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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / My WD10 and 7
« on: May 23, 2012, 04:14:17 PM »
Here's a link to my WD10S and WD7SCE I thought I'd show off in here instead of the "show us your Washie" thread.

The WD7 doesn't win the pretty contest but it plays nicely, I've played it far more than the 10. 

I think my WD10 may just need a quick setup/adjustment.  I'm not getting a good sound out of it. 
The thing I love about the WD10S is the neck.  It's got the satin finish and is so smooth.

I don't think there's a lot of difference in terms of specs but the WD7SCE has the cutaway and built in pre-amp/tuner, which I like.

Check out this video of Brad Paisley performing "Anything Like Me" acoustic on Letterman.  Nice video and nice sound. 

The tuning appears to be drop D but do you think he's got the A or D string tuned differently as well?  I can't really tell.  Other than a nice tone on the D chord I'm not really sure I see an advantage to drop D for this song.  But then again I'm not Brad Paisley.   :P

Post your thoughts on Banjos & Mandolins / Mando Site
« on: January 26, 2011, 08:42:05 AM »
For you mando pickers, there's a new site out there:

And for you cool people there's also a banjo hangout.  [:D]

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Cold Weather Setup
« on: December 28, 2010, 12:36:08 PM »
My WD10 has really gotten out of whack since the weather turned cold.  I've never noticed this happening before with any of my other guitars, the WD7 seems to be ok, but a new setup is order asap for the 10.  

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Guitar Tech Video
« on: November 04, 2010, 03:56:05 PM »
Interesting video on Brad Paisley's guitar tech, Chad Weaver, and their setup and equipment.  Shame a lot of his vintage guitars were ruined or lost in the Nashville flood.

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Mic or plug in?
« on: October 19, 2010, 10:50:51 AM »
I have been asked to help lead the music portion of an international thanksgiving dinner/worship service at my church!  I’m excited to be able to help out and play in front of people.  Something I haven’t done in a long time and something I hope to do more of in the future.  It sounds like I’ll be the only one playing but there will be a few others up there with me singing along.  It’s in just 2 weeks and we’ll lead about 6 songs so no big deal really, but I’m pretty excited!

I also have a dilemma.  The WD10S doesn’t have a plug in/preamp like my WD7 does.  But the WD10 sounds and plays so much better.  So I can either play my WD10 through a mic or take my WD7 to get a little overhaul at a local shop to see if it helps playability.  

(I suppose I could invest in a pickup for the WD10 but I can’t really afford it right now so that’s probably not an option, but not totally off the table)

So what would you do?  Mic the “good” guitar or opt for the ease of the plug in and try to get the WD7 up to snuff?

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / My WD10S Is Here
« on: August 12, 2010, 04:47:09 PM »
My WD10S from the Acoustic Jam Contest arrived yesterday!  Before I post my thoughts on the guitar, I need to give some kudos where they are due.

I was a bit vocal in a post regarding my disagreement with extending the Acoustic Jam Contest, and maybe not in the most polite manner.  Nick and the kind folks at Washburn saw fit to backtrack and award me the original winner (from the original deadline).  Right or wrong, they certainly didn't have to do that and not many companies would have.  

I didn't really expect this to happen and would like to send a big thank you Nick and Washburn.  This, coupled with how well I was taken care of by WB on my previous warranty issue, put Washburn in an elite category of customer service as far as I'm concerned.

Now, the's a really nice looking piece as you can see on the acoustics page on the main site.  Solid top, mahogany sides, back and neck.  Came out of the box in great shape as far as setup and tuning...needs some tweaks but not a big deal.

I love the satin finish neck, much more comfy than the gloss finish.  Most importantly, it sounds fantastic.  Bold and crisp, sounds more hearty than my WD7SCE.  I like it a lot!

I've never played a D10S so I can't really compare but there's a thread somewhere offering a comparison.

I'll take some pics of the WD10S if anybody wants to see it.  Any specific questions about it, just post them here and I check in form time to time and will answer if I can.

Thanks again WB, I love the guitar!  

MikeMike W.
FG-331 Yamaha
Harmony Marquis Banjo

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Local Shop
« on: August 03, 2010, 10:52:19 AM »
Went into my new favorite local music shop last week and their guitar tech tells me they may be adding Washburn's to their line of guitars.  He went to the NAMM show and liked what he saw and played in the WB exhibit.  So I was happy to hear that.  

Side note...some of you may remember my problems with the DK20 way back in Dec/January?  Well if it hadn't been for that problem I never would have went in this shop and discovered how great it is.  

