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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / T24 with gold hardware?
« on: August 05, 2004, 05:39:50 AM »
I had your T34 mixed up with the T14. The T14 was another prototype and that one was a bolt on I believe, or at least it looked different enough with a light colored block near the neck. You'll really like your bass I'm sure.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / T24 with gold hardware?
« on: August 04, 2004, 09:28:23 PM »
I don't know why you'd need that specific tuning ratio, but I don't know what my tuning ratio is. I mean all it is is the number of turns on the tuner per turns on the turnstyle that holds the string, so if it takes a few more or less turns so what! I'd try to find Grover tuners. Mine are great. My wife plays the keyboard and when I go to play a song with her I find a string slightly off every two weeks or so. But my bass is a neck through and I believe yours is a bolt on that looks like a neck through so you may tune yours a little more or less often.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / T24 with gold hardware?
« on: August 02, 2004, 04:51:06 AM »
What you have is a T34 and it was a project bass by Washburn and made in very limited numbers. They never made it into production, but probably made 100 or so to see what people's responses would be. I saw a new one sell on ebay. I don't know how much it sold for. They seem very similar to a Musicman and are probably good funk basses or rock basses.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / T24 with gold hardware?
« on: July 27, 2004, 06:52:14 AM »
I don't direct or teach, just stand in occasionally for an 18 piece big band. I work swing shift and get a ton of practice time but not gig time. Gotta wait 6 years till retirement!

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / T24 with gold hardware?
« on: July 25, 2004, 06:41:07 AM »
I goofed when I said roundwounds. I meant flat wounds. I use Rotosound Jazz strings size .105 to .45. They sound as smooth as can be out of the T24. We're blessed with a place called Educator's Music in the Cleveland area. I've purchased about 18 big band scores at half price. I snagged an Errol Garner tune there for 9 bucks for the full score including the bass.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / T24 with gold hardware?
« on: July 24, 2004, 07:36:55 AM »
Yep, that's a great price for a quality instrument. I bought mine for $389 this year and that was a good deal. Yours is a great deal. How does it play? I put Rotosound roundwound jazz strings on mine and it sounds like smooth butter. But I play jazz and big band music with some 50's stuff thrown in because it's so close to the blues....so you might want other strings. The ones on there are .105 to.45.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / T24 with gold hardware?
« on: July 23, 2004, 07:22:10 AM »
It sounds like a presentation model, the kind they make when a bass is new on the market. They make a hundred or so presentation models to be shown at various dealers to promote their products. Like the RB2002 whch they discontinued at the end of last year. On ebay you can but white RB2002's with gold hardware that never appeared in the catalog.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Help!!!!
« on: July 19, 2004, 05:48:09 AM »
Try replacing the battery, it could be very old. Then if it doesn't work I'd take it back. They don't make that model anymore and the lack of sustain on that particular bass might be the reason it sat there so long. You can order a Wahburn T24 for about $400 and they are made very well, neck through gives sustain like no other bass can. You can get bored waiting for my T24 to stop, or go out and have a cup of coffee and I'll bet the string is still vibrating when you get back.

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Welcome to the Midwest area Washburn Jam Group. / Older Washburn
« on: June 19, 2004, 07:10:01 AM »

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Welcome to the Midwest area Washburn Jam Group. / Older Washburn
« on: June 19, 2004, 06:13:54 AM »
It may have been an Axxess. They are sometimes on ebay, I saw one from 1980 about a week ago, but it sold right away.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / What Sucks?!?!
« on: June 19, 2004, 06:08:38 AM »
Nothing could make me doubt the existance of God.
Control issues for the music biz goes back a long way, but for our time the control of song lengths, solos and style date from around 1973 when Spiro Agnew first threatened the music industry. He said that anti-war lyrics were fueling the anti-war movement and not the other way around.
Before 1973 music had a lot of free form to it, 30 minute songs on the radio, whole albums played, etc.
CD's suck they have proven to be inferior in sound quality in every blind test compared to albums. Each artists' first release is still on album first. 100 copies going to record execs before the release of the CD's. The reason is that albums capture the 3rd order harmonic of a live performance. The CD hype says the opposite, like communist propaganda, but it is totally untrue. Even the record execs know this, that's why they get albums! These are highly prized and sell for big bucks if you can even get one.
That said, I'm glad they are getting the sleeze off the radio. I didn't grow up hearing it and I don't think it makes for artistic quality by any means.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Guitar: Poor mans Bass?
« on: June 11, 2004, 01:32:05 PM »
Ain't buyin' it, kossy, at least not on this thread. Your original question was not a question at all, your second post on this thread was a further insult to bass players. I said what I said a second time to get YOUR attention. See, I didn't need to do that and you didn't have to come on the bass forum insulting bass players like you did on your first two posts on this thread. It's all there in black and white and I'm sorry you feel the way you do.
I used to play the guitar and switched to bass about 30 years ago because it is a cool sounding instrument when played with a piano, i.e., jazz music, that a guitar can't match. It is harder in some ways and easier in others. I picked up my nephews' guitar about a month ago and could still play chords after 30 years of not touching a guitar. What is so hard about it?
For all to read, kossy is not a troll but on the first two posts on this thread he certainly seemed like one.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Guitar: Poor mans Bass?
« on: June 11, 2004, 07:37:22 AM »
And I just said that because, well, it sounds like a troll comment.
Bass players are not inferior to guitar players any more than cellists are inferior to violinists, they are related but completely different instruments. Look how many fine instruments have 4 strings! I didn't mean to insult you but I don't believe you HAVE to be provotive to illicit a response here, just ask and when people get around to checking out the site you'll hear from someone.
In my experience , trolls are people who believe, truly believe, that they are intellectually superior to everyone else on the thread. They provoke people and sit back and amuse themselves with questions that they really don't care to have answered in the first place. Trolls is a bastardization of trolling which came from reporters trolling for a response....any response. Classic trolls hide like a troll under the bridge sometimes for quite a while before striking.
Sorry iof I offended you kossy. As you can see when I repeated myself above, you don't have to shock us into an answer. It's fun to answer and talk on here. Bye for now, Russ

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Guitar: Poor mans Bass?
« on: June 11, 2004, 07:14:23 AM »
Guys, Kossy is a troll.

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Guitar: Poor mans Bass?
« on: June 10, 2004, 06:49:37 AM »
Guys, Kossy is a troll.

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