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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Washburn OB 45 ?
« on: March 15, 2005, 08:32:08 AM »
You might find pictures of some on ebay. You could email the people selling them. Also, there might be dealer info there and you could converse with a dealer of Oscar Schmidt.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Thinking of a T25....
« on: March 04, 2005, 11:45:40 AM »
I have a T24. You'll love it. Try it with flatwounds. Excellecnt tone. The value is absolutley astounding. It should 3 times as much. Have fun.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Taurus T24 scale lenght???
« on: February 13, 2005, 07:31:02 AM »
It's definately a 34 neck. It has 24 frets which might lead to some of the confusion. You'll be happy with your purchase and maybe wonder why more people don't own one. The flatwounds bring out all the smoothness the bass has to offer. It'll sound like butter with flatwounds. I believe also that flatwounds will extend the life of the fingerboard and frets. Let us know how you like it. I'm heading off to play mine right now[:p].

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Taurus T24 scale lenght???
« on: February 12, 2005, 12:33:26 PM »
They are 34. They are also one of the best basses I've played. I bought mine sight unseen by ordering it through Pro Audio of Cleveland. I cost me about $385. Lists about $699. My bass has a beautiful swirled mahogany body. The neck is as straight as any and it rarely needs tuning. Does it sound like I like it? I've been playing since 1971 and I've owned Fenders and some others but none compare to this neck through. It needed flatwounds and thats all .45 to .105.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / how do you practice
« on: February 05, 2005, 01:38:32 PM »
I practice mostly written music I buy at Educator's Music in Lakewood, Ohio. I also get books from the library and practice out of them. I have a blues fake book that has the chords to which I write my own parts. I've been playing off and on since 1971.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / xb500
« on: January 23, 2005, 11:33:43 AM »
I just gotta say that my first bass was a Fender fretless Precision. It was a wonderful instrument, but the Washburn necks are much faster because of the low radius. The C profile of the Fender neck is much thicker and chunkier in my opinion. I've never had a problem with my Washburn bass, it's just that for most other basses you pay for the name or the advertising but they're really no better. Also, that Precision had only a little sustain as compared to my T24 which has quite a bit.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / T24 and T14 Bass
« on: January 18, 2005, 08:42:36 AM »
I put some flat wound Rotosound strings on my T24. They're .105 to .45. I ordered my bass in February of last year. It's just a great bass to play. I bought a Behringer amp, and unlike all the guggaboo about them, I've found it a perfect amp. It has 120 watts and was 200 bucks.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / i need to find a bass deiler
« on: January 13, 2005, 10:20:46 PM »
I thought there was one in Canton, Ohio. But why Aria? These Washburns are every bit as good.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Real dumb question about the T24
« on: December 09, 2004, 09:46:40 AM »
Two are volume and two are tone. One for each pickup. The volumes are the ones closest to your hands while playing. North and East I call 'em. The other two are tone.

Welcome to the Midwest area Washburn Jam Group. / Eastside of Cleveland
« on: December 01, 2004, 02:11:55 PM »
Me, too. But I work swing shift and next year will be straight afternoon shift. Jazz, big band, blues. But I'm an old guy of 49.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / force abt
« on: December 01, 2004, 02:09:07 PM »
It's a 1990. Don't know the original cost. Probably around $300?

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / force abt
« on: December 01, 2004, 02:06:24 PM »
You can tell the age by the first two numbers of the serial number.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / honest opinion requested...
« on: November 29, 2004, 09:02:46 AM »
I only own the T24 right now. I used to own a Fender fretless Precision and I also used to play an upright. Once you play one of these you'll be hooked. It sounds so smooth with flatwounds it's amazing. It balances quite well. I play standing up, although I played sitting down for a month after I cut off the end of my toe in June while going into my boat and stepping on the license plate but that's another story. It balances well standing or sitting. It has the smoothest feel of any bass I've played. I've been playing since the early '70's. The neck has a low radius and is not as thick as the Fender was. Being a laminated neck through it is very rigid and has needed no adjustments to the neck.

Well, when you finally came out with the price differences, the reason the Ibanez sounded better is obvoius. Ibanez also makes cheap starter instruments that are comparable to the XB 120. But if you look at a T24 for about 380 and compare it you'll really be surprised. It's a lifetime purchase. And they compare to instruments costing 3 times as much, no kiddin'.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / honest opinion requested...
« on: November 25, 2004, 06:45:54 AM »
That could be how Washburn keeps it's prices down. The T24 I have compares to a much more expensive instrument. It is truly amazing that they can sell them at the prices they do. I raised the strings a little at the bridge after I switched to flat wounds and haven't touched it since. The tuners almost never go out of tune and I play every day. The neck through has a great sound and feel.

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