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Washburn Basses => Discuss Basses and Bass Playing => Topic started by: MkDinMan on August 19, 2016, 08:03:13 PM

Title: Bridge for my used new purchase Washburn bass
Post by: MkDinMan on August 19, 2016, 08:03:13 PM
I recently purchased a used Washburn SB40EQ, so it says in a relative way on the truss rod cover on the headstock. Someone removed the original bridge for some stUPid reason and replaced it with a Gotoh bridge. I'm all about keeping things original, especially on a beautiful vintage instrument as this. Can someone direct me to where I can find an original bridge for this beaut? Thanks much!  :D
Title: Re: Bridge for my used new purchase Washburn bass
Post by: Tony Raven on August 22, 2016, 10:54:53 PM
There's really no good reason to "restore" an SB-40. It's a very nice bass, but unlikely to fetch $500, & that's with original case.

That said, the original bridge looks similar to what's on the XB-400 & others. You should be able to buy such a bass for $200 or less.

If that's not an option, & you absolutely need a "Washburn" bridge, then you'll have to watch eBay & Reverb.com. Washburn has never maintained much in the way of parts, & lessso in recent years.