played many different guitars through the years and still prefer my Idol.  They are very comfortable to play and is balanced really well.  The action is super low and the set neck heel joint is nice and sleek.  

The bridge and neck pickups are a great match.  
The bridge pickup (Custom Custom) has more of a higher mid and treble response that provides great pick attack, bite, and harmonics when driven with distortion.  The lows are not really bassy, but tight and punchy.  A clean setting will give you a bright, snappy tone.
The neck pickup ('59) has a wonderful warm, bluesy, open, bell-like tone to it with a little fuller sound.  These pups really cover quite a range of tones to them.  
They are high-output pickups that have a vintage sweetness to them without having that over-the-top, blazing hot output...though, they do have a ton of sustain!  If you give them a little to mild distortion, you can get some very sweet vintage sounds.  However, if you push the distortion to a heavy gain setting, they will produce a heavy blistering, sustaining, crunch great for any rock to metal tones!  

With the VCC...Tio pretty much said it all.  I can only concur what he said.  You can leave it on 10 and have full humbucking sound or on 0 and get the single-coil sound.  There's not much for in the middle range.  The split function does work, just probably not as well if they had just used push/pull coil tap controls.  But it doesn't effect the tone or playability of the guitar.  

The WI66 would definitely suit that genre of music you want to play very well.  Not only do they sound and play amazing, but are gorgeous works of art that are built with high quality!  I hope any of this helps.  Good luck and happy hunting![:D]

You waited almost 5 years and you finally got one?...that's awesome!!  I'm sure that the wait was worth it.[:)]

Congrats and have fun with it![:D]

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / MY forum!
« on: April 09, 2009, 12:06:24 AM »
Originally posted by millenium

I vote for HENRY.....

Some of you forgot that it was once HIS forum !!!!


LOL!  This is hilarious!  I feel like I'm watching some kind of a reality show.  This looks like it might be a good battle...and I don't have to worry about Pay-Per-View to watch.[:D]

Hey johnny, the second and third pics you posted is the Quilted Cognac (the brownish red).  If I had to choose, I'd get the Cognac Quilt...those are gorgeous!! [^]

Show Us Your Washburn / 2 more new N4s
« on: April 06, 2009, 01:02:07 PM »
Agreed...that glossy padauk is really lovely!

Show Us Your Washburn / My N4, it just got cooler
« on: April 06, 2009, 12:54:46 PM »
Originally posted by norfolkngood

Nice job Buddah.
I made a cavity cover out of the side of a plastic sandwich box cover!!
It did the job and was even the right (blue) colour. Won't be posting pictures though.

Hey, if it gets the job done, right??[;)]  Plus, if it's on the back of the guitar, no one will see it anyway...unless you were to sell it...or post pics of it.[:D]

Show Us Your Washburn / P5, N4-mourning widows, Padauk Idol
« on: April 06, 2009, 12:37:43 PM »
Beautiful Idol!!

General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / Guitar design
« on: April 05, 2009, 01:10:52 AM »
Originally posted by onimous2012

Oh wow!

I had NO idea that they even had those! That's amazing!

As far as a pickguard goes... any ideas?

There is a forum member that has put a diamond plate pickguard on his WI64 and it looks really good for more of a metal look...or...if you were to strip the guitar down and finish it natural, you could just leave off the pickguard... something different. [;)]

Condenser mics work great for what you are needing.  They are much more sensitive than dynamic microphones and can pick up sounds further away.  Good example, condenser microphones are used for choirs.  However, they need a 48 volt phantom power supply to power them.  Most sound consoles (mixers) are equipped with phantom power.  There are many different brands of condenser mics with a range of different prices... just depends on what you are wanting to invest.

Originally posted by brad22386


LOL!!!  What the heck??!!

General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / WI400Pro
« on: April 03, 2009, 01:41:41 AM »
I'd hang on to that WI400PRO of yours, Oger.  Sounds like you've got yourself a rare find on a sweet guitar!  Can't wait for the WI320PRO's to come out!  I wonder if they will come equipped with the Blackouts as well?

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