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N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / 2009 N4 Alder custom shop for sale
« on: May 07, 2010, 05:48:57 PM »
sorry for my english ;)

The guitar is close to new, only 1 year old, around 10 hours played

if you want picture please send my private message...  I want 1000$ for it


N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / 2009 N4 Alder custom shop for sale
« on: May 06, 2010, 07:15:30 PM »

I'm selling my N4 made in USA

I bought it one year ago from

I will post it on ebay next week and let you all know, but in mean time you can contact me by PM if you want information and picture.  The guitar is in perfect (near mint) condition


As Greg mentionned, Tru Oil by Birchwood Casey is the better way to do it

OMG I bought one just in time !!!

General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / Dtuna on N4
« on: May 24, 2009, 09:43:57 AM »
- Tremol-no : piece of crap, easy to install, nightmare to perfectly align, doesn’t keep the guitar in tune when locking/unlocking… Tried 3 of them.. unmounted all 3 !
- Little piece of wood : cheap, easy to install .. does its job perfectly !
- Goldo Black Box : Easy to install, a little tricky to setup… But after that : awesome !! Tremolo is blocked, you can detune if you want, remains stable.. but you can still use the tremolo up and down !!

What about the hipshot tremsetter with D-Tuna  ??

What does Nuno use with the D-Tuna ?  tremsetter, block, tremol-no or goldo ?


General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / N4 pickup
« on: May 18, 2009, 07:51:50 AM »
Thanks to all of you !!!

General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / N4 pickup
« on: May 17, 2009, 11:30:37 AM »

I just got a new N4 (alder body) from FunkyMunkyMusic, it's a wonderfull guitar and I really like it.  I have questions about my bridge pickup.

Washburn puts sometimes Bill Lawrence USA 500L or 500XL.  I want to be sure the one I have on my N4.  I read the ohm value of the bridge position and it gives me a value around 11K.  

First question :  is it a 500L or a 500XL ?  My feeling is that it is look like a 500L...  I hope it's a 500L because it's make me sick to have the same pickup as Dimebag Darrell ;)  (R.I.P man but I really don't like your sound, but sometime I like to hear some sounds of Pantera)  I know the pickup it's just a part of the sound but Nuno's using both 500L and 500XL.  Does anybody know when he use each ?

Second Question : for me the best Nuno's sound is in the Waiting for the Punchline.  That's for me the better Extreme's album and the better Nuno's sound.  Nuno's solo album and Mourning Windows have pretty good sound too.  My question is :  What's the pickup that Nuno used on the Waiting for the Punchline album ?  What about is solo album and Mourning Windows ?

Thirt question :  I read a lot of topics about people telling about replacing the Bill Lawrence USA by a real Bill & Becky.  Does anybody tell me the real sound difference beetween B.L.USA and B&B ?

I know there is a lot of topic about B&B pickup but no one answer my questions.


'09 N4, alder

A - 43.58mm
B - 52.52mm
C - 20.3mm
D - 23mm

At somewhere around $1800 US to buy an N4

You should talk with Jon at FunkyMunkyMusic...  They have good prices.

N4 Alder


I've tried several times to contact Warpdrive about items on ebay.  They never reply to me, even after 2 weeks and 4 tries.

Don't waste your time with people that doesn't want to do support or answer your question.  So don't buy Warpdrive stuff.

So I decided to invest a little bit more and buy a real N4 brand new from Jon of FunkyMunkyMusic.  So far he gives me a good support !!

Just bought one yesterday by PM with Jon

So far I recommand it !!!  Smooth and great transaction

Keep in touch I will post my comments after receiving my N4 ;)


Also the model of CHATHAMJK has 2 pots (volume and tone probably).  My 91 model has only a volume pot and the truss rod adjustement is in the base of the neck.


Does anybody have a good or bad experience building a N4 with neck and body that came from Warpdrive music on ebay ?

I want to build one and I know they sell part that are rejected by washburn, but as they said to me it's only minors esthetic problems like wood with grain imperfection.  The US N4 production has a very very high quality standard, so small imperfection can be a reject part.  It doesn't affect the quality sound and fitting.

Other thing, I know the neck joint has slightly changed over the years but if I buy a body and neck from the same period of time it should be ok ??

So any experience are welcome and if you have pictures it could be nice.


General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / N4
« on: May 03, 2009, 07:27:33 AM »
Yes It could be a good possibily...  I think I can contact you via email...  check it out

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