This shop was my 3rd stop during that ordeal and I had never gone in before because I thought they were mostly marching band instruments.  Well not only do they have a wide and quality guitar section they have the best tech in the area.Mike W.
FG-331 Yamaha
Harmony Marquis Banjo

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Long Weekend
« on: July 02, 2010, 08:55:53 AM »
Hope everyone has a great weekend and a Happy 4th!  Don't forget to say a prayer for our soldiers.  It's a crazy world and they certainly need 'em.

I'm looking forward to catching up on my playing time'll all laugh at this...I've also taken up banjo.  Been playing about 2 mos and it's a blast.

Mike W.
FG-331 Yamaha
Harmony Marquis Banjo

I seem to gravitate towards a handful of songs when I pick up my guitar for any given time period, then move on to another handful sometime down the road.

Right now it's a safe bet I'll be picking any or all of these when I sit down with my new Washburn:

Uncle Pen (yeah it's a fiddle song but still)
Old Home Place (trying to get solo down)
Country Roads
I'm Still A Guy
Fire & Rain
Indescribable (Laura Story version)
Mighty To Save

What are your favs to play right now?
Mike W.
Flatpicker Wannabe Extraordinaire

FG-331 Yamaha
Harmony Marquis Banjo

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Teaching Kids
« on: April 06, 2010, 03:20:40 PM »
My son is almost 4 and I got him one of those little First Step guitars for Christmas.  I tuned it to an open G so when he bangs on it it's not completely annoying.  ;  )

You think it's too early to start teaching him some basics?  

His little hands are too small to make chords right now but I'm thinking I might try to get him comfortable with how to hold the pick, how to strum, how to fret a string, etc.
Mike W.
Flatpicker Wannabe Extraordinaire

FG-331 Yamaha
Harmony Marquis Banjo

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Two Way Truss Rod
« on: March 31, 2010, 01:29:05 PM »
So what do they mean by two way truss rod?
Mike W.
Flatpicker Wannabe Extraordinaire

FG-331 Yamaha
Harmony Marquis Banjo

I am happy to post that my DK20T neck issue is finally resolved!  The saga is over!  As I had already posted, Washburn graciously replaced the discontinued DK20T with the new WD7SCE model and it just came in a little over an hour ago.

I haven't had much time to pick around on it but here are my initial thoughts:

-most importantly, the neck seems to be true and the string action, even right outta the box is much, much better than my old one.  So that was the main thing I was looking for.  Still needs a slight neck adjustment but I'm not even gonna mess with it for a while.  

-sound...not as robust or commanding as the DK20 surprisingly, but I'm confident a new set of strings will fix that in a heartbeat.  It does sound incredibly well and is very comfortable to play.  The strings pop and resound nicely on hammer offs and slides and pull offs.  

-electronics...very nice setup here.  An electronic tuner and built in system for plugging up.  All digital display, no led's.  I like it although I have only used the tuner...not plugged to an amp yet.

-appearance...this is a sharp looking guitar.  I was worried about the cherry sunburst color (wasn't given a choice) but it's nice!  Pardon the crappy photos below, shot them in a hurry on my phone at lunch.  

-overall...has that nice solid top wood smell!  Yeah!  Very comfortable but the fretboard is a little sticky...needs some polishing up.  So far, I'm very happy!!  

Can't wait to sit down and spend some time pickin'.  I'll post more later after I've had a chance to play more.  If there's anything more I like about it, or don't like, I'll let y'all know.

Thanks to Washburn for taking care of me.  I will be a Washie fan for life.

Mike W.
Flatpicker Wannabe Extraordinaire

General Discussion / Board Subscriptions
« on: March 23, 2010, 12:11:47 PM »
I'm trying to figure out how to be notified via email when topics I'm involved with are updated.  I see that you can subscribe to various boards and/or threads but this feature can be disable by the admins.  

I haven't seen any way to subscribe so I take it that feature is not enabled?

Mike W.
Flatpicker Wannabe Extraordinaire

Hey's been a while since I posted my problem with the DK20 and the problems in getting it setup properly.

My last thread I posted that Washburn was gonna fix it or replace it.  Well, I just found out last week the DK20 is discontinued.  So they're replacing it with a new model that's coming out in a couple of weeks, the WD7SCE.

Don't know anything about it because it's not on the market yet but they have a news release on the Washburn news area.  

Anybody heard anything about this model?  I'm just hoping it plays and sounds good and I can get the action down to a playable level!  


Mike W.
Flatpicker Wannabe Extraordinaire

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