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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / xb100
« on: March 02, 2004, 06:07:10 AM »
I always used the tone control full on so that it had enough bottm. Actually, the XB100 is similar to a Fender Precision in sound, but is more playable due to it's low C profile neck and the lightness of the head. If I ever had a complaint it was that the bass went out of tune about once each week, but that's about it. The bridge is adaquate but not the best, but once it's adjusted you can leave it anyway, just make sure you slack the string before adjusting the string height at the bridge.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Size of strings
« on: March 01, 2004, 06:24:16 AM »
I just purchased a T24....WOW. One thing I don't know is the string size. I read a response by Fourstring somewhere that went through this but I couldn't find it. Does anyone know what the original string size is on the T24 and other Washburn bassses?

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Washburn T24
« on: February 28, 2004, 12:23:51 PM »
I just bought a new T24 today and I'm very happy with the sound, the feel and the quality. The place I bought it from gave me an incredible deal and they ordered it on Monday and it came in on Thursday. The owner, who is in his late 60's said he'd never seen an instrument like it. The others who worked there all wanted to have a look. Let's hear it for Washburn.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Hard Decisson
« on: February 17, 2004, 04:34:27 PM »
You could look into a Behringer. I bought one and I'm very happy with it. Inexpensive and built to take some hard use. 125W for $250 or a 300W head for onlt $200. You can't beat 'em.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Washburn RB4500 pickup trouble
« on: February 11, 2004, 08:16:55 PM »
You can put any pickups on it you want, a luthier would be able to do the job, but, it sounds like you're able to do yourself. That's good because you'll save a bunch doing it yourself. Just remember to disconnect the active stuff, but you probably already know that.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Looking to buy a Force40
« on: February 11, 2004, 06:04:19 AM »
Then this story will make you cty...there was a music store on the east side of Cleveland tucked away in an industrial area. I guess no one else knew about it either because they closed right after Christmas. I went in there 2 days before they closed and they said make an offer looking very downcast. There were two kids in there about 13 years old and that's all. They had a nice Force 40 bass i believe it was marroonin color, and Fenders and just about anything, an unbelieveable supply. I had just bought a bass, was looking at amps and they showed me a 400w amp for $400 new! CRY! CRY! CRY!

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Washburn RB4500 pickup trouble
« on: February 10, 2004, 06:01:10 AM »
I'm surprised you waited this long. Did it just start doing it? You know, everything mechanical can break down. I'd find an authorized dealer and take it there. Did it always have this tone or did it degrade? Did you like the tone when you bought it? Perhaps it was a lemon or something broke down, it'll be much less expensive to fix than to spring for a new bass. Ans any other bass may not have the same ease of play as a Washburn. I've been playing basses since the 1960's and I'll vouch for the feel of a Washburn. Also, I never buy active instruments due to the problem you've just encountered. The T24 is a passive bass. I have a freind who spent a lot of money on a Warwick and he had similar problems as you with the output of his active bass.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / i am confused
« on: February 03, 2004, 06:02:41 AM »
I'd really liketo know about the RB2002. I might be purchasing one shortly. How long do the baterries last? Ever have any problems? I've heard that the T24 is neck heavy standing or sitting. If you look close at the T24 you'll see that the upper bout is short abd the rear attachment for the strap is set a little back from the bridge, making it harder to set in a position you're used to. I was going to buy a T24 but I've decided on an RB2002 instead.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Need to identify bass
« on: February 02, 2004, 07:50:11 AM »
Throw it out or maybe I'll b=give you 10 bucks for it and I'll pay for the shipping. I'm still agravated at that darn ground hog.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / passive XB 125
« on: January 30, 2004, 06:59:02 AM »
Oh, and I forgot to mention that the Taurus is listed as an active bass and I've heard that some of them were at first, but now they are passive basses. I emailed Washburn and they told me that the Taurus is passive even though the catalog lists them as active. The same may be true with your bass. Email the company and they will answer you in a day or two.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / passive XB 125
« on: January 30, 2004, 06:55:13 AM »
If your bass plays without the battery it's a passive instrument. I've never had an active bass but I hear that on some of them the rear cover has to be unscrewed each time you change the battery. That's why I'm buying a T24 at the end of the month.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Suggestion for rock bassist
« on: January 27, 2004, 04:01:38 PM »
I'm going to buy a Taurus in about a month. What do you think of the sound for jazz, what kind of tone DOES it have?

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / What kind of BASS is this????
« on: January 21, 2004, 02:37:36 PM »
Sorry it took so long for you to get an answer. You should order up the book on Washburn via interlibrary loan. You'd probably see a picture of it in there, although the very newest stuff isn't in the book. $150 for any Washburn bass is a steal, except for maybe the XB100.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / pictures for an archive
« on: January 11, 2004, 08:01:58 PM »
I meant that fast!

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / pictures for an archive
« on: January 11, 2004, 08:00:38 PM »
There is a pawn shop in Cleveland that has an early 80's Washburn for sale for $90. It has many nicks that would have to be sanded down, etc. I'll bet it plays pretty good, but how were the necks on those old ones, did they have the low ratio, guitar-like neck that the new ones have. Mine has made me a better bassist, the action is that fats.

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