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Bantam Basses / "New" '96 XB900 bass
« on: December 08, 2012, 04:59:21 AM »
Just picked up a clean '96 USA XB900 bass in natural ash with Bartolini pickups/active EQ system.Loving the bass,but am a bit lost as to what the different knobs control [other than the master volume].XB900 owners have any tips?


Ed

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Baby Jumbo Series / Is the WMJ20SCE a Baby Jumbo?
« on: December 25, 2010, 09:32:59 AM »
Is the Washburn WMJ20SCE considered a Baby Jumbo?I see it listed as a Mini Jumbo at online retailers.Also,does anyone know if a Baby or Mini Jumbo uses a dreadnaught case?


Ed

My current guitar harem includes a USA Washburn WI70 Pilsen XL,USA Washburn MG-120,USA Washburn Laredo LT-92,USA Hamer Studio,'95 American Fender Custom Strat,'06 American Standard Strat,USA Hamer P-90 Special,ESP PB-500 and a Yamaha Pacifica 612v.

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Someone recently posted about needing a case to fit a USA Maverick Series guitar.I'm not sure if it was a WMS,WM200,WM3 or WM100.Plus,I could not find the original post through a search.Anyways,here is a link to a clean Washburn Custom Shop case that fits these guitars,even though the seller says it an Idol case.I have a WMS,and the one for sale is exactly like my factory issued case.Hopefully,the person will see this post,or somone else that needs such can find use for it.

 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300293163593&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

Ed

My current guitar harem includes a USA Washburn WI70 Pilsen XL,USA Washburn MG-120,USA Washburn WMS Studio,USA Washburn Laredo LT-92,USA Hamer Studio,American Fender Custom Strat,USA Hamer P-90 Special and a Yamaha Pacifica 612v.

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I just saw this Ebay listing for a killer USA Custom Shop sparkle top 3-pickup Tele from the mid '90s.If I had the funds,I'd pick it up asap.Btw,it is not mine or belong to anybody that I know...I just think that it's quite cool.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220245257993&ssPageName=ADME:B:DBS:US:1123

Ed

My current stable of electric guitars include a USA Washburn WI70 Pilsen XL,USA Washburn CT-3,USA Washburn MG-120,USA Washburn WMS Studio,USA Washburn Laredo LT-82,USA Hamer Studio,American Fender Custom Strat and a USA Hamer P-90 Special.

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I found these USA built NOS Grover Jackson era electric guitars while doing a search at the Premier Guitar Magazine website.Most are '95 models from the MG Series.

NOS '95 MG-120

http://www.premierguitar.com/Gear/Guitars/Electric_Solid_Body/20163/MG120RVS_new_old_stock.aspx

NOS '95 MG-122

http://www.premierguitar.com/Gear/Guitars/Electric_Solid_Body/20161/MG122_new_old_stock.aspx

NOS '94 Silverado Strat

http://www.premierguitar.com/Gear/Guitars/Electric_Solid_Body/20162/Silverado.aspx

NOS '95 MG-122

http://www.premierguitar.com/Gear/Guitars/Electric_Solid_Body/20164/MG122_new_old_stock.aspx

NOS '94 Viper

http://www.premierguitar.com/Gear/Guitars/Electric_Solid_Body/20166/Viper_new_old_stock.aspx

It looks like Crescent City Music found some sweet NOS USA Washburns  back in the old storage shed.

Ed

My current stable of electric guitars include a USA Washburn WI70 Pilsen XL,USA Washburn CT-3,USA Washburn MG-120,USA Washburn WMS Studio,USA Washburn Laredo LT-82,USA Hamer Studio,American Fender Custom Strat and a USA Hamer P-90 Special.

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I recently noticed the new lineup of the Idol series.While a couple are just rebadged models,many are new and offer fresh cosmetics and added features.I especially like the WI440 and it's block inlays and flamed maple top with sunburst option...and at just a few bucks more than my sweet WI70 Pilsen.

 Speaking of Pilsen,is it just me?...or does it look like Washburn has already ended their all too brief run.I see no mention of Pilsen anywhere on the Idol page.Your thoughts?

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Ed



My current stable of electric guitars include a USA Washburn WI70 Pilsen XL,USA Washburn CT-3,USA Washburn MG-120,USA Washburn WMS Studio,USA Washburn Laredo LT-82,USA Hamer Studio,American Fender Custom Strat and a USA Hamer P-90 Special.

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Anyone else here have [or have owned or played] an early/mid '90's USA Washburn Laredo Tele?I believe that the swamp ash bodied version was the LT-92 and the LT-82 was of the alder body variety.

