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Messages - Russell Sova

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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Amps
« on: December 29, 2003, 07:19:48 AM »
I've been playing instruments off and on since the late 1960's. I would be leary of any used amp, but especially a used bass amp. A 300 watt amp is a lifetime purchase capable of filling a large, noisy hall or bar with sound. Why is someone getting rid of something like this is the question I'd ask.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / XB-125 active electronics....
« on: December 28, 2003, 07:09:49 AM »
If you can't get ahold of yuor local music store you can email the Washburn company and one of the reps will answer your question. It may take a few days to get a response.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Amps
« on: December 27, 2003, 07:59:39 AM »
I meant a 12 inch speaker.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Amps
« on: December 27, 2003, 07:58:21 AM »
I just bought a Behringer BX1200 amp that has just about every feature you'll want at home and you'll never outgrow it. It is very solid, two channel, 12 speaker by a German company. These are very inexpensive, going for $249. Not bad for 120 watts. There easy to transport, about the size of a t.v., and loud enough to play a small  club. You can actually shape the sound to sound somewhat like fretless or put on the Ultrabass function that will have your neighbors complaining.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Road Case for Washburn bass
« on: December 01, 2003, 05:44:38 AM »
The road case I have says Washburn on it. I don't think they make them any more. You can get road cases out of catalogs but they cost several hundred dollars.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / solo's!
« on: November 28, 2003, 08:17:22 AM »
If you learn the Ionian, Dorian, etc. for the cords you'll learn patterns that fit into the music. And don't forget to tie in with sharps and flats of notes. Good luck.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / WANTED: FEMALE BASS PLAYER
« on: November 22, 2003, 02:58:26 PM »
That reminds me of an old joke.
Wife wanted: Must play bass and have an amplifier. Please send photos of bass and amp.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Hi all, I just bought a Force 4
« on: November 18, 2003, 06:27:01 AM »
I just bought an XB100 and it didn't come with anything either but I can tell you that it very easy to play and has already made me a better bass player. I look at the Force 4 in the catalog and drool over it, I plan to buy one next year. You didn't say if you were having a problem with the tuners or if you didn't know how to adjust them, maybe you could clarify your question. Sincerely, Russ

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Road Case for Washburn bass
« on: November 06, 2003, 01:50:49 PM »
I bought a case for my new Washburn bass today and the guy had two that fit, one was the regular plastic case and the other was a heavy, thick metal road case. These aren't even in the catalog. I bought the road case and the bass is a perfect fit, although I have to tune down the A string so the neck sits on the neck cushion. I bought it for $88 new. It's twice as thick as the regular cases and twicw as heavy. I'm a happy guy! My wife bought it for me!!

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / I bought a new XB 100
« on: November 06, 2003, 05:58:04 AM »
Falls Music is a different store. This store is on 331 West Portage Trail. We're going there today to buy the case.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / I bought a new XB 100
« on: November 06, 2003, 05:54:24 AM »
Falls Music is a different store. This store is on 331 West Portage Trail. We're going there today to buy the case.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / I bought a new XB 100
« on: October 29, 2003, 08:19:27 AM »
I bought this bass yesterday at Pekar Music in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The owner's shop just won a magazine's guitar store of the year award and I can see why. The spy sent by the magazine asked every music store in northeast Ohio for blues guitar and Mike Pekar showed him three, the Washburn at $1300 was his favorite. No other music store knew as much. This place has a boatload of Washburn instruments including a full line of basses.
The XB 100 played amazingly well on the shops amp. It has tiny imperfections showing it was cut by hand and not by copmuter. Being a boat builder I like this about the bass. The neck has burls and is beautiful, the action perfect. The body is mohagany and although it is not one solid piece, but rather three pices laminated together, the body is beautiful and you have to get within inches to see the laminates. It LOOKS like a solid piece. The wood is just great looking. Sorry, but basses, even more expensive, that are made out of alder wood are just not as resonant. That's why they need active electronics and more pickups. Alder wood is related to aspen and is not nearly as dense as mohagany. This bass reminds me of my first ever which was a fretless 1970's Precision; Precisions were mohagany bodied back then. Thw XB 100 is quite heavy and the action perfect right from the factory. Yea Washburn!

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Help for a new bass player
« on: October 27, 2003, 11:31:43 AM »
My first bass was afretless Fender Precision I bought in Helena, Montana in the fall of 1978. It cost $185 with the case and I sold it 3 years later to buy a stand-up bass. You have to put your fingers where the frets go and not where you put them on an instrument with frets. Your fingers become the frets. Fretless basses with the ghost lines drawn in are actually harder to play because your natural inclination once seeing the line is to put your finger between them. A fretless bass without any fretlines but with dots along the side are easiest to play. You have to develope a good ear. It's something that comes natural if you keep trying. Best of times!

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / XB 100
« on: October 23, 2003, 07:55:45 AM »
I would like to know if the XB 100 comes in a fretless version without fret lines. They're mahogany which blows me away. Does anyone own one of these? Also, I can purchase a 1970's Washburn bass for next to nothing but it needs much. How do look up the serial no.? Oh, so many questions....

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