 Anyways,like I had previously stated in the other help me identify my washburn tele thread,I recently purchased a clean '94 Laredo LT-92 from a good friend and I'm totally digging it's tones and killer vintage vibe.My LT-92 has the standard Grover Jackson designed maple neck/fingerboard,Wilkinson bridge and Washburn labeled Gotoh tuners.My friend had replaced the funky stock MOP pickguard with a nice 3-ply tortioseshell guard,which looks great against the satin finished natural swamp ash woodgrain.The stock Duncan Broadcaster/Vintage Tele pickup combo sounds really nice,if not a tad bright on some amp settings.I'm thinking of going the Duncan Jerry Donahue Custom/Alnico II Pro set to see how I like it,as I had a similar setup on a previously owned ash body/maple board Fender Telecaster that I really dug [the tones,but not so much the neck].

 As for pictures,that will have to wait until after tax time for when I can buy a much needed updated computer and digital camera.So,anyone else want to talk about their Laredo?

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Ed

My current stable of electric guitars include a USA Washburn WI70 Pilsen XL,USA Washburn CT-3,USA Washburn MG-120,USA Washburn WMS Studio,USA Washburn Laredo LT-82,USA Hamer Studio,American Fender Custom Strat and a USA Hamer P-90 Special.

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General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / USA Washburn?
« on: January 18, 2008, 12:31:29 PM »
I just saw this Ebay auction of what I believe to actually be a Korean built RS-10V from the '80's era Washburn scandal.The shady practice of some employess removing made in Korea stickers led many buyers to think that they were getting American built guitars,so legal action was taken by the U.S. Customs Agency against the then ownership [details below,in second link].I kind of feel bad for the seller,as I really believe that they think that their RS-10V is of USA origin.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Very-Rare-Washburn-RS-10V-electric-guitar-made-in-USA_W0QQitemZ160199799778QQihZ006QQcategoryZ33048QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/custoday/nov2000/tye2.htm

Ed

My current stable of electric guitars include a USA Washburn WI70 Pilsen XL,USA Washburn CT-3,USA Washburn MG-120,USA Washburn WMS Studio,USA Hamer Studio,American Fender Custom Strat and a USA Hamer P-90 Special.

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I know that this is a Washburn electric guitar forum,but electric guitars do need their amplification...right?So let's hear 'em,or see 'em if ya' got pics.

My list:

'84 Mesa/Boogie MKIIC+ 60 watt tube head,factory modified for EL34's.

'92 Bedrock 1600 50 watt tube head,with totally separate and discrete American and British voiced preamp sections.

'04 Crate V-Series V30H cathode biased EL84 tube head.

'03 Pinnell Studio 12 custom one off hand built single-ended EL34 powered Class A head,with discrete clean/high gain preamps with effects loop and NOS power and preamp tubes.

'06 Johnson Loredo T25-R 1-10 tube combo,modified by amp guru Tim Pinnell,with Celestion V10-60 speaker and NOS tubes.

'95 Bedrock 600 Series 621 1-12 tube combo with Celestion G12H-30 speaker and NOS tubes.

'03 Fender Dyna-Touch Stage 100 DSP solid state head.

Looking to purchase either a Fender Supersonic combo,a Rivera Clubster 45 or Traynor YCS-50/YCS-90 sometime soon.


My cabinets include:

Celestion Classic Lead 80 loaded Carvin semi-open back plywood 2-12.

Celestion G12K-100 loaded Trutone Custom widebody solid pine 1-12.

EVM12L loaded LopoLine large plywood 1-12.

Celestion Vintage 8 loaded LopoLine sealed back plywood 2-8.

Looking to add a Celestion Vintage 30 loaded sealed back 2-12 sometime in the near future.

...and you?

[:)]


Ed


My current stable of electric guitars include a USA Washburn WI70 Pilsen XL,USA Washburn CT-3,USA Washburn MG-120,USA Washburn WMS Studio,USA Hamer Studio,American Fender Custom Strat and a USA Hamer P-90 Special.

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General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / Idol Talk.
« on: September 04, 2007, 02:15:20 PM »
I thought that I would start a thread about the flagship Idol/Pilsen line.Any experiences,thoughts,ideas or opinions on this quite cool guitar are most welcome and appreciated.

First off,I have a black 2007 USA Washburn WI70 Pilsen XL that I just love.My only mod was to replace the bridge Duncan Custom Custom with a Duncan Custom 5 and to add Schaller strap lock buttons.The weight is around 8.5 pounds and balances extremely well on the lap or with the strap.The neck is a sweet blend of vintage girth and modern playablity,while the WI70's Grover 18-1 tuners and Buzz Feiten Tuning System keep the guitar in tune for hours.Though not noted by Washburn,the dealer that sold me my guitar said that the thicker XL series has seven tone chambers in the mahogany body that not only relieve some of the weight,but also add a touch of airy resonance to the basic tone and response of the guitar.There is still plenty of that Les Paul like midrange girth and upper midrange brilliance,but the Pilsen adds a sweet roundness to the single line notes that makes soloing a joy.The neck Duncan '59 gives up what I feel is the epitome of the classic fat,smooth and singing woman tone.I would guess that Slash would really dig the tone and response of the WI70,at least in the guitar's neck position.The stock Custom Custom is actually a great pickup,but I find the Custom 5 to give better balance to the neck '59.To my ears,with the Custom 5 the lows are tighter and more focused,the mids to be somewhat more relaxed and the highs to be a bit sweeter than with the excellent stock pickup.Just a matter of personal taste and the styles that I play.Needless to say,I absolutely love my Pilsen XL...and all for just $995.00.

Now for some suggestions,like offering the WI70 in classic white and a nice vintage burst.Also,maybe add a trussrod cover that says Pilsen or XL instead of the plain black version.Even better would be a simple Pilsen Model under the nice looking MOP Washburn label.I know that this is a stripped guitar,but I feel that these added touches would only add to the coolness factor of this already sweet guitar.

Now I'd like to hear your experiences,reviews and opinions of the Idol Series [imports to the USA WI68 and older USA PI70] and the thicker bodied US built Pilsen XL Series [WI70,WI80,Opus and Reserve].Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts and ramblings.

Ed

My current stable of electric guitars include a USA Washburn WI70 Pilsen XL,USA Washburn CT-3,USA Washburn MG-120,USA Washburn WMS Studio,USA Hamer Studio,American Fender Custom Strat and a USA Hamer P-90 Special.

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Just a heads up on a couple of clean MG Series Super Strats currently on Ebay.Bids starting at $100.00 and $199.00.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Washburn-electric-guitar-Grover-Jackson-USA-made-N-R_W0QQitemZ290130780612QQihZ019QQcategoryZ33048QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/WASHBURN-USA-STRATOCASTER-MAHOGANY-MAPLE_W0QQitemZ130125901626QQihZ003QQcategoryZ47069QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Ed

My current stable of electric guitars include a USA Washburn WI70 Pilsen XL,USA Washburn CT-3,USA Washburn MG-120,USA Washburn WMS Studio,USA Hamer Studio,American Fender Custom Strat and a USA Hamer P-90 Special.

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Well?Just being silly...as it is 5:45 am as I write this nonsense.

My current stable of electric guitars include a USA Washburn WI70 Pilsen XL,USA Washburn CT-3,USA Washburn MG-120,USA Washburn WMS Studio,USA Hamer Studio,American Fender Custom Strat and a USA Hamer P-90 Special.

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Hello out there.A question for anyone with either a Washburn WI70,80 or 90 XL [extra large?] guitar.I recently tried to upgade from the stock GB4 gigbag to a hardshell case for my sweet WI70 Pilsen XL.But at my local Washburn dealer,both the GC40 and GC31R cases were much too shallow for the guitar to fit [it wouldn't get even close to being completely shut].Do any of you Pilsen XL guys have a hardshell case that fits properly?If so,please offer details...thank you.

Ed

My current stable of electric guitars include a USA Washburn WI70 Pilsen Idol,USA Washburn CT-3,USA Washburn MG-120,USA Washburn WMS Studio,USA Hamer Studio,American Fender Custom Strat and a USA Hamer P-90 Special.

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General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / Washburn HB-155
« on: March 16, 2007, 10:18:57 PM »
Anyone see or hear of the new Washburn HB-155?It looks to be a semi or full hollow bodied version of the Idol series.List at around $1599.99 with the street around $999.99...probably from the Korean factory.It looks to come with either a trapese type tail or with a Bigsby tremolo.

http://www.carlinoguitars.com/WashburnHB155V.html

Ed

My current stable of electric guitars include a USA Washburn WI70 Pilsen Idol,USA Washburn CT-3,USA Washburn MG-120,USA Washburn WMS Studio,USA Hamer Studio,American Fender Custom Strat and a USA Hamer P-90 Special.

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